By Moses Muruli

MASINDI: The old pupils of Masindi Junior primary school in Masindi town, Masindi district have launched a campaign aimed at uplifting the standard of the school.

This was revealed by engineer Vincent Tumwesige, the interim chairperson of the school’s old boys and girls association during their first reunion meeting held at the school on Friday.

Tumwesige observed the problem of dwindling numbers of the pupils at the school despite having better structures.

He revealed that the school’s old pupils through their association are ready to support the school in any form and will each year be holding their reunion to motivate the pupils and give back to the school.

Tumwesige revealed that in their efforts to motivate the school’s learners and teachers in order to improve the school’s academic performance, the old pupils will be rewarding the pupil who will be getting first grades in Primary Leaving Examination (PLE) with shillings 500,000 and the same amount to their teachers.

He added that the old pupils’ association has also lobbied for scholarships that they will be giving to the needy pupils of the school who will be performing well in PLE.

The old students donated scholastic materials to help the learners and the school in teaching and learning before giving and encouraging and motivational speech to the learners.

The school head teacher Justine Bimbona applauded the old pupils’ gesture that she had long longed for.

Bimbona noted that with such support and initiatives, the school’s challenges will be solved and it will be able to compete favorably with other schools in the town.

The teacher listed negative attitudes among community members towards the school, trespassing and low parents’ support for their children as some of the challenges facing the school.

Harriet Kabahande Ayebale, another old girl of the school now a lecturer at Avansi International University advised the girl pupils to avoid things that will derail them from their education. She also advised them to concentrate on their education so that they can have a good life in future.

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