PMB pupils more than pleased

2013-01-04 00:00

AFTER weeks of waiting to hear whether they had passed, pupils gathered at Pietermaritzburg schools yesterday to hear their fate.

It was a joyous day as the matrics celebrated their results with friends and parents.

Thobile Mdima (18) from Alexandra High School was more than pleased with her results.

The excited Mdima, who collected distinctions in business studies and Zulu, told The Witness: “It is exciting to know that all the hard work paid off. I got the results I expected.”

Siphokazi Duma (18), who got one distinction in life orientation, couldn’t describe how she was feeling.

“I don’t know how to feel. It all feels unreal,” Duma said.

Both Duma and Mdima said they would study at the University of KwaZulu-Natal this year.

“It is great to finally move on with life,” said Hayden Farr, of Maritzburg College, who received distinctions in dramatic arts and engineering graphics and design.

The 18-year-old told The Witness he would like to become a teacher and give back to his old school.

Nadeem Nyker (18), who got distinctions in English, life orientation and history, is looking forward to studying journalism at Rhodes University in the Eastern Cape.

The overjoyed Nyker described passing matric as “great”.

“It is an uplifting and relaxing feeling,” Nyker added.

Meanwhile, at Pietermaritzburg Girls’ High School, the excitement through the school’s corridors was palpable.

The girls exchanged hugs and some shed a few tears as they congratulated one another on a job well done.

Amanda Mtshali, who got a distinction in Zulu, said: “I feel relieved. It is like a burden has been lifted off my shoulders.”

Meanwhile, Azaé Meyiwa, who got distinctions in Zulu and life orientation, thanked her teachers and mother for their support.

“It is a great relief after all the hard work,” she said, adding that although she is not sure where she will study this year, she believes that God has a plan for her.

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