Matric appeals for help to become a doctor, UCT VC comes through

Matric appeals for help to become a doctor, UCT VC comes through

- Twitter users appealed for help for a brilliant matriculant who obtained 8 As

- UCT accepted her to study medicine, but she had no bursary offers

- UCT's Vice-Chancellor replied to a Twitter appeal and said the matter was "sorted"

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University of Cape Town's (UCT) Vice-Chancellor, Prof Mamokgethi Phakeng, has come through for a brilliant matriculant who needed financial assistance.

Twitter users shared the case of Malondy, who had obtained an amazing 8 As in her matric, Briefly.co.za gathered.

UCT accepted her to study medicine. However, she had no bursary offers and was still waiting for a reply from the National Students Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS).

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On 5 December, Prof Phakeng saw one of the appeals for Malondy on Twitter and replied with a simple comment, "Sorted."

In another tweet, the VC added that the matter was being attended to.

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South Africans on Twitter applauded Prof Phakeng for being hands on even during her holidays. They urged her to keep up the great work.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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