Muntuyera High School Seeks Stronger Partnership In Rwanda

A delegation from Muntuyera High School-Kitunga last weekend visited Kigali to formalise a collaborative partnership with alumni who now live and work in Rwanda.

The 45-member delegation comprised of members of the governing board, as well as teaching and non-teaching staff.

According to the school head teacher, Stephen Atuhaire Tweheyo, the team came to Rwanda to consolidate a relationship with their former students of Rwandan origin as well as seek partnerships with local high schools.

This, Tweheyo said, is geared toward meaningful regional integration.

Muntuyera, a co-educational school, was founded in 1965.

“We came here for a tour; we wanted to see what is happening in Rwanda and to be able to meet with some of our old boys (OBs) under Muntuyera High School Kitunga Old Students Association- Rwanda Chapter,” Tweheyo said.

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He added, “Muntuyera High school is near Rwanda; the visit is going to increase the fraternity of OBs on either side of the border and create relations in terms of academic exchange.”

Tweheyo’s comments were echoed by Chairman Board of Directors, Prof. Caleb Tamwesigire.

“The visit aims at strengthening educational programmes in the East African sub region through educational exchange, capacity building and support, and infrastructural development to promote academic excellence,” Tamwesigire said.

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Tamwesigire, who is also a lecturer at the University of Kigali, added that this bond could as well act as an ingredient for social development.

The delegation was received by high profile personalities, including the Minister for Justice, Johnston Busingye, who is also a former student, and Richard Kabonero, Uganda’s High Commissioner to Rwanda.

Other prominent Rwandan alumni include Brig. Gen John Bagabo and Brig. Gen. Gacinya Rugumya.

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Source: The New Times Rwanda