Upcoming artiste gets 20 points, eyes law school

Patience Nimwesiga of St Elizabeth SS, Nkoowe, celebrates after she scored 20 points in DELu. Photo/ Noeline Nabukenya

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  • Mr Frank Kyeyune, the head teacher of St Elizabeth Secondary School, said their best candidate was very hardworking and dedicated.

A girl, who started a music career during the Covid-19 lockdown, has topped her class in the  Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) results.  
Ms Patience Nimwesiga, 20, emerged the best candidate at St Elizabeth Secondary School, Nkoowe in Wakiso District, with 20 points in Divinity, Economics , Luganda and Sub Maths (DEL/SM).

She now wants to pursue a law degree at university. 
Ms Nimwesiga said joined the music industry in 2020 during the Covid-19 lockdown as schools remained closed as a form of fighting boredom.  
She recorded three songs over the period. 
“When schools resumed, I had to first concentrate on my studies but I could sing occasionally especially at school,” she said during an interview with this newspaper at the weekend.

“When some people see you singing, they think you have no future. But I have a dream which I believe one day will come true,” she added.
Ms Nimwesiga explains that her determination and being very close to teachers helped her to pass with flying colours.
“When you brief your teachers, it is the first step to success because you can open up to them any challenges in regard to academics,”  she said. 
The recording artiste wants to be a star like Spice Diana,  a local artiste.   
“Spice Diana is my favorite artiste, I like her music and the way she conducts herself,”  Ms Nimwesiga said. 

“Music is where I see my success, I have passion for it. That’s why I will not stop singing because I have the talent,” she added.
Mr Frank Kyeyune, the head teacher of St Elizabeth Secondary School, said their best candidate was very hardworking and dedicated.
“On joining Senior Five, we gave her a bursary because of her music talent, not knowing she is even academically outstanding,” he said.

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