Muni University Emerges Best In the Mathematics Contest

Muni University, Arua, has showed power when it scooped two awards from the mathematics contest organized at makerere university.
Enock Sserumagga,a  student of Bachelors of Science with education, majoring in physics and mathematics, took home an accolade for the first position in the mathematics contest organised at makerere university.

Sserumagga said that although the university offers mathematics just as a subject and not a course, his Oand A’level background of mathematics  helped him beat other contestants.

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serumagga (middle) receiving his award: Photo by

The second position was scooped by Edison Tumwine, a student of Bachelors in information technology came second also of Muni university, whereas Kyambogo University came third.

According to the Uganda Mathematical Society  West Nile co-ordinator and a teacher at Muni Girls School, Isaac Latibo,   hard work that led to the success of Muni University students.

Sserumagga went to Green valley Nursery and Primary School before joining Kingston High School in Kawempe and then enrolled in Muni University.

However, he received alot of criticism from his friends and former schoolmates and therefore wanted to prove them wrong and convince them that Muni University is capable of producing success, particularly in mathematics.

“After my name appeared on the Muni University list of government sponsored students, my friends mocked me that I would not perform if I went to West Nile,” he says.

Although Sserumagga tried to convince over 27 students to take part in the competition, they paid the registration fee of sh5,000 but feared that they would fail.
“Many feared to take part, but I convinced them, some even said to hell with mathematics and some almost gave up,” he said.

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He encourages students to always learn to calculate resilience in every task that they are assigned because success will definitely be achieved.

The vice chancellor of Muni University, Professor Christine Dranzoa,  congratulated the two students for participating and winning the competition.
Dranzoa says Muni University is continuing to produce holistic students who are able to compete favorably countrywide.

“Everybody should look at the attributes of the university, therefore, stop minimising Muni University because they can compete favorably.” She said.

The contest is organised each year by the Uganda mathematical society and the department of mathematics, Makerere University for  both primary and university students.

Other universities that participated were Gulu University, Mbarara School of Science and Technology and the host Makerere University.

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