High school teacher is NWU's best science master’s student

Marelize Santana -- Thu, 11/30/2017 - 08:55

High school teacher is NWU's best science master’s student

High school teacher Mr Ofentse Porogo has been named the best science master’s student at the North-West University (NWU). At the university’s recent annual research awards ceremony, Ofentse received the coveted S2A3 bronze medal, presented to the best master's student in a scientific discipline.

In his MSc study, he studied the “Variational approach for a coupled Zakharov-Kuznetsov system and the (2+1)-dimensional breaking soliton equation”.

The S2A3 medal is not the first accolade Ofentse has won. He received merit certificates during his BSc and BSc honours degrees, and in 2015/16 was the holder of the CoE-MaSS bursary, presented by the Centre of Excellence of Mathematics and Statistical Sciences.

His supervisor, Prof Ben Muatjetjeja, says Ofentse is a very flexible student who is always eager to learn new ideas.

“Ofentse can work independently. He can work under pressure. While he was studying for his MSc degree, he managed to complete his master`s in record time, not only completing the degree but earning a distinction and having two papers published in accredited journals. This is not a surprise to me, because in all his degrees, starting from undergraduate level, he also obtained distinctions.”


Mr Ofentse Porogo has been named the NWU’s best science master’s student.