Mbarara High School hailed for championing vocational training
The first lady and the minister of Education and Sports, Janet Kataaha Museveni has hailed Mbarara High School for supporting vocational training for economic transformation.
In her speech read by Thomas Tayebwa, the Deputy Speaker of Parliament at the commissioning of Addis Ababa Dormitory at Mbarara High School yesterday, the first lady further revealed that the ministry of Education and Sports is committed to working closely with stakeholders at the school to re-roof over thirty old structures with asbestos roof which pose a health risk to learners.
The newly constructed historical Addis Ababa Dormitory at Mbarara High School.
Janet Museveni hailed Mbarara high school for doing well in the implementation of the new lower secondary curriculum through teaching vocational subjects like metal work, wood work, agriculture, technical drawing among others.
Janet Museveni appreciated the old students for complimenting government efforts in reviving the infrastructure at the school.
Stakeholders presenting the artistic impression of the commissioned Addis Ababa Dormitory at Mbarara High School.
The Chairperson of the Board of Governors, Prof. William Bazeyo, appreciated the First Lady for championing the new lower secondary curriculum noting that her exemplary leadership in Uganda’s education system has resulted into an increase in the number of graduates.
In his remarks, the Ankole diocese Bishop, Sheldon Mwesigwa hailed old boys of Mbarara High School for being supportive towards the school.
In his speech, the chairman of the old students’ Association, Dr Medard Bitekyerezo, requested the minister to utilize her connections, including her husband, President Yoweri Museveni, to support the school with implementation of projects that are still in the pipeline.
In 2016 fire gutted Addis Ababa and in 2017 old boys started raising funds to construct the new state of the art hostel worth UGX 2 billion and will accommodate up to 300 students.