WSU Students To Benefit From Teta Funding

BY SUPPLIED - JANUARY 15, 2015

Students at Walter Sisulu University (WSU) will benefit from an announcement this week that the Transport Education and Training Authority (TETA) will be investing.

R18,9 million into WSU this financial year. The bulk of the funding will go towards bursaries and scholarships for deserving students in the field of civil engineering and other fields related to transport economics.

WSU spokesperson Angela Church welcomed this positive development at the start of the new academic year.

“It is most encouraging with registration commencing on 19 January that we can now offer many new bursaries to our students in these important fields. Our developing economy is so short of skills in science and engineering and WSU is wellplaced to address this shortage with our appropriate mix of degrees and diplomas.

Now that we have TETA on board as a funding partner we can make significant strides towards building the skills required,” she said.

Apart from the funding allocated to bursaries, other projects that will be funded in this first tranche include transportation for physically challenged students, extension of the student driver training project, a mathematics and science project targeting high schools in the WSU catchment area and management training for staff.

Collaborative research will underpin all these projects thereby making this partnership of academic value as well.

 “A Memorandum of Understanding was signed recently between WSU and TETA and we applaud the quick action and tangible commitment of TETA,” said Church.

 “More partnerships of this nature between WSU and other SETAs could provide a real solution for skills enhancement,” she concluded.

 

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