10 April 2017 Volume :5 Issue :16

Medical Graduate Exhilarated Over Cum Laude Pass

Medical Graduate Exhilarated Over <em>Cum Laude</em> Pass
Beating the odds to achieve success, Dr Kgotso Lawrence Sambo.

‘I am struggling to explain to my family the importance of this great achievement,’ said Medical cum laude graduate, Dr Kgotso Lawrence Sambo.

Sambo - living proof that it doesn’t matter where you come from but where you are going - completed his matric at Sehlakabje High School in rural Acornhoek in Mpumalanga.

‘My family doesn’t know what this cum laude thing is all about! They are happy that I completed the degree in record time but I don’t think they fully appreciate what it means to graduate cum laude,’ said Sambo.

Sambo has always wanted to be an academic high achiever but never thought it would actually happen. ‘I feel great but am still in some shock about the cum laude award. It really means a lot to me and most importantly, it proves to me that everything is possible. It has also helped me realise my potential,’ he said.

Sambo loves teaching and was involved in academic mentorship programmes on campus.

‘I want to become a lecturer someday. I hope to study further and specialise in Internal Medicine or General Surgery. The future will reveal which specialty exactly.’

Nombuso Dlamini

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