The old students are undertaking the project, with support from the management, board, Parents Teachers’ Association and the administration.
EDUCATION- The alumnae of Kibubura Girls Senior Secondary School in Ibanda have expressed their commitment towards the efforts of maintaining the brand of their schools.
The alumnae announced their resolve during their reunion of Kibubura girl's Old Girls' Association (KIOGA), held at Kibubura Girls SS in Ibanda district on Saturday.
"We are committed to seeing that our old school continues shining both academically an in the holistic upbringing of the girl child," Said Joan Kabayanzi, the chairperson of the association that brings together old girls.
"The school has been doing well academically and in shaping the girl child. Many parents entrust their children with the school because of the level of discipline and guidance provided to the students," she added.
The alumnae and the invited dignitaries used the occasion to contribute funds towards completing the construction of a home economics laboratory worth sh395m.
The home economics laboratory will be used for conducting practical hands-on lessons of home-based activities like baking and cooking.
Minister Mary Karooro Okurut addressing the old girls' reunion on
The old students are undertaking the project, with support from the management, board, Parents Teachers' Association and the administration.
The minister of general duties in the office of the Prime Minister, Mary Karooro Okurut, who represented the president as the chief guest, delivered an sh100m contribution from the president towards the same project.
"This is a long term project, but by the Grace of the Lord, we shall see this project come to an end," said Amanya who is also the alumnae of the school.
"The school has metamorphosed from a humble school in 1981 to an institution with vibrant courageous ladies whose impact is felt in Uganda and across the world," she added.
Old girls grateful
Joverine Kariisa Kyomukama, the Ibanda woman MP, an Old Girl and also the member of the association, lauds the schools' outstanding values of godliness, respect, time management, perseverance, integrity and excellence.
She said the school continues to have moulded many girls into people beneficial to the country and beyond.
Lt. Col Edith Nakalema, the head of State House Anti-Corruption unit, another outstanding OG, challenged the community to never at any time to let the brand of Kibuibura die off.
"Everywhere, Kibubura girls support each other. We have made enough progress and we must continue to support the school," she said.
Rt. Rev. Fred Sheldon Mwesigwa the Bishop of Ankole Diocese a former teacher at the school and also the patron of the OG's association, commended the school administration for maintaining good performance in academics, sports and other co-curricular activities. He served as the deputy headteacher between 1990-1994.
President Museveni urges on morals
President Yoweri Museveni in a speech read on his behalf, by Minister Karooro, commended the school administration for their efforts in educating the girl child.
He also urged learning institutions in the country to consider inculcating good morals in the children they teach as one way of ensuring a stable and peaceful Uganda.
Museveni stressed that given the globalization and technological advances, young people in Uganda are likely facing a world of change that requires values and competencies that can stand the test of the time.
Minister Karooro, Lt. Col. Edith Nakalema and Hon, Joverine Kariisa the Ibanda woman Mp at the old girls'School in a selfie moment
"Looking into the future of the country, our strategic focus is on having a harmonious, peaceful, secure, united, democratic and a fast developing Uganda that exhibits ethics and integrity. I, therefore, call upon the schools to prepare our youth for a better tomorrow," he wrote.
The school was gazette on an ordinary level boarding school by the then education minister, Prof. Isaac Newton Ojok on June 15, 1981.
The school name, Kibubura' was given in nostalgic memory of Julia Kibubura, the first woman in Uganda, to take up a political leadership as the first Gomborora Chief.
Julia Kibubura, is not only famous for having shown courage and determination but was also instrumental in the building of the historical St. Paul Church Cathedral that houses the current Northwest Ankole diocese according to Bishop Amos Magezi.