Chief Irene Tshikombedze presented the annual JK Tshikombedze Best UAAC Learner Achievement Awards during the General Conference Youth Service on 23 September 2017. The Awards are for learners who passed matric for the 2016 academic year.
Miss Muelelwa Mudau from Thohoyandou District won the Best UAAC Learner award. Miss Mudau got 6 distinctions at Grade 12 and is current studying at the Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University (Medunsa). She also received an award for being the best student in Maths and Science. She received a price and certificates for her achievements.
Second was Miss Ndivhuwo Mudzwiri from Vhembe District. Miss Mudzwiri won the best Learner Award in Commercial Subjects. She is currently studying at the University of Limpopo.
Miss Rotondwa Mukosi from Vuwani 2 District won the best Learner Award in History and Geography. She is currently studying at the University of Venda.
The Tshikombedze family also awarded all the top achievers since the launch of the Awards in 2010. The following UAAC members were awarded in this regard:
2010 – Miss Hulisani Ramutsheli, from Balethavha District (already graduated)
2011 – Miss Zwonaka Nelufhangani from Balethavha District (already graduated)
2012 – Miss Omphulusa Nengwekhulu from Balethavha District (already graduated)
2013 – Miss Rolivhuwa Netili from Mutale District (Still studying)
2014 – Mr Marubini Thabo from Mutshundudi District (Still studying)
2015 – Miss Maria Mulelu from Balethavha District (Still studying)
2016 – Miss Mashudu Rambau from Tshitale District (Still studying)
All these were awarded with trophies as the sponsors felt that some prices like cellphones and laptops had short lifespans whereas a trophy is a life-long recognition token. The recipients were accompanied by their parents.
Chief Tshikombedze expressed gratitude to all the UAAC learners who received the Awards over the years. She dangled a trophy that awaits the best achiever for the current academic year to encourage the learners to pull up their socks.
She however voiced a concern that she had only awarded one Male during the past 8 years and encouraged the male learners to study hard.
The UAAC congratulates all the winners and the Tshikombedze Family for the awards that are undoubtedly playing a bigger role in terms of encouraging UAAC members to prioritize education.
Peace be unto all.