Sanral grooms future civil engineers

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Learners from various secondary schools who attended the SANRAL schools' induction programme on Saturday 13 May 2017.

Twenty learners from various secondary schools in Bloemfontein have been awarded South African National Roads Agency SOC Limited’s (Sanral) scholarships aimed at providing a pipeline of engineering skills that will be needed by the roads agency in the future.
The scholarship programme is for learners from grade 10 to 12 who perform specifically well in maths and science.
Gcina Sentletse, Sanral project manager: Scholarships, said the programme focuses on learners who perform well in these specific subjects because the scholarship becomes a channel to the Sanral university bursary programme for civil engineering.
“We provide a full scholarship in terms of tuition, boarding, stationery, school uniforms and sports uniforms.
“We believe there are other aspects to a learner, not just academics, and some of them excel in sport too. The programme also provides money for extra lessons, especially with subjects like maths and science. We really want to help learners to uphold their high grades,” she said.
Sentletse added that Sanral was passionate about the youth and when the agency invests in the training of young minds, it was just not for Sanral, but also for South Africa. – Seithati Semenokane
seithati@centralmediagroup.co.za