The Deputy Commander of the Special Forces Command (SFC), Brig Gen. Charity Bainababo, has praised the outstanding performance of SFC primary schools in last year’s Primary Leaving Examinations (PLE).
“Learners, we are here to celebrate your achievements. Your dedication and focus have made us extremely proud,” she declared. Brig Gen. Bainababo, also serving as the representative of the Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) in Parliament, made these remarks today as the Chief Guest during a celebratory gathering held at Nsamizi Army Primary School, Entebbe.
She extended gratitude to President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni for implementing Universal Primary Education (UPE) and Universal Secondary Education (USE), facilitating access to education for underprivileged Ugandan children. “I thank the President of the Republic of Uganda for UPE and USE initiatives, which enable parents to educate their children without financial strain,” she stated.
Brig Gen. Bainababo emphasized the importance of soldiers utilizing army schools to save money and engage in socio-economic activities. She credited these initiatives for reducing the financial burden on military families and enabling them to invest in other ventures.
Acknowledging the efforts of the First Lady and Minister of Education and Sports, Maama Janet Museveni, in supporting the education sector, Brig Gen. Bainababo urged learners to seize the opportunities provided by these institutions.
She also recognized the support of Entebbe Municipality and the SFC Commander in enhancing the performance of SFC schools.
Addressing the learners directly, she advised them to remain focused on their dreams and cautioned against distractions such as substance abuse and inappropriate behavior. “Don’t be swayed by the allure of secondary school; stay focused on your aspirations,” she urged.
Col. Gilbert Owamagyezi, Director of Civil Military Cooperation-CIMIC, expressed gratitude to the teachers and parents for their role in the students’ success and encouraged the candidates to prioritize science subjects for the nation’s socio-economic development.
Maj. Emmanuel Abaho, Inspector of SFC schools, congratulated the candidates for their achievements, while Ms. Joyce Nalubega, Principal Education Officer of Entebbe Municipality, commended the candidates for their excellent performance despite challenges.
Mr. Francis Kato, Head Teacher of Nsamizi Army Primary School, expressed appreciation for the support of the SFC administration in improving academic performance.
At Nsamizi Army Primary School, out of 80 candidates, 21 achieved Division one and 59 obtained Division two.
The event was attended by Maj. Jimmy Omara, the SFC Spokesperson, among others.