Rwandan Alumni of Ntare School promoting knowledge development projects
Rwandans who studied at one of Uganda’s popular schools called Ntare School are in high gear towards sharing the knowledge they got from Ntare School to their fellow Rwandans. Ntare School Alumni are grouped in associations named NSOBA (Ntare School Old Boys Association), thus there is NSOBA Uganda, NSOBA Rwanda and NSOBA Global.
During the evening of 17th September 2012, NSOBA Rwanda held a handover ceremony between the old and new governing committees in an event that took place at Hilltop Hotel Remera in Kigali. The ceremony saw Principal of Rwanda Teachers’ College Dr. Charles Gahima the outgoing NSOBA Rwanda Chairman hand over to Mr .Turamye Aaron as the new NSOBA Rwanda Chairman.
While giving remarks at the handover ceremony, the New Chairman Turamye said that “We as Old Boys of Ntare School gained a lot from the principles and ethics of Ntare School and are willing to share such benefits to fellow Rwandans.”
“NSOBA Rwanda has plans of engaging in a number social responsibilities like building schools, facilitating student exchange programs and other regular social activities. Currently we have a project of constructing a high standard secondly school named NTARE SCHOOL REBERO in Bugesera district.” Added Turamye
Ntare School Uganda is one of the first government schools that were built by British Colonialists in Uganda during the 1950s. During that time, Colonial masters’ aim was to build unique schools that had no affiliations to Religions like most of the 1940s schools were.
Since its inception, Ntare School has always produced a number of influential people reaching its climax in this 20th Century where it is the only school that has 2 concurrently serving presidents of republics. Both His Excellence Paul Kagame of Rwanda and His Excellence Yoweri Kaguta Museveni are alumni of Ntare School.
“On 22nd September 2012, 60 teachers from Ntare School Uganda will visit Lycee de Kigali in one of the pilot exchange programs that will see Ntare School Uganda exchange knowledge with their counter parts through the NSOBA initiatives.” Said Masabo Martin the Head Teacher of Lycee de Kigali and an honorary member of NSOBA Rwanda
The purpose of the Ntare-Lycee twinning is to act as a stepping stone of putting up Ntare School in Rwanda. Teachers and Students of both schools are to interchange cultural and academic experience prior to the commencing of Ntare School Rebero project.
Like thousands of old boys of Ntare will often be heard saying, Ntare School’s mode of teaching, lifestyle and governance is exemplarily as evidenced by more than hundreds of professors, ministers and successful businessmen that the school has produced.