Learners achieve high on the night shift

The sky is the limit for these high achievers.

MATAFFIN – Vodacom’s night-shift service has been of great assistance to two lads at Cyril Clarke Secondary School.

Mthokozeleni Sithole and Sanele Lubisi, who both reside in Msholozi, passed their matric with flying colours. The duo admit it was not the easiest of times.
Mthokozoleni remembers the days he struggled to study at home late at night.

“We spent most of our days on the road and at school last year. After school we attended classes and we often would not have taxi fare. Hiking back home was the solution and by the time we arrived, it would be sunset.  Studying was a bit of a challenge, because some people in our house did not understand how important it was for me to pass my exams. Others wanted to watch television, which made it difficult for me to concentrate.”

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Sanele explains that it took hard work and dedication to achieve their desired results. “We live in different sections, so we had to devise a plan. Our cellphones were the solution. Technology is the best,” he says.

Essentially, the two boys saved their lunch money to purchase airtime for 60 minutes free talk time. Mthokozeleni says, “Besides the study camps we had at school, our method helped us a great deal.
Midnight was the best time to study because everyone was sleeping.” Sanele, who lives with his disabled mother and grandmother, obtained four distinctions while Mthokozeni bagged six.

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They were both accepted at the University of Cape Town, where Mthokozeleni will study computer science and Sanele will work towards becoming a doctor. When asked if the they had any words of encouragement for the class of 2017, Mthokozeleni says, “Be informed, listen and be willing to learn.” Sanele interjects, “Be strong and be ready to withstand any challenges.”

Yoliswa Hlatshwayo

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