Siphelele Nx­u­malo is Swazi­land’ best

Observer on Saturday - - News -

Apupil from U-Tech High School, Siphelele Nx­u­malo did ex­tremely well in the 2017 Ma­tric Ex­am­i­na­tion, com­ing out on top with Dis­tinc­tions in all eight sub­jects.

Siphelele was at her school to col­lect her re­sults when she learnt that she had been po­si­tioned first One in the coun­try un­der the Ma­tric syl­labus. Her dis­tinc­tions were in SiSwati, English, Math­e­mat­ics, Life Ori­en­ta­tion, Ge­og­ra­phy, Life Sci­ence, Phys­i­cal Sci­ence and Tourism. The elo­quent girl attributed her good re­sults to hard work and ded­i­ca­tion.

She dis­closed that hav­ing goals and a clear work­ing plan helped her to achieve the good re­sults which she had worked for since the be­gin­ning of the year.

Siphelele said she had to sacrifice tele­vi­sion soapies and fo­cus on her school work as she was de­ter­mined to do her best. Most im­por­tantly, Siphelele said she al­ways took the lead in the learn­ing process as she believed that teach­ers were only there to as­sist her in what she al­ready knew. She would ask for clar­ity on top­ics which her peers had not even touched yet.


“I have al­ways been ahead of the syl­labus such that by the time we start a new topic as a class, I al­ready knew what it was all about,” she said. Siphelele said she also made good use of her cell­phone as she used it to re­search on new top­ics.

“I un­der­stood that a cell­phone can be used for prof­itable means in­stead of so­cial­is­ing with friends and end up los­ing fo­cus on the school work,” Siphelele said. She fur­ther thanked her par­ents for sup­port­ing and al­low­ing her to at­tend weekend classes wherein the pupils en­gaged in group work.

Mean­while, the bright look­ing girl dis­closed that she as­pires to un­der­take Health Sciences at the Univer­sity of Pre­to­ria.

She said how­ever, she would like to start with job shad­ow­ing this year, be­fore en­rolling for the course next year.

BEST OF THEM ALL: Siphelele Nx­u­malo of U-Tech High School.

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