Young Zim Refugee Realises Tertiary Dream


FRANCISTOWN: Zimbabwean refugee, Xolile Ngwenya, 17, who is amongst those housed at the Dukwi refugee camp will soon realise her dream of pursuing her tertiary education.

This is after the University of Botswana (UB) came to her rescue and agreed to grant her a scholarship to undertake a course of her choice.  She will begin her studies this year.  The scholarship will cover tuition fees, accommodation and living costs.

Despite finishing top of her class at Nata Senior Secondary School and being declared one of the best performing students in the country for the 2018 Botswana General Certificate of Secondary Education (BGCSE) exams, there were fears that she might not be able to go to university or pursue her chosen career path. She accumulated 48 points from her best six subjects.

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