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Thursday, January 19, 2023

31-year-old mother SLINDILE CELE, after completing her matric in South Africa

But instead of doing an adult matric course through a private tertiary institute, the 31-year-old woman physically re-enrolled at her local high school... 

Pictures of the women in her school uniform went viral this week. As did ones of her showing off her bachelor matric pass.

Supporting her child and herself meant that sometimes Slindile would go to sleep without food. The school later stepped in to get her meals to take home.

When her matric year started in 2021, she took her little one to creche before she herself would spend a day with young people. According to Daily Sun, the 31-year-old woman re-enrolled at Mzingwezi High School in KwaZulu-Natal to study full time.

The odds were stacked against Slindile; she had failed matric in 2006 and had a 18-month-old baby to care for.

But the woman believed in her goals and decided to re-do her Grade 11 year in 2020. In 2021, Slindile wrote her matric, of which she achieved a bachelor’s pass..
Many people informed Slindile Cele that she couldn’t do it, or shouldn’t. According to Slindile, some of her own family didn’t exactly jump on the bandwagon of going back to high school. She was in her 30s after all, how could she possibly put on a school uniform and attend classes where some of the teachers were younger than she was? 

That was when she decided to leave her uncle’s home, and laid the brave bricks of a determined dream, starting humbly by enrolling in grade 11 in 2020, her last passed grade back in the early 2000s.

She paid for her own fees, uniform and rent. Despite falling pregnant, Slindile knew that she had to keep going. 

“I decided to hide my pregnancy because there was no turning back,” she said to Daily Sun. In late 2020, she had two futures at stake as the father was not supportive.

Supporting her child and herself meant that sometimes Slindile would go to sleep without food. The school later stepped in to get her meals to take home.

When her matric year started in 2021, she took her little one to creche before she herself would spend a day with young people. 

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