St. Peter’s College Tororo Old Boys Association (SPECTOBA)
Unveiling The Annual Bernard Onyango Academic Excellence Award
Greetings from the fraternity of the Old Boys of St. Peter’s College Tororo.St. Peter’s College Tororo Old Boys Association (SPECTOBA) has initiated the Bernard Onyango Academic Excellence Aard for o!tstanding st!dents at Ordinary and Ad"anced Secondary ed!cation. The #ro#osed aards are in memory and honor of the late Bernard Onyango ($%&''$&) a long ser"ing and exem#lary #!*lic ser"ant in tertiary administration. Bernard Onyango as yo! may recall as a renoned academician+ *est remem*ered for his consistent s!##ort to higher ed!cation. Bernard Onyango as a man of many firsts, The first African Academic -egistrar at the East African ni"ersity/ #ioneer Academic -egistrar at 0a1erere ni"ersity and #ioneer Academic -egistrar at ganda 0artyrs ni"ersity 21o3i.
He was also the founding Board Chairman at Tororo Girls School and also served as a !em"er of the Board of #irectors at Ban$ of Uganda%
As #ioneer Academic -egistrar hen 0a1erere ni"ersity *ecame a f!lly4fledged ni"ersity in $%5' he held forte in office !ntil $%% lea"ing *ehind an im#ecca*le record of disting!ished ser"ice. The late Bernard Onyango as later to #lay a significant role in the esta*lishment of another tertiary academic s!ccess story 4 ganda 0artyrs ni"ersity 21o3i+ ser"ing as academic registrar !ntil he retired in 6ecem*er '''.St!dents ho st!died at 0a1erere ni"ersity *eteen $%5' and $%% d!ring the term system ill all recall and relate to the 7
’ hich as the #o#!lar reference for the end of year #romotional examinations. Getting ready for the
meant doing serio!s #re#aratory or1 if one did not ant to *e in"ited for the 7
’ as re4sits ere then 1non as. Bernard Onyango attended St. Peter’s College Tororo *eteen $%89 and $%9'. :n $%9$+ he enrolled for a Bachelor of Arts in ;istory and Sociology at 0a1erere ni"ersity and later a one4year di#loma in Ed!cation+ la!nching his long career in academics and administration. :n $%9<+ he started or1ing as a teacher at his former school+ St. Peter’s College Tororo for to and half years+ lea"ing a dormitory named after him. 6!ring his time at St. Peter’s College Tororo Bernard Onyango #assed his exams ith flying colors scoring = for = in $%8= at O’>e"el *efore #roceeding to 0a1erere here he as an o!tstanding st!dent *efore em*ar1ing on a disting!ished career as Academic -egistrar. As a moti"ation to those ho came after him at St. Peter’s College Tororo+ Bernard challenged any st!dent ho o!ld match his #erformance ith a reard of a 0ercedes Ben3. By the time of his death none had accom#lished his feat and sadly Bernard de#arted *efore he co!ld #ass on the mantle of this academic excellence.
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