KZN maths whizz on his equation for success

2016-01-06 18:03
Aravind Arunakirinathar. (Jeff Wicks, News24)

Aravind Arunakirinathar. (Jeff Wicks, News24)

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Durban - With a natural affinity for numbers and problem solving, Durban High School’s Aravind Arunakirinathar breezed to the title of KwaZulu-Natal’s top performing matric maths student.

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Arunakirinathar was among the cream of the academic crop honoured at a ceremony hosted by the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Education at the ICC in Durban on Wednesday.

Speaking to News24, he said his achievement had first come as a surprise, but hard work was the key.

"At first it was a shock, but then that was overtaken by a sense of pride in myself for becoming the top maths student in the province," he said.

He said that he spent several days preparing for his final exams which netted him the top spot. He said he made sure to prepare well throughout the year.

"Maths has always come easily to me and it was an easy fit," he added.

"It depends on the level of the maths, but hard work is the trick. I have seen people in my own school working hard and they managed to improve their marks tremendously," he said.

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