By Confidente Reporter
TWENTY-FOUR Namibian students left for Finland this week where they will study Bachelor degrees in education thanks to a special initiative programme by the Namibia Students Financial Assistance Fund (NSFAF).
The 24 successful students were awarded the grants from 401 applications. The grants cover tuition, flight tickets, a monthly stipend, health insurance and a once off 300 Euro (N$4 200) allowance to settle in Finland.
The students are required to study two years in Finland and complete their final year in Namibia.
If a student fails, his or her parents have to pay tuition fees for the additional year the student repeats.
At a pre-departure orientation event held last week in the capital, Namibia’s Ambassador to Finland, Bonny Haufiku called on the students to raise the country’s flag high in Finland.
“When you are there you must concentrate and study hard. Assist each other. I want you to accommodate and check on each other. I don’t represent tribes in Finland, I represent Namibia. Respect rules of schools, each school has its own rules.
“Anything you do must not embarrass us, please behave and represent the flag well. If you have any challenges please call me,” Haufiku said.
The Ambassador also warned the students drawn from the country’s 14 regions against wasting their monthly 600 Euros (N$8 400) stipend on non-essential stuff.
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