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De­spite hav­ing been listed amongst the best per­form­ing pupils in Eswa­tini, Thando Pearl Fakudze is not re­ally im­pressed by her achieve­ment.

Thando ac­cu­mu­lated six dis­tinc­tions and one credit, mak­ing her the sec­ond best at UTech High School.

Speak­ing shortly af­ter get­ting her re­sults, Thando dis­closed that she was not en­tirely happy about her re­sults as she was aim­ing for seven dis­tinc­tions. “I fell sick dur­ing the ex­ams, and I be­lieve this af­fected my per­for­mance,” she said. None­the­less, Thando said she ap­pre­ci­ated her re­sults, and would be go­ing for the best ca­reer that she can get out of what she has in hand.

When asked on how she pre­pared for the ex­am­i­na­tions, Thando said she pre­ferred study­ing alone at her own pace.

She at­trib­uted her good per­for­mance to for­mer prin­ci­pal Mavela Shongwe, whom she de­scribed as a vi­sion­ary leader who al­ways wanted the best for all pupils.

“The prin­ci­pal was al­ways there to hear our com­plaints and took us as a pri­or­ity,” she said. Thando said she hopes to un­der­take a course in Eco­nomics over­seas.

“I am look­ing at coun­tries such as Ger­many or France for an Eco­nomics course,” said the shy look­ing girl.

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