WINDHOEK, MARCH 26 – Premier Mobile Telecommunications service provider, MTC today awarded over N$600 000 worth of bursaries to five Namibian students.
The five lucky bursary recipients are Johanna Ileka and Lysaendo Pretorius, both from the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST), Iyaloo Ndevahoma from The International of Management (IUM), Helaria Nghiikokoo from the University of Botswana, and Johannes Amutenya from the University of Namibia.
MTC’s Chief Human Capital and Corporate Affairs Officer Tim Ekandjo said that this year, the funded field of studies are Bachelor Degrees in IT Network, Network Security and Computer Forensic, Computer Science, and IT System Administration, respectively.
Ekandjo indicated that as per company norm, when the students complete their studies, MTC will make provision for experiential learning and work guidance for the bursary recipients, and upon satisfactory performance and assessment, the students will be offered employment in MTC as and when a vacancy opportunity arises.
The MTC Bursary scheme is part of the company’s Corporate Social Investment driven to meaningfully contribute to education and assist the students in their academic journeys.
“We are proud to uphold the tradition of ploughing back, and helping them as they pursue to complete their studies,” said Ekandjo.
MTC’s Organisational Development Manager, Patricia Jacobs explained that the Bursary Scheme normally looks at students from the disadvantaged backgrounds.
“We have bright and outstanding students in the country who are struggling to finish their studies due to a lack of funds, and with the available funds at our disposal, those are the students that we look at,” expressed Jacobs.
MTC’s bursary program has been in existence since 2002 and has to date invested over N$5 million. – NDN Staffer