The Observer (Kampala)

23 February 2014

Uganda: S4 Results - Who Will Beat St Mary's SS Kitende?

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The O-level exam results in Uganda have been released (file photo).

Education Minister Jessica Alupo is this week expected to release the 2013 senior four results at Statistics House in Kampala.

The results will once again reawaken the fierce rivalry among secondary schools across the country. St Mary's SS Kitende remains the school to beat, having topped the grades league for four straight years, producing the largest number of first grades in the country.

Kitende had 409 students in grade I in the 2011 exams and 339 for 2012. Coming close in 2011 was Seeta High School with 245 first grades. That place was last year snatched by perennial rivals Uganda Martyrs SS Namugongo, with 252 first grades. Others gearing to join the exclusive club include Ntare School (245), Nabisunsa Girls (201) and Mengo SS, which got 200 first grades in last year's results.

However, the numbers game sometimes masks things. There are schools with smaller classes, seeking to reassert themselves, such as Mt St Mary's College Namagunga, which registered a 100 per cent performance with all its 146 students passing in first division.

Others that have almost all their students to first division include St Mary's College Kisubi (189), Kibuli SS (185), King's College Budo (182) and Ndejje SS (179). But there are also the likes of Nadiket Seminary in Moroto, which saw 14 of its 15 students graduate in first division - the 15th finished in second.

To give an indication of the expected rivalries and duels, we publish a comparative table that shows the top 50 schools with the largest number of students in Division I over the last two years.

Schools with the highest number of first grades

School Name 2011 2012

St Mary's SS, Kitende 409 339

Seeta H/S

245 171

Mengo SS

239 200

Ntare School 228 245

Nabisunsa Girls' School 221 201

King's College, Budo 201 182

Gombe SS

197 163

Uganda Martyrs SS, Namugongo

190 252

St Mary's College, Kisubi 189 189

Gayaza H/S 181 162

Bp. Cipriano Kihangire SS

179 140

Kibuli SS

178 185

Mary Hill H/S 173 181

Mbarara H/S 172 157

St.Joseph's Girls, Nsambya

170 186

Lubiri SS

170 116

Namilyango College 167 171

Makerere College School 166 163

Ndejje SS

158 179

Trinity College, Nabbingo 153 143

Bweranyangi Girls' School 151 140

Tororo Girls' School

150 137

Iganga SS

148 160

St Henry's College, Kitovu 147 112

Our Lady Of Good Counsel 146 93

Seeta High School, Mukono

146 147

Mt St Mary's, Namagunga 146 134

Kawempe Muslim SS 137 161

Jinja College 130 90

Katikamu Secondary School

120 104

Kiira College, Butiki 116 102

Immaculate Heart Girls School 112 172

St Joseph's SS, Naggalama 110 137

St Maria Goretti SS, Katende 110 68

Naalya SS, Namugongo 109 137

St Joseph's College, Layibi

97 54

Buddo SS 91 129

Kyambogo College School

90 91

East H/S Ntinda 87 23

Bishop's Sen School, Mukono

84 72

Masaka SS

81 81

Teso College, Aloet 78 83

St Thereza's Girls' Ss, Bwanda 78 64

Kitabi Seminary 78 47

Mandela Secondary School, Hoima 72 66

St. Andrea Kahwa's College, Hoima 70 111

Merryland H/S Entebbe 69 81

St.Joseph's Voc. School, Mbarara

68 102

Wanyange Girls School 67 41

Busoga College, Mwiri 66 55

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