Uthukela top 6 learners make district proud

The Director of Uthukela Health District Dr Thandeka Zulu has congratulated six local who matriculated with flying colours, while urging them to focus on their studies and make full use of their bursaries.

The learners achieved exceptional results and were awarded bursaries by Mr Peter Paul Ngwenya, iGagasi FM founder and member of the Funda Bursary Fund.

Dr Zulu, who is also a district Chairperson of Operation Sukuma Sakhe, attended the event, held at the Department of Education’s district offices recently.

She thanked Mr Ngwenya and all other sponsors who are making these children’s dreams become a reality.

While Bonga Shange (18) will be pursuing a career in Accounting and Mukela Nhlangothi (17) will be studying Astronomy and Astrophysics, four of these learners - Simphiwe Xaba (17), Sanele Ndlela (18), Truelove Ngwenya (17) and Thandiwe Dlamini (17) - will be studying towards a degree in Medicine this year.

The bursary will cover:

  • Tuition fees
  • Accommodation Fees;
  • Books and other Stationery; and
  • Transport for those that would be accommodated outside the University.

In her message of support, Dr Zulu thanked the learners for their hard work and Mr Ngwenya and Funda Bursary Fund for funding top achievers from Uthukela deep rural schools.

"Some of these children are from single parent families. We are very proud of them for managing to achieve what they have. We are also thankful to the four who are pursuing Medicine, a scarce skill in the department."

She encouraged students to go to the university and raise the flag of Uthukela high, and urged them to focus on their studies so that they can graduate and come back to serve the community of Uthukela.

She issued a strong warning against social ills, namely substance abuse, teenage pregnancy, HIV/ AIDS and STIs, which can derail a young person from achieving their dreams.

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