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I read hard to appear in papers

By Vision Reporter

Added 2nd March 2007 03:00 AM

HE dashed out of an S6 maths class at Bishop Cyprian SS Mukono that he was teaching, clenched his fists and shouted at the top of his voice. Rogers Katwesigye had just received news that he was one of the best students in the just released A’ level results.

By Alex Balimwikungu

HE dashed out of an S6 maths class at Bishop Cyprian SS Mukono that he was teaching, clenched his fists and shouted at the top of his voice.

Rogers Katwesigye had just received news that he was one of the best students in the just released A’ level results.

The former student of Uganda Martyrs SS, Nam-ugongo scored four As in Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics, making him one of the best candidates in Wakiso district.

The best mark a student can score in a subject is A, while the worst is F and the maximum points a student can score is 25.

And for Katwesigye, the results were also about settling old grudges: “I carried a grudge from O’ level where I scored 12 aggregate at St. Joseph Vocational School Mbarara and missed out in the newspapers. I now want a very beautiful picture and article in the papers.”

The results form part of Katwesigye’s journey to becoming a pharmacist and he says it is not individual effort.

“I read hard but it is Dr. J. C Muyingo (the school headmaster) who invested more by bringing external examiners to school. We got very good tips on answering questions. Besides, we sat for four different sets of mock exams. This assessment helped me greatly and I will forever be grateful to the headmaster and staff members.”

To his parents, Lawrence Kakirembe and Specioza Kyomuhangi in Kasese, their first-born has set the precedent for his siblings, while for his students, they can only dream of a similar ‘seizure of madness’ that gripped their teacher on Thursday.

I read hard to appear in papers

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