Hardworking Bachelor of Education student Mr Denzel Nkabinde, who grew up in a single parent household, is at long last able to afford his university fees!
He scooped the prestigious Hugh Africa Scholarship, presented annually to a top new entrant choosing to study Education at UKZN.
‘Since the beginning of the year, my family and I have struggled to find the money to pay fees. I was constantly worried and distressed and wondered how I was going to continue at UKZN,’ said Nkabinde.
He says now he feels as if a huge weight has been taken off his shoulders.
He lauded the University and the scholarship donors. ‘This scholarship means a lot to me and my family. It puts me a step closer to realising my dreams. Moreover, it will give my family and I a better life; a life we’ve always hoped and wished for.
‘Scholarships of this nature are extremely important because they provide the key to unlocking the future for many young people in South Africa. Education is the mother of leadership, however, it is sad that it comes at such a cost.’
Nkabinde matriculated from Greenbury Secondary School, Phoenix, with seven academic awards in matric, scoring an overall A aggregate. He achieved the highest aggregate in Business Studies in grade 11 and matric, also being recognised as the Top Business Studies student in the history of the School by attaining 100% for Business studies in the National Senior Certificate.
Nkabinde, who is passionate about education and teaching, plans to dedicate himself to transforming lives through education.
He also hopes to become a professor one day.