- A young South African lady has successfully bagged her first degree with a whopping 16 distinctions
- Theshaya Naidoo graduated cum laude from the University of KwaZulu-Natal with a Bachelor of Social Sciences degree
- Theshaya's story is even greater when one considers that she failed maths in matric
A stunning young lady took to social media to share that she has completed her first degree cum laude. 20-year-old Theshaya Naidoo bagged her Bachelor of Social Sciences. She shared an inspiring post about her past on Twitter.
According to Theshaya, she failed mathematics in high school. With just 16% in her final exams in 2017, she didn't allow that to deter her. During a global pandemic where classes were scarce and many students were being forced to work on their own, Theshaya shone.
Not only did Theshaya graduate cum laude but she bagged a whopping 16 distinctions. Her story is truly one for the books.
"I had 16% for mathematics in the 2017 NSc examinations. In 2020, during a global pandemic, I completed my first degree at 20 with cum laude with sixteen distinction. Ladies and gentlemen. Her."
Take a look at her inspiring post below:
According to UKZN, in 2018 Theshaya was awarded the Emma Smith Overseas Scholarship which recognises exceptional academic performance. She also received a bursary in 2019.
“Completing my first degree at the age of 20 with a cum laude pass and 16 distinctions after very average marks in matric was confirmation that I could achieve anything with a goal and plan,” she said.
Theshaya is also a social media influencer who runs three businesses.
In similar news about education and success, Briefly News reported that Dr Mutu is one of the hundreds of students who graduated during the autumn 2021 graduation session of the University of Pretoria. What makes him stand out is that he completed not one but two degrees in 2020 – his Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree with UNISA and his Doctor of Philosophy (Law) from UP.
For the new graduate, a good education has always validated his belief in the ability for knowledge to turn a life around, and Dr Tutu reiterates that he's most grateful for his strong support system.
“My parents were not educated. However, I was inspired by my niece who also has a PhD and her husband is a medical doctor. She supported me from the beginning when I first came into the country and began my academic journey,” he said of his encouraging family.
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