JB Rubahamya: Education sector mourns passing of seasoned biology teacher

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JB Rubahamya: Education sector mourns passing of seasoned biology teacher
The late JB Byaruhanga Rubahamya

Renowned and long-serving biology teacher, John Baptiste Byaruhanga (JB) Rubahamya, has passed away.

The Association of Biology Educators (ABE) confirmed his death early Tuesday morning.

“John Byaruhanga Rubahamya passed away peacefully May 28 at 6am. He will be remembered by his colleagues, former students, staff, wife, children, as well as other family members and friends,” the association said.

The cause of death was not readily specified but Rubahamya passed on from Mulago hospital where he was under going treatment.

The association further noted that the deceased’s body will be taken from Mulago hospital to his home in Kasangati, awaiting the official burial in Mitooma on a date yet to be confirmed.

Born October 7, 1962, Rubahamya in a number of schools including; Kitagata SS, Ruhinda SS, Bwongyera SS, Munyonya SS, Kyamuhunga SS, Kasaana Girls, and Ryakasinga Che.

He was also head of biology at Kololo SS and Ndejje SS, as well as head teacher at Nile College.

Besides his teaching career, the deceased was a founding member of the Association of Biology Educators and previously chaired the biology panel at the National Curriculum Development Centre.

In addition, he served as a biology examiner at Uganda National Examinations Board from 1989-2002 and 2003-2022.

According to his peers, JB Rubahamya has left a lasting impact on the field of biology education in the country.

“We have lost, a seasoned Biology teacher, the country will miss him so much,” Lawrence Alum, a biology teacher at Kakira Secondary Schoo, said of the deceased.

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