Buffer pupil happy with her results

2018-01-17 06:01
PHOTO: SuppliedZama Zuma matriculated with five distinctions and will study a Bachelor of Science in geography and environmental management.

PHOTO: SuppliedZama Zuma matriculated with five distinctions and will study a Bachelor of Science in geography and environmental management.

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ZAMA Zuma (17), who matriculated at Nomaswazi High School with five distinctions in her nine subjects said she is happy with her results.

“My sister and I had been waiting for the newspaper from around 1.30am on Friday, but we were told it would only come at 6am, so we went to a different area, and when I saw the results statement I was happy,” Zama said.

She attained distinctions in Zulu, history, business studies, life sciences and tourism.

Her secret to her success is that she hit the ground running at the beginning of 2017 she says.

“I would wake up at 2am when everybody was asleep and study until 6am. Then after school I would catch up on my sleep and wake up again at the same time to hit the books,” she said.

Zama’s advice to matriculants, current and future, is that it is important to know where their academic path is headed so when they study for exams in their final high year they keep in mind how many points they need for whichever institution of higher learning they wish to get into.

“Pupils should start studying from the word go, not only when it comes to writing exams.”

The Buffer matriculant will study a Bachelor of Science in geography and environmental management.

“I love geography and after I researched the degree I found that most of its modules have to do with geography,” she said.

Zama said once she has qualified she will be eligible to work with land surveyors, among other professions.

She thanked her teachers who motivated her constantly and when her results took a dip in the second term they had a meeting to get her back on her feet again.

“I would also like to thank my parents and sister Nompumelelelo, who sacrificed her sleep to drive to a quiet place where I could study,” she said.

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