Livingstone Tumukunde has scored aggregate 11 in the 2013 UCE exams according to the results released yesterday. He is the third best student at Ntare School. Four years ago Tumunde scored aggregate 4 in PLE at Mbarara Junior School and won the Monitor Publication Ltd (MPL) scholarship ‘Monitor Bus of Excellence’ for O-Level studies.
Tumukunde, whose father Mr Elphaz Muganzi from Rubaya Kashari in Mbarara had planned to enroll him in a second class secondary school for lack of adequate financial resources, was then able to join Ntare School.
MPL paid Shs500,000 for him every term while his father topped up with Shs300,000. Tumukunde, however, expected 8 in 8. “Obviously I didn’t expect that. I thought I would get 8 in 8 or at worst 9 in 8,” he said.
Tumukunde topped his class every term but somewhere in Senior Three and Four he got second and third positions. He wants to become a doctor.
SOURCE: Daily Monitor