It was difficult for director Lazola Maneli Payi and HR manager Unathi Nondzube not to be emotional when utata Wandisile Ngqishwa popped in Ndlambe Municipal offices recently to thank the institution for funding his daughter Osisipho Ngqishwa to pursue her post matric studies at Walter Sisulu University (WSU).
Speaking from the heart Ngqishwa said: “I am Osisipho Ngqishwa’s father and I am sincerely thankful to the municipality for funding my daughter. When she showed me a piece of paper (bursary letter) in February I did not believe it but now she is enrolled at WSU and I am very thankful. I also wanted to further my studies after passing grade 12 but I did not have means so this kind of support to my daughter is hope igniting to us as a family.”
Thankful Ngqishwa went on to mention that he was a casual worker who would not have afforded to pay his daughter’s registration fee.
Osisipho Ngqishwa is one of the 40 learners funded by the Ndlambe Municipality under unemployed bursary category to pursue her post matric studies in Travel and Tourism at WSU.
Ndlambe Municipality further funded other 14 learners under employed bursary category who were selected on merits.
Moved by Ngqishwa’s words director Payi highlighted Ndlambe Municipality’s commitment in improving pass rate in Ndlambe schools.
“Ndlambe Municipality is committed in improving the pass rate in our schools with the little resources we have and we are grateful that our support is now yielding the desired outcomes. This year we saw Kuyasa Combined School and El Shaddai Christian Academy achieving a 100% pass rate respectively and that is something to be of. We support local schools through various programmes led by the Ndlambe Library,” she said.