Winnie-Besigye son gets Manchester diploma

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Anselm tries out cigar on his graduation day

Former presidential candidate, Kizza Besigye, says it was a colourful moment over the weekend as his son with Oxfam executive director, Winnie Byanyima, acquired a diploma from Choate in Manchester United Kingdom.

“Colourful procession with Manchester Pipe Band begins the Choate Commencement Ceremony. Anselm receives his High School Diploma from Choate Rosemary Hall. Congrats!! Grateful to his mum & all who supported him this far. We go,” Besigye tweeted.

Anselm receiving his diploma

Besigye said he was grateful to the staff of Choate for grooming Anselm.

“Anselm’s emotional separation from friend and teachers after 4 yours of High School at Choate. Ready for new challenges!” Besigye tweeted.

Father and son

Winnie was equally overwhelmed and thanked the administration for taking care of her boy.

“That’s my boy! So proud. What a day! Anselm Besigye made it!” Winnie tweeted.

Winnie, Anselm and Besigye share family moment

“I’m thinking, I have to go to the dorm to pack Anselm’s stuff. He’s been too busy partying….,” she said, proudly showing off Anselm’s high school diploma.

Mother and son excited

Winnie said her son was on the school’s honors roll every year and now a new chapter begins.

Anselm is even seen in the pictures trying hard to smoke a cigar which Winnie excused saying since they were celebrating “silly jokes” could be tolerated.

The family shows off the diploma

The headmaster, Alex D Curtis, told the graduands to think beyond own self, stay clear of selfishness and self- righteousness but “be best advocate for yourself”.

“New knowledge to be used for the progress of all people. You are well prepared to produce knowledge and use it for good of all people,” Curtis said.

He added: “The desire to be a positive force in the world, we expect that from you. A well-developed social conscious -confidence and determination should be balanced with humility, open mindedness and kindness.”

Anselm posing with cousins Portia, Carol & Ernest

In 2016, Anselm was admitted to Harvard University, popularly known to be a place for the brightest people in the world.

In the same year, Anselm was elected captain of the Oxford debating union.

Winnie with Anselm’s friend Eniitan Tejuoso’s mother.

In 2014, at the Belmont Hill School, Anselm scooped a trophy in a school based debate about the fundamental issues like minimum wage for the working class people in society.

Anselm & Rebecca, best friends Tally & Sarah