From township to top: Meet SA's top maths and science students

From township to top: Meet SA's top maths and science students

Three star learners, who attended Engen's Maths and Science School (EMSS), performed extremely well in their 2018 matric examinations, obtaining distinctions in several subjects.

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Each year, a programme run by Engen gives grade 10-12 learners the opportunity to study maths, science and English at EMSS.

The programme deliver amazing results in 2018, reaching an impressive 93% pass rate against the national pass rate of 78.2%.

However, three matrics stood out from their group, obtaining distinctions in all their subjects and ranking as the top pupils in the programme for 2018. It was revealed that all three learners hail from KwaZulu-Natal.

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Briefly.co.za was informed about the three individuals' impressive matric results and we decided to take a closer look at their performance and what the future holds.

1. Thabiso Ndlovu

Ndlovu, who studied at Velabahleke High School in Umlazi, grabbed the top national spot, scoring 92% for science, 97% for maths and 86% for English.

She is planning on studying towards a degree in medicine this year.

From township to top: Meet SA's top maths and science students

Thabiso Ndlovu was the top achiever in the 2018 EMSS programme. Photo credit: Supplied.
Source: UGC

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2. Msomi Zizile

Zizile came in second with 98% in science, 89% for maths and 81% for English. The young lady, who matriculated from Zwelibanzi High School, aims to either pursue a degree in medicine or chemical engineering at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

From township to top: Meet SA's top maths and science students

Msomi Zizile plans on studying eihter medicine or chemical engineering. Photo credit: Supplied.
Source: UGC

3. Brenton Johnson

Grosvenor Boys High's Brenton Johnson came in third. He matriculated with 94% for science, 83% for maths and 89% for English.

Johnson plans on completing a degree in Accounting Sciences at Varsity College.

From township to top: Meet SA's top maths and science students

Brenton Johnson nabbed third place. Photo credit: Supplied.
Source: UGC

Engen’s Corporate Social Investment Manager, Adhila Hamdulay, said he was delighted that Engen gave many 'bright young learners' the opportunity to study towards a higher education qualification.

“Starting off as Engen Saturday Schools over 30 years ago, EMSS is central to Engen’s efforts to contribute to the growth and transformation of the country. The programme has worked tirelessly to transform young lives and has, we believe, made a useful contribution to a more transformed and vibrant workforce," Hamdulay added.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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