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Acting Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Student Affairs
and Extracurricular Development: Dr Ezekiel Moraka, Lungile Mtsweni, TUT
Chancellor: Dr Gwen Ramokgopa and Correlie Pretorius, Manager of the Foundation
Unit: ICT Faculty.
A partnership nurtured by theTshwane University of Technology’s Advancement and Partnership Office (APO) and Dell Foundation, saw Lungile Mtsweni (26) receiving a full comprehensive bursary and a brand new Dell laptop, for her outstanding performance during the academic year 2015. 

Mtsweni, a student from the Foundation Unit at the Faculty of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), is the 4th student in the department to be awarded this bursary which covers full tuition, meals, accommodation and book allowances.

“This bursary is an answer from the Lord, because this is not just something that I have always wanted, but it is what I prayed for,” Mtsweni said.

“Getting a bursary became a ‘need’ for me, so I prayed hard and worked hard and no melody can sing justice to what Dell Foundation has done for me, I’m super grateful.”

“I understand that money is not everything, but everything needs money, which is why I want to see myself successful enough that I can afford to assist other students financially, believe in them the same way Dell Foundation has believed me,” she added.

Dell Foundation has been supporting TUT for the past three years consecutively through bursaries awarded to academically and financially deserving students within the ICT Faculty.

Mari Booysen, Director at APO, said the bursary recipients reported a 100% success rate. This is proof of the valuable contribution the Foundation programme makes within the ICT Faculty.

“We found that the students who come through the Foundation programmes are well prepared to succeed in the formal National Diploma ICT,” she added.

The Dell Foundation believes that access to education and technology is not a luxury, but a necessity.

ICT Foundation Manager, Correlie Pretorius, said the ICT First Year and Foundation Unit is proud and honoured to be associated with Dell Foundation to further develop our students.

“It is encouraging for the unit to be recognised in such a manner and this further motivates all lecturers involved. We are proud to see how students who started with the extended curriculum excel in their studies. Our best wishes accompany Mtsene in her studies and endeavors,” she concluded.

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