Medical Students Win Malegapuru William Makgoba Scholarships
UKZN Medical students Mr Taahir Suleman and Ms Fathima Suleman have received Malegapuru William Makgoba Scholarships.
The Scholarship is awarded to five top-ranked undergraduates proceeding from the first year to their second-year study in each of the four Colleges at UKZN.
Twenty-year-old Taahir is extremely grateful for his supportive parents and the role they play in funding his education and providing a study-friendly home environment.
‘I think self-belief and a positive attitude is absolutely imperative when undergoing any kind of venture,’ said Taahir. ‘If you are optimistic and believe, you’ll find that most of your goals and aspirations will manifest themselves in your life.’
Said 19-year-old Fathima: ‘To say I was pleasantly surprised is an understatement! When I heard the news I was ecstatic.
‘In my first year at UKZN, my goal was to work to the best of my abilities. I am happy to know that this hard work has reaped benefits.’
Fathima says studying Medicine has been her dream since childhood and she hopes to continue to excel.
Words by: Lihlithemba Sosibo
Photograph by: Abhi Indrarajan