- A young woman has taken to social media to share her story of how it took her eight years to complete her chemical engineering degree
- Koketso Mbewe graduated from the University of Pretoria after completing her degree and spoke about how it affected her self-esteem
- She advised people to not box themselves or hide their truth out of fear of rejection as everyone has a different story
A young woman has taken to Facebook to share her journey of obtaining her degree in chemical engineering. Koketso Mbewe graduated from the University of Pretoria after eight years of studying for her four-year degree.
She shared the reality of studying and that it's not all glam and fun. She said she had experienced a lot of self-esteem issues and that her confidence was massively bruised due to the time it took her to complete her degree. Part of the post read:
"In those 8 years, I have also learned to discover adventures in the form of social development projects, volunteering, being part of fellowships (on governance, leadership & entrepreneurship) and doing public speaking."
Read the full post below:
Briefly.co.za took to the comments section to compile a few of the congratulatory messages Kekotso received.
Thobani Bangani wrote:
"I'm happy that someone shares this because the pressure we get from our parents is boring and bona they don't want to understand how difficult to obtain a degree."
Ngoepe Advise commented:
"Yes girl! I like that part where you found yourself and also managed to get good mentors and friends plus networking. You've reached milestones."
Kamani Ramasamy said:
"You completed it and have the proof in your hands. That's what matters. Well done, may you continue in your accomplishments."
In other good news about new graduates, Briefly.co.za recently reported on a man who rode a motorcycle-taxi to fund himself and graduated as a top student. George Ameyaw, a student of the University of Education, Winneba (UEW) in Ghana, who supported himself through school with his motorcycle taxi (okada) business, has graduated as the top student.
In an interview with Briefly.co.za, the gentleman confirmed that he had a GPA of 3.96, which was the highest in the Faculty of Science and Environment Education. George studied BSc Integrated Science Education from UEW-Mampong campus in the College of Agriculture Education at the respected university.
Throughout his entire university education, George had straight As and only obtained a B+ three times. George wishes to now study medicine or emergency surgery and would be wildly excited if anyone could support him on that journey.
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