Some of the pupils who passed with flying colours in the just released Primary Leaving Exams (PLE) results have attributed their success to hard work and trust in God.
The two pupils who turned up at The New Times head offices smiling from ear to ear after we had broken the news to them, were both surprised by their performance.
“I knew I would perform well but could not imagine emerging out second in the whole country,” said Arsene Kwitonda who came to our offices accompanied by his elder brother.
The ecstatic Kwitonda also said that trust in God and reading hard were some of the techniques he used to excel in the national exams.
He advised his fellow pupils to know that God is everything and to read their books if they are to excel.
According to Hope Umuziga, the best and fifth among the best twenty-three students in the country, it was all due to enough revision and listening to the teachers in class.
Like her colleague, it also came as a surprise to her when The New Times broke the news that she was among the best pupils.
All the best twenty three pupils got aggregate 5 out of the five subjects that they did in the nationals.
Both pupils came from Kigali Parents School. The school produced the top 12 pupils in PLE who included five girls.
City schools out-did those in the country side in the exams.
Selections for those who will join lower secondary on February 1 are scheduled for Monday.