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More funds for the Limpopo Office of the Premier’s Bursary Trust Fund

By: Emmaculate Cindi

In the wake of the county’s predicament to have free education at higher institutions after the country had experienced massive demonstrations of fees must fall campaign between 2015 and 2016 by university students.

Limpopo Office of the Premier is one of the institution that assist youth who comes from financially disadvantaged families to further their education at higher institutions. With the limited budget that the department of higher education and National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has, this comes as one of the important measure towards the education sector.

To address this inequality, and transforming the lives of those that are less privileged, Limpopo Tourism Agency has donated R141 thousands. The Premier’s Bursary Trust Fund has already assisted a number of local students to complete their degrees since its inception.

The bursary covers 100% tuition, accommodation, meals and study material fees for the entire academic years. This is a milestone that the Office of the Premier together with donors have pledged to ensure that they play their role in transforming socio economic challenges.

When he received the cheque, Priemier Chupu Stanley Mathabatha thanked Limpopo donors for their generous contribution towards the future investment of the province and that of the country as a whole. “This is the type of investment which will ensure that the future work force is adequately prepared and skilled as it will break the long chain of generation of poverty”.  Said the Premier

More funds towards the bursary trust fund is an initiative that comes as a relief to the province as it will be able to assist students that want to further their education and are not assisted by NSFAS that is currently having more application across the country and cannot assist all those that qualifies to be assisted due to the insufficient funds that cannot meet the demands and thousands of needy students are not able to be enrolled and complete their degrees due to their financial status.

The Premier thanked Limpopo Tourism Agency and Legend Foundation to have contributed towards the education of Limpopo residents who are vulnerable and see education as their only way to change their lives for the better and realize their dream of becoming qualified professionals and contribute positively to the growing economy of the country.

More funds will be raised during the annual golf day that will take place before the end of May 2017 with the aim of drawing more donors to contribute towards the trust funds which will see more students being financially assisted.