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Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Young African man wins scholarship to earn Masters degree, becomes the first graduate in his family

A brilliant South African man named Sipho Sidwell Ngwenya has become the first person in his family to attain a Master’s degree after winning a scholarship to GIBS Business.

Sipho Sidwell Ngwenya started his higher education at IMM Graduate School in Johannesburg, South Africa where he earned a Bachelor of Commerce – BCom, Marketing/Marketing Management, General.

He was thereafter awarded funding opportunity to earn a Master’s degree in Business Adminstration. In March 2022, he completed his Master’s degree in Business Administration and became the first-ever person in his family to attain such educational height.

Speaking about his achievement on LinkedIn, Sipho Sidwell stated that there is no better feeling than achieving the success of investing in your personal growth. “I started this education journey in 2015 when I felt so much doubt about what I can offer in critical conversations. I had little faith in my ability to lead,” he wrote on LinkedIn.

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“I felt this urgent need to develop that part of me in business not for me but to change the future of the Ngwenya family as to date I am the only one in my family who has had the privilege to further my schooling on this level and to graduate at one of the best schools in Africa,” he added.

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Sipho Sidwell stated that he does not take any single for granted and that he is grateful to Multichoice group for sponsoring his Master’s degree education. “So many words of gratitude but no more powerful words to show this than to say, THANK YOU,” he said.

He hopes his journey inspired upcoming youths to stay true to their dreams. “I hope many of you reading this will find a leaf of hope and know that it is possible. You can do it. No matter the height of that mountain, just know that it’s possible,” he added.

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