Wednesday, 13 March 2013

A journey through the life of an Academic

                A journey through the life of an Academic

Sibusiso Moloi

Sibusiso Moloi an emblematic boy from Soweto registered for Bsc in Animal Health Studies for the academic year 2007. In 2011 he graduated top of his class with cum laude. He then enrolled for Honours, specialising in Animal Nutrition.  He added another cum laude to his acolades.  Moloi is currently doing his final year in Masters, still willing to push through all the way to PhD, given the opportunity, of course.

With his profound love / zest for animals, it’s no wonder this young man from Soweto has decided to dedicate his life to academia. Moloi's focus is not only on books. He has contributed in extra academia contributions such as; being a Supplementary Instructor (SI) Leader since 2010 to 2011, a peer mentor from 2012 to date, also a member of the Golden Key International Honour Society which focuses on scholastic achievements and excellence.

Even through a series of challenges Sibusiso hasn’t backed down from a fight for his education. Through the 2008 strike, to the loss of his mother early 2012. Today he dedicates his honours qualification to his mother’s memory. To cope with his loss, he put more focus on his academic activities. Now he appreciates the NWU Mafikeng campus:It gives you the platform to grow, with not too much pressure at that. As compared top universities like if I studied in Johannesburg, I just can’t imagine the kind of pressure I would be in by now”. He says with a little chuckle. All of us might not be destined to being academics, but he has set the bar too high. Hoping that his fellow students, will soon follow through.  
               Article published in :The Album "NWU- Mafikeng"