Seven Namibian students received bursaries from Nam-Mic Financial Services Holdings (Pty) Ltd to further their studies in the fields of mining, computer sciences and accounting and finance. The bursaries will cover the cost of tuition, textbooks, registration and examination fees and accommodation.
“One hundred and seventy-eight bursary applications were received from across the country for the 2018 academic year. The selection process is always very tough as there are so many deserving students,” said Connie Pandeni, Chairperson of Nam-mic Financial Services Holdings Social Investment Fund.
“Congratulations to the students who received bursaries. You have proven that hard work brings special rewards and that efforts pay off. Consider yourself fortunate; do your best and succeed. By doing that you will not let your sponsors, your parents and yourselves down,” concluded Pandeni.
The 2018 bursary recipients are Diina TT Kalimba (Bachelor of Computer Science NQF:7), Namibia University of Science and Technology; Keanu L Ramothibe (Bachelor of Computer Science NQF:7), Namibia University of Science and Technology; Joseph V Kalola (Bachelor of Accounting. Chartered Accountancy), University of Namibia; Helena TM Eelu (Bachelor of Accounting. Chartered Accountancy); Namibia University of Science and Technology; Ronnie L Philander (Bachelor of Accounting. Chartered Accountancy), Namibia University of Science and Technology; Zaree-Ouua Katjipuka (Bachelor of Engineering in Mining NQF:8), Namibia University of Science and Technology; Kahare P Sikongo (Bachelor Computer Science Honours NQF:8), Namibia University of Science and Technology.
Nam-Mic Financial Services Holdings Bursary Scheme has awarded bursaries to six students in 2017. “Nam-Mic Financial Services Holdings recognises that tertiary education is out of the reach of many Namibian students given the high cost thereof. These bursaries supplements government’s efforts in making tertiary education accessible to deserving students, to be able to pursue their dreams and ultimately make a meaningful contribution to the growth and development of the economy of the country,” said Walter Don, Chief Executive Officer at Nam-Mic Financial Services Holdings.
The beneficiary of the mining bursary, Zaree-Ouua Katjipuka said: “Thank you very much Nam-Mic Financial Services Holdings for assisting me to pay for my studies. I am so happy and I look forward to start my university career with you. I will focus on my studies and study very hard to make Nam-Mic Financial Services Holdings and my family proud.”