University Of Pretoria: 14-Year-Old Young Achiever Set To Study Physics


Little South African top academic achiever, Hjalmar Rall is set to join his older ones in undergraduate studies, at the University of Pretoria (UP).

The new University of Pretoria student, Rall, has been home-schooled at Riebeek Kasteel in the Western Cape, and now, he will be studying BSc Physics in the hope of becoming a scientist.

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This is according to Businesstech which reported Rall saying he chose to study Physics because it has been his passion for long and he believes that when one enjoys doing something, then such a person is bound to succeed as long as it’s not boring.

“When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bounds. Your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction and you find yourself in a new, great and wonderful world.

“Dormant forces, faculties, and talents become alive, and you discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be. I want to ask even bigger questions and find out what else there is to do, particularly in theoretical physics and astrophysics,” he said in excitement.

Rall stands as one of the numerous South Africans willing to put in their part in making South Africa a better place. He said he would make an impact in South Africa as a scientist even as he plans to further his studies after his degree.

He believes there are young people like him who look towards fulfilling their dreams not just in the University of Pretoria, but in universities across the world. former Public Protector, Thuli Mdonsela has called on young citizens to take part in transforming the country, saying on them can create the needed change.

Rall’s actions are in concordance with former Public Protector, Thuli Madonsela’s call on young citizens to take part in transforming the country and creating the needed change.

Madonsela wrote a column on news24 site where she said she believes there are many South Africans who are willing to work towards these changes and as they take personal responsibility to build the future they want, citizens should ensure that they elect competent and committed leaders to manage public power and resources.

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According to her also, being proud of South Africa does not mean ignoring its imperfections.” It means realizing that we are all that we are, including our strengths and weaknesses. It is important that we not only judge ourselves by our weaknesses but also by our strengths.”

Fortunately, South Africa has an abundance of talented citizens who are committed to building a united nation anchored on shared prosperity and peaceful coexistence.

“Young people are a critical part of that citizenry. Yet, if we do not invest in young people, particularly through education, the dream of a country where everyone’s potential is freed and life improved becomes a pipe dream,” Madonsela said as she calls on the government to prioritize the education of SA’s younger citizens.

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