Two best friends from KaBokweni who have been attending the Penreach tutorial lessons regularly at Penryn College, rose above challenging circumstances to become some of the top achievers in the Province in the 2009 matric examinations.
Lindokuhle Methule and Ntando Nyoni (pictured below with Mr Bailey Nkuna, the Penreach Mathematics and Physical Science Program Manager) from Mthombo Secondary School (a Penreach target school) in KaBokweni near White River, received 10 distinctions between the two of them.
Lindokhule achieved a 95% pass in Mathematics, and distinctions in Life Science, Physical Science, English, Afrikaans and Life Orientation.
Ntando received distinctions in Mathematics, Life Science, English and Life Orientation.
I am very happy with my results, said an ecstatic Ntando, I wanted to do well in my matric exam. That was my goal and now its done!
Lindokhule on the other hand confessed that his results exceeded even his own expectations and broke some of his personal and school life records. I am the first one in my family to do so well and to be able to go to university. And Im also the first one in my school to achieve so well he added.
Lindokuhle and Ntando have always dreamed of becoming doctors and both are going on to study medicine at Medunsa and the University of Cape Town in 2010, having received bursaries from the Provincial Department of Health.
Well done to Lindokuhle and Ntando from the Penreach team! And well done to our other learners who did well in the final exams in 2009. Keep up the good work and know that you are special!.