Not even the flying bullets and constant fear of looming death could stop Gulu students from excelling in the recently- released Aâ€™ Level results, reports Dennis Ojwee.
The Gulu area Coordinator for Uganda National Examinations Boards (UNEB) recently said the results had not been collected for the district and that 711 students sat for the 2003 UACE.
â€œWe are yet to get the whole results in the district so that I can comment about the results per individual schools in the district. As per now I still donâ€™t know the performances of the individual schools or centres.
The district had nine centres. The centres were Sir Samuel Baker Secondary School,(114), Sacred Heart Girlsâ€™ School,(61 candidates) and Gulu High School where 34 candidates sat for the exams.
Others were Gulu Secondary School, which had 36 candidates, Lacor Seminary Secondary,(25), Negri College School, (15) , Gulu College School, (116) and Gulu Hall, a general centre, which had 72 candidates.
Gulu Central High School was the best in the art subjects while Saint Josephâ€™s College Layibi led in Sciences with four top best candidates in the district.
A girl put Sacred Heart Girlsâ€™ School as Guluâ€™s second best in arts, while Sir Samuel Baker also had a student excelling in the sciences.
Richard Otema and Marcelino Okullo the headteachers of Central High School and, St. Josephâ€™s College Layibi, respectively said they were impressed by the performance of their students who made it to the university level. They promised to keep up the academic standards of their individual schools to perform even better in future.
However, Sister Karla Agio of Sacred Heart Girlsâ€™ said she was not happy with the results. She said her school should have performed better if the students had concentrated.
Gulu Students Excel