'I am glad it’s all over' - top-performing Durban IEB matriculant

2018-01-03 09:45
Crawford College North Coast’s top performing IEB matric Sachin Naidoo. (Supplied)

Crawford College North Coast’s top performing IEB matric Sachin Naidoo. (Supplied)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Durban –  A good mindset, a desire to do well and good support from parents and teachers were the secrets behind Sachin Naidoo's success, he said.

Naidoo, 18, was Crawford College North Coast’s top performing IEB matriculant in 2017, with a whopping nine distinctions. 

"But yeah, I am glad it’s all over. It’s been a tough year," Naidoo told News24 in a telephonic interview.

"I am excited to embrace the changes set to come in the year ahead – all the challenges and places to grow."

Naidoo’s mother, Hanusha, said she was extremely proud of her son’s achievement. 

"He's always been a very hardworking child and very committed to what he does," an overjoyed Hanusha added.

TO SEE YOUR IEB RESULTS CLICK HERE

She believes that providing support and adequate time to listen to the needs of her son was what aided his success. 

"One shouldn’t compare your child with another child – inside or outside your family – but understand their unique strengths and weaknesses and support them as best as possible."

Inspiration

Naidoo, who was accepted to study both actuarial science and mechatronics at the University of Cape Town and Witwatersrand University, says his father Umesha, a medical doctor, inspired him.

"To see him working hard every day inspired me to replicate his work," Naidoo says. 

And while he believes stress was the biggest obstacle facing him the past year, Naidoo said that, with good planning, a matriculant can overcome anything. 

"It’s been a very stressful year. The pressure and emphasis by the school to achieve results made things difficult – but, if you start early and try not to achieve too much at once, you’ll be fine," Naidoo advised future matric pupils.

He said he played soccer to give him some relief from stress.

"It’s important to take some time off to rest and debrief – otherwise the year is going to be overwhelming," Naidoo emphasised.

"Don’t feel bad when taking an hour. There’s nothing to feel guilty about.

Read more on:    ieb  |  durban  |  matric 2017

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
/News
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.