Mayor Zulu congratulates matric top achievers

2017-01-18 06:01
Mandeni Mayor congratulates Perm Mthethwa and her parent for Perm’s oustanding matric results. Photo: supplied

Mandeni Mayor congratulates Perm Mthethwa and her parent for Perm’s oustanding matric results. Photo: supplied

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MANDENI Mayor Sphesihle Basil Zulu visited the area’s matric top achievers of the class of 2016 on Saturday, 14 January to congratulate them.

The top two achievers are Joshua Pillay who completed his Grade 12 at the Mandeni Academy and Perm Mthethwa who matriculated from uThukela High School. Perm obtained seven distinctions.

“I would like to congratulate both pupils for hoisting the iLembe flag and putting Mandeni on the map,” the mayor said.

Zulu said hard work pays off and that every pupil can achieve what these two achieved if they focus more on their studies.

“Some of the pupils are focusing on socially unwanted practices and in some instances, you might find that the pupils is busy with boys or girls at school instead of working hard to achieve better results. Some are busy taking drugs and this is something that hinders the pupil’s progress at school,” he said.

Zulu offered a word of advice to the two top achievers and cautioned them about the traps they could fall into once living in a tertiary institution without the guidance offered by their parents.

Joshua’s father Mark Pillay said he is hopeful that his son will continue to do well at tertiary level.
Perm’s mother Olga Yeyeni said she is proud of her daughter.

“I am thankful for my daughter’s progress, we had sleepless nights because of group studies that Perm used to have with other pupils here at home and her progress did not come out of nothing, but it is because of the hard work she did,” she said.

Perm will study agricultural science in UKZN in Pietermaritzburg and Joshua will study physics at Wits University.

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