Final call to apply for mayoral bursary

2017-01-12 06:01


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UGU District Municipality remains committed to education by ensuring that deserving tertiary students are granted an opportunity to further their studies through the Ugu District Mayoral Bursary Fund Programme every year.

A final call for bursary applications is being made by the municipality to students who have successfully applied in acknowledged tertiary institutions that are registered and accredited by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) to receive financial assistance from the municipality.

The municipality is offering financial assistance to students who are residents of Ugu District, who come from an indigent family background, have achieved excellent matric results and are successfully registered with DHET acknowledged institutions of higher learning and universities.

The municipality will only consider applications accompanied by:

• certified copy of matric results;

• certified copy of identity document

• proof of residence from the relevant ward councillor

• letter of acceptance from the university or institution where you have applied; and

• proof of income of parents (pension card, payslip or bank statement).

Applications close on Friday, 13 January at 4pm and must be submitted to: The Senior Manager: Human Resources on 31 Bazley Street, Port Shepstone.

In 2016, the municipality granted over R230 000 worth of bursaries to the most deserving tertiary students from across the district to pay for tuition and stationery for the 2016 academic year.

Since the inception of this programme, numerous students have benefited with some being assisted with 100% bursaries.

The municipality continues to put emphasis on the importance of local government playing a pivotal role towards building a strong local graduate professional base by providing much-needed assistance to deserving students who are studying towards a professional career.

Our municipality is planting a seed towards ensuring an improved level of the graduate professional base in the district. The inception of this programme came about through the identification of a need to financially assist deserving students to further their education and become professionals who can build our district.

The municipality continues to place education at the apex of its priorities in moving our district forward and the Mayor’s Bursary Fund reflects this commitment.

Ugu District Municipality promotes working together to create an environment that is friendly, responsive, accountable, effective and efficient for local communities.

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