Luuka, (UG): The Chairman of the Uganda Muslim Supreme Council (UMSC), Al-Hajj Prof Dr Muhamadi Lubega Kisambira has donated shs 16 million shillings towards the completion of the science laboratory at Nile High School in a move aimed at improving the academic facilities at the school.
Dr Lubega who also doubles as the first deputy premier of Busoga Kingdom made the donation during the school’s 20-year celebrations held on Saturday, November 25, with special emphasis on the completion of the science laboratory so as to equip the students with excellent knowledge in science subjects.
The shs16m donation included 200 bags of cement and 10 million shillings in cash to help the school complete the lab which demands plastering, shattering and installation of lab equipment and emphasized the need to have children educated citing that it’s key in shaping the current generation.
“Basically let us struggle and take children for education. Illiteracy is bad and let us join hands to support these schools which are near us and if your pocket is small, please educate the children from the schools which listen to you like Nile High School,” Dr. Lubega said.
The educationist and the proprietor of Lubega Nursing Schools in Busei tasked students to value the efforts of their parents and study, to make a difference in their lives such that they can be recognized for their individual contributions to society instead of recognizing them through their parents.
Nile High School which was established in 2003 by two directors; Mr Mayinja Bumali (Director) and Mr Mwase Gideon Ronald (Principal Director) pushed the district to the limelight as one of the private schools producing a number of best performers both at O’level and A’level.
Speaking at the celebrations, Mr Mwase, the School Principal Director commended God for the far they have come, saying they are promoting science at O’level and A’level as the government is emphasizing.
“For the 20 years, we don’t have a good science laboratory but we have rooms and we thought it wise to complete the facility and help us in teaching sciences as the government is emphasizing. We need to equip the facility when we complete it,” Mr Mwase said, adding that the school is committed to putting more emphasis on sciences when the laboratory is completed.
The school committed themselves to working with parents and students in ensuring the best academic excellence and they have grown further by establishing another branch in Wairaka, Jinja.
The old students led by their chairperson Mr. Munaaba Daniel pledged to support the school by fencing it and painting the buildings. They started their contributions earlier on but according to Munaaba, at least 5 million shillings were raised by Saturday and they are aiming at accomplishing the works in the shortest time possible.
Luuka District NRM Chairperson, Hajj Meddie Mulumba who contributed 400,000 shillings during the celebrations was concerned with the increasing criminality among the youths and urged parents to monitor their children to produce successful citizens in future.
In other contributions, Luuka North MP, Hon Eng Kyobe Luke Inhensiko who was represented by Mr Muzaya Bruhan Mbalumya with a shs 1 million donation.
The celebrations were attended by among others the chairperson of LCV Luuka district who is also the governor of Busoga Consortium for Development Mr. Wakaze Simon and other district leaders, NRM chairperson Iganga district Hajj Walubi Abubakar, politicians, parents, OBs and OGs of the school, religious leaders and cultural leaders.
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