University Success at Isaac Newton High School
Great news from Isaac Newton High School in Masaka District in Uganda.
Ssebulime Samuel (pictured below), a scholarship student of the school, has been awarded a highly competitive government scholarship to study Agriculture at Makerere University, the top university in Uganda located in the capital Kampala.
In the recently published A-level examinations he was one of only 4,000 students in the country who were granted merit scholarships. Of the 124,000 students who took A-levels in Uganda in 2015, Samuel was ranked as 1,304th best student on the basis of his overall aggregate.
Samuel is naturally delighted by this life changing achievement. He says: "I have been admitted to Makerere University on a government scholarship to study Bachelor of Science in Agriculture. However, the scholarship only covers the basics. Fortunately, Isaac Newton High School will allow me to pay my way through university in exchange for doing part-time teaching in the school.
"When I graduate I intend to return to my community and help them to improve their agricultural practices and incomes by promoting sustainable agriculture.
"I am very grateful to Birmingham Humanists who provided my scholarship and made it possible for me to achieve this in my life.”
Samuel is just one example of how the work of the humanist schools in Uganda can completely transform the life chances of the individual students passing through them.
It is also great to hear that Samuel is keen to use his education to assist his local community.