Kigezi High School in Kabale district celebrated its 100th anniversary in the field of education on Saturday. The school, located at Rugarama Hill in Northern Division, Kabale Municipality, was founded in 1922 by Protestant Missionaries with the dual purpose of imparting Christian values and academic knowledge to its students. Over the years, it evolved from a Junior Secondary School in 1946 to a Senior Secondary School in 1965.
The school takes pride in its notable alumni, including former Prime Ministers Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda and Amama Mbabazi, as well as Justice George Kanyeihamba. It has also produced prominent figures in politics, business, civil service, and religion, such as Makerere University Chancellors Dr. Ezra Suruma and Professor George Mondo Kagonyera, Professor Augustus Nuwagaba, Dr. Kiiza Besigye, Major Generals Jim Muhwezi and Henry Matsiko, Dr. Abed Bwanika, and Munini Mulera.
During the celebration in Kabale district, Rt. Rev. Onesimus Asiimwe, the Bishop of North Kigezi Diocese, who represented Samuel Stephen Kaziimba, Archbishop of the Anglican Church of Uganda, urged the school administration to equip students with skills to handle the current peer pressure emanating from social media, which can negatively influence their morals.
In a speech delivered on his behalf by Jessica Rose Epel Alupo, Vice President, President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, the chief guest, emphasized the importance of discipline among students, urging them to avoid harmful behaviors like alcoholism, smoking, and promiscuity to secure a prosperous future. He also pledged 100 million shillings towards the construction of a multipurpose structure to commemorate the school’s 100th anniversary, which requires four billion shillings.