Heather Diogo is the top performer in the Eastern Cape as she out-achieved all other learners who wrote the National Senior certificate with her stellar results:
Afrikaans Eerste Addisionele Taal 95%
Physical Sciences 99%
English Home Language 90%
Life Sciences 95%
Life Orientation 99%
Heather Diogo, clearly a top-achiever, finds herself in a very strange and unfair predicament: She is a learner from Global Leadership Academy, an independent High School in Jeffrey’s Bay, which works in partnership with the Department of Education to deliver the National CAPS curriculum without relying on the department for funding.
Why no official recognition from the Department of Education?
The implication of this injustice has an influence on her ability to further her tertiary education, as her disqualification from formal recognition of her top position means she misses out on a bursary of R80 000. Heather does not currently have any bursary to fund her studies, and she does not come from a privileged background.
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On behalf of Heather