By Andrew Irumba
H.E President Yoweri Museveni on Friday hosted his former teachers who taught him at Ntare School in Mbarara District, Western Uganda in the 1960s.
The delegation from the United Kingdom that arrived in Uganda on Thursday included teachers Mr. Collins Gregory who taught Physics, Mr. Nicholson John a Chemistry teacher and Mrs. Mary Sullivan whose late husband was a teacher of Geography. The teachers were also accompanied by some of their respective family members.
President Museveni informed his guests, who called on him at State House, Entebbe, that Uganda still has a lot of development opportunities in her such as unutilized land space.
“Was delighted to host my former teachers who taught me at Ntare School in the 1960s.They included; Mr. Collins Gregory who taught Physics, Mr. Nicholson John a Chemistry teacher and Mrs. Mary Sullivan, whose late husband was a geography teacher. Some of them were accompanied by their families.
I informed my guests, about the developments happening in Uganda and opportunities available.
We also reminisced about Uganda of the 1960s and their experience then, and later exchanged gifts,” posted the president on his social media platform,Facebook.
During their interactive talks, the President and his guests shared memories about Uganda of the time and other Educationists who served in schools like Mbarara High School etc.
Mr. Collins Gregory expressed delight at the development strides Uganda has taken in all sectors, while Mr. Nicholson John expressed happiness to have offered his services in the education sector while at Ntare School.
The former teachers told the President that their children feel gratified that one of their parents’ education products is a Head of State in Africa.
The Fountain of Honour shared with his former teachers books of literature, publications about Uganda some of which are the President’s personal publications.