Microsoft and the Regenesys Business School are entering into a partnership and will offer 1 000 scholarships for business qualifications.
Although education is a right, it remains a privilege for most, especially when it comes to tertiary education. Microsoft 4Afrika is attempting to change this reality and break the financial barriers to education by partnering with leading tertiary institutions around the world to offer opportunities to young potential African leaders. A new partnership with Regenesys Business School will provide 1000 scholarships for business qualifications as part of this campaign.
The scholarships will be made available tthrough the 4Afrika Youth Project as part of the Microsoft 4Afrika Initiative. They provide mentorship, leadership and technical training, certification, university-level education, and employment opportunities for promising African students.
Bursaries for the following Regenesys e-learning qualifications will be available: Higher Certificates in Business Management (HCBM) and Postgraduate Business Management Diplomas. These qualifications will be completed via e-learning, utilising the specialised Regenesys delivery platform.
Applications for the scholarship are being invited from across Africa between the ages of 18 and 34, with preference given to applicants from Egypt, Morocco, Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Botswana, the Ivory Coast and Rwanda.
‚”Regenesys wishes to promote access to free business knowledge and skills to people who are hindered from accessing higher learning due to financial restrictions and socio-economic challenges,” says Siegie Brownlee, CEO of Regenesys Business School. “”This partnership will create a meaningful change.‚””
‚””In many places on the continent, human capital remains scarce compared to the continent’s development needs,”” says Patrick Onwumere, Director-Youth Enablement, Africa Initiatives at Microsoft. “”The Microsoft 4Afrika Initiative is about actively engaging in Africa’s economic development, which is why we see it as critical to enhance access to higher-level education institutions.‚””
The scholarship initiative gives many African students a competitive edge addressing skills shortage and unemployment issues on the continent.
Applicants for the bursary can apply on the Regenesys Foundation website (www.regenesysfoundation.org)