The speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga, will tomorrow officially open Flobbeto nursery and primary school in Hoima, which is expected to provide upscale private education in the oil-rich district.
The school, affiliated to Hillside nursery and primary school in Naalya, will offer both day and boarding services. Florence Mugasha, the school’s proprietor and director, told The Observer yesterday that they would focus on nurturing a pupil as a whole.
“First, we want to make sure pupils are computer literate even at an early age,” said Mugasha, underscoring how significant ICT skills have become in the job market.
The former head of Public Service added that besides academic excellence, they would also focus on co-curricular activities and environment conservation programmes such as tree planting. Flobbeto opened its doors for the first batch of pupils in February this year. According to Mugasha, today the school has 205 pupils.
The school does not only target pupils from Hoima, but also other parts of the country. Some of the children come from Kampala, northern, and western Uganda. Mugasha, who recently retired as a chancellor of Uganda Management Institute (UMI), said she constructed the school in memory of her late mother, but also as a way of saying ‘thank you’ to Hoima district.
“Hoima district gave me a scholarship from S.1 to S.6 why shouldn’t I set up a school to help children there?” she asked.
Source : The Observer