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31-Year-Old Boda Boda Rider Who Admires Doctors Scores 15 Points In UCE

Samuel Ssegawa, 31, abandoned boda boda riding for studies.  He scored 15 aggregates at Hilton High School.

Samuel Ssegawa, a 31-year-old man, a resident at Kyetume, Mukono was one of the lucky candidates who passed with flying colours in the recently released Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) by Uganda National Examination Board on Friday.

He secured 15 aggregates at Hilton High school Mukono after trying the same level for the third time. The two attempts his results were withheld by UNEB citing various malpractice related to external assistance.

After completing his Primary Leaving Examinations and secured 12 aggregates in 2005 at Nabinene primary school Masaka, Ssegawa joined Ristaka High school Busiika where he completed his senior four but unfortunately the exams results were withheld.

“It is almost at this time when I lost my mother who succumbed to injuries inflicted on her by our uncaring father. I was left hanging and I resorted to teaching in various kindergartens until I made my second attempt in 2016 at Hilton High school where I was enrolled as a school dependent, still our results were withheld,” he reveals.

After going through such a discouraging moment, Ssegawa returned to Masaka town and started riding a Boda boda at Mulago-Katwe stage, the main boda boda stage for the regional referral hospital. He started admiring life style of the doctors prompting him to return to school. He enrolled again at Hilton High School Mukono to pursue the dream of becoming a doctor.  

To manage reading under covid-19 lockdown period, Ssegawa sought permission from the head teacher to borrow and keep every kind of text book he wished to have from the library.

Gordon Katimbo, the Hilton High School Head teacher says Ssegawa has left everyone at school wondering about his performance. 

He however applauds his staff for the good work that saw the school achieve 65 first grades.

Meanwhile, several other schools in Mukono district are still celebrating their performance through sharing results via various social platforms.

The Head teacher of St Cyprian High School, Kyabakadde, Joseph Kamya attributes the good performance among most of the schools to parents-teachers’ cooperation. He says students living at the school could access study materials whiles those in far places could access them via soft copies especially on their parents’ smart telephones.  St Cyprian scored 120 first grades.


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