Msunduzi awards bursaries to pupils

2014-01-27 00:00

MSUNDUZI Municipality has awarded bursaries amounting to R140 000 to 134 matriculants from disadvantaged schools in the city.

The money will help the students pay their registration fees at tertiary institutions.

Four top-performing matriculants received full bursaries.

All the bursary winners were invited to a full council meeting last week where Mayor Chris Ndlela gave them a pep talk on making the best of the opportunities open to them. Pointing to his fellow councillors, he said the bulk of them went to schools that had no libraries or laboratories.

Ndlela also pointed out Msunduzi had huge service delivery backlogs. “This is why we put aside this sum of money to assist you, so that you can be the future skilled workforce of this city,” he told the pupils.

The four top pupils who received full bursaries were: Snenhlanhla Dlamini from Mconjwana High School, who passed matric with seven distinctions and has registered to do a Bachelor of Commerce degree at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN); Nomvula Ndlela from Nsikayethu High School, six distinctions, who will be studying law at UKZN; Nonkanyiso Nene from Laduma High School with six distinctions, who has also opted to study law; and Sphamandla Meyiwa from Bhekiximba High School, who will be doing a computer science degree.

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