Niyongabo Kwibuka from Petit Seminaire Ndera was the third best student in 2012 O-level exams and attributed the good performance to reading hard.
"I did not have time to waste that I even read for a few more minutes after the rest had gone to bed. I realised that someone cannot achieve his expectations unless they invest more time," he told The New Times yesterday.
The teenager, who wants to become a civil engineer, intends to continue studying Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics at A-level.
Pascal Tuyisenge, the Director of Studies at the same school, mentioned that they put much emphasis on discipline, reading hard as well as getting competent teachers to guide the students.
He, however, observed that though the school was performing better they lacked enough teaching materials like books, which he said was hindering their operations.
"We would fare better if the Ministry of Education provided all the needed books for us to buy otherwise it will continue hurting the sector," he said yesterday, adding that Mineduc should also consider private schools as well instead of putting most focus on public schools.