The old students touring some of the structures at St. Leo's college Kyegobe
Persistent poor performance in academics by St. Leo’s College Kyegobe, the oldest school in the Rwenzori region has triggered off a wave of activities by the old students association.
Several old students have staked both money and equipment to the best performing students and teachers in order to boost performance.
Eng. Emmex Turyatunga, the chairperson of the old students association, on Saturday during a reunion in Fort Portal, said old boys had contributed over sh100m towards the refurbishment of the school and pledged to bring back the lost glory of the school.
Turyatunga said they also lobbied the education ministry to post Aloysius Rujumba, a former student of the school as the headteacher with the aim of bringing back the school to its former glory.
“We are happy that the school is regaining its glory with Rujumba’s administration and several projects are being undertaken including co-curricular activities because St. Leo’s College used to be one of the best schools in the country,”Turyatunga said.
The old students hand over the newly refurbished main hall in honour of the former headteacher Henry Basaliza
Turyatunga said the old students association had created a task force to conduct a situation analysis of academic performance at the school.
Turyatunga said the old students cannot stand by and watch as St. Leo’s College Kyegobe School which used to perform so well going down the drain.
He said that the old students are fundraising for computers, textbooks and careers events to energise the students.
“We have staked prizes worth millions of shillings for the best performing students and bursaries for the best performing students and we also supporting the teachers in ensuring that we revive the glory of the school,”Turyatunga said.
One of the old students Eng. Kanji Patel donated text books worth sh45m to the school so as to boast the academic performance.
Rujumba, said he was working with the old students and the current administration so as to increase the enrolment of students.
“I am working with all stake holders in ensuring that we revive the glory of St. Leo’s college and the academic performance is steadily improving,”Rujumba said.