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14-yr-old Zim girl to start university

04 June 2012, 08:31

 Johannesburg - A 14-year-old Zimbabwean girl will start university in August, according to a report.

Maud Chifamba will attend the University of Zimbabwe in Harare and study accounting, The Times reported.

"I have always wanted to be one of those professionals and this is a chance I will grasp with both hands and cherish," Chifamba was quoted as saying.

"It's not everyone who is fortunate enough [to have this opportunity]."

According to the report, in 2003 Chifamba enrolled at a primary school which had only three teachers.

Her teachers, who had noticed her aptitude, moved her from Grade 3 to Grade 6.

In 2006 she was not able to write her Grade 7 exams because her school was not registered.

However, Chifamba wrote her Grade 7 exams in 2007 at the age of nine. She passed her O levels in two years.

In 2010, Platinum mining company Zimplats agreed to pay her fees at Sandringham High School in Mhondoro for her A-level studies.

Last year, Chifamba attained 12 points, which was enough to enrol in university.

The Revenue Authority would pay Chifamba's fees until she graduates four years from now.


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