Matric pupil given laptop

2017-06-09 06:00
Sive Sigenu with his laptop.Photo: siphelele nketo

Sive Sigenu with his laptop.Photo: siphelele nketo

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FRANKLIN Senior Secondary matric pupil, Sive Sigenu (18) was given a laptop by Greater Kokstad Municipality Mayor Bheki Mtolo at a mayoral imbizo at the Franklin sports grounds last Sunday.

He was born and grew up in the farming area of Franklin and wants to be a doctor.

His marks in the last term exams improved and he got 67 % in mathematics and 62% in physical science. He told Fever he applied for a government bursary to study medicine in Cuba, but the bursary application cut-off date had already closed.

“I live with my granny and don’t want to disappoint her by using drugs or alcohol like other young people do.

“I have applied to study medicine at the University of KwaZulu-Natal and am waiting for a response.”

He said to make sure he passes matric­ with flying colours, he attends morning and evening classes and goes to study groups.

He is in the representative council of learners (RCL) after being elected, and his teachers are proud of him.

“This year I choose to focus on my books and stop using social media. People think that Grade 12 is tricky, but it is easy if you work hard. In the winter holidays I am going to attend a winter school programme in Pietermaritzburg.”

Sive is doing physical science, life science, maths, computer application technology, life orientation, English and Xhosa and wants to pass them with flying colours.

Sive said he will use the laptop for school work and search for opportunities in the field of medicine.

Giving him the laptop Mtolo said the municipality will help Sive and other pupils to achieve their dreams.

  FRANKLIN

Senior

Secondary

matric pupil, Sive Sigenu (18) was given a laptop by Greater Kokstad Municipality Mayor Bheki Mtolo at a mayoral imbizo at the Flanklin sports grounds last Sunday.

He was born and grew up in the farming area of Franklin

and wants to be a doctor.

His marks in the last term exams improved somewhat and he got 67 % in mathematics and 62% in physical science. He told Fever he applied for a government bursary to study medicine in Cuba,

but the bursary application cut-off date had already closed.

“I live with my granny and don’t want to disappoint her by using drugs or alcohol like other young people do. I have applied to study medicine at the University

of KwaZulu-Natal

and am waiting for a response.”

He said to make sure he passes matric with flying colours, he attends morning and evening classes and goes to study groups.
He is in the representative council of learners (RCL) after being elected and his teachers are proud of him.
“This year, I choose to focus on my books and stop using social media. People think that Grade 12 is tricky, but it is easy if you work hard. In the winter holidays I am going to attend a winter school programme in Pietermaritzburg.”

Sive is doing physical science, life science, maths, computer application technology, life orientation, English and Xhosa and wants to pass them with flying colours.

Sive said he will use the laptop for school work and search for opportunities in the field of medicine.
Giving him the laptop Mtolo said the municipality will help Sive and other pupils to achieve their dreams.

       

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