- Mariam Adam received the highest possible distinction at varsity level- summa cum laude
- The 21-year-old South African beauty recently graduation with Honours in Industrial Psychology at the Univesity of KwaZulu-Natal
- Now, she has set her sights to further her studies even more by obtaining her Master's degree
Adam said she wanted to graduate with cum laude because Industrial Psychology came natural to her, despite others claiming it was 'difficult'.
“A lot of people say this field is difficult, but I disagree. It all came naturally to me and I was pushing for a cum laude, so when I found out it was an even better pass, I was ecstatic,” IOL reported Adam said.
The Phoenix resident said she was the first grandchild on her father's side to graduate, but the second on her mom's side of the family.
"My cousin also graduated summa cum laude, and to follow in her footsteps is amazing.”, she said.
Taking to her social media account, Adam posted a hilarious message about her graduation.
"Industrial psych honours - summa cum laude with four certificates of merit First of all, I wanna thank Dean Isaacs for making me more woke than I am!", she wrote.
Adam added, "Thanks UKZN for paying most of my fees cos scholarship, and education is expensive af. Thanks to my brain for helping me do this, and thanks to that shawarma place opposite standard bank and bottom caff(black caff)for cheap study food".
The Industrial Psychology student added the struggle was real, and now she only has one degree to go.
Adam said although her parents are separated, they both supported her studies.
She has now enrolled for a Master's degree and plans to obtain her PhD after that- then she would work as a lecturer in Industrial Psychology.
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