14-yr-old Zim girl to start university

2012-06-04 08:31

Johannesburg - A 14-year-old Zimbabwean girl will start university in August, according to a report.

Maud Chifamba will attend the University of Zimbabwe in Harare and study accounting, The Times reported.

"I have always wanted to be one of those professionals and this is a chance I will grasp with both hands and cherish," Chifamba was quoted as saying.

"It's not everyone who is fortunate enough [to have this opportunity]."

According to the report, in 2003 Chifamba enrolled at a primary school which had only three teachers.

Her teachers, who had noticed her aptitude, moved her from Grade 3 to Grade 6.

In 2006 she was not able to write her Grade 7 exams because her school was not registered.

However, Chifamba wrote her Grade 7 exams in 2007 at the age of nine. She passed her O levels in two years.

In 2010, Platinum mining company Zimplats agreed to pay her fees at Sandringham High School in Mhondoro for her A-level studies.

Last year, Chifamba attained 12 points, which was enough to enrol in university.

The Revenue Authority would pay Chifamba's fees until she graduates four years from now.

  • daniel.masemola - 2012-06-04 08:42

    A0w w0w

  • daniel.masemola - 2012-06-04 08:43

    A0w w0w

  • yusufchinyengetere - 2012-06-04 08:49


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      Tave.Chadiwa - 2012-06-04 17:45

      yu can say that again!!!

  • thabiso.letlhabane - 2012-06-04 09:09

    suddenly i feel stupid, lol

  • Jimmy - 2012-06-04 09:39

    Genius. These people write national exams in GRADE 7! Wow. Then its no wonder they produce kids like this.

      Jack - 2012-06-04 12:27

      You have national exams at Grade 7, Form 2, Form 4 and Form 6..

  • patrickchina.ngene - 2012-06-04 09:41

    dis 14 yr old Zim girl s a gud example 2 our youth. I wish our South Africans youth can follow her foot steps, bcoz 2 start university at da early age s a gud achievment.

      Stef - 2012-06-04 10:17

      Yes, and maybe she could teach you to spell?

  • lmachete1 - 2012-06-04 09:42

    ooh i knw her..her name is BORnKNOWIN.LOL

  • i2meleng - 2012-06-04 09:46

    All the best little one - God/hard work/family/and sposnors will see you through.

  • jomardl - 2012-06-04 09:46

    Clever girl.

  • wtheka - 2012-06-04 10:09

    Wow ol da Best for da Little Gal,BornKnwing

  • Vuyani Vuyo Dlamini - 2012-06-04 10:14

    having done my education in Zim, seeing kidz like those is not surprising, most dont get recognised coz of the poor conditions.

  • UncleShep - 2012-06-04 10:20

    you the girl!!!

  • Carla - 2012-06-04 10:34

    Well done young lady! Kepp up the good work!

  • hughmupfunya - 2012-06-04 10:39

    wow i am proud to be a Zimbabwean.... You have make me proud my sister. we are definately nt a nation of dunder heads...i write this on my way to the exam hall

  • semakaleng.thulare - 2012-06-04 10:49

    Give that girl a bells... just after she graduates!

  • lmachete1 - 2012-06-04 11:12

    jeeerr...the coming of JESUS CHRIST is so near.izit 14 or 41?i tink the error is there!

  • lmachete1 - 2012-06-04 11:37

    BIG UP ZIM ZIM 4 such a high stardad of education.but you wil nt reap the fruits of it becouse they wil come nd work in SOUTH AFRICA.

  • lmachete1 - 2012-06-04 11:37

    BIG UP ZIM ZIM 4 such a high stardad of education.but you wil nt reap the fruits of it becouse they wil come nd work in SOUTH AFRICA.

  • Robert - 2012-06-04 14:28

    Power to Maud Chifamba!

  • Shepherd - 2012-06-04 15:30

    Thats it girl kip it up , we love it

  • Peter - 2012-06-04 16:14

    gal u hv md our country pruod thumbs up wsh u o e best soon aftr u begin ur carrier we luv u

  • Abshai Ndlovu - 2012-06-04 17:18

    Amazing!! Wish her goodluck in her studies in UZ!

  • Abshai Ndlovu - 2012-06-04 17:19

    Amazing!! Wish her goodluck in her studies in UZ!

  • Morama - 2012-06-04 17:32

    Hehehehehhh,i like this story and just anxious to hear from the majority of haters from this site!!! It doesn't look like News24 we all know!!!

  • barry.dogg.fritz - 2012-06-04 18:36

    WOW is all i can say,you go girl,keep up the good work,just a word of advice,dont burn your self out too soon

  • ako.gutshwa.7 - 2012-06-04 20:54

    Wow! You go girl wishing you all the best on your endeavor

  • Michael McN - 2012-06-06 03:00

    Congratulations and best wishes from the United States of America. All the best to you, Maud!

  • muleyam - 2012-06-06 21:12

    I think this is not proper for a child she is not going to be able to comform to a growth curve i mean this is unfair really !

  • bnnyoni - 2012-06-09 06:28

    South Africa kids are busy making kids by that Age.

  • Chriskoi1 - 2012-06-10 08:22

    Chifamba welldone Welldone that's the way to go learn and start to help others to learn Welldone again.

  • terrencetinosi.bhebhe - 2012-06-13 23:44

    thats the zimbabwe we want to read about. keep it up girl, l salute you...

  • Kelvin Mazanza - 2014-01-18 07:39

    This lady is already in her second or third year if i am not mistaken. news24 be serious

  • Alex Fraser - 2014-01-19 15:40

    That's being a true zimbabwean, even the whole world know that our own president is well educated.

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