The Moses Kotane Institute Awards 65 Bursaries To DUT Students
By: Mthokozisi Buthelezi
At an event hosted by the Durban University of Technology (DUT) on 8th May 2017, the Moses Kotane Institute (MKI) Chairperson of the Board, Dr Sakhile Ngcobo has urged the MKI bursary recipients from DUT to find their role in tackling the issue of unemployment in our country. Speaking at the ceremony, Dr Ngcobo said the DUT bursary recipients are part of the 149 students that were provided the opportunity to pursue their dreams in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) related fields.
The partnership between MKI and DUT commenced in 2010, and it has grown over the past seven years. For this financial year MKI funds 65 students in the fields of: Electrical engineering, Nautical studies, Information Technology, Civil Engineering, Biotechnology and Mechanical Engineering.
Simamane is one of the students that were selected by DUT based on his academic results to attend the International Summer School Africa programme that is hosted by the Shanghai Maritime University in China, and he hopes that his experience will motivate more learners particularly from his hometown KwaNzimakwe in Port Shepstone to pursue careers in STEM.