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Two top-achieving first-year students from the NMMU George Campus are amongst the thirty new recipients of the prestigious Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University’ Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarships. Top performing school-leavers from across the country annually vie for this scholarship, introduced by NMMU Vice-Chancellor, Prof Derrick Swartz, in 2009.  

Emile du Bruyn, who matriculated from Point High School at the end of last year, and Moreeda Parker, the top 2013 matric learner from George Secondary School, are the proud NMMU George Campus recipients of this R75 600-a-year scholarship. Both have enrolled for the BCom Accounting for Chartered Accountants degree.

This brings to six the number of George Campus BCom students who have been awarded this scholarship since its inception. Two George Campus Nature Conservation students are also past recipients of the scholarship. All in all 136 NMMU Vice-Chancellor Scholars have benefited from the programme since its establishment.

The annual award continues for the duration of the students’ course provided academic performance remains of the highest standard.

Half of the current group of recipients have registered for programmes in the Faculty of Business and Economic Sciences with the BCom programme being the most popular.  Other study fields chosen by the VC Scholars include Pharmacy, Construction Economics, Mechatronics and Electrical Engineering which are offered at the university’s campuses in Port Elizabeth.

Emile de Bruyn and Moreeda Parker with Accounting lecturer, Jane Fountain

NMMU’s cutting-edge BCom degree offerings annually attract top achievers such as Emile de Bruyn and Moreeda Parker, this year’s George Campus recipients of the prestigious NMMU Vice Chancellor’s Scholarship.  Both have enrolled for the BCom Accounting for Chartered Accountants degree and are congratulated here by Accounting Lecturer, Ms Jane Fountain.

Emile de Bruyn and Moreeda Parker with Campus Principal, Prof Quinton Johnson

NMMU George Campus Principal, Prof Quinton Johnson, took pride in welcoming the newest VC Scholars - Emile de Bruyn (left) and Moreeda Parker - to the NMMU George Campus. Eight George Campus students, six of whom have chosen accounting as a study field, have benefitted from the prestigious NMMU Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship since its inception in 2009.

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