Empangeni High School pupil Lethokuhle Mgabi (18) is on top of the world and on the road to success after he scooped the top position in the King Cetshwayo District following the release of the 2018 matric results on Friday. He earned seven distinctions in maths, physical science, accounting, life science, life orientation, English and IsiZulu. He will study medicine at Wits University.
ALWAYS keeping his sights on success is what propelled Richards Bay Secondary School learner Junior Ngwira to achieve six distinctions out of his seven matric subjects. Ngwira, a head prefect, was one of two learners at the school to achieve six A’s. He obtained top marks in physical science, mathematics, geography, life orientation, isiZulu and engineering graphics and design. ‘I started preparing for the exams very early and did summaries of every subject. Most of the time it meant I had to study through the night because there is no success without sacrifice. The eNseleni learner said a difficult upbringing motivated him to be goal driven and hard working. ‘Although I don’t have both parents, my three sisters and friends were there for me and I had to overcome many obstacles. ‘I always visualised success, even when things were not going well at some stages, but my state of mind and goals were immovable. He will study actuarial science at the University of Cape Town. Another top achiever and head prefect at the school, Sipho Mdletshe, obtained distinctions in physical science, mathematics, geography, life sciences, isiZulu and life orientation and plans to study medicine at the University of Stellenbosch this year. ‘I’m elated because I didn’t believe that my results would be this good. I am truly thankful to my teachers, especially Mrs AM Jugree, family and friends for their support.’
Richards Bay Secondary School matriculant Junior Ngwira
Richards Bay Secondary School Principal, Mrs D Gounden, with Sipho Mdletshe (left) and Junior Ngwira