Student to Study for Masters Degree in Japan
UKZN student Mr Warrant (Warren) Langa has been awarded a scholarship to study for his masters degree in Japan.
The African Business Education Initiative for Youth (ABE Scholarship) was awarded to Langa by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).
The objective of the scholarship is to support young people who have the potential to contribute to the development of industries in Africa.
This programme offers opportunities for young African men and women to study masters courses at Japanese universities as international students and experience internships at Japanese enterprises. The aim is for them to develop effective skills in order for them to contribute in various fields.
Langa of Port Shepstone, who has enrolled for his Masters in Business Administration at the Doshisha University in Kyoto, said he is happy to be selected and grateful for the opportunity to study abroad. His scholarship includes tours and support in research.
‘I would like to thank the University because without them I wouldn’t have received the opportunity,’ said Langa.
His research will highlight the importance of small businesses and alleviating the problem of high unemployment in South Africa.
When Langa returns, he wants to teach small business owners and entrepreneurs, especially in rural areas, the basic skills of running a business.
He thanked his Lecturers Mr Devon Windvogel, Dr Ziska Fields, and Ms Nomalizo Djili as well as Head of School, Mr Leo Deodutt, for all their support.