- 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.
- 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)
- 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)
- 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)