With all the hardships and challenges associated with running Universal Primary Education Schools (UPE), the Special Forces Command (SFC) has been commended for their tireless and continued efforts in fostering a conducive learning environment for the school pupils studying in primary Schools managed and run by the SFC Leadership.
Speaking at the Entebbe Marine Base Army Primary School sports Day that was held on Friday, Marine Base Army Primary School Head Master Atim Charles thanked and commended the administration of SFC for the Support they have always extended to the school.
This is the first time we are hosting a Sports Day event at the school and I want to thank and commend the Administration of SFC for the support they have always extended to the school through the office of the Director Personnel and Administration (DPA). The achievements the school has registered wouldn’t have been possible had it not been for the support from SFC. The SFC Leadership has shown a positive attitude towards the school by supporting and embracing the school’s various sports events and study tours, the list is endless, Atim Charles said.
Atim Charles, however, noted that the school is facing a number of challenges which include among others; Lack of sports equipment for all the games and sports activities, lack of games and sports attires for our pupils and lack of storage facility for the equipment.
“The only solution to all the challenges is for all the stakeholders to come together and work as a team,” Atim Charles stressed.
On his part Lt. Col. Earnest Nuwagaba, the Commanding officer 10 SFC-Marine Battalion who presided over the Marine Base Army Primary School Sports Day thanked the school pupils for showcasing different skills and urged them not to hide their talents.
I’ve enjoyed the performance from the children, and I want to urge them to keep it up, and they shouldn’t hide their talents because the world today has evolved, people are surviving on their talents. I want to urge the parents to play their role to ensure that the kids study. For the challenges, we need to work together with the parents and Entebbe Municipal Council to ensure that they are addressed, revealed Lt. Col. Earnest Nuwagaba.
The Marine Base Army Primary School Inaugural Sports Day began with marching around Entebbe Town and Colour Red emerged the winners and walked away with the trophy after they amassed a total of 184 points. Green came second with 166 points while Orange and Yellow finished in third and fourth place with 162 and 144 points respectively.
Some of the games that the school pupils participated in included Sack race, Rope skipping race, Creative dance, netball, football, athletics, Colour sorting, Balloon bursting, Chair dance, word building, sentence building, shoe sorting and bottle filling among others.
Besides Marine Base Army Primary School, SFC also manages Nsamizi Army Primary School and Summit View Kololo Primary School.