A centennial of festivities and humble starting points; from 23 understudies to more than 1600 today, with a school personnel of 150 today down from 8 in particular, it was euphoria and homecoming as old young men from over the course of the years turned up as St. Henry’s College Kitovu celebrated 100 years of existence.
At the festivals, President Museveni, addressed by the Vice President Jessica Alupo charged a 1.7billion science lab yet additionally established a groundwork stone for the development of the centennial training centre.
In his comments, the president saluted the school organization saying the day was an extraordinary achievement for the youngsters and individuals of Uganda.
He said thanks to the school initiative for delivering understudies of fearlessness and impact whose commitment has molded the uplifting perspective of the country.
“Education diminishes destitution, decreases imbalance and brings down crime percentage. The NRM’s main goal is to improve the speed of social financial advancement by executing broad changes in the vocations of individuals through change of the Ugandan economy and families,” Museveni said in a discourse read for him by the Vice President, Jessica Alupo.
With the example of overcoming adversity of the school, the president said he had most likely that this school constructs and grooms understudies prepared to take on the various difficulties in the world.
Museveni likewise honored the establishing minister white dads of the school, saying they share the vision of the NRM, to achieve social monetary transformation.
“I appeal to all partners in training to ensure that training is consistently significant and enrapturing by commending variety, advancing imagination and development and building a worldwide viewpoint while cultivating a feeling of rootedness and having a place with our country.” he added.
The president that schooling shouldn’t just form the personalities of the understudies, yet additionally their hearts.
“Our kids should be shown the worth of boldness, genuineness, liberality and sacrificial service.”
He made reference to the Parish Development Model, a taxpayer supported initiative which is equipped to carrying more individuals into the cash economy.
“PDM is an expansion of the public authority’s way to deal with improvement extension of schooling incorporating orientation mainstreaming in training,” he said.
These, he said, are record of the public authority’s passion.
Earlier, the Vice President urged all guardians to exploit harmony and security and take all youngsters to school.
She said thanks to the old young men for developing the seed, likening it to the Biblical mustard seed.
“This framework will help students for the future”, she said, guiding the understudies to fabricate themselves ethically, keep away from strikes, confirming the comments by the superintendent, that the school has never had a strike.
“Violence isn’t an answer for tackling any issues; yet exchange is.”
The festivities held under the subject “100 years of bounteous reap” saw a few speakers hail the excursion that makes St. Henry’s Kitovu one of the most sought after schools in the country.
The dean Rev. Sibling Augustine Mugabo expressed gratitude toward the understudies and old young men for sustaining the seed established by the white dads 100 years ago.
He recognized the vision of the catholic priests to fabricate a school of excellence.
Rev.Brother Mugabo noticed the commitment of the public authority in development of the three celebrated science lab which he said would help educating of science and innovation.
The headteacher explained on late reports that the school planned to concede young ladies saying that was inaccurate.
He noticed that training ought to be an apparatus to battle neediness obliviousness and exalt individuals, and consequently, the school would be available to skilling its understudies as well as individuals from the local area during the holidays.
This, the head educator expressed, was out of an obligation to destroy destitution in the community.
The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Ketty Lamaro swore more help to the school to such an extent that the instructing of Sciences is persistently confirmed as a Government policy.
“We are sure that with the research center set up, the school will keep on succeeding, particularly in the instructing of science which is an essential need strategy of the public authority”, she said.
At the festivals, various individuals were perceived, including Zawedde Margaret, a secretary who has been at the school beginning around 1977 and is still serving.
Hundred of understudies and old young men from various years partook in the match parade.
Present at the capability were the region MPs, political, strict and security pioneers from the more prominent Masaka region.