Students eye bursaries at Busoga annual youth retreat

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Top management of Ekigangu kya Busoga, organisers of the Annual Youth Retreat are overwhelmed by the number of prospective participants seeking for help academically.

During the ongoing mobilization drive in Namutumba District on Monday at Kibale High School for the 4th edition of the retreat that is to be held at Victoria High School, Iganga from 7th-15th December 2019, several students expressed their wish to benefit from the Kingdom’s goodwill via bursaries.

One of the student leaders revealed that being in a rural setting, several things divert them from scoring good grades but that the Kingdom needs to accommodate them under the bursary scheme.

“Performing well would be ideal but destructions generally leading to lack of academic concentration is a major challenge. However, we need to be supported to brighten our future”, the student argued.

Owek. Dr. Joyce Abaliwano Mulebeke, Team Leader Ekigangu kya Busoga,who conveyed messages of hope from the Kyabazinga,His Majesty William Gabula Nadiope, IV, the Kingdom Premier, Owek. Dr. Joseph Muvawala and the Managing Director of Ekigangu, Rt. Hon. Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga alias Maama wa Busoga, allayed the students’ fears by assuring them about the Kingdom scholarships however, she emphasized good performance as one of the basic requirements for consideration.

“While the bursaries are for free and for everyone who wishes, good performance is inevitable as the demand is very high. So I argue the students of the school to work extra harder”, she counseled the students before assuring them that being in school was the best option for them at the moment as life outside school is very complicated and hard to deal with. She also emphasized the need to be culturally involved in all Kingdom activities as young people since it helps to prepare them for the future.”

Earlier, the head teacher of the Seed school with over 2000 students, Fred Samanya commended the Kingdom for initiating Ekigangu noting that imparting cultural values into the learners was very timely.

He asked the Kingdom to help breathe a new life into academic institutions with emphasis on the rural ones.

The 4th edition of Ekigangu kya Busoga launched recently is running under the theme; “Using Culture to end early marriages and keep girls in school targeting girls aged 9-25 and boys aged 9-15.

The registration points are Busoga Kingdom headquarters, Bunya SS, Victoria High School, Hindocha Primary School, Green Fields SS, Kiyunga SS, Nakabale SS, Nkutu Memorial SS, Kibale High School and KBS FM Kamuli.

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