By BURI GABI
FIVE students are lucky recipients of Institute of Business Studies (IBS) scholarships.
The students’ names were drawn from the Trukai Fun Run entry forms received from the 13 participating centres of Goroka, Kavieng, Kimbe, Lae, Lihir, Madang, Porgera, Port Moresby, Rabaul, Lihir, Wewak, Tabubil and Mt Hagen.
The five lucky winners were announced yesterday at the IBS campus after their names were drawn from entry forms by deputy director of the IBS, Sadiq Ali, PNG Sports Federation deputy secretary-general Auvita Rapila and athletes commission representative Monalisa Leka.
The five winners are Fred Francis, Mogol Secondary School (Southern Highlands) Vavine Iamo, (UPNG), Evodia Sitaing, (UPNG), Lodi Beta, (Badihagwa Secondary School) and MacKenzie Gabeba (Holy Name Secondary School, (Milne Bay).
The competition, aimed at giving young people with ages ranging from 17 years to 25, a resounding opportunity to pursue studies through Trukai Fun Run IBS scholarship scheme.
The scholarship totalling up to K15,000 with each winner allocated K3,000 to undergo six months studies during this academic year at the IBS campus.
Under the scheme, the institute meets the course fees for the recipients.
The five lucky winners will take up certificate courses in accounting, computing and business administration within the six-month period.
Ali said that IBS had been working closely with the PNG Sports Federation over the last nine years and it was a great initiative to see the youths given such opportunities through sports programmes.
Leka stressed that IBS had been working in partnership with PNG Sports Federation and Olympic Committee and Trukai Industries Ltd by awarding these scholarships for the past nine years.
The scholarships have enabled the lucky winners to get an educational qualification.
She said PNG Sports Federation and Olympic Committee in partnership with IBS and Trukai Industries Ltd was happy to support education through sports.