Joshua Mudhobhi, a former Gokomere High School student who bugged 13 ‘A’s and a ‘B’ in last year’s Zimsec November Ordinary Level exams, is appealing for financial help to enable him to continue with his studies.
The 17 year old genius said his wish is to go back to Gokomere High School for his ‘A’ Levels as the school offers some of the best conditions for academic success.
“I would like to go back to Gokomere for my ‘A’ Levels but my challenge is lack of money for school fees,” said Madhobhi.
Coming from a family of four children, Madhobhi says he grew up with a desire to be the best.
“I worked very hard to try and beat the previous record of 14 ‘A’s set in the previous year by another student. Though I fell short of beating that record, I am satisfied by the effort I put and the result I achieved,” he added, saying he would want to study Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Economics if he gets an opportunity to go to ‘A’ Level.
Madhobhi’s mother, Esther Mavengano, can barely afford to fund his education as she also has to fend for his siblings one of whom should have started university last year.
“My desire is to see him doing his ‘A’ Levels but I cannot cope with all the requirements as I single-handedly have to cater for other children as well,” said Mavengano.
Describing her son as a shy and reserved person, she said she never recognised the genius in him until much later.
“Growing up very reserved and quite, we never knew he would become such a genius,” she said.
Gokomere High School Headmaster Mr Mutsambiwa said Madhobhi is a hardworking student who must be helped to succeed.
“He is such a hardworking person who deserves all the help he can get to reach his full potential,” said Mutsambiwa.
Anyone who wants to help can contact the boy’s mother on 0773164202.local