President Museveni attends Ntare School Alumni Reunion, calls for intellectualisation and skilling of society for future development April 19, 2014

Sunday 20th April 2014


President Yoweri Museveni has commended the outstanding contribution of Ntare School in the intellectual nourishment as well as skilling of Ugandans right from 1956 when the school was founded thus laying a foundation and making a formidable input to the development of Uganda. 

The President, who is an alumnus of Ntare School and the patron of Ntare School Old Boys Association, made the remarks yesterday at Ntare school during the school’s Old Boys Annual Re-union on which occasion the school also cerebrated 58 years of her existence.

Mr. Museveni who also commissioned a new dormitory block and laid a foundation stone for the construction of a modern sports complex at the school, said that Ntare school and the other old schools helped to lay ground for the development of the country by intellectually nourishing Ugandans and availing them with the required skills and enlightenment that became the basis of the development of the country.

He noted that although Uganda and the African continent is endowed with abundant natural resources the continent is the least developed because of lack of necessary skills to exploit resources, put them to good use and better her people. 

He noted that although something has been done in intellectual awakening, of the population, more was needed to be done, especially in skilling the population to generate wealth, multiply it and preserve it for future generations. 

He particularly challenged the students to continue and build from the foundation laid by people of his generation noting, that his generation had done their part by providing a peaceful and conducive learning environment and also organised society better than they found it.

The President further appealed to the students not to totally concentrate on the intellectual work and forget wealth creation and multiplication thus, urging teachers to incorporate the fight against household poverty, especially through commercial profit-oriented agriculture in their curriculum and be agents of change.

Mr. Museveni commended Ntare School for her reported excellent performance in academics and sports and contributed Shs 100m towards the construction of the school’s sports complex. 

He also thanked Rwandan President Paul Kagame, an old boy of the school, for always identifying with Ntare School and for the different support he has extended to the school. 

In a message delivered for him by the Chief Justice of Rwanda, Prof. Sam Rugyegye, Rwandan President Paul Kagame, appreciated the role played by Ntare School in grooming and moulding the many Rwandans who came to Ntare for their education. 

He noted that it’s the nurturing that most Rwandans got from Ntare School that turned most of them into responsible citizens who have contributed to the development of Rwanda after the country going through a period of total destruction.

He contributed $30,000 towards the construction of the sports complex. 

In his report, the Head teacher Ntare School, said that the school’s educational standards had improved both in quality and quantity with the school becoming the third best in the country in last year’s national exams. 

He commended the President for his visionary leadership that introduced UPE and USE that have seen the children of the poorest of the poor access education.

He also commended the government for the prevailing peace in the country that has made teaching and learning easy. 

The function was also graced by Prime Minister, Amama Mbabazi, Cabinet Ministers as well as several government and civic leaders.


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