Pictured with Tim Ekandjo of MTC, are from the left, Jacky Kaverua a bursary recipient, Jessica Moore, Manager Employee Development, Lilian Wolman, Maggy Namundjebo, Saara Ndashe all internal bursaries recipient and Dr Gert Günzel, Vice Rector Finance and Administration at the Polytechnic. MTC gave bursaries to the value of N$700,000 to 19 Namibians of which four are undergraduate students at the Polytechnic studying Telecommunications and Electronic Engineering, while the remainder are employees of MTC who benefit from the internal bursary programme to help them with advanced studies in various fields.
MTC awarded bursaries to four young students as well as 15 employees with the combined value of N$700,000. Since 2002 the MTC scholarship programme has continued to produce world class graduates and this attributed to the fact that there is integrated learning throughout the students’ academic programme. Dr. Gert Günzel, Vice Rector Administration and Finance of the Polytechnic of Namibia thanked MTC for awarding these bursaries and empashised that the government, companies and tertiary institutions should work together to make sure that deserving student that can not afford to further their education, be assisted.
Dirk Eigub, MTC’s NMTQ Administrator who is a previous bursary holder advised the recipients to get out of their comfort zones and that there is no limit to getting better. Tim Ekandjo, MTC’s Chief Human Capital & Corporate Affairs Officer advised the bursary receipts not to become arrogant and forget where they come from when they start making money after completing their studies. He encouraged them to stay humble and make a difference in the community. To date all the students that have completed the programme have received full-time employment contracts with MTC, ensuring that home grown talents assist in the procurement of skills to enable the people to contribute to the success of Namibia.