Strong Self-discipline Earns Bongekile Top Achiever Award

very day without fail after her lectures, Bongekile Gloria Mashaba, 22, Batchelor of Nursing graduand at the University of Zululand (UNIZULU), would dedicate time towards studying what she had learned during the day so that she remained on track with her studies.

It would be this strong discipline and dedication that would lead her to becoming one of the Top Achievers in her Faculty (of Science and Agriculture) during the UNIZULU Graduation Ceremonies which kicked off on Monday, 8 May 2017, ending on Friday, 12 May 2017.

“I studied every day after lectures and dedicated three hours during exams to catch up,” said Mashaba who also achieved two distinctions, four Bs and one C on her matric results.

Mashaba, who now works as a nurse at a Hospital in Jozini, plans on furthering her studies next year. “I’m planning on enrolling for a degree in Education and Management next year (2018). My aspiration is to be the sister in charge (at a ward) or a lecturer,” she said.

Mashaba advised other students to focus on their studies. “Don’t just study for the sake of it. Give yourself time to focus on your studies. Have fun, but that should not be more important than your studies”, said Mashaba.