By Owen Wagabaza
Despite the troubles with Crane Bank, business mogul Dr. Sudhir Ruparelia showed the world that he is still the richest man in Uganda by far and as intact as ever. On Thursday, Dr. Sudhir, renowned for his generosity surprised everyone when he rewarded some of the Kampala Parents School’s best performers with a cash prize of sh2m each.
The lucky beneficiaries of Sudhir’s generosity were Sheila Atwine with aggregate 4, Roderick Atuha Mugisha and Gladys Nankunda, who both scored aggregate 5. Without any criteria for selection, the students who were at the school at the time the call came were the lucky ones.
“He just called and requested that all pupils who were at the school at that time should join him in his office to celebrate the school’s good performance. None of us knew what was awaiting them,” said Daphine Kato, the school principal.
Aside from the top performing pupils, all primary seven teachers were rewarded with sh1m each for a job well done while primary six teachers were rewarded with sh500, 000 each for the good job they did in preparing these pupils for the candidate class.
Interestingly, a number of other schools have embraced Sudhir’s generous gesture by also rewarding their best performers. Recently, Lohana Academy rewarded their best candidates albeit not at the level of Dr. Sudhir. At Lohana, aggregate 4 was rewarded with sh1M and aggregate 5 with sh500,000.