S.E.T. for socio-economic growth
Amenta Sibi is studying Medicine
I completed Matric at King Edward High School in Matatiele, Eastern Cape. King Edward is a well-organised, well-managed school with good discipline. It’s a public school with committed teachers. I did not encounter many challenges. My parents assisted with the few problems that I had in mathematics as they are both qualified mathematics teachers.
I enjoyed mathematics and science from a very early age. I was proud when I won the trophy for the best mental maths learner of the district in Grade 6 and represented the province.
Basic skills (like knowing multiplication tables) are not encouraged in our country. Overuse of calculators is a problem. The lack of interest, skills and passion in our primary school educators make many learners hate the subject from an early age. Better qualified and trained educators (who are skilled in the subject) must be employed in the primary schools. The foundation is very important.
Practice mathematics by writing not by reading. It is a ‘doing’ subject not a reading subject.
My parents and their support, skills, passion and interest in education inspired me in all my achievements.
If you work hard in mathematics – and with the support of your teachers – it is an interesting and easy subject. Remember, a good pass in mathematics and physical science will open all the doors for a brighter future. It will also attract fund providers to support you financially.
My interest in science subjects from a very early age, an interest in dealing with human life. my ability to handle pressure situations, and the need in my community made me to choose a medical career.
I wish to complete my MBChB in 5 years from now and wish to specialise in cardiology and serve the needy people selflessly.
You can achieve anything with hard work, commitment, interest, time management, setting achievable goals, and living a healthy life.
Education can solve most of your problems but if you perform well in mathematics and physical science you are already safe in your life.