Matric pupils who uses feet to write excels at school 

Zodidi Mhlana 
JOHANNEBURG- There was an increase in the number of pupils with special needs who sat for the 2017 national senior certificate examinations according to the Basic education department.

A total of 2‚777 learners with special needs took part in the exams last year. The learners achieved 906
bachelor passes and 789 diploma passes

Katlego Monano was among the thousands of leaners with special needs who performed well during last year’s examinations.

Monano, 18, from Bloemfontein in the Free State came third in the category of pupils with special needs in the 2017 matric examinations.

Monano who was born without arms uses his feet to write.

“I feel that I did my parents proud. I don’t struggle with anything as I use my feet to write. I can also writ even if I’m wearing socks. The difference is that I use a small desk. I finish on time like everyone else. I’ve been in special school all my life so there are no issues. I got trained when I was young. The support from my parents and school has been amazing,” he said.

He said that he will be pursuing an LLB lad degree at the university of the Free State this year.

Monano’s father said that he was proud of his son’s achievements. “We are proud of him. He works very hard.”