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Zululand Observer - Monday - - FRONT PAGE - Welling­ton Mak­wakwa

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

Gugu Myeni

Richards Bay Sec­ondary School Prin­ci­pal, Mrs D Gounden, with Sipho Mdlet­she (left) and Ju­nior Ng­wira

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