By Watchdog reporter
Former Rubaga legislator Singh Katongole Perminder has been celebrating after passing last year’s Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) exams with good though not impressive points.
Katongole was among the candidates who sat for UACE exams in 2016. However, there have been doubts about his education background, which disqualified him from contesting.
Singh returned to the books, and with an A-level certificate in hand, he is bragging to everyone who cares to listen that he is “educated” and has “qualifications” to run for MP again.
Singh is a rival for MP Kasibante Moses, who is now a two time MP having defeated Singh in 2011 and last year beat Beti Kamya in a chaotic election.
It is a requirement for anyone standing for MP in Uganda to have a minimum of A-Level education. However, the rule has caught many politicians’ pants down over the years.
When the results were released on Tuesday, Singh who still eyes the Lubaga North seat, was very anxious to know how he had performed and as soon as he realized he had passed, he has more than glad to share his results with whoever cares to look at them.
Singh’s results in which he scored 13 points including two principal passes make him eligible to enroll in any tertiary institution in Uganda.
Under the index number U1588/531, he sat the exams at Golden Secondary School located in Lungujja, a Kampala suburb, Singh Perminder Marwaha scored credit 6 (1 point) in General Paper, obtained B (5 points) in History, Kiswahili- E(2 points), SMA 5 and got C (4 points) in Art.
Singh spoke out on his performance saying politics is his ambition, “I was stopped from contesting because my academic documents were lacking but now let’s see what they say,” he said.
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