S.E.T. for socio-economic growth
I realised I enjoyed Maths and Science much more than my other subjects in Grade 10 when I gave them more attention than others. I developed further interest when I researched and followed great physicists and mathematicians like Albert Einstein and Isaac Newton. My maths teacher, Mr Mokgosi, and physical science teacher, Mr Lukhele, made sure that I performed well by giving me a target of 90% that I had to achieve in the final exams.
I attended Eldoret Secondary School which is in Odendaalsrus in the Free State. It offers grades 8 to 12 and has about 400-450 pupils. It is situated in an urban area. Its reputation for academic excellence makes it special.
I chose mechanical engineering because of my interest in how things work and my fascination with machines, but above all, because of my passion for Maths and Science.
Sacrifice everything and pay more attention to your school work, it will be worth it.
I didn’t have any challenges, infact I had extra support because during weekends we attended extra classes that were provided by KutlwanongCentre for Maths and Science.
My parents; I wouldn’t be where I am if it wasn’t for their support in my studies. They would check my performance and tell me to improve where I under performed and they motivated me especially in Grade 12. I owe my success to them.
I will hopefully be pursuing a postgraduate degree.
Find out what is it that you really love and go after it as if your life depends on it. Apply as early as possible to at least 3 institutions.