National Bank rescues needy students
Presenting the cheque, the National Bank Head of Resources Division, Charles Dulira said the aim of this sponsorship is to ensure that these students fulfill their ambitions in life.
The sponsorship, which started when the students were in the first year, initially was meant for 20 students where as one was excluded for performing poorly, which is one of the conditions of the scholarship.
The Principal, Professor Grant Kululanga expressed his gratitude to National Bank for continuing its support towards these students.
“We are grateful to National Bank for sponsoring these students with tuition fees every year, “ he said.
The Principal further explained that the college is working hand in hand with the Alumni organization, the private sector and individuals to assist in providing bursaries and sponsorship to needy students.
The Dean of students, Luciano Ndalama hailed the bank for the gesture and requested other organizations to follow suit in assisting the less privileged students at the college.
“Our hope is the loan board but sometimes not everyone who applies for the loan gets it, so it is a big challenge if some are left out, “ Ndalama said.
One of the beneficiaries, a third year Environmental Health student Rinna Nayeja, thanked the bank for their continued support. She observed that if it were not for this sponsorship, she would have dropped out of school.
Apart from the tuition, the bank also awarded those who passed with credit and distinctions in the previous academic year with various presents.