‘Gifted and talented’ precisely describe sensational child rapper, Patrick Ssenyonjo aka Fresh Kid.
In May this year, Ruparelia Foundation boss Rajiv Ruparelia offered to sponsor Fresh Kid’s primary education at high-end Kampala parents school (KPS) from St Agnes Primary School, Kawanda, where he was a pupil.
He passed highly with 90s in English and Mathematics during interviews. As KPS closed for third term holidays last week, Ssenyonjo was announced at the end- of-year assembly as the top performer out of 52 learners in P2K.
According to the Bambi singer’s report card, he obtained aggregate four in English (98 per cent), Literacy I (98 per cent), Literacy II (98 per cent) and Numbers (94 per cent). One of his teachers who preferred anonymity told The Observer that they were not surprised with his results.
“He is naturally a bright boy. Patrick had one challenge; expressing himself freely in English. He joined with a poor handwriting but grasped formation of letters very fast,” the teacher said. “There are still a few words that challenge him, but with more practice, he is destined for success.”
This teacher also refutes allegations that the child rapper could have been favored to maintain his celebrity status. P1 teachers supervise and mark P2 scripts and vice versa.
Commenting about Ssenyonjo’s character, the teacher says he is always smart, lives a normal life – he identifies as Patrick, not Fresh Kid at school – and is banned from performing in classes and on the compound, save for designated school events.
The Observer last Wednesday broke the story of Fresh Kid’s report online, which quickly went viral.