Zimbabwean genuis scores 17 distinctions in UK


    Chiedza Munyengeterwa, originally from Harare was a student at Wright Robinson school in Manchester.

    She scored 17 distinctions plus out of 18 subjects she set. One subject was a straight A.

    In an interview last night, Chiedza said she was pleased with her results.

    "I am very happy with my achievement because this is a product of my hardwork," she said.

    "I have been studying hard and I hope to do a course in acturial science or some kind of writing. It will now depend on the advice I will get from my school," she said.

    Her proud mother Ms Hilda Mutodi who is a nurse by profession was last night ecstatic with the news.

    "This has not come as a surprise as you would know that Zimbabwean exiles in UK are some of the highly educated people. This should set an example to young Zimbabweans in UK to emulate Chiedza and desist from gangs, drugs and crime," she said.

    Ms Mudoti who is a single mother said she was proud of her daughter because she has proved "single mothers" cynics wrong.

    "Chiedza’s father who is in Zimbabwe has not contributed at all in the bringing up of her. All I have done is to respect my daughter and have restrained myself from showing her my bad side," she said.

    Chiedza set for Maths, Statistics, English Language, English Litreaturem, Core science, Additional science, History, Geography, Media, ICT, BETC, Sport.

    The Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ), which published the national GCSE results for England, Wales and Northen Ireland, said there was a sharp fall of 16-year-olds as far as this kind of achievement is concerned. Zim Diaspora