31 August 2015 Volume :3 Issue :40

Top Undergraduate Student Receives Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship

Top Undergraduate Student Receives Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship
Mr Asad Jeewa (left) with Professor Malegapuru Makgoba.

Bachelor of Science Computer Science student, Mr Asad Jeewa, is one of only two top undergraduate students from the College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science to receive this year’s Vice- Chancellor’s scholarship. 

Jeewa’s commitment to his studies was evident where he attained two certificates of merit and six distinctions in 2014 and maintained the high standard achieving two certificates of merits and two distinctions in the first semester this year. He also was awarded the Dean’s Commendation. 

Jeewa said: ‘It’s an honour to be awarded this scholarship and acknowledged for my hard work. It is great motivation to continue in the same manner and strive for excellence.’ 

The modest student, who plans to continue his studies in the UKZN Honours programme, has a keen interest in graphics. ‘It is my dream to one day work on a world-renowned videogame project,’ said Jeewa. 

‘The UKZN scholarship has created many opportunities for me and I would like to convey my sincere thanks to them. They are empowering many students and helping them reach for the stars. With this continued support I am determined to achieve all my goals and make the most of this amazing opportunity.’ 

Lecturer in School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science, Mr Anban Pillay, said: ‘Mr Jeewa is a deserving recipient of the Vice-Chancellor’s award that is just reward for the outstanding results he has consistently produced.   The school commends his fine achievement and wishes him well in his future endeavours that will surely be decorated with many more accolades.’ 

Said his parents Aslam and Shabnam Jeewa: ‘This scholarship allows our son to dedicate all his capabilities on his achievements without the distraction of finances for his studies. We are extremely thankful to the sponsors for their generosity and have no doubt that Asad’s hard work and dedication will make us and the sponsors proud.’

Leena Rajpal

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