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Namilyango College to mark 113th anniversay

By Vision Reporter

Added 19th March 2015 05:55 PM

Old boys of Namilyango College under their alumni association, the Namilyango College Old Boy’s Association (NACOBA), parents, wellwisher and all stakeholders will this Saturday trek to the College to mark its 113th anniversary.

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Old boys of Namilyango College under their alumni association, the Namilyango College Old Boy’s Association (NACOBA), parents, wellwisher and all stakeholders will this Saturday trek to the College to mark its 113th anniversary.


  By Vision Reporter

Old boys of Namilyango College under their alumni association, the Namilyango College Old Boy’s Association (NACOBA), parents, wellwisher and all stakeholders will this Saturday trek to the College to mark its 113th anniversary.

To mark the day a new dormitory will be opened.

An academic and sports giant throughout its 113 years of existence, the college will also celebrate a recent milestone; the appointment of Bart Magunda Katureebe as Chief Justice. Katureebe, who also served as Attorney General between 1996 and 2001, was a student at Namilyango in 1969 and 1970.


NACOBA was at the forefront of tiling the floors of ten houses – or dormitories, as they are commonly known – at the all-boys school. “The old boys have raised about sh35m towards this project, which cost over 50M and was partly financed by the PTA,” Fred Gyavira Kyaka, the Nacoba chairman, explained.  In 2014 the association handed over an extension to the sick bay whose construction they financed.

The college, which was opened on 23 March in 1902 by the Catholic Mill Hill Missionaries, is the oldest secondary school in Uganda. The chief guest at the anniversary celebrations will be the new Bishop of Lugazi Diocese, Bishop Christopher Kakooza, who will lead Mass opening the function at 9:00am.

Kyaka said the college will also officially open a new modern 120-student dormitory, Heweston House, named after "a very instrumental headmaster in the history of the college." The new house is aimed at helping decongest other older houses.

Other activities planned to mark the day include career guidance seminars by former students, as well as a free medical camp for the community around the college. The camp - which will be facilitated by old boys in the medical profession and other partners - attracted over 500 people last year, some of whom also received medicine.


 

Namilyango College to mark 113th anniversay

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