By Our Reporter
It was all joy as Uganda Martyrs SSS Namugongo Old students handed over a 10 million dummy cheque to the school as part of the school gate rebuilding project. The ceremony that kicked off at 2pm was spearheaded by the Old Students Association (UMOSAN). The ground-breaking moment happened at the school premises in Namugongo next to the Martyrs Shrine.
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Speaking at the ceremony, the UMOSAN President, Aaron Ssemakula noted that this was a start of even greater things as Old Students come together to uphold the greatness of the school. An over-joyed Reverend Father Henry Kasasa received the Old Students contribution among cheers from some members of staff and other old students.
The Gate Reconstruction Project will cost 40 million shillings to completion. The Old Students now have a challenge to raise the remaining 30 million Shillings ahead of the School’s 50th anniversary celebrations in June this year. Asked why the old students chose the gate, an unidentified old student noted that “a gate is symbolic in a sense that it’s the first thing you see as you join a school and it’s the last thing that meets your eyes as the school releases you into the world. We want all the people who’ve gone through the gates of Namugongo to always look at this symbol as the platform where their greatness was first brewed.”
The School was founded in 1967, 50 years later, the school has positioned itself as one of the most successful and best performing Ugandan Secondary Schools of all time. Surely, it’s been perseverance to reach the peak of success.
As part of its expansion programme, the school has also started a Day Care and Nursery School for the Namugongo Parish in an exchange program for farm land just above the Namugongo Football pitch. This will enable Agriculture students conduct hands on Lessons.