31 October 2016

Uganda School Eyes India

Gombe — Officials from India's High Commissioner to Uganda have asked schools in Uganda to break the barriers and benefit from the education partnership developed between Uganda and India.

"With global citizenship taking shape, there are no such barriers in education. Students are coming closure due to technology where they can share knowledge with their peers across the globe through video conferencing," Rajesh Kunummal, an official from India's High Commissioner to Uganda said.

He was welcomng back some pupils from Gombe Junior School who recently returned from a tour of India.

Kunummal said education is a backbone for uplifting society and a very powerful tool for boosting economic and social lives of citizens, the reason, the India consulate in Uganda has continued to develop partnerships with the ministry of education in Uganda to allow young people achieve their full potential and serve their societies.

"I thank the management of Gombe Schools (Gombe High School, Gombe Junior School and Scooby Doo day care and Nursery School) for developing a close partnership with schools in India which partnership saw some pupils in Gombe Junior School visit KiiT International School and attend the SAI International Conference in India," Kunummal said.

He asked the management of Gombe Schools to sustain the relationship so that other schools and students can benefit from it going forward.

The Director, Gombe Schools, David Kyewalabye Male said education has over the years evolved from just examinations to developing the full potential of the young people through academic and nonacademic activities.

He said his schools have partnered with India's KiiT International and SAI International Schools in aspects of culture, through cultural dance; herbal medicine; ICT; and nurturing young students into business at an early age to enable them appreciate the successes and loses that come with business at a tender age to enhance their potential when they come off age.

"Gombe Schools have signed a memorandum of understanding with SAI International School and we believe students in both school will have a lot to share in the exchange program including students in both schools travelling in between the two respective countries," Kyewalabye said.

He said there is a much for young people in Uganda to learn outside their home boundaries.

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