Matriculants, happy after results released

2016-01-13 06:00
PHOTO: nqobile mtolo With her results, Jacquee Rowland (left) from Carter High with her grandmother, Toni Mommen.

PHOTO: nqobile mtolo With her results, Jacquee Rowland (left) from Carter High with her grandmother, Toni Mommen.

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THE scorching weather could not stop ecstatic 2015 matrics from collecting their National Senior Certificate results from school on the day results were released.

Maritzburg Fever reporter visited a couple of schools to capture the euphoric mood.

A beaming Mbalenhle Shange from Carter High said she is happy that her school days are finally over.

“This year I will enrol at the University of Johannesburg for a course in public relations and communications. I am so excited.”

Mbalenhle urged matriculants who did not pass to try again this year.

“There are many colleges that they can go to. Giving up is not an option - it is not the end of the world. There are many people who did not do well in matric, but who today, are successful.”

Jacquee Rowland, also from Carter High, was accompanied by her grandmother Toni Mommen, to collect her results. She said through all the obstacles she faced, her family, a pillar of support and strength, had ensured that she reached her goal of passing matric.

“I don’t believe it. I actually passed all the subjects. I feel so relieved. I want to thank my family for standing by me and enforcing discipline. I made a lot of sacrifices so that today I can achieve my goal. While preparing for my exams I did not go out with friends, I did not see my boyfriend, my cellphone was off and I was homebound. I am very proud of myself,” she said raising her arms in victory.

Pietermaritzburg Girls’ High was packed with matriculants who had come to collect their results. Some came on their own, others came with friends and parents.

Matric pupil Ayanda Mabaso was spotted sharing the moment with her mother Sizakele and father Sibusiso. With hugs and smiles highlighting the moment, the ambiance was relaxed and filled with victory and relief that, for some, their school days are now officially over.

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