WINDHOEK – The Roads Authority (RA) last Friday awarded bursaries worth N$1.9 million to eight promising civil engineering students and to another student who will pursue studies in economics.
The selection was based on academic performance, financial need, diversity and affirmative action.
Speaking at the ceremony, Roads Authority CEO Conrad Lutombi said they have so far awarded 70 bursaries since 2003 and 36 of those students have successfully completed their studies with 34 having taken up prominent jobs within the Roads Authority.
Lutombi further urged the students to see this opportunity as a stepping stone to greater heights, adding he is confident that the students will make a success of their studies and make meaningful contributions to the development of the country.
Rudolf Rittman a senior engineer in the maintenance division of the RA, as well as the president of the Engineering Professions Association of Namibia (EPAN), Gunter Leicher and Araes Veruschka another RA bursary holder encouraged the students to work hard and to take their studies seriously.
EPAN manages the RA bursary scheme.
The students who received bursaries include Clemence Gloditzsch, Marcio van der Merwe, Masiye Namenda, Maria Robert, Mikael Naftal, Mambale Junias Kanime, Hamwaama Olivia, Amos Siteketa and Bianca Haipinge.
By John Muyamba.