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“Guys I did it, who would have thought a girl from the farm could achieve such immaculate grades”, posted Tematfombeni on her social media page as she bagged 22 distinctions out of 30 modules in her four-year academic journey.

George Campus’s graduate Tematfombeni Magagula, receives her Advanced Diploma in Forestry (cum laude). Aged 23, the last born of three hailing from the Kingdom of Swaziland on the farms of Vuvulane, Tematfombeni has proven that hard work and perseverance yields results. Raised by a single parent, her higher education was enabled by a government scholarship from Eswatini to realise her dreams of being a qualified Forester.

During her academic journey as a forestry student, Tema (as she is known on campus) was awarded a Merit Award bursary by the University in recognition of her consistent excellent academic performance. She also graduated with her Diploma in Forestry (cum laude) at the University’s, George Campus. Tema finished her studies in record time and obtained 22 distinctions out of the 30 modules of the programme.

She well-known on campus, given her versatile talent and bubbly personality that always shines when she performs entertainment items such as township dances during student life events. Last year, she became a Supplementary Instructor (SI) for the Higher Certificate in Veldfire Management, challenging her abilities and doing was she enjoys. Her involvement played a pivotal role in her peers making Tema realise the potential of her becoming a future lecturer herself.

Posting on her social media platforms the elated Tema exclaimed “Guys I did it, who would have thought a girl from the farm could achieve such immaculate grades. Not once but twice, I achieved Cum Laude passes”!

When asked how she feels, Tema expressed her gratitude to her family, close friends and loved ones for having always being loving and supportive throughout her academic journey. As she exclaims “Black, beautiful, African child - it is possible… “

Tema is currently employed as an office administrator in a small company in Mbabane, Eswatini, which she enjoys, however, she is eager to join the industry of her passion “forestry” and spread her wings.




Contact information
Ms Milisa Piko
Communications Manager: George Campus
Tel: 044 801 5098