ARE you a matriculant? Pay attention because this will help you succeed in planning your career!
Kagiso Shanduka Trust is an organisation focused on improving Mzansi’s education.
They recently visited five schools in Free State’s Motheo district to deliver the first in its series of lectures called Grade 12 Schools Talks.
The talks aim to help matric pupils understand the challenges and opportunities facing them in their near future as they prepare for tertiary education.
Kealeboga Moremba, the communications officer for the trust, said there were five realities that would prove useful to pupils as they plan their careers.
- You do not need to attend a private school or come from a wealthy background in order to be an achiever. Become an inspiring success story that motivates other pupils in your community to pursue excellence.
- It is impossible to accomplish anything without hard work. Hard work helps you maintain consistent success.
- Even if you do not have a glowing academic record, it is never too late to give of your best – as soon as you start trying, you’ll start succeeding.
- Success is a state of mind, but you need to get the foundations in place before you can be successful. The foundations are nutritious foods to provide fuel for body and mind, while rest and exercise are also vital.
Reading tips for studying and exams can have a big impact on your academic performance.
You will also put yourself in a position of strength by reading up on institutions you feel offer what you need. Also find out as much as you can about the career and qualification you are interested in.
Don’t disregard the impact of peer pressure. Surrounding yourself with positive and successful people will keep you motivated, but beware of those who might bring you down.
The talks were hosted at Popano, Ntumediseng, Leratong and Kgauho secondary schools – all in Botshabelo – as well as Tlotlanang Combined School and Strydom High School in ThabaNchu.