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SPHS 63

  • The following are about some students who matriculated from St. Paul’s High School in 1963.
  • See related posts (e.g. D S Saluja) in my web site and FB pages.

Scholarship holders

  • In the Matriculation examination in 1963, the students from St. Paul’s High School had five in the Top Five, seven in the Top Ten and ten in the Top Twenty.
  • All were awarded Collegiate Scholarship with a monthly allowance of 75 Kyats (gross) and 60 Kyats (net after tuition fees).
  • The Top Three scored Distinctions in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and English and had high scores in Burmese.
  • In those days, less than ten students scored Distinction in English, and only a couple scored Distinction in Burmese.

The standings were

  • Khin Maung U (George) : First in the whole of Burma
  • Min Oo (Kenneth) : Second
  • Myo San (Freddie, GBNF) : Third
  • Nyunt Wai (Victor) : Fourth
  • Thein Wai : Fifth
  • Hla Min : Seventh
  • Aung Kyaw Zaw (Johnny) : Ninth
  • Maung Maung Kyi : Eleventh
  • Aung Thu Yein (Brownie, GBNF) : Thirteenth
  • Khin Maung Zaw (Frank) : Seventeenth

Of the ten,

  • Six chose to study Medicine
  • Three choose to study Engineering and/or Computer Science
  • One chose to study Mathematics

The scholarship holders were

  • presented with certificates and awards at the Assembly Hall of SPHS
  • invited by the Old Paulians’ Association to attend the Annual Dinner

Dr. Khin Maung U

  • Scored 299 out of 300 marks for Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics (where the Chief Examiner supposedly took back a mark from the perfect score).
  • Was selected Multiple Luyechun at IM(1).
  • Due to changes in the Education System, he and fellow bright students had to study the M.Sc. (Med Sc).
  • After a long wait, he was able to complete Fellowships and MD. His experience in Medical Research and Teaching landed jobs in US Universities and FDA (Food and Drug Administration).
  • After retirement, he has posted hundreds of Medical Research Reports for lay readers.
  • Earlier, he translated Dhamma Talks (e.g Abdhidhamma Course by Dr. Nandamarlarbhivamsa) into English and also served as Gawpaka for selected monasteries in the Maryland Area.

Dr. Min Oo

  • Learned Advanced Mathematics while still in High School.
  • Received two Doctorates in Mathematics from Germany.
  • Retired as Professor from McMasters University in Canada.

Dr. Myo San (GBNF)

  • Mastered Phonetics and English early
  • Took early retirement as a Surgeon

Dr. Nyunt Wai

  • Retired as Professor of Physiology
  • Taught at Im(1), IM(2) and a Malaysian University
  • Hobbies: Writing (include Kabyars), Painting
  • Founded “Sagar Pariyae” Facebook Group

Dr. Thein Wai

  • Moved to USA after graduation from IM(2)

Hla Min

  • Studied Electrical Communications and Computer Science
  • Taught at UCC (Universities’ Computer Center), DCS (Department of Computer Science) and ICST (Institute of Computer Science and Technology)
  • Retired after working in Silicon Valley
  • Jack of All Trades and Master of Some

Dr. Aung Kyaw Zaw

  • Joined Military after graduation from IM(2)

Maung Maung Kyi

  • Studied Chemical Engineering at University of Dresden, Germany
  • Specialization : Pulp and Paper
  • Worked at Sittaung Paper Mill and PPIC
  • Moved to Wales, UK

Aung Thu Yein (GBNF)

  • Studied Electrical Communications
  • Worked for MOC and Schlumberger

Dr. Khin Maung Zaw

  • Worked in Myanmar and UK

RUBC Novice Crew in 1963

  • Maung Maung Kyi (Bow, Dip Ing in ChE, Wales, UK) : Bow
  • Hla Min : No. (2)
  • Kyaw Wynn : No. (3)
  • Willie Soe Mg (Stroke, BDS, GBNF) : Stroke
  • Myint Thein (SPHS 62, B.Com 66) : Cox

The crew was Runner-up in Senior Novices in the Monsoon Regatta.

The crew members were awarded Full Green at the end of the year.

Birthday Soon Gathering hosted by Kyaw Wynn

  • Kyaw Wynn was my high school Classmate and my crew mate at RUBC.
  • When the Rangoon University closed following the “First Anniversary of 7th July” Protests, he and Maung Maung Kyi applied for State Scholarship to study Engineering in Dresden, Germany.
  • He is a cousin of Saya U Tin Htut (M60) and Sayama Daw Kin Kin Chit Maung (RIT English).
  • A few years afo, he offered birthday soon kyway to Uzin Okkantha (Victor, Aung Chaw) and treated his former classmates (some of whom have not seen each other for a long time) at Aung Thu Kha (aka “Shwe Ba Htamin Saing”).

Attendees at Kyaw Wynn’s Gathering

  • Aye Ngwe (Edwin Ngwe)
  • Kyaw Win (“Birthday Boy”)
  • Khin Maung Bo (Alan Saw Maung, EP69)
  • Hla Min (EC69)
  • Uzin Okkantha (Aung Chaw, Victor, C69)
  • Than Win (M69)
  • Aung Kyi (Arthur Kyi)
  • Tin Tun (M69)
  • Khin Maung Zaw (Frank Gale, IM1 70, UK)

Gone But Not Forgotten (GBNF)

  • Aung Khin (DSA)
  • Aung Thu Yein (Brownie Way, Electrical Communications)
  • Dr. Aung Thwin (Alfred, USA)
  • Chit Po Po (Mechanical)
  • Edwin David (Priest)
  • Dr. Freddie Sein
  • Dr. Maung Maung Aye
  • Min Thaw (Gilbert Thaw, Electrical Power)
  • Myint Soe (Willie Soe Mg, BDS)
  • Dr. Myo San (Freddie Ba San)
  • Patrick Ba Maung (Uzin)
  • Shwe Zan Aung (OTS)
  • Tin Nwe (Cowboy, Civil)

Miscellaneous

  • Late Bloomers include Dr. Htin Aung (Civil), Dr. Myo Khin (Civil), Dr. Nyan Taw (Marine Biology).
  • Entrepreneurs include Dave Singh Saluja (Thailand) and Krishnan Lal (Australia)
  • Priests include Uzin Aung Chaw, Uzin Patrick Ba Maung, Bernard Taylor (Missionary) and Edwin David (Priest)

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