The Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Jacob Oulanyah, has pledged to lobby government to revamp Kololo Secondary School, which he attended for his advanced level in the 1980s.
Oulanyah made the pledge during a tour of the school on Wednesday, 24 April 2019 where he interacted with students and teachers. He also launched the website of the school’s alumni association.
During the interaction, the school head teacher, Edward Kanonya, reported to the Deputy Speaker that they had lost 20 acres of land to developers without any compensation and yet they lack space for various activities including sports.
He also said that the school is mobilising its former students to strengthen their alumni association and contribute to the improvement of the school. “We would wish to mobilise influential old students to reconnect to their school so as to contribute towards the rehabilitation of the school,” he said.
Kanonya also appealed to the Deputy Speaker to interest the two state ministers in the Ministry of Education and Sports: Hon. John Chrysostom Muyingo (Higher Education) and Hon. Rosemary Seninde (Primary Education), who are both old students, to support the efforts in revamping the school.
“I will take up these assignments. The head teacher has asked me to use my position and draw government support, and I will report progress at a later date,” said Oulanyah.