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Saleh Gets 10 Points

By Vision Reporter

Added 3rd April 2001 03:00 AM

MAJ. Gen. Salim Saleh has scored 10 points in the A'level examinations results released yesterday.

MAJ. Gen. Salim Saleh has scored 10 points in the A'level examinations results released yesterday.

By John Eremu And Hellen Mukiibi MAJ. Gen. Salim Saleh has scored 10 points in the A'level examinations results released yesterday. The veteran soldier who sat the exams at Ngabo Academy of Science and Development in Mbarara, scored an A in Kiswahili, a C5 in General Paper and subsidiary passes in Economics, History and Christian Religious Education (CRE). Speaking from his hotel in Madrid, Spain, Saleh who is on holiday with his wife Jovia, said he was disappointed. "Oh no! That is too low, it is horrible! I cannot believe those are my results. I will ask for the transcripts very soon," he said on telephone yesterday. Saleh, who wants to study economics, was not excited about his high score in Kiswahili. His wife said she was equally hurt by what she described as low marks for "such hard work." The couple are on holiday with their daughter, Joselyn Kenyana of Mt. St. Mary's College Namagunga. Kenyana also sat for Senior Six last year and obtained 19 points. She scored a C3 in General Paper, a D in History, a B in Economics, CRE and Fine Art. But Ngabo Academy headmaster Geoffrey Mugabe was happy with Saleh's results. "He was very busy and only came to school during exams. So to squeeze 10 points from him is really impressive. By getting an A, Saleh has shown he is a genius given the little time he had to attend classes." While Makerere University requires at least two principal passes for direct entrants, an official yesterday said Saleh could go for a degree course through the mature entry scheme. However, he is late for the October admissions. He could also enrol for a diploma course at the Makerere University Business School the requirement for which is one principal pass. Saleh, President Yoweri Museveni's young brother, dropped out of Kako Secondary School in Senior two to join the liberation forces in Tanzania in the 1970s. He enrolled at Nakasongola Army Secondary School for his O'levels in 1998 and scored aggregate 18 in six subjects, narrowly missing the first grade after failing Mathematics. In the mock examinations, he scored 18 points with a C3 three in General Paper, an A in Kiswahili, B in Economics and D in History and CRE. Ends

Saleh Gets 10 Points

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