Nored awards bursaries worth N$280 000

06 June 2019 | Education

The Northern Regional Energy Distributor (Nored) (Nored) has awarded its first-ever bursaries worth N$280 000 to three students at the University of Namibia (Unam).

The three students from Unam's José Eduardo dos Santos campus in Ongwediva are third-year bachelor of accounting student Selma Shikongo and second-year bachelor of science (electrical engineering) students Josephat Simeon and Elago Petrus.

During the awarding of the bursaries at Ondangwa yesterday, Nored CEO Fillemon Nakashole said the company received 57 applications and that the three beneficiaries were selected because of academic performance, determination, financial need, affirmative action and diversity.

Nakashole said in 2017 Nored approved a training and development policy to offer external bursaries to prospective students.

“This policy was developed towards the development of human capital for the betterment of Namibian youth at various institutions of higher learning. Nored has committed itself to supporting government's efforts towards its national development goals of education, in making sure that it offers study opportunities through its bursary development scheme to deserving students,” said Nakashole.

“I would like to warn the recipients to fully understand that the bursary conditions are clear, that you forfeit the bursary if you fail, so please focus on your studies and don't end up burdening your parents.”

He said the bursaries will cover registration and tuition fees, books and transport, as well as accommodation, meals and semester allowances.

He added that apart from the bursary scheme, Nored has also established strategic partnerships through memorandums of understanding with all vocational training centres within their areas of operation, in order to offer job-attachment opportunities to students in the electrical, human resources and administration fields.

Dr Petrina Johannes, the dean in the faculty of engineering and information technology (IT) at Unam, said they appreciate Nored's efforts.

She said the bursaries came at a time when there is confusion around Namibia Students Financial Assistance Fund (NSFAF) funding.

“We are feeling grateful for what Nored has done. It is showing that corporate companies believe in the education of the Namibian nation and they are willing to support it. It is really a great thing that came at a time when many are really in need,” said Johannes.

Martha Shivute, a parent to one of the beneficiaries, said she is happy because she is unemployed and they were struggling to pay tuition fees.

“When my son started at Unam last year it was a struggle. We were going to people's houses, begging for money, but we only managed to pay half of the money. This is now good news and we are grateful for what Nored has done,” said Shivute.


Similar News


Nust staff expose 'rot'

17 hours ago | Education

A group of concerned Namibia University of Science and Technology (Nust) staff members have appealed to President Hage Geingob as the “last resort” to rescue...

Willem's 30km school walk on an empty stomach

1 day - 25 February 2020 | Education

A 16-year-old boy from Vikota village in Kavango East Region walks 30 kilometres to and from school every day while only having one meal that...

United World Colleges change lives

1 day - 25 February 2020 | Education

Elizabeth JosephThese willing participants coming from different backgrounds, cultures and languages have a united mission to make education a force for peace and sustainability. ...

Let’s read!

1 day - 25 February 2020 | Education

Duinesig High School in Walvis Bay has received books to the value of N$50 000 from the Namport Social Investment Fund (NSIF). A variety of...

Nursing a culture of reading

1 day - 25 February 2020 | Education

Elizabeth Joseph Reading is the greatest equaliser and the only key to a fruitful and successful life. The Namibia Fish Consumption Promotion Trust (NFCPT) recognised...

Learners in dire straits

5 days ago - 21 February 2020 | Education

At Sinzogoro Combined School in the Kavango West Region, 130 learners are taught in tents where they sit on the ground to take notes. ...

Unam wants solutions

6 days ago - 20 February 2020 | Education

The University of Namibia (Unam) no longer wants to produce jobseekers, but rather graduates who leave the institution with solutions to problems.This is according to...

Over 30 students suspended for cheating

6 days ago - 20 February 2020 | Education

More than 30 University of Namibia (Unam) students were suspended last year for cheating. According to the student representative council (SRC), the cheating...

Teachers share rooms with learners

1 week ago - 18 February 2020 | Education

Some learners at Sikarosompo Primary School in Kavango West have opted to rather walk between four to 20 kilometres to and from school every day...

Know when to have sex

1 week ago - 18 February 2020 | Education

Michelline NawatisesUnwanted school pregnancy will become a major problem if precaution measures are taken lightweight. A Let’s Talk campaign was launched on the day of...

Latest News

WBSR invests N$93.6 mln in...

17 hours ago | Business

With an investment of N$93.6 million in a new salt processing plant Walvis Bay Salt Refiners (WBSR) can now target international markets as the company...

Wanted: Business direction

17 hours ago | Business

Jo-Maré Duddy – Government policy – or the lack thereof, government regulation, government failure, government’s fiscal position and the recession: Ask the business sector in...

Africa Briefs

17 hours ago | Economics

SA could use mining royalties for sovereign fundSouth Africa could use mining royalties to set up a proposed sovereign wealth fund, mineral resources and energy...

Let's work together and solve...

17 hours ago | Business

Chantell Husselmann - The PwC Business School has started the year 2020 on a high note with a special occasion that marks the first of...

Dark shadow over fishing quotas

17 hours ago | Opinion

With a total of 5 190 fishing rights applications received by 31 August 2018 for the 90 to 120 rights available in the new allocation...

Deere taps into tech in...

17 hours ago | Business

It's ride-hailing, farm style. Deere & Co. is teaming up with the “Uber of tractors” in Africa and betting on a future where farmers summon...

NSX bears brunt of recession

17 hours ago | Business

Jo-Maré Duddy – The recession didn’t spare the Namibian Stock Exchange (NSX) last year: Trading volumes dropped and the share prices of most of the...

Nust staff expose 'rot'

17 hours ago | Education

A group of concerned Namibia University of Science and Technology (Nust) staff members have appealed to President Hage Geingob as the “last resort” to rescue...

Ndeitunga wants more operational manpower

17 hours ago | Police

Nampol Inspector-General Sebastian Ndeitunga says some of the biggest challenges facing the police force are the increase of violent crimes, gender-based violence and the high...

Load More