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MTC bursaries focus on information technology students

MTC bursaries focus on information technology students

MTC this week awarded bursaries to five students worth over N$600,000 as part of the company’s Corporate Social Investment, driven to meaningfully contribute to education and assist the students in their academic journeys.

The five recipients are Johanna Ileka and Lysaendo Pretorius, both from the Namibia University of Science and Technology, Iyaloo Ndevehoma, from the International University of Management, Helaria Nghiikokoo, from the University of Botswana and Johannes Amutenya, from the University of Namibia.

Tim Ekandjo, Chief Human Capital and Corporate Affairs Officer at MTC highlighted 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.

“As per company norm, when the students complete their studies, we will make provision for experiential learning and work guidance for the bursary recipients, therefore upon satisfactory performance and assessment, the students will be offered employment at MTC as and when a vacancy opportunity arises,” he added.

Patricia Jacobs, Organisational Development Manager at MTC explained that the Bursary Scheme normally looks at students from 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,” she added.

MTC’s bursary programme has been in existence since 2002 and has to date invested over N$5 million.


 

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