Ngoyi Kazadi: from Academy to Sixth Form
St John’s College runs a programme called the Academy for a group of enthusiastic young men from schools in Yeoville, Berea and Hillbrow who hail from disadvantaged backgrounds.
These young men attend the Academy from Monday to Thursday, where St John’s College teachers work with the boys, giving them individual attention as well as extra lessons in Mathematics, Science and English. In addition, some Lower V (Grade 11) boys provide peer tutoring.
Twenty-two Academy boys wrote the National Senior Certificate Examination in November achieving a 99% Bachelor Degree pass rate – which, is, as Chairman of Council Dr Jon Patricios called it, “a truly exceptional effort”. Outstanding achievements included Ngoyi Kazadi who achieved four distinctions including 92% for English while other boys achieved a total of 10 distinctions with 60% receiving tertiary institution placements. We thank Mrs Agnes Nugent for her dedicated leadership of the Academy and acknowledge the St John’s Foundation and Academy sponsors for their funding.
Ngoyi was offered a full scholarship to the St John’s College Sixth Form programme, an internationally accredited and continent-leading A-levels centre. This is a remarkable achievement, and St John’s College wishes Ngoyi well as he takes the next step forward in what will undoubtedly be a wonderful career.