Education Sector Indebted to Prof Mukiibi- Mrs Museveni

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Mrs Museveni said the education sector will greatly remain indebted for the contribution by a man who was not only patriotic but one who loved his profession, invested heavily in education, and worked tremendously to improve education standards.

Education Minister Janet Museveni has praised fallen Educationist Prof. Lawrence Mukiibi, the proprietor of the St. Lawrence Academy, Schools and Colleges for his contribution to the development of the education sector.

Mrs Museveni said the education sector will greatly remain indebted for the contribution by a man who was not only patriotic but one who loved his profession, invested heavily in education, and worked tremendously to improve education standards.

She was speaking at a requiem mass for the fallen educationist at Lubaga Cathedral in Kampala today. Prof. Mukiibi succumbed to cardiac arrest on Sunday May 28 at Norvik Hospital in Kampala.

At the time of his death Mukiibi had established eight campuses of St Lawrence Schools and a University. They include Crown City, Creamland Horizon, London College, Zabeti College of St. Lawrence, The Academy-St. Lawrence, Lorencia Junior School, and Paris Palais college of St. Lawrence.

Mrs Museveni said that the institutions have been pivotal in changing the image of education in Uganda and across the East African region.  She appealed to family members to honor his legacy by maintaining the inimitable position of St Lawrence Academy, Schools and Colleges in Uganda's education sector.
 
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Mrs Museveni recollected that during her tenure as Minister in charge of Karamoja affairs, Prof Mukiibi offered ten scholarships to Karamoja region. She hailed him for his selfless character and willingness to help vulnerable communities in the country.
 
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Cardinal Emmanuel Wamala, the Archbishop emeritus of Kampala prayed for the family to be comforted that the icon they all cherished has gone to meet God his creator. He said that whereas Prof Mukiibi is dead, the name St Lawrence is still alive.
 

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He asked all Ugandans to emulate his character of working hard towards mentoring young people in his institutions.
 
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The body of Prof. Mukiibi has been taken to St. Lawrence University for public viewing and will later be taken at Kimuli Hill Gardens- Kitemu Masaka road.


On Thursday June 1, he will be taken around the different campuses of St Lawrence Academy, Schools and Colleges in order to enable students bid farewell where an official mass of all S. Lawrence schools and colleges will be held at London College. The body will then be taken to his Ancestral home in Katende. He will be laid to rest at Katende, Mpigi District on Friday, June 2.

 

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