Legal Shield helps law students

08 Feb 2014 17:00pm
WINDHOEK, 07 FEB (NAMPA) – Four law students on Thursday received bursaries of N.dollars 20 000 each from Legal Shield here.
The beneficiaries are two first-year law students - Ndamonao Ilovu and Johannes Gariseb - and two final-year students - Hilya Ndilula and Helvi Hilifilwa.
They all study at the University of Namibia (Unam) in the capital.
Annnette Brand, head of Trustco’s Insurance Businesses, said during the award ceremony her company also undertakes to support these students to gain practical experience upon completion of their studies by offering them employment opportunities.
Guest speaker, Advocate Vekuii Rukoro encouraged the students to remain committed to - and make a success of their studies.
Rukoro qualified as an advocate in England, United Kingdom, and later enrolled as an advocate of the High Court of Namibia shortly after Independence.
He was one of the drafters of the Namibian Constitution from late 1989 to early 1990.
Rukoro noted that legal education does not come cheaply, and therefore the four students are very fortunate to receive these bursary awards.
“With quality law education, the sky is the limit. You can dream big and fly with the eagles!” he said.
The students expressed their gratitude to the Legal Shield family, and promised to keep excelling in their studies.
Legal Shield was founded in 2000 and provides legal insurance.
Since its inception, the company has paid out N.dollars 140 million in legal fees.
Legal Shield is a product of Trustco Insurance, the flagship company of Trustco Group Holdings.