- A brilliant South African student who received eight distinctions after passing matric has big plans for himself going forward
- The young man has said that now that he passed so well he will pursue a career in Forensic Pathology
- Speaking about his amazing scholarly achievement, the young man thanked his mother who has been a pillar for him through it all
A brilliant South African matriculant managed to achieve amazing results for his matric 2020. Sibulele Solilo secured himself a whole 8 distinctions and achieved an incredible 90% average for matric.
The young man, who comes from a poor background and an area riddled with poverty and crime, KwaNobuhle township, thanked his mother for who he says helped him pull through some of his hardest days in matric.
Now that he has pulled off what he worked so hard to achieve, Sibulele has plans of going to the University of Stellenbosch to study medicine which will help him get closer to his dream of becoming a Forensic Pathologist.
Living by the philosophy that integrity is doing the right thing even when no one is watching, his advice for the matric students of 2021 is to put everything into making a success of their matric year.
“Start preparing now for the final exam. If you fail to prepare, you prepare to fail.”
In more heartwarming Briefly.co.za news, Ntsikelelo Pefile is living proof that determination and believing something can work out for you - actually does make things happen. The young man who is now a senior physiotherapy lecturer at the University of Cape Town was not always a lecturer.
Pefile's story starts out from the point where he used to accompany his aunt - a domestic worker - to go and clean the house of university chancellor Dr Stuart Saunders, the man who helped make a big difference in the outcome of his life.
As a Christmas gift, Saunders paid for Pefile to get a tutor which saw him excel as a student. Soon he was headed to a better school - Rhodes High and this is something Saunders had also helped him accomplish.
After finishing school, Pefile landed himself a job as a cleaner at the school and was then introduced to the medical school by his aunt who also helped him get into contact with other students in the physiotherapy department.
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