French embassy gives ‘metallic case’ Suubi scholarship


The French embassy in Uganda has offered a scholarship to Makerere “metallic suitcase” student Henry Suubi Kiyimba to study the French language.

French Ambassador Jules-Armand Aniambossou met Suubi last Wednesday and offered him scholarship to learn French language at Alliance Française de Kampala.

The a non-profit Ugandan association, a cultural centre dedicated to the promotion of the French language and culture is located at 52, Bukoto street, Kamwokya.

“Suubi dreams to visit France one day, likes Eiffel Tower,” ambassador Jules-Armand Aniambossou‏ said.

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The Eiffel Tower is a wrought-iron lattice tower on the Champ de Mars in Paris, France.

It is named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel, whose company designed and built the tower. 

“It was my pleasure to meet Henry Suubi. A brilliant student with a promising future.”

The ambassador hopes the scholarship to learn French will contribute to his success story.

Earlier, Suubi got a scholarship to study his dream course engineering from a company called Joadah Consult.

One tweep Boniface M. Ayebare‏ remarked: “To have another language is to possess a second soul” Charlemagne. Learning of French will enable Suubi to enter and discover a whole new world. The beauty of French is not only in the language but also in the hearts and culture of the people that speak it. Bon courage Suubi.”

Meets Bebe Cool

Even local musician Moses Ssali aka Bebe Cool sought a social media appointment to meet Suubi in person.

“I want to get an opportunity to meet Henry Ssubi. Some pliz make it happen. Thank you president M7,” Bebe Cool wrote on Facebook on August 23.

He later updated his post: “Thanks for all your responses, I’ve edited this post to confirm to you i found the young man and spoke with him. thx.”


The first year student has since joined social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter to interact with his new fans.

The calm and shy mechanical engineering student was swarmed by girls during a recent Fresher’s Orientation Party held at University Hall.

A video of Suubi massively enjoying himself at the party was leaked on social media with many people bemused by how free spirited he is as a person.

When he hit social media, various gifts ranging from beddings, clothes,  and scholastic materials were donated by well-wishers.



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