Old boys and old girls of Government schools in Uganda have been asked to form associations and try to develop their schools because government is overstretched and may not be able to reach every school to develop it.
The remarks were made by Simpson Biryabaho the coordinator of nyakibale lower old students association at a gift awarding ceremony at Nyakibale lower primary school in Rukungiri Municipality
He added that some students lose hope in life once in a while but once they see people who studied in these schools and have become successful it encourages them knowing their future is also bright.
The old students organized gifts to award the best performing students at the school.
The gifts included mattresses, blankets and cash which were given to primary seven students of 2020 who passed with a first grade at the same school.
Nyakibale Lower primary school is a government school under the Catholic Church which educates both normal and mute children (deaf and dumb).
Benon Katabazi the municipal Education officer Rukungiri who was also the guest of honor advised parents to educate their children if they want a bright future for them. He further discouraged parents who spend money buying cars and plots of land for their children instead of educating them as a wrong move saying the children will misuse these properties but academic documents never expire.
Katabazi insisted that a successful school can be identified by the success of its old students
The head teacher Mr. Henry Byarugaba thanked parents for educating their children.
Present at the function was the Community Development officer Rukungiri Agaba Posius Nemesius who is also an old boy of the school, chaplain of immaculate heart Fr Kenneth Birungi, the school management committee, old students, teachers and parents of the school among others.