Top matric pupil gets R150 000 car

2016-01-14 13:52
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Middelburg - Mpumalanga's top performing matric pupil has been presented with a brand new car worth R150 000.

The gift, sponsored by Imperial Toyota Nelspruit, was handed to Sumaiya Jeewa at her former school in Middelburg on Wednesday.

"I did not expect this. I feel overwhelmed, excited, very blessed and humble to receive this award. I thank God for blessing me and my family," she told a News24 correspondent on Thursday morning.

Jeewa, 18, who wrote her matric at the Middelburg Muslim School, got six distinctions - for Mathematics, Physical Science, Accounting, Life Science, English and Afrikaans.

She thanked her parents and her maths teacher for encouraging her to work hard.

"It proves that if you work hard you can achieve anything and here I am today. I own a car which is something I did not expect. I will use it to travel to the University of Pretoria where I'll be doing my studies," she said.

Education MEC Reginah Mhaule commended the sponsors for motivating pupils to study hard.

Mpumalanga's matric pass rate dropped from 79% in 2014 to 78.6% in 2015.

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