NNESBURG (AFP) - The first graduating class at Oprah Winfreys school for South African girls has finished their exams, with all of the students set for university studies, the head of the academy said Wednesday.
Results of their final exams will only be released in January, but all 72 students at the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls are set for further studies either in South Africa or abroad, Anne van Zyl said in a statement. This is, of course, an extra special time for the school as well as the girls, she said. This year marks an important milestone in bringing to fruition the vision of our founder, Oprah Winfrey. In just five years the Academy has established itself as a place that nurtures talent and excellence. As a school weve come through some important challenges and learned lessons along the way, she said. The girls now plan to study everything from medicine and law to arts and engineering, the statement said.