Muslim School for Girls’ top matrics tell of their dreams

2015-01-06 00:00

MASIHA Essop (17) from Maritzburg Muslim School for Girls (MMSG) wanted to thank her principal, Ebrahim Haffajee.

She wants to be a doctor or a pharmacist and hopes to open her own practice some day. Masiha got seven As in matric.

Also getting seven As was fellow pupil Resne Maduray (17), who said she’s been a good student all her life and would like to travel to Australia or New Zealand. She said her motivation for doing well was her parents, as well as her own will. She wants to study pharmacy or engineering this year.

Also from MMSG, Zakiya Reheman (17) said she wants to be a psychologist so she can help people in the community. She was the dux at Islamia Primary School in Grade 7 and has been a keen pupil ever since, getting seven As in matric. She was very excited when hearing that she was a top achiever at her school. “I’m really stunned and totally speechless,” she said.

Class-mate Moshina Ismail (18) wants to study law at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. “It feels amazing knowing I did so well and I really was not expecting it,” she said. Ismail likes everything about law and is especially interested in human rights. Ismail also achieved seven As.

Henna Cassimjee (17) also from MMSG, said she studied hard to make her ill grandmother proud. She lives with her aunt and grandmother, and they have been her support base throughout matric. She definitely wants to move overseas, living and working in Dubai. She is an animal lover and would love to contribute to the SPCA. Henna achieved seven As.

Serena Gobindlal (17) was the head girl at MMSG last year, and she said it feels great to be both the head girl and one of the top achievers. She loved accounting from Grade 10 and wants to study BComm accounting at UKZN this year. With seven As to her name, Serena hopes to work for a big accounting firm some day and continue to live in Pietermaritzburg.

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