EDUCATION IS THE KEY TO UNLOCK SUCCESS
By: Nhlanhla Mthembu
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa together with national and provincial leaders encouraged youth of Ndwedwe to utilise education as the key to success on Saturday at Nombika Sport
The aim of hosting youth development was not only about warning youth on dangers of abusing alcohol and other drugs substances, but was also to empower them by exposing
opportunities that are available for them.
Speaking at the career exhibition, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa said that youth today has got great opportunities that they can use to empower themselves and the their lucky to
have government that fully support and engages with them.
“Young people are being shown whole range of things that they can utilise to empower them to move forward with their lives to enquire skills, knowledge and experience.
“This is what our transformation is all about, we want young people to empower themselves and here in this exhibition government and various companies have come to expose
opportunities to young people so that they can take it for learning , starting their own businessthat can range from farming, commerce and also studies,” added Ramaphosa.
Ramaphosa also emphasised that youth should avoid falling pregnant at an early stage as this is the major pitfall facing youth, he urged in emphasis that young men should respect
themselves by respecting women and help build better future for all South Africans.
Young people were also given opportunity to engage with leaders in sharing challenges that they face and also come up with solution that they can be assist on to move forward with their
The issue to accessing National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) appeared rank out from the rest as from Ndwedwe TVET College student enquired to find out if it was free or
they need to pay for.
Never the less Deputy Minister for Department of High Education Mduduzi Manana made it clear that it the lack of information when student apply for Nsfas that in some cases causes
“Student need to apply a year early for their application to be considered, and then apply for NSFAS once at the intitution,” added Manana.
Deputy Minister for Department of Communication Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams assured youth of Ndwedwe with 10 bursaries worth R70 000 for student to enrol in the communications
One hundred computers were assured to be offered for local non-profit organisation Funda Lusha that provides computer lessons to youth as early as grade R.