Charles Odoch, Chairman of the old students association of St. Joseph’s College Layibi, has disclosed that the school’s new computer lab will be named after former Speaker Jacob Oulanyah.
This was revealed by Odoch while speaking to mourners at the former speaker’s Muyenga house.
He said that this was due to his affection for the institution and his generous contributions.
“We’re constructing an e-Computer lab to assist, especially now that Zoom lessons are the norm.” We will name the lab after him in recognition of his love and support for the school,” he said.
He went on to say that Oulanyah was a model citizen in all he did.
“When Oulanyah came to St. Joseph’s College, Layibi, he was a very bright youngster who instantly joined the debating/English club in senior one, which was unusual for a ‘newbie,’ especially coming from a rural school in the north,” he stated.
Oulanyah joined the old students club, according to Odoch, and continued to support the institution and its objectives.
Lady Justice Florence Nakachwa Owiny-Dollo, a former student at Secret Heart Girls’ Institution, a sister school of St. Joseph Layibi, said Oulanyah performed admirably and that his fondness for bowties dates back to his undergraduate days.
“I only met him at the Law Development Centre while I was teaching them, and I was extremely strict with them, making sure they dressed well and were always smart for class, and his signature look was a bowtie, which he still wears now,” she claimed.
She also said that he was a patriot who preached nationalism all the time.
“He was a very close family member, and during our son’s wedding, when he married a lady from the Rukungiri, he preached nationalism, stating that when you have grandkids, you can’t say those people anymore because they become part of you,” she claimed.
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