The four primary schools in the Diocese of Kampala have joined the diocese in celebrating Golden jubilee which is ongoing and will be climaxed on August 21, 2022 at All Saints’ Cathedral, Kampala. The pupils show cased set pieces, cultural dance, a play and poems; all which were about the diocesan jubilee celebrations and the achievements the diocese has registered since 1972.
In his remarks, the Assistant Bishop, Dr. Hannington Mutebi thanked the teachers and pupils for participating in these celebrations and called upon partners like government to increase funding of these schools.
“The role of education cannot be carried out single handedly. We appreciate our partnerships with government of Uganda through KCCA. However the capitation grant has been the same since 1997, we request that it is stepped up given the changing economic atmosphere”Bishop said.
He also pointed out some challenges that these schools face and among them he said that the schools are located in slums and the parents of these pupils are not in formal employment which affects their learning.
In addition, Bishop Mutebi applauded the schools for extending the gospel of Christ to the pupils but also extending compassion and love of God to deprived communities. “We are celebrating years of educating children in the most deprived communities in Kampala. Our schools are mission centers, extending compassion and love of God to those communities” he said.
On another hand, the schools were represented by the head teacher of Makerere Primary school, Rose Mweyogereze who applauded the diocese of Kampala for remembering their schools and making them part of the Golden Jubilee celebrations.
However she mentioned challenges these schools are facing and among them; land wrangles, fewer staff accommodation facilities, inflation of general school use products and others. Rose called upon the diocese to identify more educational development partners who can lift the educational services of these schools.
KCCA was represented by the Director of Education and Social Services Mr. Bonnie Charles Maginot. The diocese has four primary schools; Makerere Primary School, Kisugu Primary School, Kiwuliliza Primary School and St. Nicholas Nursery & Primary School Kalerwe.