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» » » Orphaned Bikita genius scoops 10As

David Nyakuvengwa

- Ashlee Jessie Madanha, an orphaned pupil from Chirumba High School, has defied huge odds and scooped 10As and 2Bs in the 2016 'O' Level examinations, a gigantic feat for a child at a rural day-school.
Madanha says her dream is to go to 'A' Level and later go to university to study medicine.

Ashlee Madanha

"I want to study medicine. Saving lives and reducing human suffering has always been my dream and I am happy that I am have made the first steps towards that by passing my 'O' Levels," she told TellZim News.
Senior lady at Chirumba High School, Ivy Mukuwe described Madanha as a genius who exceled despite her difficult social circumstances and being at one of the most under-resourced schools in the district with shortage of teachers and books.
The school does not have science laboratories like some of the public schools in urban areas but Madanha still managed to pass her science subjects.
"We are very pleased by the results. She is a hard worker and is well-disciplined. We would like to plead with those who can help her with money to help her so that she can continue with her education," said Madanha.
Bikita District Schools Inspector Zakaria Makopa said he was always thrilled when girls excel in school because it sends a clear message that girls are not in any way less able than

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