SUBJECT to confirmation by the Rhodes Trustees, two Zimbabweans have raised the country’s flag high by being nominated for entry to the prestigious Oxford University in the United Kingdom in October next year by the Rhodes Scholarsh
ip Selection Committee for Zimbabwe.
The duo — Rosemary Nyabadza and Tara McIndoe — will join some 240 Rhodes scholars from 19 countries.
McIndoe was educated at the Dominican Convent High School in Bulawayo where she obtained flying colours scoring nine “A”s in her “O” level examinations and three “A”s and one “B” at Advanced level. She was headgirl in the year 2000 and is an avid athlete who represented the school’s first teams in swimming, tennis, hockey and diving. McIndoe proceeded to Trinity College, University of Dublin, where she obtained first class honours throughout her four year BA degree in Economics and Social Studies. She is set to complete an MPhil in Economics at Oxford.
Nyabadza on the other hand attended Arundel School where she amassed ten “A”s at ‘O’ level proceeding to score an impressive three “A”s and two “B”s in the Cambridge Advanced Subsidiary examinations. Nyabadza is also an active sportswoman who represented her school in athletics and hockey.
From Arundel she joined Griffiths University in Brisbane, Australia, where she won various awards for academic excellence in her Bachelor of Biomedical Science degree. She wishes to study for a MSc in Global Health Science.
Oxford Scholarships are awarded to outstanding and deserving students across the world who display unparalleled academic excellence in various fields of study. — Staff Writer.