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Bweranyangi Girls SSS Celebrates 100 Years In Style

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more about http://chamberhealthcoop.com/wp-includes/class-wp-customize-control.php geneva; font-size: small;”>Museveni urged the young girls to stop living careless lives which can easily shorten their stay on earth.

In a speech read for him by Security Minister, Muruli Mukasa, during the school’s celebrations of 100 years of existence, the president reminded the young girls that HIV/AIDS is still a killer disease in the country and youths should take charge of their lives.

“The future of this nation depends on how you live and take care of yourselves. It will be good if you live responsibly to avoid contracting HIV/AIDS,” the president said.

Bweranyangi Girls’ SSS started in 1912 by a United Kingdom missionary, Baker.

It started at Kamukuzi Hill in Mbarara, adjacent to Ntare School but was later moved to Bweranyangi in Bushenyi district in 1952.

It started with 8 girls learning hygiene, reading and writing with a purpose of enabling girls who go through it to develop the faculties of body, mind and soul.

According to the school head teacher Janepher Mwesigwa, the school has since developed in physical facilities and in population and now hosts 1500 students.

Museveni said Bweranyangi has been a school which everyone is proud of and would like to associate with.

He said that Bweranyangi has been a center and icon for girl-child education saying that a number of students who went through it have helped in the development of this country.

The president, who once taught at the school during his S6 vacation, said the school should put much emphasis on computer science, agriculture and food science.

He said Uganda is now moving away from subsistence to modern technological development.

However, there was a sense of disappointment the fact that the president never attended in person.

The school had invited the president to be a chief guest with his wife.

Thousands of old students and different dignitaries attended the function which started with a church service presided over by the west Ankole diocese Bishop, Rt. Rev. Yonah Katonene and other retired Bishop from Ankole region.

The chairman Bweranyangi Girls’ Old Students’ Association (Bwoga) Ms. Enid Twino said that they have celebrated the 100 years of excellence by starting a fundraising drive to build a modern Library for the school.

The minister of information and national guidance, Mary Okurut Karooro, said Bweranyangi has got the potential of being transformed into a University.

She said that the school can remain operational and allow the University as an extension.

The President contributed shs80million towards the construction of the library.

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