Decoding the Funniest School in Uganda.
Of all the reasons that led you to this article, I hope learning how to be funny is the least. Twitter sparked my interest in this topic, but above all I have assiduously interrogated myself why most alumni of this school are funny. Well if you have watched Disney’s Queen of Katwe, you may easily to fall victim of its cinematic impression.
To be honest with you, allow me to start with the Golf Range, isn’t it funny that there is no Ugandan Secondary Schools’ Golf Championship but a certain school has its own range? Well with the help of Coach Eric, I was able to hit a number of balls into the surrounding thick bushes so most of the time I went to play, I spent most of it hunting for the balls I had wasted into the vast grassland. But I can not forget the sense of happiness I felt carrying the golf bags while crossing the girl’s shed.
Many of you could counter my thesis with an antagonistic view. And again many of you get irritated when you interact with former students of this College. Amidst all the opinionated views, I can only advise you to triangulate what you listen to.
Well if you haven’t watched the video for yourself, allow me to have a say on the appreciation note the students of valor sent to the King. Despite the uncalled for attention the media drew towards this praise, I can only agree that Impalas sometimes wish Lions ate grass, but I think that’s Jungle Law. Neither do I think that in our world the “survival is for the fittest” attitude holds high but I believe in the power of branding.
When I hear the word, “Brand” a lot runs down my spine and if you have attended the school under question, I am sure someone has scrutinized your walking style. I can attribute this to the Stonewalk at the epicenter of this campus. When I had just joined the school, I myself could not withstand tripping continuously, so the resolution was to reduce my walking speed, I hope that reasoning is valid.
So how does all this relate to humor. By definition, humor is something strange and surprising. If wearing a white shirt and a red necktie do not remind you of anyone, I guess you are in the wrong place. As I conclude I must accede to the fact that attending this institution is a very humbling experience. I was also once like you, a dangerous opponent to such royalty (The Royal Green) but I must say the freedom that is permitted by the school administration to the students makes the difference. It is very hard to relate to if you went to an institution where you were flogged for failing.
Until my admission, it had never occurred to me that sometimes school teachers can be wrong and insist on dispensing punishment to an innocent student! However staunch of a mindset you may have towards my thinking, I believe that unreasonable punishment of subjects spurs more rebellion, it happened with the Israelites. This kind of freedom challenges the minds of students to carry a weightier opinion in the Disciplinary Committee. I guess that privilege accounts for the founding of great law firms in our country to a certain degree.
There’s so much power in the ability to choose, when I entered the walls of this institution, I can testify that giving students the power to make their own decisions as opposed to administrators having the final say plays a big role in fostering a creative mindset.
Another humorous thing about this school is, no one forces you to read. At this point the survival principle comes into play therefore such student led initiative propels decision making and self discipline. In my own assumption, this degree of liberty transmutes a DNA of life values such as fear of the Most High, bravery for truth, integrity, and excellence. What more do you want me to say?