- A bright learner, Triphin Mudzvengi, received seven distinctions in the 2019 matric exams
- Now, the 18-year-old dreams of becoming a civil engineer
- Although her marks are good enough, Mudzvengi can't get into a varsity because her parents can't afford it
Triphin Mudzvengi is one bright young lady. The teen, who attended Golf View Secondary School, received exceptional marks in the 2019 matric exams.
She not only graduated with a Bachelor's pass, Mudzvengi also bagged a whopping seven distinctions and became the school's top performing pupil for the year.
With the exceptional marks and a dream to become a civil engineer, Mudzvengi's future looked bright.
However, the star pupil is still sitting at home because she can't go to university. According to GroundUp, her parents are poor and could not raise her tuition fees to study at Wits University.
With her exceptional academic record Mudzvengi should have been eligible for the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) funding. However, because she is Zimbabwean, Mudzvengi do not qualify for NSFAS funding.
Briefly.co.za learned the bright young woman immigrated to Mzansi with her parents in 2010. Mudzvengi hoped to study at Wits towards a degree in civil engineering.
However, the annual tuition cost of almost R150 000 is too much for her parents to pay. As a top performer, she qualifies for a R15 000 bursary, however, the varsity requires a 75% fee payment upfront.
Her dad works as a part-time bricklayer and Mudzvengi's mother is a domestic worker.
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