Five tips aid tertiary study

2016-08-31 06:00

FIVE aspects need to be considered by gr. 12 learners when planning their future studies at tertiary level. These were highlighted during a recent information session for high schools within the ­Mangaung Metro towns of Botshabelo and Thaba Nchu.

The session was hosted by Kealeboga Moremba, communications officer for the Kagiso Shanduka Trust (KST). He conducted a two-day session for six high schools: Popano, Ntumediseng, Leratong and Kgauho in Botshabelo, as well as Tlotlanang Combined and Strydom in Thaba Nchu.

In his presentation Moremba drew attention to the following points:

  • You do not need to attend a private school, or come from an affluent background, in order to be a high achiever. You can create a great future, regardless of your past.
  • It is impossible to accomplish anything without hard work. Hard work helps you maintain consistency.
  • Perseverance is critical. Even if you do not have a glowing academic record, it is never too late to give your best – and when you start trying, you will start succeeding.
  • Success is a state of mind, but you need to get the foundations right. Nutritious foods provide fuel for body and mind, while rest and exercise are also vital. Reading up on study and exam tips can have a ­significant impact on academic performance.
  • Do not disregard the impact of peer pressure. Surrounding yourself with positive people will keep you motivated, but beware of those who might bring you down.

The sessions are part of the KST’s aim to support South Africa’s youth, while specifically motivating gr. 12 learners to achieve good results and ensure their readiness for tertiary studies.

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