This is the number that has not only offered an ecstatic Nonkula Bomikazi, a 2015 matric pupil at Mandisa Shiceka Secondary School in Kagiso a place in this school’s history books, but also made her principal a happy man.
Dr Joseph Karyn, said not only is she the school’s best performer, she is also the first girl in the school’s history to obtain seven distinctions.
“I am going to write this in a book that I have in my office, she has really set the bar for this year’s matriculants.”
Nonkula said she is over the moon as she did not expect the results that she obtained and that it comes as a surprise.
“My friends and I went to a petrol station to buy a newspaper. It was really unsuspected.”
She said she would not have been so successful if it weren’t for all the sacrifices that she had made as well as the teachers who believed in her.
Nonkula, who have already been accepted into a medicine degree course at the Witwatersrand University, said she is looking forward to the new future that awaits her.
The subjects that she obtained distinctions in are IsiXhosa Home Language, English First Additional Language, Mathematics, Life Orientation, Geography, Life Sciences and Physical Sciences.
Karyn said although the school did not achieve a 100 per cent pass rate and are slightly down in percentage from last year, he is still proud of the achievements.
Altogether 252 pupils sat for the exam, while only four pupils failed. From this 138 pupils are awarded a National Senior Certificate with university entrance.
“Despite our pass rate having declined, our university entrance figures have increased very much from 106 we had last year.”
Four pupils also got five distinctions each. The school boasts with a total of 78 distinctions.
Teenage Dladla, School Governing Body chairperson applauds Nonkula for her academic achievements and said: “we can only produce better results when we adopt the ethos of becoming a school of excellence. We are going to keep on improving.”
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