Our students have again done incredibly well by achieving a 93% university pass rate! This is truly amazing when one considers that these are rural youth studying health science degrees.
In addition, the quality of the passes being achieved is exceptional. Each year the number of distinctions our students are receiving is increasing. In the final examinations last year we had students writing 7 exams and achieving 7 distinctions! We had many writing 7 exams and receiving 5 or 6 distinctions – very impressive indeed!!
This shows that rural youth do have potential to succeed, if provided the correct support. The key is the provision of appropriate support - Dumsani and his team of local mentors need to be congratulated for understanding how to bring the best out of our students.