Software giant Microsoft has partnered with Regenesys Business School to offer 1,000 business qualification scholarships, which will be facilitated through e-learning, IT Web reports.

The initiative expands on Microsoft’s 4Afrika programme, which aims to drive economic growth in Africa by investing in training initiatives, and seeks to assist youth who cannot afford tertiary education.

Regenesys invites applicants – between the ages of 18 and 34 – from across Africa and says preference will be given to people from SA, Egypt, Morocco, Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Botswana, the Ivory Coast and Rwanda.

Scholarship winners will be able to study towards either higher certificates in business management, Bachelor of Business Administration or postgraduate business management diplomas through Regenesys and all courses will be facilitated online.

Siegie Brownlee, CEO of Regenesys Business School, says the programme “will require students to have access to the Internet from time to time” in order to access e-textbooks, orientation, online tutors and other reading material.

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