The 12-year old has emerged the best performer student in 2017 primary school’s national examinations.
Mugisha was studying at Saint André- Ruhina in Shyogwe Sector of Muhanga District, Southern Province.
Speaking to IGIHE shortly after the results’ release, Mugisha said that heeding to teachers’ guidance and siding with God helped him perform excellently.
“Teacher’s guidance helped me to study with the ambition to outshine. Drawing confidence from our school’s performance in the previous years, I targeted to perform well too. I was good at Mathematics at first but I also invested many efforts in other subjects,” he said.
He said he liked Mathematics highly but one of his teachers urged him to concentrate on other subjects and seek help from parents in case he failed to understand anything.
Mugisha’s father Nsengiyumva is a businessman while her mother Providence Umutesi is a teacher. Both parents said that Mugisha has always studied hard and appeared among the best two students in class since he started primary school.
The Director of Education in Muhanga District, Claude Sebashi commended Saint André- Ruhina primary school’s teachers on their commitment to offering quality education which resulted in having the best performer at the national level.
In 2015, four students from Saint André- Ruhina primary school made it on the list of best 12 nationwide and one student from the school took the fourth position nationally in 2016.
The results released by the Ministry of Education on Tuesday, Frank Mugisha emerged the best in primary and was followed by Schadrack Sifayake from Morning Star Bright Academy in Gatsibo District.
In secondary school’s ordinary level, Josyln Karenzi Manzi from Kigali Parents School in Gasabo District emerged the best performer and was followed by Audrey Umurerwa from Mary Hills in Nyagatare District.
A total of 237,181 students sat for primary leaving examinations in 2017 while 98, 268 students sat for ordinary level examinations.
Primary schools’ results show the success rate stands at 86.3% while lower secondary schools (O’level) succeeded at 89.9%.