Fourteen top performing students in the Faculty of Engineering have been awarded bursaries to the value of R71 000 each by the Transport Education Training Authority (TETA).
Established in March 2000, TETA facilitates skills development in aerospace, forwarding and clearing, freight handling, maritime, rail, road freight, road passengers and taxi industries.
The successful students are Christon Tshabalala, Zingisa Ndyalvani, Anele Tyesi, Rudzani Malange, Neliswa Salukazana, Mlondolozi Monani, Vuyisa Sishuba, Buntu Zongwana, Luvo Mlilwana, Yandani Pukwana, Bukelwa Ngwane, Christopher Sithole, Alex Keyser and Tsepiso Dire.
“Each of the students will be receiving up to R71 000 from TETA which will pay for tuition, accommodation, books and meals. If the student’s performance is satisfactory they will be funded until they finish the course.” says TETA’s Skills Development and Learning Programmes Manager, Sibongile Sibiya. He was addressing the hard-working students at an induction workshop held by TETA and CPUT recently.
“We expect students to attend all of their classes and meet their practical requirements.”
The students have to obtain at least a 70% mark average per module and must pass all their subjects in order to continue getting the bursary from TETA.
Notwithstanding academic performance, the bursary targets previously disadvantaged and impoverished youth from within South Africa, especially females and people with disabilities.
“With our maritime courses and research initiatives, CPUT is uniquely positioned to be a strategic partner of TETA and the transport industry, we are looking forward to a long-term and fruitful partnership with TETA,” says Advancement Director Calvin Maseko.