Girl tops in 2023 UCE results in Masindi

''I want to become a doctor in future and save lives,'' she said.

By Our Reporter

Masindi: The 17-year-old girl, Apili Dinnah, has emerged as the overall best performer in the just-released 2023 Universal Certificate of Education (UCE) results in Masindi district.

Apili, who sat for her national examinations at Masindi Army Secondary School, scored eight aggregates in eight.

Major. RB Tazzy, the school head teacher, disclosed that they managed to get 94 candidates in the first grade, 92 in the second grade, 38 in the third division, and one in division nine because he passed on before completing the exams.

He attributed the performance to hard work and cooperation between the school management and parents.

Janet Amony, Apili’s mother, disclosed that her daughter was given ample time for revision and was encouraged, adding that she plans for her to continue at the advanced level.

She also encouraged other parents and guardians to give their children ample time and provide school necessities.

Dinnah Apili told this publication that though she was praying to get a first grade, it was a surprise for her to be against the odds and score eight aggregates in eight.

”I want to become a doctor in future and save lives,” she said.

Most schools visited by our reporter in Masindi Municipality have registered an improvement in the 2023 Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) results compared to the 2022 results.

Out of 59 candidates who sat for UCE at Bishop Edward Albert Baharagate SS, 12 scored first grade, 27 scored second grade, 17 were in third grade, and four were in fourth grade.

At Green Valley S.S., they scored 37 candidates in the first grade, 73 in the second grade, 28 in the third grade, and 12 in the fourth grade.

At Masindi SS, a government-aided school, out of 277 candidates, 15 passed in division one, 50 in division two, 70 in division three, 117 came in division four, and 18 in division seven, while seven never turned up for exams.

St. Dominic Savio SS had 25 candidates in division one, 80 in division two, 30 in division three, and two in division four.

At Greenfield SS, 35 candidates passed in division one, 63 in division two, and 54 in division three.

Meanwhile, at St. Theresa Girls S.S., they got 42 first grades, 51 second grades, 32 third grades, and 12 fourth grades, with the best candidate scoring 9 aggregates.

Mr. Andrew Tumwesige, the Chairperson of Masindi District Secondary Schools’ Head Teachers Association, couldn’t disclose the general performance of the district, stressing that he was yet to get the results.

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