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Undergraduate students awarded bursaries by central bank

Undergraduate students awarded bursaries by central bank

Eight undergraduate students were recently awarded bursaries by the Bank of Namibia. This year’s beneficiaries were selected from a pool of more than 800 applicants.

Ebson Uanguta, Deputy Governor of the Bank said the Bank recognizes that capacity building and skills development are fundamental to realizing a knowledge based economy as envisioned in the nations development plans.

“It is for this reason that we continue to invest in a bursary scheme in highly sought areas, to support our young talented people to become knowledge workers upon graduation,” he added.

The successful beneficiaries are; Meriam Kakuwaezi for Actuarial Science, Pombili Shivute for Economics, Oscar Taapopi for Chartered Accounting, Faustinus Muyenga for Economics, Grace Matabele for Economics, Diinineni Mwatukange for Education, Munionganda Kaujeua for Economics and Innocent Pieter for Economics.

According to the central bank, some of the successful graduates that went through this scheme are in leadership positions at the Bank while others apply their trade at other institutions thereby making a significant contribution in the development of the country.

To date, the Bank has provided 84 undergraduate bursaries to candidates who would not have otherwise been able to afford tertiary education, which excludes 22 beneficiaries who are currently studying under the bursary scheme.


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