Mathenjwa obtained six As and two Bs for his National Senior Certificate at Sinethezekile High School in Jozini in northern KwaZulu-Natal.
‘I have always loved nursing and am thrilled to be studying at UKZN,’ said Mathenjwa, whose role model is his former school class mate and friend, Mr Sabo Mlambo. ‘He always motivates me to study hard and do better.’
Mlambo has also been accepted to study for a Bachelor of Nursing degree at UKZN.
The young men share a love of nursing and believe they have all the qualities to succeed in the profession.
Mathenjwa plans to complete his degree and then do another health related qualification. ‘I love this profession. I always imagined myself in uniform working in a clinic or hospital.’
Mlambo hopes to complete his degree in “record time” and then move onward in the profession.