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Buffalo City Mayor embarks on Back to School campaign

Jan 22, 2018
Buffalo City Mayor embarks on Back to School campaign

The Executive Mayor of Buffalo City Metro (BCMM), Councillor Xola Pakati, is expected to engage on an intensive back to school campaign from Monday to Friday this week.

"This is part of asserting the municipality’s vision of making education fashionable and implementing government’s overall prioritisation of education as an apex," the Buffalo City Metro said. 

"On Monday, the 22 of January 2018, the Executive Mayor will host a working lunch with the previous bursary holders of the Mayoral Bursary. This lunch will also include those that are currently benefiting from the fund.

"The intention of this meeting is to track progress and therefore assess the full impact of the bursary to the previous holders. The Executive Mayor also wants to get a direct update on how the current beneficiaries are finding the fund and how they are doing in their current studies."

It said that on the 25 of January, the Executive Mayor will visit Gubevu Primary and Ndevana Higher Primary.

"On the 26 of January, Pakati will then visit Bhotwe and Zimasa Primary Schools.  In all the four schools, the Executive Mayor will be handing over 50 pairs of shoes in each school," the Metro added.

"He will then address the school assemblies in all the four schools and will encourage learners on the year ahead."

It said that the Executive Mayor will conclude the week by handing over 41 bursaries to needy and deserving students from the City.

"The bursary handover will take place at the City Hall Auditorium from 10am on Friday the 26 of January 2018.

"The bursary covers tuition, registration fees, prescribed books, study material and accommodation for candidates studying predetermined scarce skills in the fields of Engineering, Finance, Planning and Economic Services, Information Technology as well as Agriculture," the Metro described.

"The fund further provides beneficiaries with an opportunity to participate in experiential learning placements within the Metro."