Youth Day invitation: 'My challenges made me stronger!'

Posted on May 08, 2017


In celebration of Youth Day the Department of Library Services invites all students to attend an inspiring talk by UP student Quintine Mkhondo.

Date: Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Time: 09:30 – 10:30

Venue: Auditorium, Level 3, Merensky 2 Library, Hatfield Campus

Presenter: Quintine Mkhondo

More information on Quintine Mkhondo: Quintine Mkhondo, an extraordinary student from the University of Pretoria (UP) has graduated at the age of 19. He recently received his degree in Actuarial Science and Financial Mathematics during the University's Autumn Graduation Ceremonies. Quintine's time at UP has not always been easy. His course-load was very challenging, and required him to approach his studies with self-discipline and motivation. He took on his most challenging course-load in his third year, which happened to coincide with the unrest on campus at the end of 2016. This required him to stay focused on his studies despite many distractions. Regardless of all these challenges, Quintine was able to pass all his subjects and now believes that with hard work and discipline he can face any challenge before him.. 'My journey at the University of Pretoria forced me to grow up at a much faster rate than the normal South African teenager, but I don't regret a minute of it,' says Quintine. 'I have grown in so many different aspects of my life, and learned to work hard and never give up on what I want to achieve.' Read more:

Target audience: UP students and interested staff members

RSVP by clicking on this link by Monday, 23 May 2016. Please note that this will be a very popular event. It is therefore essential to reserve your seat(s); no walk-ins will be accommodated.

Enquiries: [email protected] or 012 420 3719


- Author Elsabe Olivier

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