Asary scores own goal with distinction

09 December 2002
WHEN your brother happens to be one of South Africa's leading soccer journalists, what might you possibly do to keep the family's good name under the floodlights?

Melanie Asary, sister of famed soccer journalist, Clinton Asary, did not join Santos, Ajax Cape Town or the UCT women's soccer side. Instead, she joined a small team of people who will graduate with distinction.

Asary will graduate this week, with distinction for her Masters in education. Her dissertation on South Africa's proposed new education curriculum comes months before National Curriculum Statement Grades 10 – 12 is declared a national policy, much to the delight of her supervisors, Professors Rob Sieborger and Kevin Rochford.

According to Rochford, Asary still found time to publish her emerging findings in conference and seminar proceedings while juggling her full-time job as a biology teacher at Rustenburg Girls' High School and her part-time studies.

Asary commenced her Masters dissertation on a special scholarship for students in formerly disadvantaged communities.

The National Research Foundation (NRF) allocated three such scholarships to Rochford, on the strength of his 100% success rate in graduating supervised Masters and doctoral students.

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