Against all odds: pupil who lost her mom in her matric year bags eight As

2022/01/24 07:03:00

Amanda Zuma is just one example of pupils who excelled against the odds at an outstanding school in rural KZN

Amanda Zuma is just one example of pupils who excelled against the odds at an outstanding school in rural KZN

Amanda Zuma is just one example of pupils who excelled against the odds at an outstanding school in rural KZN

23 January 2022 - 17:20 Mfundo Mkhize INSPIRATIONAL Amanda Zuma, from Mconjwana High School near Howick in KZN, achieved eight distinctions despite losing her mother and grandfather over the past year.by.Deonita Damons from Boston City Campus tells us what's available.Venom from a cobra went into the eyes of Lethabo Maleka at the age of 10, but the Limpopo student has still managed to become a top achiever Video journalist 20 January 2022 - 16:29 One of the 20 top-achieving students, Lethabo Maleka was invited to breakfast with the minister and deputy minister of education at the Houghton Hotel.

Image: Rogan Ward The death of her mother and grandfather in her matric year did not deter KwaZulu-Natal pupil Amanda Zuma from achieving eight distinctions in the National Senior Certificate exams.Zuma, who attends Mconjwana High School near Howick, beat the odds to secure As in English, Zulu, Life Orientation, Mathematics, Accounting, Economics, Business Studies and Tourism.Zuma, who hails from Mafakatini village, told Sunday Times Daily: “Though losing my mother and grandfather was a big blow to my wellbeing, I knew I had to pick myself up and overcome the grief.It was a terrible year.I am very surprised I fared well.Despite his disability, Maleka was invited as one of the top 20 achievers to breakfast with the minister and deputy minister of basic education at the Houghton Hotel in Johannesburg on Thursday.

” She said with the support of her relatives and her teachers she was able to weather the storm.“My teachers and my guardians were in constant contact, which made things easier.I am still in disbelief, as eight As were never on my radar,” said the delighted Zuma.Zuma has set her sights on studying business science at the University of KwaZulu-Natal or the University of Cape Town.“I have done my research and business science has won my heart..

I would love to get into the world of insurance,” said Zuma.IN NUMBERS: 99.1% - pass rate of Mconjwana High School.188 - the number of pupils who secured bachelor passes.Mpophomeni teenager Nhlakanipho Ngubane, also a pupil at Mconjwana, scored five As in Zulu, Maths, Physical Science, Agriculture, Life Science and Life Orientation.Maleka had this message for visually impaired pupils: “They must work hard and not use their blindness as an excuse not to achieve in life.

He recounted how attending a science expo competition hosted by the Durban University of Technology had piqued his interest to follow a career path in the built environment.“It was no-brainer that I would go into civil engineering.I was in grade 10 at the time and I am still sold on that career path,” said Ngubane.The school’s other top performer, Samukelisiwe Francis from Howick-West, scored five As in Life Orientation, Maths Literacy, Tourism, History and Zulu and will study law at the University of Witwatersrand.She said her career path was influenced by seeing the plight of people who are often not able to receive proper legal assistance.Image:.

“I would like to make a difference,” said.The trio credited their teachers for helping them navigate the Covid-19 pandemic and ensure that studying went on without glitches.“All of our teachers were strict in ensuring that we observe Covid protocols in the midst of the intense studying programme,” said Ngubane.His sentiments were echoed by classmates.CLASS ACT Mconjwana High School's top matric pupils Nhlakanipho Ngubane, Amanda Zuma and Samukelisiwe Francis.

Image: Rogan Ward “We do a lot of studying here.I remember how hesitant I was coming into this rural school.Over the years we have stuck together like glue.Our teachers are our parents and we have a strong bond,” said Francis.Ngubane added: “Teachers play a big role, even though they sometimes scold.

” The school, nestled in a rural village near Howick, has over the years established a formidable reputation for academic excellence.Headmistress Sthembile Ngwane lauded the class of 2021 who recorded a pass rate of 99.1%, a slight dip from the 100% garnered by the class of 2020.She said of 225 pupils, 188 had bagged bachelor passes and 28 achieved diplomas.“The past year was tough.

As educators we had the mammoth task of helping learners catch up on lost time as they were the biggest casualties of compressed teaching time due to the lockdown.Sthembile Ngwane, headmistress “As educators, we had the mammoth task of helping learners catch up on lost time as they were the biggest casualties of compressed teaching time due to lockdown.” She said night lessons and sharing teachers among neighbouring schools proved to be a winning formula.She also cited the support from the governing body, staff and the community.Last year the school was given a boost when a governing body member, together with a Good Samaritan, sponsored the construction of a multipurpose hall.

The school has also seen an influx of out-of-town pupils who come from as far as Johannesburg.This, according to Ngwane, has prompted community members to build cottages that serve as pupil lodgings..

Read more:
Times LIVE »
Loading news...
Failed to load news.

I have been seeing post everywhere. and a lot of people keep saying reach him and eventually it turned out to be legit platform, I invested $500 and received $4750 within 6 days trade with MichaelWeldon_

Kaizer Chiefs newest: Dumisani Zuma spotted at training [pictures]Kaizer Chiefs newest: Dumisani Zuma spotted at training [pictures] They call him uMsholozi and he is loved unconditionally. Kaizer Chiefs’ Dumisani Zuma has been spotted training with the DStv Premiership giants.

2021 Matric results | Options available to pupilsFailing matric may be terrible but it certainly doesn't mean it's all over. There are a number of options available you're not satisfied with your results.

WATCH | Pupil blinded by snake venom achieves top-20 matric marks in class of 2021Venom from a cobra went into the eyes of Lethabo Maleka at the age of 10, but the Limpopo student has still managed to become a top achiever. I always hated Bitcoin and thought it was a scam,till I met Lisaberry76 I made my withdrawal of R250,000 in 2 weeks thanks to Lisaberry76 Now am financially stable . What a shit headline I never wanted to give it a try because I was really afraid of losing my hard-earned money to any scammers online, I am really delighted, I will keep investing with williamchurch09 EXCHANGE company 🇿🇦, you too can start making profits from Agent. Kindly message williamchurch09

LISTEN | A+ for class of 2021 for conquering disruptions: education expertEducation expert and University of Johannesburg associate professor Nicky Roberts says the 2021 matric class did well, especially given they experienced a full year of Covid-19 and associated disruptions.

Real lawsuit over virtual Hermes Birkin bags | Fin24French luxury group Hermes has started legal proceedings against a US artist over virtual versions inspired by its iconic Birkin bags. I never wanted to give it a try because I was really afraid of losing my hard-earned money to any scammers online, I am really delighted, I will keep investing with williamchurch09 EXCHANGE company 🇿🇦, you too can start making profits from Agent. Kindly message williamchurch09

How to get a job after high schoolAlthough employers prefer post high school qualification and experience, there are many opportunities for matric graduates.