Myric September, a final year BTech: Information Technology (Software Development) student at the Central University of Technology in Bloemfontein, has won the worldwide competition as Graduate of the Year 2016, run by Adzuna in eight countries. A top student in Engineering and Information Technology, September says he is humbled by the award. He says, growing up in De Aar in the Northern Cape, he realised at a young age that he had to set high standards for himself in order to succeed in life.
“To know that you’ve worked so hard for something and it’s finally paying off… And knowing that you’re not only making yourself proud but you are actually making your university and your country proud as well… I’m excited and extremely happy with where I am right now. If I had to describe how I actually feel – I’m humbled,” said September.
Raised by his grandmother, September refers to her as his rock. He says she has always been there for him and constantly prays for him, especially during tough times. September is currently working on developing a system to improve security at the CUT campus library.
His advice to his fellow students is that even though they are going through a very confusing and tough time, especially regarding the Fees Must Fall movement, they should not neglect their studies. September says it is important to stay focused and disciplined.
Seithati Semenokane / Courant News