Samuel Ssegawa, a 31-year-old man a resident at Kyetume Mukono was one of the lucky candidate 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 mal-practice related 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 exams were withheld.
“It is almost at this time when I lost my mother who succumbed to mob justice meted to her by our uncaring father, I was left under suspense, at this time 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.”
After going through such a discouraging moment, Ssegawa returned to Masaka town and started riding a Bodaboda at Mulago-Katwe stage, the main bodaboda stage for the regional referral hospital.
He started admiring behavioral life style of the doctors prompting him to return to school.
Managing 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.
Daniel Olupot who emerged the best student at Hilton after securing 8 points, says it was not easy for Ssegawa, students could lough at him calling him funny names such as grandpa and deputy head teacher but he did not lose hope.
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 performance through sharing results via various social platforms.