Stephen Tuuti who was pursuing a Bachelor of Adult and Community Education from the College of Education and External Studies (CEES) scored a CGPA of 4.82 which made him emerge the best male graduand of the 70th Makerere University graduation.
As a student coming from an average family, Tuuti went through a number of challenges while at University. His tuition would come late since his father was just a grade 3 primary school teacher in Budaka district. At times his father failed to raise tuition and he was always assisted by some lecturers.
“I thank my lecturers under the championship of Mr Watuleke Joseph and Dr Okiror John of CAES. They would get loans from their Staff SACCO to pay my fees when my dad had failed. They also mobilised funds for me to clear graduation and National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) fees. Knowing my background pushed me to read hard, always go to the library plus consultation from various sources which enabled me to achieve this excellence.” Tuuti narrated.
Getting what to eat was also another obstacle during his stay at Makerere University. He would carry out various activities for exchange with food.
“I had difficulties in feeding and I used to do manual labour around campus building sites to get food, I participated in painting of White House at Nsibirwa hall to get money for food, sometimes I worked in restaurants around campus to get food as a pay.” He added.
He requested anybody who is willing to cause a change in his life either through a job or a masters scholarship to reach him on +256785719737 or email email@example.com