Dedication and hard work paid off for two deserving education students, Mr Ayanda Professor Msani and Mr Tumelo Nkomo who were both awarded the prestigious Hugh Africa Scholarship recently.
The Scholarship is named after Professor Hugh Africa, a distinguished educationist and former Vice-Chancellor and former UKZN member of Council and Honorary Doctorate Recipient. The scholarship is awarded annually to a top new entrant choosing to study education at UKZN.
Msani, a former Khanya High School pupil from Umzinto was elated, saying, ‘With this scholarship, my family doesn’t have to worry about paying my fees. It has inspired me to work even harder for greater rewards. In matric, I sacrificed a lot of activities and time just for my books because I wanted to excel and hopefully receive funding. Coming from a home where no one is employed is a challenge but it has never drained my hope for a better future.’