The New Times (Kigali)

21 February 2013

Rwanda: A-Level Star Performers Outline Dreams

Claudine Iradukunda (MEG) ESSA Ruhengeri. She excelled in Economics and was always among the best students in class but her hobby was not reading books. "I loved playing football and doing house work at home," she says. Iradukunda aspires to be a banker.

An Excited Mukiza checks her name in yesterday's copy of The New Times. The star of history wants to staudy Criminal Law at University. The New Times/ Timothy Kisambira

Diane Iradukunda (MCB) ESS Musanze. Her secret to success is early preparation. "I started preparing for the exams at the beginning of the year by answering previous question papers," she says.

Patrick Tuyisenge (MCB) ESS Musanze. Speaking from his home district in Rulindo where he is currently doing community service, he attributes his success to hard work and determination. "I always worked hard as much as possible as I prayed for God's guidance and blessings," he said

Jean Paul Mugisha (PCM) ESS Musanze. He attributes his success to the teachers he describes as 'vital' improving his academic performance. "I did my level best, but the teachers did a very excellent job in my academic excellence," he said with a passion.

Pascal Shukuru (MCB) ESS Musanze. He was among the best performers in Biology in the country, but was not satisfied with his overall marks when he received the news yesterday. "I should have done much better, just like the other star students, in the country," he said.

Jean Paul Maniriho (MCB) ESS Musanze. A resident of Karongi district, Maniriho says he always paid attention in class.

Compiled By Jean Pierre ,Bucyensenge, Grace Gatera and Sam K. Nkurunziza

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