THE sky is surely the limit for a young man from the dusty streets of Lephong Village, who recently graduated from Corvinus University in Budapest, Hungary. Although he didn’t get to enjoy the traditional graduation ceremony due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Light Ubisi remains proud of having achieved his ultimate goal of coming home with a masters.
His academic passion originated at Mzimba High School where he matriculated in 2012. After passing matric he was admitted in University of Limpopo in 2013 for a bachelors of admin in local government.
He pursued his honours at the same institution in 2016. “I also received an internship the same year so I had to juggle between work and studies. “I faced challenges such as insomnia due to the workload. Fortunately, I managed to pull through and passed the honours in record time,” he said. In 2017, Ubisi was one of the millions of unemployed graduates in the country. That was when he learned of a scholarship to study in Hungary.
“I applied for it and got accepted in Corvinus University to study a masters in public policy and management,” he said.
“Being the first man from my area to reach such great heights through education was so overwhelming. I wish the youth could grab any available opportunities to further their studies. I am proud to have completed my overseas studies in record time. I have made friends, explored the world and visited more than five European countries. I have learned a lot and I’m ready to give back to the country,” alluded Ubisi.
His message for the matric learners of 2020 is not to allow the word “impossible” in their vocabulary.
“One can do anything as long as one puts one’s mind to it. Success is not defined by where you come from, but by the effort you put in. Work hard, focus, plan thoroughly and pray that all goes well,” he said.
“Bear in mind that you will have to contribute 80 per cent towards your education through hard work and sleepless nights of studying. The teachers only contribute 20 per cent through lessons and guidance, so the ball is in your court. “As you are about to write exams, know that you are powerful beyond measure. Never doubt that. Good luck and all the best with your future endeavours. It’s possible, African child,” he concludes.
(SOURCE: MPMALANGA NEWS)