Woman's Inspiring Story of Going Back to School at 31 to Rewrite Matric Resonates With South African Netizens

Woman's Inspiring Story of Going Back to School at 31 to Rewrite Matric Resonates With South African Netizens

  • A determined Mzansi woman took to social media to share her testimony of improving her matric results
  • A video posted on TikTok shows the 31-year-old woman wearing a uniform after deciding to back to school
  • Sisanda Mkhosana told Briefly News about being dissatisfied with her initial matric results and why she felt compelled to start over
  • Many SA social media users were moved by Sisanda's post and shared their stories of starting over too

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In today's ever-changing world, it is more important than ever to be able to adapt and learn new things. Returning to school shows you are willing to invest in yourself and your future.

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A woman went back to school at the age of 31. Image: @pinkyminnie1/TikTok
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Woman goes back to school to rewrite matric

A South African woman, Sisanda Mkhosana (@pinkyminnie1) took to social media to share her bold decision to go back to school to rewrite her matric at the age of 31.

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It takes courage to step back into the classroom after years of being out of school. It also takes determination to juggle the demands of school with work, family, and other commitments.

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A video posted on TikTok by Sisanda shows her dressed in a school uniform. The post was captioned:

"At the age of 31, I decided to go back and rewrote my wrongs (matric)."

Sisanda opens up about why she went back to school

Sisanda told Briefly News that she passed her matric with a higher certificate pass in 2016 at Mgezwa Senior Secondary School.

"I stayed two years discombobulated and stressing without knowing what to do with my life as I was always thinking about the promise I made to myself to go back to high school.

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"In the beginning of 2019 l decided to go to Durban to look for a job so that I would be able to get money and take myself back to school. My home situation is what motivated me the most," Sisanda said.

Sisanda also shared that her mother wasn't able to finish her schooling when she feel pregnant with her and always blamed herself.

"I wanted to make things better for both of us. In our area, we are experiencing a lack of jobs opportunities especially without higher education so that is why I decided to dust myself off and start over," said the young woman from Lusikisiki in the Eastern Cape.

Why rewriting your matric is a commendable decision

Rewriting your matric is an excellent idea as it allows you to get better marks to join the university or degree course of your choice.

There is no limit to the times you can rewrite your matric as long as you are 21 years or older. You can reapply for a matric upgrade if you have your initial final matric exam marks or incomplete matric results.

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Sisanda's story resonates with many South African netizens

Many netizens reacted to the video with positive comments. Others also shared how they, too, went back to school at mature ages in an effort to better their lives.

Ndi! said:

"So I’m 26 doing my 2nd year at varsity, I’m not late right guys?? My peers are working ."

Magaba❤️❤️❤️ wrote:

"I rewrote my matric at the age of 38 now I'm doing my 1st year studying teaching. I'm 41 years now. We can do it, sweetheart."

Usisneo reacted:

"How do you look 19 ."

Thotong 777# replied:

"I was 27 when I wrote my matric, already married. I did my nursing course afterwards, and today I'm a professional nurse."

Gontse Motepe commented:

"My mother rewrote her matric at the age of 50 ."

zewande said:

"That's the best decision I'm proud of you ."

Z€€ replied:

"Please attend matric dance too ."

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In another story, Briefly News reported that a woman posted about a gogo who graduated with an MBA at the age of 80 years old on Twitter and got tongues wagging among tweeps. The lady shared gogo's graduation pic and concluded the cation with the words:

"Never give up on your dreams."

eeps on Twitter were split in opinion over gogo's achievement. Some felt she wasted her time and money as she wouldn't need the qualification, while others congratulated her as they thought her achievement was beautiful.

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Source: Briefly News

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