Namilyango College’s longest-serving former headmaster, Dr Peregrine Kibuuka. has been hospitalised after he developed breathing complications.
Dr Kibuuka is currently using oxygen to support his breathing according to family sources.
Doctors explain that as a result of the declining performance of his lungs and other body organs, his situation has greatly deteriorated warranting the need to undergo a gastric bypass procedure to restore his normal breathing. Dr Kibuuka is currently undergoing various tests to make sure he is able to undergo the procedure safely.
Family sources told Daily Monitor that the procedure will require $7,000 (about Shs24 million).
Old Boys of the school under their umbrella body Namilyango College Old Boys Association (Nacoba) are mobilising to raise the money required for the procedure.
Dr Kibuuka, himself an Old Boy of the school, having attended his A-Level from 1966-1967 later returned as an English language and Literature teacher before being posted to St Henrys’ College Kitovu as head teacher and to Ndejje Senior Secondary school.
In 1986, Dr Kibuuka was posted back to Namilyango College as head teacher with a mission to transform the school, a role he carried on for 15 years before being transferred to St Peters Nsambya where he served for four years. He went on to serve as the first university secretary of Muteesa I University and later lectured at Makerere University.