Six distinctionsfor Tongaat pupil

2017-01-12 06:01
Grade 12 pupil from Tongaat Secondary Salesh Harrysharan promises to bag more distinctions at university. Photo: andile sithole

Grade 12 pupil from Tongaat Secondary Salesh Harrysharan promises to bag more distinctions at university. Photo: andile sithole

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“MATRIC pupils must be consistent and pay attention to the lessons taught in the class.”

This is a message from a matriculant from Tongaat Secondary, who achieved six distinctions .

Salesh Harrysharan (17) was among the four top pupils in his school who achieved outstanding results in their 2016 final examination.

“My 2016 was easy because I was consistent in my studies. Last year I planned and set my goals in advance in order to avoid frustration.”

Salesh received As in English (home language), mathematics, life orientation, geography, information technology and life sciences. In Afrikaans he received 75%.

“I have been a consistent pupil since my first day of school in 2016. I paid attention to the lessons taught in class. I grasped and understood everything taught and did not find it difficult to concentrate as I had built up myself esteem and confidence in achieving six distinctions in my matric year.”

“After writing all my papers, I was extremely confident that I had received six distinctions. I did not stress about the results being published on 5 January. I now look forward to achieving distinctions in my university years of study.”

Salesh wants to pursue a degree in BSc computer science and information technology at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

He thanked his parents Roshni and Sailendra Harrysharan for being his pillars of strength.

“I would also like to thank my former teachers at Victoria Primary for building me up and my teachers at Tongaat Secondary, especially my IT teacher Karuna Nadasen and mathematics teacher Maggie Naidoo who played a major role in my life. Working with computers has always been my dream and I believe that computers can be used to make our lives easy. My dream is to start my own company. I will continue working hard at university and promise to receive more As at the university.”

Father, Sailendra urged parents to be fully supportive towards the education of their children.

“As a parent and former chairperson of the school governing body, I have noted that some parents are not fully committed to assisting their children. I believe it is the responsibility of every parent to be more vigilant and support children in their studies­.”

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