Mayor calls for 2018 bursary applications

Mayor Mihloti Muhlope calls upon applications for the 2018 mayoral bursary intake.   Mayor Mihloti Muhlope calls upon applications for the 2018 mayoral bursary intake.

Musina Mayor, Cllr Mihloti Muhlope says she is proud that the municipal mayoral bursary has produced nine graduates over the past three years. She said this while announcing the opening of applications for the 2018 Musina Mayoral Bursary intake. Muhlope said the municipality has put aside R1,3 million to assist deserving students from indigent families.

She added: “We are currently assisting 11 students who are furthering their studies in different institutions of higher learning.  We have made an undertaking that no child will stay at home after passing grade 12 because of poor financial background. Investing in education is one of the wisest decisions that we have taken because education is the only backbone for a prosperous nation. A nation that does not invest in education is doomed.”

Muhlope said some of the graduates have been given contracts and are working in various sections within the municipality. “We can really see our investment because these young children are contributing towards the development of our municipality. This is also encouraging other students to work hard because they know that upon completion of their studies, the municipality does not dump them to fend for themselves.”

She said those entitled to apply are learners who are currently in grade 12 and those who have already passed grade 12 well. “Only learners from the Musina municipal area are allowed to apply but they must be from poor families. Fields for the studies include, but not limited to, engineering (civil, mechanical and electrical), auditing, finance, public administration, project management, law and town planning. Application forms are available in all municipal offices and the municipality’s social media platforms and the closing date is 08 December 2017. We call upon our community members to make use of this opportunity because time wasted shall never be regained.”

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