By: STEPHEN WANDERA
KAMPALA: Victor Agaba, a 12-year-old pupil of Primary Six at City Parents, surprised both his parents and teachers when he sat for the Primary Leaving Examinations (PLE), a year ahead and he scored maximum points, aggregate 4.
According to Agaba’s parents, Mr Frank Katusiime and Ms Helen Katusiime, their son also skipped two terms during his primary. “Then we pushed him to Primary Two where he studied for only two terms. I am not surprised that Agaba has excelled in PLE with flying colours. He has been a bright boy,” Ms Katusiime said.
Agaba, the fifth born in a family of six children, says he was not sure that he would get aggregate 4. “During my Primary Six first term holiday, I revised with Primary Seven candidates. I decided to seat for PLE to remove that examination fear from myself,” the bespectacled Agaba said without batting an eyelid. “Before exams, my projection was at least aggregate 8 but after seating my last paper, I was confident of scoring aggregate 4 because the papers were easy.”
Mr Katusiime spoke with a tinge of pride, suggesting it is a family thing, narrating how several of Agaba’s siblings also scored aggregate 4 in previous years.
Agaba aspires to join Ntare School where his father studied for his Uganda Certificate of Education and thereafter King’s Collage Budo for his Uganda Advanced Uganda Certificate of Education, where his elder brother Cedric Kaitira is in Senior Two.
Agaba wants to be an accountant because of his love for mathematics. To pupils still in primary school, Agaba’s advice is that examinations are just like any other exercise that one need not fear.