‘I had to work through the noise’ – student who lived next to tavern

2016-01-06 10:51
Milton Phahladira. (Karabo Ngoepe, News24)

Milton Phahladira. (Karabo Ngoepe, News24)

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Pretoria - A matric pupil from Makhosini Combined Secondary School in Soshanguve is on top of the world after obtaining a distinction in Physical Science, despite being forced to move three times in one year.

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“With the last move we ended up living next to a loud tavern. It was a tough period for me because that happened close to my final exams. I had to adjust my brain to studying through the noise,” said Milton Phahladira.

He said the move affected his marks tremendously, but he told himself he needed to succeed no matter what.

“I just told myself that no matter what my situation was, I had to work hard and pass. I did not let the situation get in the way of me achieving my goals of becoming a chartered accountant.”

Phahladira said he believed things could have been different had he not moved a lot.

He got 86% for Sepedi home language, 79% for English first additional language, 77% for Mathematics, 73% for Life Orientation, 65% for Geography, 74% for Life Sciences, and 81% for Physical Science.

“I’m happy with the results but I think silly mistakes also cost me big time. I panicked while I was writing my papers and I think that contributed to me missing out on distinctions,” he said.

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