Namilyango College is 114

Saturday March 12 2016

By Saul Abok & Joseph Kato

Nisi Dominus - nothing is impossible without God. Namilyango College’s motto was borrowed from Psalms 127.
Today, the college celebrates 114 years of existence. And indeed nothing is impossible.
The college was founded by the Mill Hill Fathers with the aim of preparing catechists but has seen many more prominent students through their education.
The celebrations will take place at the college campus in Mukono District and will be graced by Bishop Emeritus Matthias Ssekamanya.
The bishop will lead Holy Mass starting at 9am. The theme for this year is “Be Counted for Good Deeds and Hard work”.

Fred Gyavira Kyaka, president Namilyango Old Boys Association (Nacoba), looks back fondly at his memories of the school.
“What stood out was the way we were organized. We never needed supervision of teachers to go for preps,” he says.
He also points out some of the exciting moments characteristic of secondary schools.
“I cannot fail to remember the rivalry that was between us and Smack (St Mary’s College, Kisubi) especially when it came to sports competitions. We could accept to lose to any other school but not Smack,” he says.

“We put in much effort to have visits to girls’ school in the guise of discussions. We were always bored living in a single sex environment,” Mark Mutaahi, another old boy, says of some of the light moments.
As a buildup to the event, OBs shared their experiences with students and also gave career guidance talks.
They also partnered with the Uganda police medical team to offer free medical checkups and basic medicines to the Namilyango College community.

The alumni of the college will also unveil plaques with names of those who contributed to the tiling of the different dormitories.
Outstanding performers in the 2015 O & A level exams plus their teachers will be rewarded as well.
The day will be crowned with a football match between the OBs of 1999-2004 Vs 2001-2006 who made it to the finals of the of Nacoba 7th Annual Sports Gala held last Sunday at the Makerere University Business School sports grounds.
The OBs will also play a rugby match with the school team.