30 August 2016 Volume :4 Issue :40

Scholarships Keep BCom Student Aiming High

Scholarships Keep BCom Student Aiming High
Mr Ahmed Ally with UKZN Vice-Chancellor, Dr Albert van Jaarsveld.

A College Deputy Vice-Chancellor Scholarship and a UKZN 100th Anniversary Scholarship have motivated third-year BCom (Accounting) student Mr Ahmed Ally to keep striving to be the best he can be. 

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor Scholarship is awarded to the three top-ranked undergraduates proceeding from second to subsequent years of study and the UKZN 100th Anniversary Scholarship is awarded to the third-placed among the three top-performing undergraduate students in the entire University.

Ally says the scholarships will ease the financial burden of tuition fees and ensure he maintains his outstanding academic performance.

‘These scholarships are a real motivating factor to constantly achieve outstanding results since the renewal of this scholarship depends on maintaining a good academic record. This scholarship has given me the motivation to work to the best of my ability in all aspects of my life as it has recognised my achievements to date,’ he said.

Looking to the future, Ally plans to use his degree as a stepping stone to qualifying as a Chartered Accountant.

‘My future plans include getting a postgraduate qualification at UKZN, completing my training contract at Deloitte and then qualifying as a CA.  From there, I would like to go into the world of business and hopefully the education I got at UKZN will help me prosper in life and give back to the community,’ he added.

author : Thandiwe Jumo
author email : Jumo@ukzn.ac.za