Meet Jaqu – The Western Cape Top Performing Science Student Honored With A Scholarship


Nobody want’s to be a nobody but laziness has kept many humans from being who they desire to be. I’ve long concluded that the laziness factor has reduced many South Africans to the nobody status. These nobodies will always have an excuse for their failures, and will always blame someone for their shaming misfortunes as they endlessly war to silence the truth from within them screaming “lazy fool”!

The three great essentials to achieving anything worthwhile are hard work, perseverance and common sense. Even if you’re a strong believer in such abstracts like luck, talent and miracle, you’ll discover that if you have the common sense to work hard and persevere, you’ll ultimately, have more of those lucks, talents and miracles. Hopefully, this piece about the Western Cape top performing science student honored with a scholarship will teach you a thing or two about hard work.

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Her name is Namhla Jaqu. She’s bright and is enthusiastic about becoming a chemical engineer. She’ll have to attend a higher institution to actualize the chemical engineer dream, the only problem is the finance. The money to sponsor her dream is simply not there. Thanks to her achievement as the top performing science student from Western Cape. Jaqu has been awarded a scholarship to further her studies.

Jaqu a matriculant from the Center of Science and Technology in Khayelitsha, was honored as the top science student due to her exceptional performance. She achieved 100 percent in Physical Science, seven distinctions and a 92 percent aggregate.

EWN related that Jaqu, excited at the prospect of fulfilling her dream of becoming a chemical engineer, is ready for her undergraduate studies at the University of Cape Town next month. According to the report, the 18-year-old science whiz is grateful for the funding she’ll be getting as she stated that she’s aware that funding tertiary education is a hindrance for many other learners.

“It’s really something to be happy about because for people like us who come from poor backgrounds, funding can be a stumbling block to furthering your studies…This, for me, confirms the saying that hard work pays off because over the years I have been working hard and making sacrifices.”

To her, her success is a product of hard work. As the youngest of five children, she learnt from her parents who are a domestic worker and a taxi driver how to work hard and persevere.

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