Scoring seven distinctions in matric were the rewards for Ms Joshavia Singh’s sleep-deprived nights, hard work and determination.
Singh (18) - who scored distinctions in English, Afrikaans, Maths, History, Biology, Drama and Life Orientation - matriculated at Westville Girls High School and is now studying for a Bachelor’s degree in Speech Language Pathology at the College of Health Sciences on UKZN’s Westville campus.
‘My family and I are ecstatic about my matric results. I aim to stay on top of my game here at university and complete my degree in record time.’ Singh hopes to go into practice after completing her degree or perhaps study further.
Singh took a shine to Speech Language Therapy after having researched a lot about the programme and a family friend who practised speech therapy became her role model.
At times she would imagine herself in her own practice, helping children with speech difficulties. ‘I love children and at first I thought this profession deals only with children. Later, I discovered that it cuts across ages as adults face same speech difficulties and also require rehabilitation.’
Singh enjoys spending quiet time at home with her mother and brother but occasionally goes out with friends or visits her family in Newcastle.