- The Academic scheme is being run by the Old Students Association in conjunction with the school administrators
- The school is charging Shs 275,000 as tuition fees for boarders while day scholars pay Shs 215,000
- Already the Old Boys are contributing cash and other items for the scholarship scheme. The scholarship is open to PLE candidates who obtained first grades in 2018
Zombo- St Aloysius College Nyapea (STALCONY) has started scholarship scheme to best performing but disadvantaged students in order to regain the lost academic glory.
According to the President of the Old Students Association, Dr Amos Nyathirombo, said the scheme is to help the needy students who excelled to have a great future through education at the school.
“The Scholarship, that covers partially the fees for the first term of first year students, is to enable well performing PLE students who are disadvantaged, to gain access to quality Secondary School education.”
He said the Old Boys are aware that a number of students from the West Nile who perform well in PLE do not gain access to deserving secondary schools due to resource constraints of their parents – usually at entry in the first term.
The head teacher of the school, Bro. Paul Nantinda, said with the installation of some computers and renovation at the school, they hope to improve the academic performance of the school. He said there was need for concerted efforts by students and pupils to improve on education at the school in order to live better lives in future.
He hopes that with the scholarship scheme, parents who could not afford school fees for their pupils who excelled can afford to send their children to school for secondary education.
One of the Old Boys, Mr William Omony, said: “It is a noble cause. I am very much looking at us starting somewhere, can we please also explore opportunities to get these young people in work environments as interns or community services that teaches them to become responsible citizens. This will nourish their creative and get them to start thinking of which career path they would wish to take. I will be taking two people from S1 and another two students from A level for full tuition fees including other requirements.”