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85% of IkamvaYouth Learners Pass Their Matric Exams in 2017!

Posted 12 January 2018 in Grantee Partner News   |   Share

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​IkamvaYouth are starting the new year with some incredible news! Out of a total of 474 Grade 12 IkamvaYouth learners across five provinces who wrote their final exams in 2017, 85% passed and 73% attained either Bachelor or Diploma passes, ensuring eligibility for tertiary studies.

Not only is the class of 2017 66% bigger than the 2016 cohort, these results show an 89% increase in the number of bachelor passes in just one year! Ikamvanites were among the top achievers around the country.

Pictured above is IkamvaYouth learner, Nkalipho Ndlovu, from the Umlazi branch in KZN, who achieved five distinctions. He matriculated from Isipingo Secondary School, and plans to pursue a degree in Medicine at the University of KwaZulu Natal (Nelson Mandela School of Medicine). “I want to become a doctor, because I want to give back to people. I have also been assisted a lot by others at IkamvaYouth. People often tell me that I have a good heart!” he said. His decision to ultimately specialise as either a pediatrician or a surgeon, he said was a result of seeing that people, mostly children die due to small illnesses which could have been treated early.

Congratulations to the IkamvaYouth learners on such incredible results!

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