More than 1 000 Grade 12 top learners in Gauteng are to benefit from bursaries worth R58 million to help them further their studies at higher education institutions next year. Many of them only dreamed about furthering their studies not believing it would be possible.
The provincial government, through the Gauteng City Region Academy awarded 1 050 bursaries to top learners from no-fee paying schools worth R58 million.
Gauteng Premier Nomvula Mokonyane, said the bursaries demonstrated government’s commitment to education, especially the education of disadvantaged children.
“They remain a key priority as we continue to transform our society and demographic outlook of our economically active citizenry, we hope that this initiative will encourage the ‘Class of 2011’ to work even harder, so that they can also become beneficiaries of this scheme.”