Hard Work Pays Off for KZN Matriculant
‘Coming from an under-privileged school background where many young people are demotivated, working hard and doing well in my matric year was the only way I could ensure that my dream of being an agent for change and an inspiration to those around me would be realised.’
So says 17-year-old Ms Nonduduzo Philile Mchunu of Inanda who was named one of the top performing matric students in KwaZulu-Natal in the class of 2018.
Mchunu, who completed her matric at Dabeka Secondary School earning six distinctions, has chosen UKZN to study for a Bachelor of Business Science degree.
She says it was not an easy journey as she had to do most of her studying after her siblings went to bed because they were noisy. However, she is very happy she still met her goal despite the challenges.
When asked about her decision of choosing UKZN, Mchunu said she had read a lot about the University and its reputation of academic excellence. She considered it an honour to be admitted to study there.
‘Also, I am very close to my mom and have no desire to leave KwaZulu-Natal just yet,’ said Mchunu.
She says she is both excited and terrified because she doesn’t know what to expect but is ready to begin the journey, make new friends and work towards ensuring her dreams become reality.
Words by: Lungile Ngubelanga