Institution seeks young local talent

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a023By Letuka Chafotsa

Maseru — The African Leadership Academy, a prestigious Pan-African institution is in Lesotho to recruit best performing students for tertiary training in entrepreneurial leadership.

Wilson Da Silva (Admission Officer) from the Johannesburg based academy said the institution will recruit students aged between 16 and 19 who have shown
leadership potential, entrepreneurial spirit, commitment to service, passion for Africa and academic achievement.

“We are in Lesotho this week to scout for students with the potential to bring positive change in Africa. These are students with the potential to lead, entrepreneurial spirit, commitment to serve their communities and also perform well academically,” said Da Silva.

Students will hand in their applications to the academy before the end of November and candidates who will make it to the final round will be hosted in Johannesburg in late January or mid-February, next year.

“Since its inception in 2008, ALA has accepted five students from Lesotho”, added Da Silva.
ALA seeks to transform Africa by identifying, developing, and connecting the next generation of African leaders who will work together to achieve extraordinary social impact

Da Silva said students’ admission is based entirely on their potential to meet the academy’s selection criteria and not their financial status.

“We accept students from all corners of Africa every year and the admission of our applicants is not restricted to their financial status.

“A student’s ability to pay tuition is not a factor in our admissions decision.

“ Students can apply for financial aid assistance, the awards are given according to their families’ financial means after admissions decision have been made,” continued Da Silva.

“Students can go for the University of their Choice and ALA will grant a scholarship. The repayment of the loan is that such student after graduating has to work in Africa for at least 10 years”, continued Da Silva.

ALA is a world-class co-educational boarding school in Johannesburg that places emphasis on entrepreneurial leadership and African studies.

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