Matric 2020: Standing ovation for Soweto pupil who positioned third in Bodily Science within the nation | News24

  • Bhukulani Secondary College’s three greatest buddies all scored distinctions for Arithmetic, Bodily Science, Accounting, English, Life Orientation and Geography.
  • Gugulethu Thuzi, 18, missed a seventh distinction in IsiZulu by a single mark.
  • Takuddzwa Chikonye was recognised because the third-best Bodily Science pupil nationally.  

The third-best Bodily Science pupil within the nation obtained a hero’s welcome at Bhukulani Secondary College in Zondi, Soweto, on Tuesday.

The soft-spoken Takuddzwa Chikonye, 17, obtained a standing ovation from academics, college students and some mother and father when he entered the varsity.

Chikonye scored distinctions in Arithmetic, Bodily Science, Accounting, English, Life Orientation and Geography.

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Behind him, walked his greatest buddies and fellow achievers, Ntokozo Hlongwane and Gugulethu Thuzi, each 18, who had been additionally welcomed with heat arms.

Hlongwane and Thuzi additionally scored six distinctions – Arithmetic, Bodily Science, Accounting, English, Life Orientation and Geography.

Thuzi simply missed a seventh distinction in IsiZulu by a single mark.

Chikonye and Thuzi are heading to the College of Cape City, whereas Hlongwane will research at Wits College.

The three greatest buddies will all be finding out Actuarial Science. 

Chikonye stated:

“I am unable to imagine that I’m the third-best pupil in Bodily Science nationally. I dedicate this milestone to my schoolmates, mother and father, siblings and academics for all their onerous work and constructive messages. Many individuals believed in me. I used to be optimistic that we had been going to boost the flag of our faculty larger than earlier than. We at the moment are going to start new lives away from our households and academics. We’re going to make them happier by reaching extra objectives in future.”

Mom died in 2010

Thuzi, who misplaced her mom in 2010, lives in Soweto along with her aunt and sibling.

“I want my mom was alive to cherish my achievement. I do know that she is watching me in heaven and is happy with the younger girl I’ve change into. I need to thank my aunt for believing in me and inspiring me to review onerous.

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“I’m going to UCT with one mission: to graduate and change into a job mannequin for my different kin. Schooling is the one weapon that may assist me to overcome,” Thuzi stated.

Hlongwane is raised by his grandmother.

He thanked his grandmother for believing in him when issues had been tough in his life.

“My grandmother is happy with me. I am unable to wait to see her response when she sees my outcomes. She is my pillar and knew that I used to be going to make her proud. I like her and owe her so much.

“I’m fortunate to be surrounded by buddies who love training. Our academics additionally performed an enormous position by pushing all of us at college to work onerous,” Hlongwane stated.

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