Lango to sponsor over 1600 medical students at King James school of nursing and midwifery

By Ouni Jaspher

Lira city

Tekwaro Lango leadership has taken a giant step towards supporting the education of their people by signing an agreement with King James School of nursing and midwifery.

This agreement, signed on Friday at Margarita Palace hotel in Lira city, will see 10 students from 169 clans in Lango receive bursary support from the school starting from July 2024.

Dick Odongo, the director of King James School of nursing and midwifery, expressed his excitement at the partnership while signing the agreement. 

He stated that the school has been giving this opportunity to students from other tribes, but this time they wanted to focus on the Lango community. 

This, he believes, will help families who struggle to pay for their children’s education to access quality training in the nursing and midwifery field.

With the newly elected Lango paramount Chief Eng. Dr. Michael Moses Odongo Okune leading the way, this partnership is set to make a positive impact on the lives of Lango students.

Willy Omodo Omodo, the speaker of Tekwaro Lango, expressed his gratitude to King James School of nursing and midwifery for their initiative in supporting education. 

He urged clan heads to play their part in ensuring that this opportunity reaches the most deserving students. 

“This support from the school will not only benefit the students but also their families and the community at large” Omodo said.

In his remarks, Peter Okello Oyo, the clan head of Bako pelkori Apwor Clan, emphasized the importance of ensuring that only deserving students are recommended for the bursary. 

He urged other clan heads to work closely with the school to minimize any cases of fraud or misrepresentation in the selection process.

The Okii Ojukol clan head, Francis Odongo Alii, who also serves as the chairperson of Oyam district clan heads, made an important plea to his fellow clan heads. 

He urged them to consider students with disabilities when recommending beneficiaries for this opportunity. 

“This will not only promote inclusivity but also give equal opportunities for all students to access quality education” he said.

The partnership between Tekwaro Lango and King James School of nursing and midwifery is a step in the right direction towards empowering the youth in the Lango community.

It is a shining example of what can be achieved when organizations come together with a common goal of promoting education and development. 

This agreement will surely have a positive impact on the lives of the 10 students who will benefit from the bursary program and the community at large.

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