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Luzira Inmates Register Slight Improvement in UCE

Although none of the 48 candidates that sat for senior four in 2019, got division one, at least nine of them obtained aggregates in division two, 14 scored aggregates in division three, 23 were in division four while only two failed. The best candidate, Innocent Turyahebwa, who is jail for robbery scored 28 aggregates.
Inmates carry the top performer at Upper Prison

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Inmates at Upper Prison Secondary School in Luzira have registered a slight improvement in performance, according to the 2019 Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) results, released today. 

Although none of the 48 candidates that sat for senior four in 2019, got division one, at least nine of them obtained aggregates in division two, 14 scored aggregates in division three, 23 were in division four while only two failed. The best candidate, Innocent Turyahebwa, who is jail for robbery scored 28 aggregates. 

During the previous year, 2018, there were 43 candidates among the inmates and seven of them passed in division two, 20 in division three, 11 in division four. That year the best candidate scored 36 aggregates. 

Turyahebwa praised the teachers and the Prisons service that gave them a great environment to study adding that he wouldn’t have studied if he was not in detention. He hopes to become a businessman after serving his remaining four of the 15 years in jail.

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Daniel Ogwal, who is serving 15 years in jail for robbery also scored a second grade with 36 aggregates, hopes to advance in senior five and do even better.   

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The other star performer was Kibugo Ismail Ssekweyama who was jailed in 2015 when he was only in Primary six. He says he enrolled in P7 and has been studying until he sat for O’level. He scored aggregate 39. He says studying has made his life easy in the prison as he has now learnt English and mathematics. 

Kibugo who is serving a 20-year jail term for defilement says his dream is to be a teacher. 

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Gilbert Niwamanya, the inmate's headmaster says that although the performance was not the best, all the candidates and the staff at Upper prison put in their best considering that inmates do not have enough time and the luxury like other candidates. He hailed the Prisons for giving them an opportunity to learn even in custody.

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