P.6, Senior 3 best performers eye science careers

KIGALI - The top five best performing students in last year’s Primary Six and Senior Three national examinations yearn for science careers in future.
WELL DONE SON: Kigali Parents’ Derrick Shema and his father Stephen Gasasira yesterday.
WELL DONE SON: Kigali Parents’ Derrick Shema and his father Stephen Gasasira yesterday.

KIGALI - The top five best performing students in last year’s Primary Six and Senior Three national examinations yearn for science careers in future.

The Ministry of Education released the results for both Primary Six and Senior Three final examinations on Wednesday.

 “It will have been a dream come true when I become an engineer,” said Derrick G. Shema, the best performer countrywide with 91.33 percent in the Primary Six national exams.

Shema, 13, from Kigali Parents (Primary School) was not surprised to emerge the best in the country, since he had monopolised first positions from Primary One.

 “It has given me courage to keep my performance throughout secondary school studies,” an excited Shema said in an interview yesterday.  
 
His father, Steven Gasasira, a self-employed man, proudly said that his son’s excellent performance is a replica of what he (Gasasira) used to do during his school days.

“What I have to do for him, is to make sure that he joins a good school where he can prosper with his vision of becoming an engineer” Gasasira said.

The other three best performing students in Senior Three national examinations expressed their desire to become medical doctors.

The third best performer countrywide with 10 points, Eric Rucogoza, of Petit Seminaire Ndera (the first best performing school countrywide), wants to end his studying career in medical practice.

Seventeen-year-old Rucogoza who has a single parent, Isabelle Nyirategeka, and his schoolmates were surprised to hear that they pass O’ Level with flying colours.

His colleagues, Come Siboniyo emerged fourth best in the country with 9.9 points, followed by Patrick Nshuti in the fifth position with 9.8 points.

“I was not hoping to emerge third in the country, but I was expecting to pass the national exams with good points,” Rucogoza said yesterday.

If studying situation remains conducive for him, he is optimistic that he would perform better in his Biology and Chemistry combination that he has been given at the same school.

“I don’t find any problem in studying sciences. I’m confident the school (Petit Seminaire Ndera) will facilitate me to excel in that,” he vowed.

His headmaster, Bosco Ntagungira, is optimistic the trio will excel at Advanced Level with the help of regular schoolwork tests.
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