Namibia to send students with disabilities to Botswana for higher education at University of Limkokwing (The Namibia Press Agency)

A group of 15 students living with disabilities will be leave for Botswana in September this year to further their studies at the University of Limkokwing.

Their disabilities range from being wheelchair-bound to blindness and limping, among others.

The students form part of a special initiative by the Namibia Students Financial Assistance Fund (NSFAF) to identify students with a disability and send them for studies as a group.

NSFAF granted each student N.dollars 100 000 per year to further their studies at that university.

Another group of 12 students will leave next year for Botswana as well, while another group that will study at Limkokwing University of Creative Technology (LUCT) in Malaysia will also leave at the same time.

Their field of studies include Communication and Media, Design and Innovation, Architecture and Interiors, Information Technology and Business Management.

Speaking at the handing over of grants, Deputy Minister of Disability Affairs in the Presidency Office, Alexia Manombe-Ncube said there is no better way of empowering a person than enabling him or her to be educated.