Old students host Fr. Grimes
Publish Date: Aug 29, 2006
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By Geresom Musamali

PARLIAMENT Deputy Speaker Rebecca Kadaga has challenged former Namasagali College students and teachers to do something about their old school rather than just lamenting its demise.

Kadaga, an old student of the school, was chief guest at a reception hosted by Simba Telecommunications managing director Patrick Bitature for former Namasagali headteacher Fr. Damian Grimes. Present were regional affairs state minister Isaac Musumba, Makerere College School headteacher Rose Izizinga and artistes Rachel Magoola and Irene Kulabako.

The site of Namasagali College is a disused railway terminus and water port in Kamuli. The old structures, built in the 1920s, were converted into classrooms, dormitories and teachers’ residences in 1960 but they are now crumbling.

In the 1980s and early 1990s, Namasagali was Uganda’s biggest private boarding school with over 800 students, but has since dropped to hardly 200, due to economic hardships.

“We are what we are because we went to Namasagali,” Kadaga said.

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