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Collegiate Scholarship Winners in 1963

Matriculation of 1963

The first Matriculation Only examination was held in 1963.

St. Paul’s High School (SPHS) students did well in the examination.

There were

  • Five students in the Top Five
  • Seven students in the Top Ten
  • Nine students in the Top Fifteen
  • Ten students in the Top Twenty

In Order of Merit

  • Khin Maung U (First in Burma)
  • Min Oo (Second)
  • Myo San (Third)
  • Nyunt Wai (Fourth)
  • Thein Wai (Fifth)
  • Hla Min (Seventh)
  • Aung Kyaw Zaw (Ninth)
  • Maung Maung Kyi (Eleventh)
  • Aung Thu Yein (Thirteenth)
  • Khin Maung Zaw (Seventeenth)

Studies

  • Khin Maung U, Myo San, Nyunt Wai, Thein Wai, Aung Kyaw Zaw and Khin Maung Zaw chose to study Medicine.
  • Min Oo chose to study Mathematics.
  • Hla Min, Maung Maung Kyi and Aung Thu Yein chose to study Engineering and/or Computer Science.

Collegiate Scholarships

The ten students were awarded Collegiate Scholarship of 75 Kyats per month.

SPHS Award Ceremony

See Photos (1) (2) and (3)

The ten students were awarded prizes and certificates by SPHS.

Seated

  • Min Oo (Kenneth Khine, 2nd)
  • Khin Maung U (George Khin Maung, 1st in Burma)
  • Myo San (Freddie Ba San, 3rd, GBNF)

Standing

  • Hla Min (7th)
  • Khin Maung Zaw (Frank Gale, 17th)
  • Nyunt Wai (Victor Nyunt, 4th)
  • Thein Wai (5th)
  • Maung Maung Kyi (11th)
  • Aung Thu Yein (Brownie Way, 13th, GBNF)
  • Aung Kyaw Zaw (Johnny Maung Maung, 9th)

Old Paulian’s Association

The ten students were invited as Guests of Honor to the Annual Dinner of the Old Paulian’s Association (OPA)
See Photos (4) and (5)

Dr. Nyan Taw (SPHS63) wrote :

The only year that achieved seven of the top ten. Proud to be in the same batch- SPHS 1963

Fred Thetgyi (M69) wrote :

Very impressive school, teachers and students. Can we ever find such a combination in Myanmar now? Brilliant time in education history.

Khin Maung Zaw (SPHS70) wrote :

KJ, your batch, 1963, from SPHS was one of the best AFAIK, and there probably were couple of other SPHS batches. Mine, 1970, was not so bad, but not as good as the earlier batches.

I long for the day, SPHS would get back to its past glory!!!!

Dr. Kyaw Min (SPHS65) wrote :

Our class of SPHS65, the last matriculated Paulians was an another notable batch. There were 4 or 5 persons in top 10 positions including first and second places. The lone 4 distinctions holder Bernie (Bernard) Khaw was in first position. Second was also from our batch besides 85 percent matriculated with most of them with distinctions. More than 40 gained entrance to MC(1) as well as to RIT at the same rate.

Editor’s Notes:

Due to various reasons (medical, personal, family), some students missed the chance to excel in the Matriculation examinations, but they went on to have doctorates and illustrious careers including professorships.

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