IN PICTURES: Class of 2015 top achievers say its all possible


Gauteng top achievers for pictures with Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi and Premier David Makhura during the Gauteng matric awards.

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MIDRAND - Grade 12 is the easiest class, one just needs to focus and give their all from day one. Don’t wait for mid-year to prepare for the exams, start now.

This is the opinion of Ntshuxeko Liberty Maluleka who is rated among the top achievers in the class of 2015. Maluleka is visually impaired and attended at Rivonia School for the Blind in Limpopo. He attributes his success to discipline and unwavering support from educators and parents.

“It was a difficult year but I am satisfied with my performance. At the beginning I struggled with Accounting. The support I got from my teachers, parents and attending extra classes really helped me. I am rated among the best in the country because I gave my all,” said Maluleka who wants to become a lawyer.

Andrew Tucker who was named the top achiever of the year shared Maluleka’s sentiments, saying grade 12 only needs dedication and perseverance.

“I suffered a serious setback at the beginning of the year. I was sick and I missed the entire first term and part of the second term due to illness. I was very frustrated but that inspired me to fight back and achieve the best results I could,” said Tucker.

The 17-year-old attended at SA College High School. He plans to study medicine.

The top achiever award in Gauteng went to Minet Uys from Afrikaanse Hor Meisieskool in Tshwane.

Uys scored eight distinctions and has her sight on studying chemical engineering.

“Those who didn’t make it should not give up. They must try again. Extra classes helped me a lot. Forward planning and discipline can help produce good results,” she said.


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