Third best Form Five pupil in the country Sandile Dube from Salesian High School, who recorded an aggregate of eight proved to be indeed a whizkid as he is currently a temporal teacher at the same school.
Dube (17) was over the moon upon hearing the news that he was the country’s third overall on Friday afternoon.
He said all this had been through dedication and hard work, adding that his teachers played the most important part in his achievement. Described as an intelligent boy by the school’s principal Steve Horton, Dube is currently teaching science subjects to junior pupils at the school as the Science teacher is on maternity leave. Horton met the news that two of his pupils were amongst the top 10 best pupils in the Form Five 2012 results with joy. “I am proud of the boys as we were sure that they would not let us down due to their capabilities. In fact, one can say tthey have lifted the school flag high through their achievement,” Horton said during the interview. He said they decided as a school to rope in Dube while he was awaiting his results due to the fact that the Science teacher was currently on maternity leave.
The Form Five results were released yesterday by the Examinations council through the ministry of education and training.
Also congratulating Dube was his class teacher Isaiah Mavuso, who said the boy deserved the position he got and he always topped in class. His sentiments were shared by Mathematics teacher, Jerry Ginindza, who said the school was proud of its geniuses.
...Geniuses skipped form three at Salesian
The two Salesian pupils who are amongst the country’s top five in the Form Five 2012 examinations skipped form three due to their intelligence.
The two did not do Form Three as they were included in the four-year course programme at the school as they were excelling in Forms One and Two. This was on Friday disclosed by the school principal, Steve Horton, in an interview with the Weekend Observer.
Horton said the school had the programme for all pupils who were excelling in their studies and this they do after grading them on their performances.
“As a schoo,l we decided that pupils who show that they can make it in the next level, should be taken there and this has worked for us as you can see that two of our pupils have been ranked amongst the top five in the country,” Horton said.
He said they were proud to have their pupils raising the school flag high, adding he had teachers at the school to thank as they did their part despite the challenges faced during the ‘waya waya’ teacher’s strike. Salesian recorded a 95 percent pass rate in the Form Five examination results that were released by the ministry of education and training yesterday afternoon.
Thandolwenkosi now at Waterford
St Francis High School’s Thandolwenkosi Nxumalo is amongst the top 10 best performing pupils in the country.
He recorded an aggregate of nine and is now enrolled at the United World University College of Southern Africa.
Interviewed, Thandolwenkosi (16) who is also known as Sizathu, said his dreams had come true as he had been working hard for the achievement. He said his achievement came through dedication and hard work and called upon his peers to always work hard in order to achieve their goals. “Mine would be to thank my parents and teachers who have played a major role in making sure that I got what I wanted,” he said. He wants to pursue a Chemical Engineering course as he has the love for it and said this would see the country achieving the first world status as there were a few people who have done it.
Salesian’s boys in
the top 10
Salesian High School had two pupils amongst the top five best performing in the Form Five 2012 results as Mkhanyisi Gamedze was the fourth best pupil in the country recording an aggregate of nine.
Interviewed, Gamedze (16), who is now enrolled at the United World College of Southern Africa Waterford KaMhlaba, said he was over the moon about his achievement. The visibly happy Gamedze said he knew he would make it , but being in the top five meant a lot to him.
“Wow! My God, I cannot believe this!” the visibly joyful Gamedze said upon receiving the news of his achievement from the Weekend Observer on Friday.
He said he had his teachers and parents to thank for the achievement as they made sure that he was well prepared for the exam. He further said he had been dedicating most of his time in his school work as he would not rest and kept onto his books.
When asked about his future dreams, Gamedze said he wanted to do Civil Engineering as he had the love for it.
“To my peers, I would like to tell them that dedication and hard work pays off at the end of the day and that they must always put God first as without God they would do nothing,” he said.
Below is a list of the
top 10 pupils
and their aggregates:
1. Dlamini Lomthandazo Promise - Mhlume High School (6)
2. Mamba Thabo Siyabonga - Evelyn Baring High School (8)
3. Dube Sandile John - Salesian High School (8)
4. Gamedze Mkhanyisi - Salesian High school (8)
5. Ndlangamandla Sebenele Temhlanga - Our Lady of Sorrows (9)
6. Myanga Mehluko - Fundukuwela (9)
7. Mhlabane Snelile - Pitsie Kaboyce High (9)
8. Nxumalo Thandolwenkosi Sizathu - St Francis High (9)
9. Mumanga James Sibusiso - Evelyn Baring High (9)
10. Bhembe Hlobsile Nokuthula - KaBoyce High School (9).