A mother who provides for her family as a street vendor was super proud when her son earned 7 distinctions and became the number 2 star student in SA's state schools. The single mother couldn't be more chuffed with her son.
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Margaret Nkayi, a 57-year-old widow, could not stop smiling after her son, Avukile, was named one of the top 4 Eastern Cape achievers for 2018.
The hard-working student earned 7 distinctions and took the second spot between the top students in South African state schools.
A report by IOL News indicated that Margaret was overjoyed during the ceremony that honoured 2018's matric top achievers.
I am very grateful to all the schools and teachers who played a part in shaping my son's future. The teachers at Ulundi Primary School organised him a bursary to do his high school at Nyanga [High School] and when he got there he came on top.
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Avukile must have learned his work ethic from his mother because she works hard as a street vendor to provide for her family.
Briefly.co.za gathered that Margaret's husband passed away in 1990 and she became a hawker.
According to Avukile, he actually became a better student when he helped other students.
The more I helped other pupils, the more I developed my own understanding.
The young man has big dreams and will study medicine at the University of Cape Town.
After completing [medical studies] I want to specialise in neurology and then go back to serve my community.
Congratulations and good luck, young man!
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Source: Briefly News