Namcol wants corporate world to assist with scholarship programme

23 Jan 2018 18:50pm
GOBABIS, 23 JAN (NAMPA) – Namibian College of Open Learning (Namcol) Director, Heroldt Murangi has urged the corporate world to come on board and assist the institution with its scholarship programme.
Murangi made the remarks in a speech read on his behalf here on Tuesday during the awarding of scholarships to 10 beneficiaries from the Omaheke Region.
The institution this year initiated a scholarship programme for its needy and vulnerable learners, and has availed N.dollars 300 000 for the exercise countrywide.
Murangi implored the corporate world, as partners of education, to contribute to the fund to allow it to cater for more learners.
“We call upon businesspeople and parastatals to join us and help improve the lives of deserving students through these scholarships,” he said.
The director used the same platform to applaud the learners for choosing to better their results, as doing so will increase their chances of success in life.
He however said the success of their studies depend on the commitment and dedication they show towards their studies.
Murangi assured the learners that the institution will make sure that a feasible learning environment is provided for them.
Omaheke Governor Festus Ueitele, who delivered the keynote address, applauded Namcol for its investment in human capital.
“It is encouraging to see young people given second chances in life. If we continue doing this, it will go a long way in improving the education of our youth,” he said.
The learners will use the scholarships to improve their points in various Grade 10 and 12 subjects at Namcol during 2018.
The institution disbursed a total of N.dollars 7 000 to cover the 10 learners from the Omaheke Region.
Although the allocated funds vary per grade, it fully settles registration fees, tuition fees and examination fees of candidates.
The selected recipients will enrol to rewrite two subjects each.