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Southern school girl best student in Khartoum


By Manyang Mayom

August 14, 2010 (KHARTOUM) - A 17 year-old Southern Sudanese girl has been announced the winner in one of the private secondary schools in Khartoum.
Ms. Winny Costa Mapuor is declared yearly academic winner of Khartoum Diplomatic Secondary School (KDS) this week achieving a provisional result of ‘A+’.

Speaking to journalists on Saturday, in a press conference organized by her mother in Khartoum, Costa said that her mother had been very supportive to her during her studies.

Costa told journalists she used to make a lot of mistakes but her mother was always forgiving her, adding that she owed a lot to her mother. Speaking with her tears flowing down her cheeks she said, “I appreciate [the] whole school administration of Diplomatic School for making my future attractive; for having educated me to be also among future leaders of Sudan.”

Declaring her choice of study in higher education, Costa said “Khartoum university is my choice specially faculty of medicine. I need to study medicine so that to help poor community in health issues. Southern Sudan has lack of doctors and diseases are common and I always hear people are dying of diseases – I will make sure to graduate at University of Khartoum and I must first go to work in southern Sudan to help my people in [the] south.”

“Overwhelmed thank goes to my beloved mama Rose Costa Mapuor for having educated me among her children, I will not forget her in my life and I always pray God to give me more wisdom to help my mother like she always help me during dangerous zone of my life,” she said.

Winny’s mother, Rose Costa thanked her daughter for her effort which made her to become winner in the school. “My effort to educate this child with a lot of money is no any longer waste. I am very happy when I hear she is a winner- I will still assist her in all her education requirement,” said Rose.

“My teachers, including teacher Frances Kahebo and Emmanuel Ochieng plus our private driver (…….) have really done the best of their ability to educate me. I thank them all and I promise that if I complete my study, these groups will get payback from me direct,” she assured.

Khartoum Diplomatic School is a private British-established learning institution in the national capital.

Johnson Nyeko, the headmaster of Khartoum Diplomatic Secondary School said his school was progressing well.


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  • 15 August 2010 05:40, by DOOR

    Congratulation to winny costa mapuor for her toil to achieve that brilliant grade A+ .
    Southsudan need many minds like yours to uplift people from acute poverty and underdevelopment.

    May God increase your days and keep you well all the time.Amen!

    • 15 August 2010 06:11, by Gatwech

      Yes, I could see the importance of appreciating the help given to you, girl, by those school administrators you named in particular.

      Good tactic. It pays back.

      I also like that the secondary school is run by southerners as the names can tell.

      • 15 August 2010 06:24, by maumau

        Yes we must appreciate this young Southerner for her academic achievement. I like the career she mentions that she would pursue. Keep up Equatoria teachers for the good work done but come back to the South where we need you most in our schools. MAUMAU

      • 15 August 2010 17:05, by Jamus

        We need to give Gatwiech 0.00001% and Riek 0.000002% of Costa thinking capacity and they will be very brilliant,atleast in Nuer nation.It will take them 200 years to reach here.Gatwech,came tommorrow at Juba Teaching Hospital and I will give your brain percentage,donated by Costa so that you will think much better than any Naath Dhool.


    • 15 August 2010 07:33, by Pothwei Apet Bangoshoth

      Congratulations Winny. With your current level of education, you make us (Souhern Sudanese) proud of you. Moreover, we are looking forward to seeing you taking another bold step to make Africa proud of you as well as all of us at your higher education future. Well done.

    • 15 August 2010 10:35, by Wed Deng

      lots of thanks to Mrs.Winny Costa of having being the winner for the academic year 2009/2010.

      And I have appreciated her promises which she is going to do after education. I hope whatever she do, God will be with be her.

      lastly I expecting another thing to happend in fouth coming academic year like as she did.

      Ngor Deng From K.C.Ug

      reach me through ngormatenm@yahoo.com

    • 16 August 2010 00:36, by Deng Ateny Lueth

      congratulation sister winny, your achievement is of great chanlleng to our southern sudanese fathers and mothers who only see girl child ,and identified her with kitchens.or as sources of wealths, God will increase your knowledge to the point you have already identify with until the day you will help southern sudanese in that field of your choosing.

  • 15 August 2010 08:22, by Timdor

    Congratulations Ms.Winny.I wish you all the best in the celebration for this National achievements however,i hope your success is NOT connected by Northern Sudan Government for making unity attractive in all levels for the Southerners.

    Any way,you have made the history among the Southerners who have passed in the North but have not been declared winners until this crucial moments

    Just a reminder to the journalist,the grade is A Plain Not plus as there is no another letter beyond A.That is the grading methodology in Kenya.


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