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Minister Muyingo officiates at the handover of UPDF Exercise books. DPU photo

UPDF Donates Over 10,000 Exercise Books to Schools in Greater Luwero

posted onFebruary 5, 2020

By Kampala Post Reporter

The Minister of state for Higher Education, Dr. John Chrysestom Muyingo has lauded UPDF’s efforts towards improving education standards.

The Minister was on Tuesday officiating at the UPDF handover of exercise books to Mazzi Church of Uganda Primary School in Kamila sub county Luweero District. It’s one of the four beneficiary schools in Luweero and Wakiso districts.

The UPDF Chieftaincy of Education, Sports and Culture donated a total of 10,080 exercise books, with each of the schools receiving 1440 books. The other beneficiary schools included; Kyakadoko Church of Uganda Primary School in Kakoge, Lukole SS in Nyimbwa sub county in luweero district and St Pius Naddangira P/s kakiri Town council in Wakiso District.

The donation is part of the symbolic civil military activities the army is engaged in to mark the 39th Tarehe Sita anniversary. The UPDF has also engaged in other activities such as cleaning towns, among others ahead of Thursday’s Tarehe Sita celebrations in Nakaseke district.

Minister Muyingo commended UPDF for the giving heart that he said will see schools in the region improve their education standards. He further praised the UPDF Engineers Brigade for exhibiting high levels of discipline as they did engineering works in the region.

The Chief Political Commissar (CPC) Brig Henry Matisko commended the people of Luwero for allowing their children to participate in the Liberation struggle that finally ushered in peace and development. The Chief of Education Sports and Culture (CESC) Brig Wilson Muhabuzi said that it was the respective districts that selected the schools to benefit from the civil military activities.

Mr. Thomas Tenywa the headmaster Mazzi Church of Uganda primary School thanked UPDF for the offer of supplying exercise books to pupils in his school.

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