Huawei gives R2.7m boost to UCT students for ICT skills development

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Students at the University of Cape Town have been awarded R2.7 million in bursaries to help create youth employment and bring more ICT skills to South Africa. Photo: Supplied

DURBAN – Students at the University of Cape Town (UCT) have been awarded R2.7 million in bursaries to help create youth employment and bring more ICT skills to South Africa.

Multinational technology company, Huawei South Africa, has partnered with UCT to fund 15 students as part of the firm’s external bursary programme. Bursaries are awarded to students in IT and electrical and mechanical engineering and cover accommodation, tuition and general living expenses. Once students graduate, they are given a chance to work at Huawei South Africa for a year.

Third-year BSc (Eng) Mechanical Engineering student, Yaseera Lockhat, was one of the recipients who applied after the Huawei South Africa bursary was advertised. According to Lockhat, she took a “leap of faith” and has now been afforded an “amazing” opportunity.

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