An artisan who enrolled into high school in Kenya has been celebrated by his colleagues after an academic year.
He reportedly enrolled into Form 4, which is equivalent to SS1 in Nigeria and at the end of the term he checked his result to see that he passed.
When he took the news to his colleagues at work, they were filled with joy and lifted him up above their shoulders.
A video shared by a Kenyan content creator, SonofGatanga showed when the school boy who also works at a construction site was being hailed.
The other artisans carried him round the community and were singing praise songs which attracted residents.
SonofGatanga wrote; “Form 4 student received news of his exams results akiwa mjengo. They celebrated him like this.”
Watch the lovely video below:
In other news, a brilliant South African student identified Aphiwe Hlatshwayo, has turned down an offer to study in the United States on scholarship.
The girl bagged six distinctions in her matric exams at Reddford House The Hills in Pretoria, and was offered an opportunity to further her studies in USA but she chose a South African higher Institution.
Aphiwe, who is also the head girl at her school, instead, opted to study medicine at the University of Cape Town in South Africa.
According to the best graduating student, when she saw that her first and second-term marks had dropped after dedicating much of her time to activities outside of academics, she knew she had to turn things around.
The brilliant girl said she spent a great portion of her time organising school events, representing the school at competitions and serving its pupils.
“When someone comes to me for help, I will avail myself in that moment, pushing everything of mine aside to help the next person until I no longer have time left for me,” she said.
Her multiple engagements accompanied with procrastination and not studying enough, meant that her grades dropped.
She then had to do some self-reflection and realign herself with her goals. This has led to Hlatshwayo bagging six distinctions and ranking in the top 5% of Independent Examinations Board candidates nationally for several subjects.
Following her stellar performance, Hlatshwayo was offered admission at Seattle University in the US to study Anatomy for four years, and another four years in medicine as part of its postgraduate programme.
But she declined at the advise of her mentor who advised against going to the US as she would have to spend an additional four years before completing her four-year medical degree.