Bulelani High School pupil, Aluncedo Sizani, who participated in the South African national schools athletics championships in Port Elizabeth recently, has received a bursary to study at Nelson Mandela University.
The 18-year-old grade 12 pupil left on March 19 to represent the province in the 100 metres at the national games hosted by the Department of Sport and Recreation SA where he was placed fifth in the final.
School sports leader Zanele Wambu said Sizani would get 50 percent off any sport-related course he wished to pursue at the university. “He obtained third position in the first heats and proceeded to the semifinals. He was then placed second and announced as one of the top five participants in the games nationally. I am impressed with his performance and he has made us proud,” said Wambu.
Sizani said he was grateful for the experience and the exposure although the games were tough. “One of my goals was to compete in the national games this year and I am proud to say that I have accomplished that goal. My family is happy for this achievement.”
Deputy principal Phumla Rongo said the school was elated to have produced such talent and Sizani had put the school on the map. “Knowing his background, we are happy that this bursary will assist his family with his tuition,” Rongo said.