Free State top achiever says hard work paid off

2016-01-06 12:36
Free State top achiever Katleho Tau and his father Mphonyana Tau. (Jeanette Chabalala,News24)

Free State top achiever Katleho Tau and his father Mphonyana Tau. (Jeanette Chabalala,News24)

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Bloemfontein – Moroka Secondary School pupil Katleho Tau has become a good example of how hard work pays off.

He got As in Life Science, Mathematics, Physical Science, Geography, Setswana, English and Life Orientation.

The Free State received an 81.6% pass rate in the 2015 matric exam.

Education MEC Tate Makgoe earlier hailed the province for its achievement. 

"Hard work definitely earned me a place among the top achievers. It feels great that I have achieved my goals and actually made my parents, teachers and my community proud. I am just happy that I am the top achiever," said Tau.

The visibly shy 18-year-old, from Thaba Nchu, said he always maintained a balanced life at school.

"I balanced everything out. I did not deprive myself from watching TV or even hanging around with my friends... but I also knew that I had to put the same energy into my studies as well.”

He said his family and teachers played a huge role in contributing to his achievements.

Tau said he planned to study medicine, either at Wits University or the University of the Free State.

He said his passion was to become a doctor so he could contribute to his community.

His father Mphonyana Tau said he was excited that his son made it this far.

"It is very exciting, but I always knew he was going to get good results because the boy was always committed to his work," he said.

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