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Senior educationist succumbs to cancer at 68

According to Kenneth Tumusiime, the eldest son to now late Ahimbisibwe confirmed to New Vision that his father has been battling cancer for the last three years.

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Humphrey Ahimbisibwe, senior educationist and former headmaster Ntare School on Thursday succumbed to cancer of the liver at Devine Mercy Hospital in Mbarara city.

According to Kenneth Tumusiime, the eldest son to now late Ahimbisibwe confirmed to New Vision that his father has been battling cancer for the last three years.

Tumusiime said that it started as cancer of the colon and later escaped to the liver and that by the time they realised it, was at the last stage.”

“We have spent much time in hospital; Mayanja Memorial Hospital, Doctors Plaza and National Cancer Institute where it was diagnosed until today when he breathed his last but, the good thing, he had given his life to Jesus Christ, and we hope he is in a better place,” said Tumusiime.

He further revealed that his father had spent about three days in a coma at Devine Mercy Hospital until his last breath on Thursday morning.

Tumusiime said that as an educationist, his father was so committed to seeing his students prosper.

“I remember when he was a headmaster at Muntuyera High School, Kitunga, students staged a strike and burnt all his books but managed to write others. Even when he was a headmaster at Ntare School, he would go to class and teach students since he was a physics teacher” added Tumusiime.

He said he learnt a lot from him as far as education is concerned.

He said his father passed on before publishing his book, titled ‘’Managing causes of strikes in schools’’ which he promised to take on and finish.

Proud of his father's success, Tumusiime said at only 27 years, his father became the deputy headmaster for Bweranyangi Girls School

“He has inspired us to work so hard and his legacy will leave to inspire more Ugandans,” added Tumusiime.

Amon Natweta, one of Ahimbisibwe’s students at Muntuyera High school from 1998 up to 2001 said his legacy will always be remembered.

“During his time at Muntuyera, Ahimbisibwe ensured that the school performs well in both academics and sports,” Natweta said.

“He was the first headmaster to set up a storied structure at the school and he would easily get quick solutions for students not to strike. One time we refused morning porridge because there was no sugar, he called us at the parade and asked what had happened, after telling him the reason, he went and cooked porridge and put sugar” Natweta recalled.

According to Tumusime, his father survived with four sons. He will be buried at his ancestral home in Kabwoba village in Kashaka, Mbarara district on a yet to be confirmed day.

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