- A woman, Crystal Janice Ross, and her sister finished varsity this year
- However, due to the coronavirus and lockdown, they could not have a graduation ceremony
- So, they held the most special graduation at their home with their mom awarding the degrees
Things don't always work out as planned but one family did not let that ruin their special day. Crystal Janice Ross and her sister, Jady, were both set to graduate this year.
However, with the lockdown due to the coronavirus, the university cancelled the graduation ceremony.
On Wednesday, Ross wrote on the #ImStaying Facebook page that she was supposed to have her second graduation and Jady would have had her first.
"With lockdown, we decided to still have our ceremony," she wrote.
Their mother was the lecturer who awarded the homemade certificates and two graduates' gowns were made of tablecloths.
"I’m staying because through all this, we can still find a reason to celebrate life and live well."
Take a look at the post below:
South Africans loved their home graduation and congratulated the sisters on their academic achievements.
Helen Van Rensburg commented:
"Congratulations, you all looked beautiful. It is wonderful that you made the effort to do this."
Headman Vuyani Gqoboka said:
"Congratulations you guys! Love the at home graduation. You rock!"
Nosipho Cebisa added:
"Guys, this is awesome! Congratulations to both of you!"
If you want to take a look at their home graduation video, click on the link here.
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported on another student who celebrated her graduation at home. A stunning student, Sonke Nkwane, was set to graduate with a BCom degree in Industrial Psychology when universities cancelled graduation ceremonies as a result of the coronavirus.
However, Nkwane did not let Covid-19 rob her of the special day and she hosted a graduation ceremony at her house.
"I told myself no corona formed against me shall prosper," she wrote online.
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