Kelea chose UNIZULU

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Kelea chose UNIZULU

Kelea chose UNIZULU

Kelea Jade Rohhanlal, a first-year BCom Accounting Science student at the University of Zululand (UNIZULU), matriculated from John Ross College with a bachelor’s pass and a distinction in accounting.

She always knew her university choice, she shared. “I know that every decision I make from now on will have a huge impact on my future, that’s why I chose the University of Zululand from the get-go because it is close to home – since I am a family orientated person – plus I was born and bred in Zululand,” Rohhanlal stated.

She thought that seeing her examination number in the newspaper would make her feel like she had made it, but her feelings immediately shifted, felt like it was just the beginning. She aspires to pursue a career as a registered chartered accountant with the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA).

“I am passionate about numbers and problem solving. Being a teenager in this generation is difficult and I had many hard days throughout high school, but whenever it was time for accounting class, I forgot everything else,” she said.

The first-year student didn’t have many friends in high school by choice, and she still plans to walk alone. “I believe I walk better when I walk alone,” she affirmed, explaining that taking this bold stance allows you to make better decisions because there is neither peer pressure, negative impact nor distractions.

Rohhanlal’s father, Derly, shared how happy and proud he feels about his daughter. “A daughter may outgrow your lap, but she’ll never outgrow your heart,” he said. 

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