Twenty-two-year-old twins Sonil and Sajil Ramharak of Phoenix, who graduated cum laude with their Bachelor of Education degrees from UKZN describe this as their most significant academic achievement. They dedicated their degrees to their father, who passed earlier this year.
‘We are inseparable, doing everything together and being with each other all the time, so it made sense that we’d do the same degree,’ said Sajil. ‘Life has a funny way of making sure that we do things together. This degree has been no different.’
Sonil, the older of the two, added, ‘We would always help each other study for tests and share notes after lectures. It’s magical and unbelievable to share this experience with my sister. There’s nothing quite like having your twin by your side through everything.’
The twins are passionate about education and teaching. ‘We want to help shape and mould young people. There’s no greater joy than being able to help,’ said Sajil.
Sonil added, ‘UKZN was always our first choice. There’s no doubt about that. We were really under pressure to complete all our modules on time so we could graduate together. We finally did! And it feels so amazing. I love my sister and I am so glad we are on this academic journey together.’
They thanked their family and friends for their ongoing support and encouragement and advised other students to work hard, stay motivated and pursue their post-graduate studies.
The twins are currently registered for Honours degrees in Education at UKZN.