Qambile lives up to his name and matriculates with 92% aggregate

Qambile lives up to his name and matriculates with 92% aggregate

- Michaelhouse learner Qambile Mehlwana matriculated with outstanding results

- Qambile's proud aunt shared her excitement on Twitter

- Twitter offers some advice to ensure the young man's future success

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A proud aunt shared her excitement about her nephew’s outstanding achievements as he passed matric with an aggregate of 92 percent.

Qambile Mehlwana was placed in the top one percent of the entire country for three of his subjects. The Michaelhouse learner obtained remarkable results for all nine subjects, including 91 percent for Advanced Programme Mathematics.

Additionally, Qambile scored exceptionally high in isiZulu making the entire country proud.

Michaelhouse is a prestigious school in Midlands, KZN known for its academic excellence and exclusivity.

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Living up to his name, Qambile is destined for great things and is hoping to get accepted at Ivy League institutions, Stanford University or Brown University in the United States, his aunt writes.

Twitter was quick to offer useful advice to the young man so that he can make informed decisions about his future which looks quite bright. Vilakazi Izakaliv wrote a list of do's and do not's for Qambile, offering great insight.

Qambile was apparently not only an excellent student but also a great leader of West House, one of eight houses at the boarding school.

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IEB Results

IEB matric results were released on Thursday 3 January. A pass rate almost 99 percent was reported, just slightly higher than 2017. The high pass rate is not a complete shock as in 2018 the list of designated subjects was altered. Learners now need to pass any four subjects with 50 percent, rather than the designated subjects.

2018 had been a tumultuous year for basic education with a lot of controversy surrounding a decline in requirements and pass percentages, leading to a higher pass rate but reduced success in finding employment and in tertiary institutions.

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