- A top matric pupil who was struggling to find funding has received a bursary
- He will be studying mechanical engineering at the Mangosuthu University of Technology
- The bursary will cover registration and all tuition costs
A top achieving matriculant who did exceptionally well in maths and physics has been accepted in a university. The student had been struggling to get placement in any institution. He will be studying Mechanical Engineering at the Mangosuthu University of Technology.
Bayanda Mahlaba did exceptionally well in maths and physics but not one university contacted him. Twitter user TLKhumalo took to the platform to appeal to funders to help him.
"He wants to do mechanical engineering. May you please help him."
Mangosuthu University of Technology responded to the young man and granted him a full bursary for a diploma. His registration and accommodation was covered by the bursary fund.
Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za reported a similar story about a matriculant who could not afford further education. Triphin Mudzvengi received seven distinctions in the 2019 matric exams. 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.
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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