31 August 2015 Volume :3 Issue :40

Education student lands coveted Hugh Africa Scholarship

Education student lands coveted Hugh Africa Scholarship
Ms Nothando Shezi.

Bachelor of Education student Ms Nothando Shezi has scooped the prestigious Hugh Africa Scholarship, awarded annually to a top new entrant choosing to study Education at UKZN.

Shezi and her family lauded the University and the scholarship donors. ‘I feel very grateful, blessed and honoured to receive this scholarship. It means so much to my mum and I as she is unemployed and wasn’t able to pay my fees. This scholarship will allow me to be able to further my studies and be able to provide for my mum once I have graduated and started working.

‘I will now be able to afford my study and transport fees.’

Shezi believes her hard work and dedication towards her studies at UKZN will pay off and she’ll be able to take care of her family while making a success of her life and inspiring other students, friends and family to strive for success and to reach their goals.

She plans to work diligently in her studies, be a committed, graduate with excellent academic results and be an educator who will be both a mentor and role model to prospective learners. She also plans to give back to her community.

Shezi’s love for teaching brought her to the University where she is currently pursuing her BEd in the Foundation and Intermediate phase. ‘I want to make a difference in the lives of young people by educating our future leaders, building a foundation that will ensure they are educated and to be moral citizens of South Africa.’

Expressing gratitude to the donors, she said: ‘I am so thankful for being awarded the scholarship and given the opportunity to further my studies and hopefully enjoy a bright future as an educator in South Africa. I thank God, the donors and my family and friends. I will work hard in my studies and not disappoint anyone.’

Melissa Mungroo

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