Thursday, July 28, 2016

MBALE SECONDARY SCHOOL EXELLED IN ACADEMICS AND THE ARTS - #UGANDA

Karim Nanyiri at a community center we had arranged to prepare kids for national exams.
The most recent accomplishment for Karim Nanyiri was a Masters Degree in Linguistics on a full scholarship from the Belgian Embassy in Uganda.  He also holds a Masters Degree in English.  He teaches with a passion few people can imagine.
Karim was my project manager when I jumped into Ugand in 2013 to prepare kids for national exams.  Exams leave many kids out of the mainstream.  My education has always been super easy so I asked Karim to help me run a project in our home.  We were soon running poultry projects while he focused on education.  We were helping families run poultry projects from the ground.  Karim being an educator was perfect for the project. Our teachers in Uganda are poorly paid so we toyed around with poultry.  He was teaching while pursuing his Master's degree at Makerere University, writing his research project and supervising poultry.  Today he sends me the wonderful news about the school where he is teaching.  We are heading for his PhD in education.  He will not disappoint anyone who helps him as he returns it all to the community.  Uganda needs more of him.  You can contact Karim directly on Facebook or contact me to get his Masters Research Project which breathes only education as he lives and breathes it. mlnangalama@gmail.com
His next  assignment will be http://www.oise.utoronto.ca/oise/Home/

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Mbale SS among the best 10 schools in the 2016 National Secondary Schools' Music, Dance and Drama Festival
The 2016 National Music, Dance and Drama festival ended yesterday Wednesday 27th July, 2016 in a colourful ceremony. This year’s competitions were held at Mbale Secondary School. Mbale SS has been entered in Uganda’s books of history as being the first school to host the National Secondary Schools’ MDD competitions as hitherto such events had been the monopoly of the National Theatre in Kampala.
The closing ceremony was graced by the Hon. Minister of State Primary Education, Hon. Nansubuga Rosemary Seninde among other guests including the Acting Commissioner Secondary Education/ Government Mr. Baritazali Kule Benson, Principal Education Officer Secondary Education Mr. Osuban Martin, Coordinator Secondary Schools Performing Arts Mr. Mugisha Bigiira David, Assistant Coordinator Secondary Schools Performing Arts Ms. Senkaali Harriet, Mbale District Woman M.P Hon. Nakayenze Connie Galiwango an Old Girl and former teacher of Mbale SS, and the District Education Officer Mbale Mr. Mike Nangosya.
All the participants were awarded certificates of merit among other accolades. The best schools were awarded trophies as far as their outstanding performances were concerned. Nine schools including Mbale SS were selected to represent the country in the forthcoming East African MDD competitions due in mid September, 2016 in Nairobi Kenya.
Here presented below is the ranking of the schools together with their districts;
48. Kanoni S.S -------Kiruhura
47. Pallisa S.S -------Pallisa
46. Kazoo S.S -------Kiruhura
45. Kinyara S.S -------Masindi
44. Bukedea Lifeline S.S -------Bukedea
43. St. Joseph’s S.S -------Ombaci Arua
42. Father John Kegin -------Ngora
41. Busia S.S -------Busia
40. Kyenjojo S.S -------Kyenjojo
39. Alemere Comprehensive S.S -------Kole
38. Pallisa High S.S -------Pallisa
37. St. Francis School for the Blind -------Soroti
36. St. Theresa S.S Okunguro -------Bukedea
35. St. Mary’s Assumpta S.S -------Adjumani
33. Teso College Aloet -------Soroti
33. Ruhinda S.S -------Mitooma
32. Crested S.S Kazo -------Wakiso
31. Masindi Army S.S -------Masindi
30. St. Joseph’s College Layibi -------Gulu
29. Gulu Army S.S -------Gulu
28. St. Paul’s S.S Bukinda -------Kabale
26. King of Kings S.S -------Iganga
26. Banda S.S -------Namayingo
25. Rubaare S.S -------Rubanda
24. Ayer Seed School -------Kole
23. Muni Girls’ S.S -------Arua
22. St. Catherine Girls’ S.S -------Lira
21. Kyebambe Girls’ S.S -------Fort Portal
20. Nyondo S.S -------Mbale
19. St. Jerome S.S Ndama -------Rukungiri
18. Namasagali College -------Kamuli
17. Kamuli’s Grade -------Kamuli
16. Pope Paul VI S.S -------Nwoya
15. Nabumali High School -------Mbale
14. Kyeizooba Girls’ -------Bushenyi
13. Iganga High School -------Iganga
12. Trinity College Kabale -------Kabale
11. Kabale S.S -------Kabale
10. St. Mary’s College Rushoroza -------Kabale
9. Westville High School -------Fort Portal
7. Kibubura Girls’ High School -------Ibanda
7. Mbale S.S -------Mbale
6. Trinity College Nabbingo -------Wakiso
5. Bweranyangi Girls’ -------Bushenyi
4. Sam Iga Memorial College -------Wakiso
3. Luzira S.S -------Kampala
2. Mackay College Natete------- Kampala
1. Buddo S.S -------Wakiso

Karim Nanyiri
The writer is an English teacher at Mbale Secondary School with 2 masters degrees in English and linguistics besides a bachelor in Education.

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