Accident victim makes the grade

A Khumalo schoolgirl, Precious Ngwenya, whose legs were amputated after she was run over by a car earlier this year, has passed her grade seven exams.

Precious Ngwenya
Precious Ngwenya

Precious, who spent several months in hospital following the horrific accident scored three units in English, six in maths, five on the general paper and two in Ndebele.

Her father, Tipeyi Ngwenya said he was very happy that his daughter had passed the examination despite her injuries.

“She lost so much school time while she was in hospital. My problem now is that I do not have money to enrol her at special schools that are sensitive to her needs,” said Ngwenya.

“My wish is to enrol with King George VI school for people with disabilities. I am determined to work hard and pass my O levels. My wish is to become a doctor,” said Precious.

Her story was first highlighted by The Zimbabwean and its #MyZim campaign threw its weight behind fund-raising for her medical bills and food. The Bulawayo community, under the guidance of Shiralee Taylor, set up a fund for her.

According to the Zimbabwe School Examinations Council, the pass rate has improved from 28.9 per cent in 2011 to 32.2 per cent this year.

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