A young African woman named Nicole Charuma has bagged a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) in South Africa with first class honors in Algebra and Database fundamentals.
Nicole is a Zimbabwe native who was raised in South Africa. She earned her bachelors of science degree with majors in Computational, Applied, and Pure Mathematics from the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) with honors.
She was also issued a certificate of First class in Algebra and Database fundamentals by the same university.
Nicole shared her achievement on her LinkedIn page sharing how proud she was and opening up about her high grade certification from the university.
“Bachelor of Science in Computer Science with majors in Computational, Applied, and Pure Mathematics. Three certificates of first class in Algebra, Linear Algebra, and Database Fundamentals,” she wrote.
Nicole has always been a high achiever right from a young age , she represented South Africa at the People to People World Leadership Forum in the United States of America at the age of 6,where she honed her leadership skills.
Talking about her interest in the technology space, Nicole said she has always loved IT ever since her grade 10. she stated that she was one out of the two girls to take the class in high school.
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“At school, I developed a passion for computer science. I took IT as a subject from Grade 10 to matric, and I was one out of two girls in a class filled with male classmates,” she said.
She mentioned that her family members especially her parents have always been a source of motivation. saying her parents are proud of the success she attained being the only girl child in her family.
“My father and mother have always been my motivation because I have always thrived from the contentment I feel when I make them proud,” Nicole said.
“This milestone is the greatest one yet, and they have expressed immense appreciation and pride that is rooted in the knowledge that their only girl child has worked hard, shown resilience, and demonstrated positive qualities, such as perseverance and ambition,” she added.
Nicole encourages young female scholars to never give up on their dreams and always persevere in the face of adversity.
“Fall down seven times, stand up eight. The eighth rise is where your triumph lies. To all the girls out there who may be facing challenges or obstacles, I want to remind you that you are strong, capable, and deserving of success,” she advised.
Nicole is presently a coding instructor at HyperionDev, a leading global tech education provider in South Africa.