Visually impaired matrics receive recognition

2015-01-07 00:00

A MOUNTAIN Rise special-needs school saw three of their matriculants recognised by the provincial government.

All three — who are visually impaired — proved they were equally up to the task of scoring well above the provincial average in the 2014 National Senior Certificate exams.

Arthur Blaxall School pupils Halalisani Dlamini, Thembeka Zungu, Mandisa Ncanana are now concentrating on tertiary education and the opportunity to travel.

“I couldn’t believe it when I got the call to attend today’s event. I have a feeling of success and am very excited,” said Zungu, who is almost completely blind.

Having passed her matric using Braille, she thanked her teachers for their support as she gets ready to start a social science degree at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

Ncanana and Dlamini, who are great friends, are expecting to study law at UKZN.

“My parents are so happy. My granny even cried when she heard the news,” said Ncanana.

An avid spy novel reader, he said he hopes to be on the cutting edge on solving business problems in the future.

Dlamini, who admitted travelling to school every day was a challenge, thanked his family for helping him achieve. He says he wants to study a law degree at UKZN.


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