Kisoro Vision Secondary School yesterday joined the rest of the country to celebrate one of its best students, Richard Nshimiyimana who scored 20 points in a science combination of Physics, Chemistry, Math and ICT.
The Uganda National Examinations Board officially released the long awaited UACE results, the last of three sets, completing the entire cycle comprising of Primary Leaving Examinations (PLE), Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) and Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE)
While speaking to vomuhabura, the School’s director Dan Munyambabazi congratulated his best student, the entire school administration and the parents who remained committed to educating their children despite the Covid-19 pandemic that disrupted normal learning.
Munyambabazi explained that Nshimiyimana’s performance is simply a reflection of the winning attitude at the school.
He noted that out of 122 candidates that sat the UACE 2020 exams, 93 attained 3 principal passes while rest managed the average of 2 principal passes, qualifying them to advance to the next level of education.
“We are extremely overjoyed because our students have excelled and reminded the rest of the world that despite challenges like Corona virus, Kisoro vision is still at the realm of Success”, Munyambabazi said.
Nshimiyimana scored 20 points in PCM/ICT and was closely followed by another student with 19 points in PCM/ICT and another with 18 points in BCM/ICT.
Kisoro Vision Puts Emphasis in Sciences
Dan Munyambabazi said Kisoro Vision designed a deliberate strategy to ensure that Science subjects are given much attention because the Country and the rest of the world need Scientists to solve the ever changing problems in the world.
“All subjects, Arts and Sciences are important to us .We have done our best to provide all the necessary facilities for students to acquire the best practical skills in Sciences so that when they move out into the world, they are problem solvers”, Munyambabazi explained.
State Minister for Higher education John Chrysestom Muyingo during the official release of the UACE 2020 results said majority of schools do not take sciences seriously which is a trend that needs to be changed.
Muyingo further advised parents and teachers not to discourage girls from doing sciences but encourage them to excel in all spheres of education.
Humble Beginnings Inspire Culture of Excellence
If you have had the privilege to Visit Kisoro Vision Secondary School, you will be amazed by the grandeur of its buildings, the smart uniforms and the working staff who are more like a family.
It was not always this way, says Dan Munyambabazi.
“All we had was a dream to do something different and by God’s grace, hard work, determination, luck and our beloved parents, we have made great strides and the sky is the limit”, said Munyambabazi
Other Schools Perform despite Covid-19 Disruptions.
Vomuhabura also visited other schools and discovered that school administrators, teachers and their students never slaked off but gave it their all.
Muhabura Shine Secondary School’s best candidate at UACE scored 18 points, Standard Secondary School’s best candidate managed 17 points,St Gertrude’s Secondary School (an all-girls school) scored 17 points, St. Andrews Secondary School 16 points, Pearl high School 14 points, Kabindi Secondary School’s best candidate scored 13 points.
The Director Muhabura Shine Secondary School Christopher Semarora thanked God for having a great hand in their Success.
“It was a difficult season for students, parents and teachers but we thank God we made it”, Semarora explained
The Headmistress St. Gertrude’s Vocational Sr. Victor congratulated the girls upon such a tremendous success. She attributed the success to better educational facilities in the School.
Standard Secondary School director Kenneth Manirafasha said that the first student scored 17 points and the rest of the students succeeded.
Additional Reporting by Joshua Niyonshima of Voice of Muhabura