Grade 11 harder than matric

2015-01-06 00:00

MANY of Pietermaritzburg’s top achievers are intent on helping others and the country with their chosen careers, medicine, as always, being a popular choice.

Devania Govender (17) of Raisethorpe High said matric was tough with lots of pressure. Now, armed with seven As, she plans to study medicine at the University of Cape Town. She thanked all her teachers and her parents. “Hard work is always rewarded,” Devania said.

Also from Raisethorpe High, Ishaaq Lakhi (18) believes if you do your work constantly throughout the year then the exams are quite manageable. After getting seven As, he plans to study chemical engineering at Howard College in Durban and wants to work for Sasol.

Yet another Raisethorpe High top achiever with seven As, Nikhyl Soorajbally (17), said he wants to stay in South Africa and study civil engineering with the hopes of one day owning his own company.

From Heather Secondary, Luqmaan Haspatel (17) said making his parents proud was his greatest motivation to earn seven As. He described himself as a top achiever since Grade 1 and plans to study megatronic engineering.

Luqmaan also has a passion for cars and hopes to stay in KZN.

Timera Dabi (17) of Heather Secondary ideally wanted to study medicine, but chose to do dentistry because she’s always wanted to help people. She said she found matric difficult, but not as bad as Grade 11. She had to give up spending time with her friends last year in order to get her seven As and hopes to one day join Doctors Without Borders.

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