Academic excellence has earned matriculant Miss Deneshree Govender a Management College of Southern Africa (MANCOSA) bursary to pursue a tertiary education – a goal that would have been out of reach given her financial circumstances.
Studying towards the Bachelor of Business Administration degree at MANCOSA would not have been possible for Miss Govender, a matriculant of the Sathya Sai High School in Bayview, Chatsworth who said her mother was of poor health, unemployed and not in a position to fund her studies. She learnt of the MANCOSA bursary through a promotional advertisement aired on the radio station, Lotusfm recently that invited applicants to apply for bursaries.
Annually, MANCOSA awards a number of bursaries to students for both undergraduate and postgraduate studies. The awarding of bursaries is in line with MANCOSA’s community outreach policy which seeks to address societal needs through the provision of management education in an evolving environment.
“I’m thankful to MANCOSA for this opportunity. If it weren’t for the bursary I would not have been able to study as my mum is sickly and not in a position to work.”
Miss Govender of Moorton excelled in the National Senior Certificate Examinations in 2013 obtaining two distinctions in mathematics and life orientation and six B-symbols. This coupled, with her indigent background had made Miss Govender an ideal candidate for the MANCOSA bursary.
Eager to succeed in the field of finance, Miss Govender who secured a job in the accounts department at an auto-engineering company said she hoped her MANCOSA degree would help her succeed in the area of debtors or creditors.
Mr Randheer Balbadan, MANCOSA’s Marketing Manager said the response to the bursary giveaway to a deserving Lotusfm listener was overwhelming. After much deliberation the bursary committee identified Miss Deneshree Govender as the deserving winner.
“We are proud that we are able to assist in making her dream a reality. MANCOSA wishes her the very best in her studies,” added Mr Balbadan.