LME Donations to Wits School of Mining Engineering Increase Student Thoroughput

The amount of first-year students studying at the Wits School of Mining Engineering at the University of Witwatersrand has dramatically increased due to donations from the London Metal Exchange (LME), reports International Mining.

Professor Fred Cawood, head of the Wits School of Mining Engineering, aims to increase the percentage of sponsored students in the school to provide opportunities for those drawn from a disadvantaged socio-economic background and the donation from LME fulfilled this exact purpose. “Our objective is to identify students who are needy – students coming from poor families who cannot afford to study, and deserving – those who have a realistic chance of success if their money problems are resolved,” says Professor Cawood.