Top 2014 Matric Achievers Join UKZN
South Africa’s top and second placed 2014 matric achievers – Mr Gareth Mogambery and Ms Rashmika Deeplal - have chosen UKZN’s College of Health Sciences to study for their MBChB degrees.
Seventeen-year-old Mogambery was the top matric student in KwaZulu-Natal as well as in quintile five schools nationally obtaining nine distinctions. Deeplal,17, was second but first in quintile four schools.
Mogambery, who completed his matric at New West Secondary in Newlands West, is looking forward to studying medicine at UKZN, following in the footsteps of his two older sisters.
Describing himself as a highly competitive person, he learned to read with the help of his mother when he was just five years old while his father assisted him to excel in arithmetic.
Mogambery enjoys playing the piano and guitar; ‘I also read, watch a lot of animation and occasionally run on the beach.
‘My parents are more excited than I am. They have never really directed me on what to study but they are happy. Thank God I have been able to get into the study field of my choice.’
Deeplal, who completed her matric at Isipingo High School scoring seven distinctions, is also excited at having been accepted to do medicine at UKZN. ‘Studying medicine at UKZN has always been my dream and I plan to specialise in Oncology.’
The youngest in a family of five, Deeplal enjoys cooking and swimming.