Kamva Goso, 18, from Intsebenziswano Secondary School in Browns Farm was the top performing student in physical science and achieved seven distinctions.
Goso was honoured at the 2018 Western Cape National Senior Certificate Awards Ceremony at Leeuwenhof on Thursday.
“Being the fifth best learner in the province and the best learner in physical science is really a reflection of hard work and being awarded for such makes me really excited. I am also shocked because it’s not every year that you get a child from the townships receiving an award,” Goso said.
“My school is a Quintile 2 and it really lacks a lot of resources. For example we don’t have a computer lab so for physical science and chemistry you can imagine the outcomes. It was really a massive challenge especially while writing exams,” Goso said.