Ricardo Jacob graduated Cum Laude for his National Diploma in Accounting at the Durban University of Technology.
Since high school he developed an interest in the Commerce field, which led him to choosing Accounting, Economics and Business studies as subjects in Grade 10.
He said that it was a bitter sweet feeling as it was difficult to realise how far he had come and the things that he has accomplished.
"I have learnt a lot of new things from students and lecturers in class which have made me grow as a person. I have never tried to compare myself to my peers and I feel very proud of my achievements"
He said that his biggest motivator was his mother who encouraged him gto study and go beyond his limits.
Going through his three-year journey was not without some obstacles which he had encountered. He stressed that entering University was a different surrounding compared to high school, and it was difficult to allocate tasks to each individual with everyone being of a diverse culture and having different skills and opinions.
Jacob is currently studying towards his Btech in Cost and Management Accounting.
“After achieving my Btech in Cost and Management Accounting, I am hoping to gain practical experience in a field that ties up with my studies by joining a graduate programme, and I would also like to share and learn new things from my peers"
He also aims to improve on his skills in Accounting and to build on his experience and become an accountant for a reputable company.
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