Chinese bursaries awarded to top InSTEM students

The China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) has awarded bursaries to two engineering students, Martino Swarts and Oiva Willbard who are currently enrolled in the Introduction to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (InSTEM) programme. The bursaries are for studies in Civil Engineering with special focus on Marine Engineering and will enable the recipients to study in China for a five-year period.

CHEC is an international Chinese state-owned company specialising in large-scale construction projects such as the building of harbours, railways and bridges. The company has been awarded two major construction projects in Namibia which are both part of the Port of Walvis Bay Expansion Project. Handing over the bursaries at a recent award ceremony, the Project Manager of CHEC, Yuanfei Feng said: “These scholarships should essentially equip these students with the skills and knowledge to meaningfully plough back into Namibia’s development upon their return. Therefore, we are proud that we could, in our small way, make a big contribution to the human resource base development of the country.”

Speaking directly to the beneficiaries, the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Dr Samuel John said: “This is a once in a lifetime opportunity. You have shown that you have the aptitude academically to succeed and you have the courage to face any challenges which may come your way.” The two students were selected after a comprehensive selection process focused on academic performance and financial background.

Date: 
Friday, August 5, 2016
for Month: 
August, 2016

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