Uganda : GAYAZA CAMBRIDGE COLLEGE OF ST. MBAAGA : ANNUAL REPORT FOR THE YEAR 2010-2011

Saturday, June 25, 2011

GAYAZA CAMBRIDGE COLLEGE OF ST. MBAAGA   ANNUAL REPORT FOR THE YEAR 2010-2011

INTRODUCTION

Gayaza Cambridge College of St. Mbaaga extends its sincere gratitude to Project Hope Uganda for the support rendered to the school in the year 2010.

Project Hope Uganda continues to be a great pillar in the development of Gayaza Cambridge College of St. Mbaaga as an educational institution.
In the year 2010, the Director of the school changed the school administration and as a result, there was a strike in the school and this was intended to resist the change of the school administration. School property was destroyed.

However, at the beginning of the year 2011, the school put in place strong measures to see that such things do not happen in the school again.

SCHOOL ACTIVITIES

Like any other secondary school, Cambridge College engages in a number of activities that is to say academic and co-curricula

Academics

In academics Cambridge College is a middle performer. At A’LEVEL our best candidate scored 22 (twenty two) points in Art subjects and in sciences the best scored 14 (fourteen) points

At O’ level 5(five) students passed in 1st grade, 20 in 2nd grade,35 in third and forty in 4th grade. The poor performance at A’level was attributed to the violent strike which was staged by the students mostly candidates in senior four

Sports

Cambridge College participates in games and sports .our students participate in foot-ball, net-ball and volley ball. Foot-ball and net-ball are dominant among the sporting activities at school. In the recently concluded coca-cola schools cup, our school was knocked out at quarter finals at wampeewo zone. The net ball team reached finals and in June we are going to represent wampeewo zone at wakiso district net ball rally

ACTIVITIES SUPPORTED BY PROJECT HOPE UGANDA AT GAYAZA CAMBRIDGE COLLEGE OF ST. MBAAGA

1. Stocking the school library with enough books.

2. Buying Sports uniforms for both football and Netball teams.

3. Buying a Public Address system for the school.

4. Equipping student leaders with leadership skills.



ACHIEVEMENTS IN 2010 – 2011

Project Hope Uganda has managed to finance the following activities at Cambridge College of St. Mbaaga.

Donation of a public address system.

This included the following items;

I. Loud speakers.

II. Two microphones

III. An amplifier

IV. A Musical keyboard



However, the above items were stolen as the students staged a violent strike.

The head teacher invited the co-director of Project Hope to the College Management Committee meeting. In this meeting, co-director of Project Hope – Uganda addressed the school administration and gave a clear background of Project Hope in the school. He also clarified on how the school should work to maintain proper working relations with the organization. He advised on a number of issues that would help the school avoid future friction and strikes.



Student leaders were trained in leadership skills. This was facilitated by educators sent by Project Hope - Uganda. This has helped to empower student leaders in execution of their duties and responsibilities. This was used as a channel for students to always bring their complaints to the school administration.



PRIORITIES FOR THE YEAR 2010 - 2011

• Strengthening the working relationship between Project Hope and the school. This will involve inviting the coordinator of Project Hope – Uganda to come and address the school community so that the relationship between the administration and students can keep improving.

• Completing the wall between the school library and the dormitory so that the books in the library are given safer custody.

• Re-stocking of the school library with enough reading materials.

• Buying a new generator

SCHOOL’S ANNUAL REPORT TEMPLATE

PRIORITIES IN PREVEOUS YEAR ACHIEVEMENTS IN 2010 SOURCE OF INCOME AMOUNT EXPENDITURE

ITEMS SPENT ON

Completing the wall between library and dormitory

Repairing the water tank

Buying a water pump

Equiping student leaders with leadership skills

Paying teachers

Buying food Bought a musical system

Training student leaders in leadership skills

Repaired the water tank School fees

Project hope Uganda



EVALUATION REPORT FOR THE TRAINING OF PROJECT HOPE ON 9TH MARCH AND 22ND MARCH 2011

BACKGROUND

Gayaza Cambridge College of St. Mbaaga is a mixed day and boarding secondary school. The school has a total population of 430 students. The number of the female students is dominant in the school. The school has a well streamlined structure of administration in which student leaders are very paramount.

The Prefectorial body comprises of twenty five (25) prefects who are elected democratically through free and fair elections and their tenure of office is one year. The Prefectorial cabinet is headed by the Head prefect who is supposed to chair weekly meetings.

On the 9th march, 2011, project hope sent a delegation of four educators who were led by Madam Allen from the U.K. the purpose of this visit was to train student leaders and equip them with leadership skills.

Gayaza Cambridge College of St. Mbaaga hosted them together with Spire High school who also sent their student leaders in this workshop.

“I have become confident that is to say I can speak in front of the school assembly and on top of that I properly mage time unlike before I got the training” Namutebi Esther Time keeper

“am now confident I also learnt that decisions should be made basing on the majority there when its entertainment time I put in movies liked by majority provided that they are accepted in school” Byarugaba Ssaka Entertainment prefect

“am now practical when dealing with students’ problems” KATUMBA Jesse Head prefect

IMPACT OR BENEFITS OF THE WORKSHOP

This workshop had remarkable benefits not only to the student leaders but also to the entire school administration. They include;

I. Student leaders became aware of their duties and responsibilities.

II. Some student leaders who were misusing their positions came to realize that it was wrong for them to misuse their offices. For example, the head prefect together with some other prefects earlier before this workshop had started convening “Kangaroo” courts where students suspected of committing crimes were cainned heavily. But this was stopped completely and they had to apologize to the two students from S.5 whom they had cainned.

III. Most of the student leaders are now working under minimal supervision from the teachers on duty, for example carrying out general cleanliness at the school, orderliness at the kitchen whenever meals are being served.

IV. Some student leaders who were engaging them selves in “coupling”, (boy – girl love relationships), have reduced because they became aware that they were portraying a bad picture.

V. The school administration became aware that cainning of students is not the only solution for cases of indiscipline in the school. Other means like guidance and counseling are now being resorted to. For example, the head teacher in term 1 reduced the rate at which he was cainning. “I rarely cainned in term 1, better still the level of discipline has tremendously improved, unlike the case when cainning was the order of the day”.

VI. In this workshop, student leaders were able to air out their complaints about the way they were being treated.

The following are the comments that that have been made about the student leaders who participated in the workshop

LESSONS LEARNT

1. School administrators should always listen to students whenever they commit crimes because some of them commit crimes because of the weakness in the school administration.

2. It is good for the school administration to empower student leaders because once they are empowered; school administration will become easier, for example supervision of daily activities in the school.

3. Teachers can use other means to punish students rather than cainning them because other punishments can as well be effective and efficient.

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