- Students of the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls have made their school proud by coming out with distinctions
- The school, which was founded in 2007 by Oprah Winfrey, recorded more distinction in 2019 than it did in 2018
- The billionaire media executive founded the school as a gift to South Africa and former president Nelson Mandela
The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls (OWLAG) in South Africa has surpassed its 2018 record as students of the school came out with more distinction in 2019.
The disclosure was made in a statement, which also stated that three students performed exceptionally well, achieving six distinctions, Face 2 Face Africa reports.
Legit.ng notes that the statement read: “59 OWLAG students wrote the Independent Examinations Board (IEB) National Senior Certificate examinations and achieved 197 distinctions in total, 46 more distinctions as compared to last year. There were also many who achieved in the 70% range."
The school was founded in 2007 by billionaire media executive and philanthropist Oprah Winfrey as a gift to South Africa and former president Nelson Mandela.
The independent boarding school provides quality education to previously disadvantaged girls in South Africa from Grade 8 to Grade 12.
The statement added: “We are extremely proud of all our girls. Many, if not all of them, overcame significant challenges over the last five years and have come up on top.
“They not only leave academically successful, but they also leave resilient, courageous and tenacious. We wish them well for their future.”
The academy's executive director, Gugu Ndebele, also shared the good news on Twitter.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that American media executive and philanthropist Oprah Winfrey denied helping Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on leaving their posts as senior members of the royal family.
Winfrey said it is false that she was the first person the couple spoke to about their departure, adding that Harry and Meghan do not need her help figuring what is best for them.
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