Lubega schools shine in UNMEB exams, cap-off celebrations with inter-house sports gala

Lubega Schools Director, Prof Muhamadi Lubega handing over the trophy and other prizes to Nakisige house and other winners

Iganga, (UG):– At least 97 per cent of candidates at Lubega Institute of Nursing and Health Professionals in Iganga shined with flying colours in the recently released exam results by the Uganda Nurses and Midwives Examination Board (UNMEB).

The institute in total registered 1163 students in December last year for the promotional and final exams done by finalists, continuing students and others pursuing diploma courses. 

The thanksgiving ceremony held on Friday, March 1st, 2024, was led by the Hijja coordinator in Busoga Sheikh Abdullah Yusuf Mayaye, during which the students first matched around the school in Busei Iganga before converging in a hall for the ceremonial activities.

Speaking to the gathering inside the institute hall, Mr Hanaba Benard, the principal of Lubega Institute of Nursing and Medical Sciences (LINMS) revealed that of the 1163 registered 1163 candidates, 109 finalists sat for nursing exams of which 107 passed (98%) while only two returned with a retake in one paper each.

“We had 107 nurses passing out of 109 and 16 midwives passed out of the 18 who sat. Our overall percentage pass stands at 97% because 1163 sat exams and 1128 passed. We appreciate God for the wisdom granted to us and also thank our dear director and parents for supporting us always,” Mr. Hanaba said.

Religious leaders praying for the students during the Thanksgiving function on Friday

Speaking at the same function, Lubega Schools proprietor, Prof Dr Muhamadi Lubega Kisambira echoed the need for hard work by students as well as believing in the most merciful Allah, calling upon them to utilize their time in school. 

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“I want to congratulate you upon the good performance in last year’s examinations. I want to call upon you to work harder, do not sit and relax and I also want to add my voice that for those who haven’t performed well, it’s not that you didn’t know but maybe something went wrong. For us in Islam, one of the pillars of faith is accepting Allah’s decisions about us but inshallah you will pass,” the Institute proprietor remarked.

Dr Lubega, who is the chairman of Uganda Muslim Supreme Council (UMSC) and the first deputy premier of Busoga Kingdom later in the day presided over the finals for inter-house sports games at the school where the four houses; Nakisige, Mwiru, Luwangula and Otana participated in a number of games, not limited to football, netball, volleyball and rope pulling.

Dr Lubega commissioning the football match final between Nakisige house and Mwiru house

The football finals saw Nakisige House beating Mwiru House 1-0 and Nakisige House also won in volleyball while Luwangula House won in netball. The overall winner was Nakisige House and the director gave them a bull in addition to the trophy and medals while others received cash prizes, among others prizes.

The sports master Lubega Institute of Nursing and Health Professionals Mr. Magomu Peter commended students for their participation in their respective houses, saying it’s healthy to engage in sports adding that the institute emphasizes academics alongside co-curricular activities to ensure the physical and mental well-being of the students. 

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“Co-curricular activities are good for our bodies and these games help to prevent diseases like diabetes, and high blood pressure, among others. We don’t end at good performance in academics but we also prioritize co-curricular activities because they also shape the lives of our students,” Mr Magomu said.

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