Durban High School (DHS) pupils Mr Neeven Naidoo and Mr Mahil Dessai have won Mathematics and Physics awards from UKZN’s College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science.
The awards are presented annually to pupils at KwaZulu-Natal schools who achieve outstanding results in Mathematics and Physics in Grade 11.
Dessai was placed first in his grade and Naidoo second with both youngsters also winning several merit certificates at the DHS awards ceremony.
Dessai received Certificates of Merit for Engineering, Graphics and Design, Life Orientation, and Life Sciences; the PricewaterhouseCoopers Award for Mathematics, and the UKZN Outstanding Achievement Award for Mathematics and Physical Sciences.
Naidoo received Certificates of Merit for Afrikaans First Additional Language and Physical Science as well as the UKZN Outstanding Achievement Award for Mathematics and Physical Sciences.
Guest speaker at the ceremony was DHS old boy and successful Film Producer Mr Colwyn Thomas, who highlighted the need for perseverance and hard work in order to achieve success.
Words: Prashina Budree
Photograph: Kyro Brower