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Maths and Science Programme’s top achievers for 2018 - published 23 Oct 2018

Coega’s Maths and Science Programme’s top achievers for 2018

Top five top Maths and Science achievers alongside Dr. Muki Moeng, the Executive Dean of the Faculty of Education at NMU(centre) , as well as CDC Corporate Services Executive Manager, Mr.Bonginkosi Mthembu and the Maths and Science Facilitating Team (back row)



“As we are all gathered here, I am more than happy to share that six learners have already been accepted by tertiary institutions to further their studies. This is proof that everything is possible once you decide to apply your mind”, Mr. Eldon September, CDC Physical Science Facilitator shared as he was welcoming everyone to the Coega Maths and Science final assembly, held at the BPO auditorium on the 19th of October 2018.  


Moved by the outstanding performance of the class of 2018 Maths and Science programme, who achieved an average pass mark of 63% in Maths and 72% for Physical Science, Dr. Muki Moeng the Executive Dean of the faculty of education at NMU shared words of encouragement to the learners. 


This is a culmination of your hard work, sacrifice and discipline. You had to go back to the drawing board to realize that something was not right the first time, and further reflected on your actions and every other contributing factor, which may have served as an obstacle in the realization of your dreams.  Remember, the key to success is to accept your responsibility to realize your dreams” she said.


The Coega Development Corporation awarded its top five (5) Maths and Science programme learners for the FY2018/19, and the overall top achievers are Saneliso Milana(in 5th place); Ashleigh Michaels (4th place); Nobahle Ngabeni (in 3rd place); Dumisa Jack (2nd  place) and the overall top achiever is Sinovuyo Masoka.


Dumisa Jack, an 18 year old who is the overall achiever in Mathematics says that being a part of the programme made her believe in her abilities and the possibility of being a medical doctor one day. “Our facilitators gave us enough to take us through challenges which we may encounter as we start our new journey. I am really grateful for this opportunity,” she said.


Holding the top three positions for outstanding results in Physical Science was Dumisa Jack in third place, Ashleigh Michaels in second place, and the highest achiever for Physical Science was Sinovuyo Masoka.  While the top three learners who achieved the highest marks for Mathematics include, Saneliso Milana who was the third top achiever, holding the second position was Sinovuyo Masoka, and in first place was Dumisa Jack.


Speaking on behalf of the entire class Siyabonga Pama (19) and Gregline Strydrom(18) painted an overview of how the entire programme was and how it has become a benefit to them. Both learners echoed similar sentiments and expressed how grateful they were for the programme. “We were given a second chance to pursue our dreams, and that wouldn’t have been possible if it was not for this programme as well as our parents who believed in us even when we doubted our abilities” said Siyabonga.


Bonginkosi Mthembu, CDC Executive Manager: Corporate Services commended the hard work of both the learners and the facilitators and highlighted that the CDC is determined on expanding the programme to accommodate more learners. “All we need for this programme to continue being a success is discipline and full commitment from the learners. This opportunity will unlock a number of opportunities for our youth,” he concluded.


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