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Ndejje Secondary School Wins Agric Award

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By Francis Emorut 

The students of Ndejje Secondary School have scooped an award after emerging winners of the first national agriculture education competition.

The five students who participated in the agricultural education competition held in Jinja city were awarded medals and a trophy. 

Assistant commissioner in charge of private schools and institutions George Mutekanga (C) hands over a trophy to the headteacher of Ndejje Secondary School, Dr Charles Kahigiriza, for the school, winning the agricultural education competition as Moses Olok, the chairman of nation inspection association of Uganda looks on during the award ceremony at the school premises on November 11, 2022. (All Photos by Francis Emorut)

According to Moses Olok, the national chairperson of National Inspection Association Uganda, Ndejje students excelled in the areas of quiz, debate, exhibition and essay writing. 

“They performed better than 53 schools which participated,” Olok said. 

(L-R) Students Patience Chelimo, Mark Kalungi and Albert Nyakoojao wearing medals and holding their certificates and a trophy after the award ceremony.

He said the judges were impressed with the exhibition work where students demonstrated the use of modern technology to address the challenges in the agriculture sector. 

Francis Kakande, the head prefect said they used the technology in areas such as organic pesticides to control armyworms, organic fertilizer and silage making for fodder. 

Kahigiriza hands over a certificate to Albert Nyakooko for the school winning agricultural education competition during the award ceremony at the school premises in Bombo.

During the award ceremony on November 11, at the school premises in Bombo, Luweero district the students received certificates.

The assistant commissioner in charge of private schools and institutions, George Mutekanga appealed to teachers to revive teaching of agriculture subject, as it is a backbone of the country’s economy.

Students with their medals and the trophy.

Dr Charles Kahigiriza, the head teacher of Ndejje Secondary School commended the students and their teachers Emmanuel Opio, and Judith Nigeria who accompanied them for becoming the champions of the agriculture education competition. 

Dr Kahigiriza told guests that his School’s mission is always to encourage students to become the best in whatever they do. 

He pledged that the school is ready to defend its title in the next agriculture education competition. 

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