By | May 22, 2019

The Social Security Commission of Namibia through its Development Fund Programme on Thursday, 14 May 2019, handed over bursaries and study loans to 60 Namibian students studying agriculture, engineering, education, medicine, vocational training and social work at various Universities and Technical Institutions in Namibia and South Africa.

Among those who benefitted from the funding are Seven students from the International University of Management (IUM); Thirty Six from University of Namibia (UNAM); Five from Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST); Two from Namibia Institute of Mining and Technology (NIMT); Two from Welwitchia University (WU); Two from Namibia Vocational School (NAMVOC); Two from Vocational Training Centre (VTC); Two from University of Stellenbosh (US); One from University of Kwazulu-Natal (UKN); One from College of Cape Town (CCT) and One from University of Free State (UFS).

The purpose of the funding is to enable Namibians to pursue qualifications in fields where there is a high skills deficit in order to build a knowledge-based economy.