Siphesihle scores six distinctions

2017-01-12 06:01
 Mother Nontsikelelo Kutta, Siphesihle and her father Yengwayo Kutta. PHOTOs: lindile mbontsi

Mother Nontsikelelo Kutta, Siphesihle and her father Yengwayo Kutta. PHOTOs: lindile mbontsi

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When she sat for her exams after long hours of studying, she knew she has to pass and go to tertiary.

The expectation was to pass and distinctions came as a bonus of hard work.

“ I knew I was going to pass but I didn’t knew it was going to be with flying colours,” said Siphesihle Kutta from Goodwood.

The 18 year-old from Fairbairn College scored six distinctions out of seven subjects she sat for her matric exams last year. It was a jubilee as the Kuttas celebrate the achievements of their first born child.

“She is the ambassador of this house and she has set an example for other girls in our community as well as her younger siblings,” said Yengwayo Kutta the father.

He told City Vision that he told his daughter that although she has done great she still needs to humble herself to achieve more in life.

Siphesihle told said: “ I’m very happy to achieve this, I attribute my success to my parents and my friends I was studying with at school. We used to study as a group of four friends and we all did well,” she said. She urged the 2017 matric students to use ways they are comfortable with when studying. “You don’t have to follow other people’s ways of studying, do what you are comfortable with,” she said.

Nontsikelelo Kutta her mother who is an accounting teacher told City Vision that she would assist her in some subjects. Siphesihle passed Accounting with 92% and Business Studies 95% the subjects which her mom used to assist her.

“ As a family we are really greatful for such an achievement,” said Nontsikelelo. The parents said passing matric doesn’t only mean that their daughter is intelligent but also shows that she listen to their advice. Siphesihle said she has already secured a place to study her dream career of Accounting at Stellenbosch University this year. “I have also managed to secure a bursary that would cater for my tuition fees,” she said.

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