Buddo Secondary School celebrated its high achievers at a colourful ceremony held at the school’s premises on Wednesday.
The Achievers’ day was called to recognize teachers, current and former students for their achievements in academics, sports, music, dance and drama.
Speaking at the event, the school’s head teacher, Lawrence Muwonge, said the main reason for holding the event is to inspire the current crop that they too can excel like their predecessors.
“We bring these people for you to interact with and understand how they excelled,” he said. He also called upon parents to give the children their valuable time, saying paying school fees was not enough to breed excellence.
The chief guest at the function, Joseph Kawuzi, minister of Local Government in Buganda kingdom, congratulated the school administration for the success attained in the past 25 years up to 2016. He also called upon the central government to use the success of private schools like Buddo SS as a case study for developing the entire education system.
Some alumni of the school like Joseph Ochaya (Uganda Cranes), Hassan Wasswa (Uganda Cranes), Yusuf Kaddu (Kika Troupe), Faridah Nakyole (Teacher), among others, received gold medals for continuing to shines years after they have left the school.
Swaleh Kigozi was awarded the outstanding class teacher for 2016 while prefects Enock Muwamula and Shakira Namulwasira were the exemplary students.
The best in last year’s UCE and UCE were also given cash prizes with the best, Joanita Nantale, winning Shs 1m.