St. Mark Secondary School Nyakibale is gearing up for their inaugural Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) exams since its establishment in 2019, as stated by Mr. Raymond Rukundo, the school director.
Situated in Ndorero ward, southern division of Rukungiri municipality, the school is set to witness 55 students appearing for their first UCE exams.
This milestone is significant for the school, as these students represent their pioneer batch, and the institution has high expectations for their performance.
Rukundo shared that the school’s mission has been to provide quality and affordable education to students from diverse backgrounds. Over the years, they have added one class annually, culminating in the current Senior Four class preparing for their exams on Monday.
Liam Aronda and Nabimanya Alacious, both Senior Four students at St. Mark SS Nyakibale and pioneers of the school, expressed their confidence in their preparation. They affirmed that they have been thoroughly taught, assessed through tests, and engaged in practical activities.
They are optimistic about achieving excellent results, which they believe will bring recognition to their school next year.
Fortunate Akanyihayo Rukundo, the deputy headmistress of St. Mark Secondary School Nyakibale, emphasized that the teachers have diligently fulfilled their responsibilities since the students’ enrollment in Senior One in 2019.
She mentioned that despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, these students have had a complete four-year O’level education.
With the school securing the third position in Rukungiri district Mock examinations, she expressed her confidence in the students’ potential.
She urged them to continue their revision until the last moment, emphasizing that the UCE exams are based on the knowledge they have accumulated from Senior One to Four.