Young and determined to succeed

27 February 2019 | Agriculture

One of Meatco's bursary recipients for 2016 has obtained his qualification and is now working at the company.

Petrus Kagogo is a gifted individual, who completed a BSc Engineering degree in electro/mechanical engineering at the University of Cape Town (UCT).

According to Meatco it allocated funds to support five deserving students in the form of 100% bursaries in 2016.

These bursaries also allowed the recipients the opportunity of hands-on work-related experience in the form of internships at Meatco, before they started working off their bursaries by being employed full-time at Meatco.

According to the company it advertised bursaries in the fields of study that support succession planning for sustainability.

“Our bursary selection committee received hundreds of applications and shortlisted and interviewed 31 students in the past two years to award our bursaries to,” Meatco said.

Born and raised in Okaku in the north of Namibia, Kagogo said he has always enjoyed technical applications and courses, which was nurtured at Mweshipandeka High School in Ongwediva.

“The school was founded in 1984 and bears the name of King Mweshipandeka of the Oukwanyama, but is also a technical school,” he said.

Kagogo added he enjoys reading up on the latest technology and findings in the field of engineering, in order to stay sharp and on the ball.

This further allows him to broaden his horizons and expose himself to individuals who share a similar passion.

According to Meatco this is not Kagogo's first qualification, as he also previously attended the Namibia University of Science and Technology (Nust).

“Academically, I possess a BSc in applied mathematics and statistics from Nust. Meatco rescued me right before I quit my journey in electro/mechanical engineering, because I could not afford to continue paying for myself. I will forever be thankful for the opportunity and I am happy to be back and applying my skills at Meatco, where I also get to assist and supervise those doing their apprenticeships here,” Kagogo added.

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