Lebohang Mahlo was previously featured in the December 2015 edition of the TVET Times for his exceptional academic results. We caught up with Lebohang once again when we were informed of his application to complete his Doctorate in Higher Education.
Having started his study career with False Bay TVET College in 2008 with a Grade 9 Certificate, he elected to study for a National Certificate Vocational in Hospitality. Once he had adapted to the College way of life, nothing was going to stop him being a success. Demonstrating an aptitude for academics, his lecturer, Ms Baleni encouraged him to apply for a National Diploma in Tourism at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology.
Eager to share his experience and education, Lebohang volunteered at an Adult Learning Centre. A natural educator, he enrolled for a Postgraduate Certificate in Education and soon thereafter applied for a teaching degree, all while juggling three different jobs to help ends meet.
Since 2015 Lebohang has been a fundamentals teacher for grade four and five learners at a school in Khayelitsha. Setting a positive example for the learners, Lebohang continued to study with CPUT and achieved his Honours in 2018 and more recently his Masters in 2021.
A teacher in one class and a student in the other, Lebohang is exceptionally excited to now work towards his Doctorate in Education at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology.
The College is proud to say that his higher education journey started with us and we look forward to seeing him reach his Doctorate stature in 2024.