“In a few years to come, I dream to become a professor. Although I am a mother of two years old baby nevertheless professor destiny is my wish at this point,” words of current psychology student at University of Limpopo, Treasure Mokalapa. She (25) hails from Thabampje at GaMasemola. She derives from six family members. She attended her primary school at Thabampje primary school and matriculated at Mogoshadi secondary school.
“After high school tenure I departed to University of Limpopo to study Bachelor of Science; however I never completed my course. I immediately switched to study Bachelor of Arts (psychology) for period of four years. I obtained my honours in psychology and currently studying my masters,” said Treasure.
Procedure of application was a major challenge to me, Treasure affirmed. Treasure said she was not exposed to the content and the system of application at the tertiary level. Choosing career was very tough due to lack of career expo at our community. I was never overheard of bursary information, she added.
“Family background was true inspiration to me,” said Treasure. A determined lady said as a professional psychology she is now assisting students to research. “I do what I can do to advance student with valid and necessary information,” said Treasure.
My first year was filled with challenges including language barrier, Treasure told Sekhukhune Times reporter. She said during her third year she found herself amongst pregnant girls at the campus. Treasure said is a stereotype how people deem having a baby could ends future of many girls, hence I am not condoned having baby at an early age.
“I never allowed my challenges to overshadow my goals. Being a mother taught me tough lessons including being strong emotionally and physically. Matriculants need to research their courses and be aware of unregistered institutions which are not registered with Department of Education.