On Sunday 2nd October 2022, Makerere College school held a dedication service at the school’s main campus at Makerere hill where the senior four candidates were laid into the hands of the almighty for blessings and guidance as they prepare to sit for their Uganda Certificate of Education examinations (UCE).
A team of men of God from both the Islamic and Anglican faiths including Sheikh Fauza Semwanga of Makerere University Main Mosque, Reverend Onesimus Asiimwe team leader St. Augustine chapel Makerere university, Reverend Muwonge Mulindwa and Reverend Richard Muwonge presided over the colourful event dedicating the students, teachers, parents, school and stakeholders to God for resilience through and until the end of the exercise.
Reverend Asiimwe who also happens to be an old boy of Macos advised students to work harder in the remaining time to polish their performance not forgetting to trust in God, and being responsible and accountable, especially after the examinations.
Sheikh Fauza Semwanga who led the Muslim fraternity supplication (Dua) reminded learners of how Islam prioritises knowledge seeking as it is a must for every Muslim male and female to look for knowledge and share it as well. “Prophet Muhammad (SAW) was illiterate but endured a lot in seeking knowledge and now he is being recognized as the most literate and learnt being on earth”. Added sheikh Fauza who urged students to emulate him, walk under the confines of Islam and then Allah shall guide them in their examinations.
Madam Sylvia Nabanoba the Dean middle school Makerere College School thanked God for the blessing and guidance of these children since their admission to school in senior one, appreciated them for their discipline and good conduct for the four years at the school and concluded by asking them to always seek God’s guidance in anything they want to do.
Mr Martin Muyingo, the Headteacher Makerere College School thanked the clerics who led the dedication service for always dedicating time to learners whenever they are called upon. Hailed students for their outstanding relationship and respect for teachers hence praying for God’s guidance as they sit for their Uganda Certificate of Education examinations.
He concluded by thanking parents for always facilitating and supporting the learners till this far not neglecting their role in parenting during the most challenging times of the Covid 19 Pandemic.
Senior four candidates across the country shall commence their UCE examinations on the 17th of October 2022 as per the timetable released by the Uganda National Examinations Board.