On Tuesday, Digital enabler, MTC Namibia awarded seven Namibian students with bursaries worth N$ 574,000.
Beneficiaries of the bursaries include Tonny Muluti, Verner Haimbili, and Gerson Kanduuombe both from the University of Namibia (UNAM), Emilia Kulutwe, and Veronika Katombela from the International University of Management (IUM), Melvin Rudolf and Kim Ashlynn McKnight from the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST).
Most of these students are pursuing Bachelor’s Degrees in Software Development, Power Engineering, Computer Science, Chartered Accounting, and Human Resource, respectively.
MTC’s Chief Human Capital and Corporate Affairs Officer, Tim Ekandjo spoke at the handover event and said: “As the economic hardships continue to affect the less privileged, many bright students from disadvantage backgrounds are struggling to honour their tertiary educational costs, resulting in many failing to complete and obtain a University degree. And these are the students that we consider supporting.”
Ekando also mentioned that the company still upholds its norm of provisioning to bursary recipients experiential learning opportunity, work guidance, and employment opportunities.
While concluding, Ekando said, “Upon completion of their studies, we will absorb these students in our graduate trainee programme, with the possibility of integrating them fully to form part of the MTC workforce. This is however dependent on their performance.”