Dr Wakida calls for holistic education approach at Highlight SS Alumni’s 2024 homecoming

Kibuku (UG):- Highlight Senior Secondary School in Kadama Town Council, Kibuku District, recently hosted its annual Highlight Old Students’ Association (HOSA) homecoming event, welcoming back its esteemed alumni.

The school also welcomed distinguished guest speaker, Dr Wakida Godfrey Patrick, who is being closely watched as a potential political candidate in the next election cycle by the people of Kabweri County.

In his address to the HOSA members and current students, Dr. Wakida emphasized the four crucial dimensions that must exist for a school to thrive: structures, teachers, students or learners, and parents. He encouraged everyone present to play their part, urging the female students to avoid early sexual activity in order to secure their bright futures.

During his research, Dr Wakida identified a significant challenge in Kibuku District, where the four key dimensions are not properly connected, with children often disconnected from their parents, some teachers reporting to school under the influence of alcohol, and some schools lacking the necessary infrastructure.

However, Dr Wakida expressed his gratitude to the Honorable Mbogo Kezekia, the former Member of Parliament of Budaka County and the current Director of Highlight Secondary School, for establishing the institution, which has become one of the best-performing schools in the Bukedi region.

He (Wakida) also testified that many of the people from the Bukedi region who have visited his office in Kampala seeking employment opportunities were former students of Highlight Secondary School.

Addressing the issue of equitable resource distribution, Dr. Wakida questioned why the Bugwere region receives only a small portion of the national cake, despite having elected representatives. He assured the gathering that when the right time comes, he will call for their mandate to take their views to Parliament for the betterment of the Bugwere region.

He expressed his dissatisfaction with Kibuku District’s performance, which he described as the worst in Uganda, and challenged the community to define their aspirations, stressing that the current generation must prepare for the future, not the previous one.

The event also featured remarks from Honorable Mbogo Kezekia, the school’s headteacher, Isaac Gawune, the HOSA Patron, Mr. Waaki Moses, and the HOSA Chairperson, Galandi Emmanuel, highlighting the school’s achievements and the alumni’s commitment to its continued success.

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