MATRICS ENCOURAGED TO MAKE WISE CHOICES FOR UNIVERSITY COURSES
The Ulundi Multipurpose Hall hosted the 2015 Youth Summit organized by Ulundi Municipality and the Department of Education.
The objectives of this summit were to encourage scholars who are in matric to apply at tertiary institutes while it is still early and to choose the correct career paths.
Learners from different schools around Ulundi were exposed to different talks about career choices and which institutes to apply to.
Lindonkuhle Ndlovu from Msibumbane High School said that the summit was productive and helpful to learners.
“A lot was said in this summit of which I did not know about before I came here.
Some of the talks have opened my eyes to career choices and where to apply to,” said Ndlovu.
Speakers from various organizations including from the Department of Health, Department of Education and the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) Youth Brigade, delivered inspirational talks.
National chairperson at IFP Youth brigade Mkhuleko Hlongwa told students to focus more on their studies and go after what they want.
“There is nothing more important than having education.
(It) is the key to open many doors without it you are nothing, matric is a crucial part of someone’s life your matric certificate
will be the one that speaks for you before people see your face as you are applying,” said Hlongwa.
Nomalanga Zulu, a doctor from the Department of Health, encouraged students to take math and science more seriously as they are the required subjects for medicine.
“Math and science are the most crucial subjects and learns tend to deviate from them.
We ask society to work hard to produce dignified citizens through quality education,” said Dr Zulu.
The Ulundi Mayor SG Jwana said that the summit would not have been a success without the help of all officials present at the event.