Limkokwing University awards over P17 million worth of scholarships
Limkokwing University of Creative Technology has awarded 100 scholarships to various organisations all valued at P17 267 340 for Academic year commencing September 2020.
The scholarships cover 100% tuition only while the rest of the fees are borne by students.
The scholarships were awarded to the media, government, foreign missions, and various organisations.
Ten scholarships were reserved for the creative industry to be administered by the Ministry of Youth Empowerment, Sport & Culture Development, while another ten were reserved for the entertainment industry to be administered by the University itself.
scholarships were reserved for people with disabilities, orphans and vulnerable to be administered by the Ministry of Presidential Affairs, Governance & Public Administration.
In true diplomatic fashion the embassies and high Commissions of Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe were given two scholarships each.
The University awarded twenty scholarships to the media with sixteen are reserved for private media while four are reserved for government media. Twenty scholarships were awarded to the Limkokweng Botswana Alumni Association for graduates to up skill and ten scholarships designated for the Limkokwing staff community.
The Minister of Youth Empowerment, Sport and Culture Development Tumiso Rakgare said the awarding of the scholarships was “a commendable gesture by the university that clearly demonstrates leadership. T
“There is no better way to empower an individual than give them knowledge and skills. We are pleased as a government and indeed as a ministry responsible for the creatives that Limkokwing University of Creative Technology is contributing towards attainment of a knowledge-based economy,” he said.
National Director for the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA, Tefo Phatshwane in the closing remarks thanked Limkokwing University for the contribution particularly for the creative industry, noting that Limkokwing alumni were often able to support themselves even without being formally employed with the skills they have learned.