Metro to hand out 1 800 bursaries worth R34 million

2017-07-26 06:00

THE Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality will soon hand out 1 800 bursaries to give the region’s young people a boost.

The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality Executive Mayor, Athol Trollip, explained that in as much as the municipality’s mandate excludes education, they have nonetheless identified R34 million for bursaries.

“Our young learners deserve an opportunity to fulfil their dreams and the Nelson Mandela Bay leadership wants to see this happen,” Trollip said.

“Education is a provincial government competency, and is sadly failing many of our young South Africans,” Trollip added.

The mayor said that the metro will continue to put pressure on the provincial and national departments of education to improve school conditions, facilities and educator skills.

“In the meanwhile, your coalition metro government has stepped up to nurture the dreams and aspirations of our next generation of leaders.

“Details on how to apply for these bursaries will be communicated in due course,” he added.

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