By Sophan Niwamanya
Rajab Arineitwe was on Saturday elected as the first Chairperson Rubanda District Students association under the Uganda National Students Association.
The Election also saw the election of the district’s executive and was held at Bubare secondary school and attracted leaders from 8 secondary schools in Rubanda.
Arineitwe Rajab a student at St John’s Ikumba Rubanda polled 33 votes defeating his closest challenger Kenneth Byamukama a student at Bubare secondary school who polled 15 votes while James Mwebembezi student at St Andrews Rubanda secondary school garnered only 13 votes.
In his inaugural speech,Akankwasa called for cooperation and improved coordination among students which he revealed are key for the betterment of the association.
The council consists of 11 member’s including the Chairperson, vice chairperson, speaker, deputy speaker among others.
The Uganda National Students Association is an umbrella organization for all students in secondary schools, post-secondary, Institutions of Higher learning and Universities in Uganda, that was established as a platform to represent students’ views and opinions within institutions of learning.
According to John Bosco Namara the Uganda National students Association Coordinator Each School was represented by 8 delegates who were eligible to vote.
Ainembabazi Rolita student at St Charles Lwanga was elected as the vice chairperson, Kanyesigye ledus Bubare secondary school as Secretary for Finance, Aguma Arnold St Thomas Aquinas Kashaki S.S as the Secretary for Inter Schools Affairs, Daphine Akakikunda St Agatha girls S.S as the speaker among others.
Gerald Akambasa, the Education Officer in charge of guidance and counseling Rubanda district, urged the new leaders to be exemplary in their school by being champions of discipline.
Amos Ahimbisibwe the Head Teacher Bubare Secondary School called upon the new leaders to be the agents of change in their schools and communities.