A student from the University of Durban chooses to complete her exam during work!


“I had to push for my exam before getting the baby out…”

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The pandemic has really taken a toll on many people, especially students. Going from face-to-face to online learning was not an easy transition.

This is one of the reasons why Sithembile Mthembu, 23, from Mayville, passing his exams at any cost was the only option.

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In this case, “at all costs” meant finishing his exams while on the job…

Talk about pushing through no matter what!

“Durban University of Technology (DUT) graduate Sithembile Mthembu was minutes away from giving birth to her baby girl but opted to take her final exam before releasing her baby girl.” (MSN)

She was finishing her degree in library and information science at DUT and shared with a publication that even though she was in labor, her exam was the only thing on her mind.

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As you can imagine, her being late must have caused stress for baby, but luckily she and her little girl are doing well.

She explained to Daily Sun: “I had to push for my test before I got the baby out. I had no other choice because I was funded by the NSFAS and I had to make sure I passed all my tests. modules to graduate on time.”

It takes a certain level of dedication and responsibility to do what she did – and we can understand that she wanted to bring her baby into the world without the stress of not finishing her exams.

This says a lot about her character and the future young lady she will raise…

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Her story has a happy ending, as baby Siphosethu is now three weeks old and doing well.

“Mthembu officially entered the scene as a graduate on Friday, July 15 and hopes to reach doctoral level and publish a book.” (MSN)

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