This is the one of the oldest school in Tabora. During 1960S it was dominated by students of Asian and Arab- Nyamwezi origin, but later in 1980S it was mult-racials.
Uyui has produced a number of talents ranged from Academics to sports, arts and models. The hand that groomed all these students was the late Mr K.R. Patel who apart of being a headmaster for more than 25 years he was a friend of all.
The life at uyui was joyous and farbulous to the extent that every boys and girls wanted to study at Uyui which is at the heart of Tabora city.
Just Opposite the school there was a formous football ground called Uwanja wa Vita. (the bettle field of football). During 1970 there was teams such as Sungura that managed to beat Dar es salaam Youngs Africa in 1973 by 1-0. There were teams such as the Vita that was under the western brigade, and during that period it was under the command of Mayor General Sillus Mayunga or Mti Mkavu. So students at Uyui developed interests in sports particularly football where a number of supers emerged like Shaban Katwila who later Joined Young Africa, Mgomo Mangesho, Patric Walter, Dickson Kanumba etc the list is long.Adjacent there were basketballs pitches that breeds William Cruiser- Willy Gamba, Peter Semuhunge, Daudi Thabit and others.
When it comes to education Uyui produced the best product. Some of the students at Uyui are senior software engineers in the USA, others are engineers, PHD holders and a number of postgradutes.
Uyui was seen as school of elites and classified students whose parents were thought to be rich, to the contrary it was a school full of peasants’ children.
Those who have studied at Uyui, they were very fortune to have been groomed by a caring hand of the Late Mr Patel, who left with them a wealth of real knowlegde, friendship, compassionate and brotherhood and a blessing. Most of them a respectable personalities in the society not because of the knowlegde or wealth or social economic position, but of their big hearts and minds that reminds their root. UYUI.
THE ASSEMBLY GROUND WHERE THE HEADMASTER K. PATEL USED TO GUIDE PARTONAGE SPEECH
This is the assembly ground of Uyui Secondary School. During those days it was at the middle of the Biology lab (behind the lab) and Form II- III Sciences and Arts.(front). For sure when it was an Assembly every body knew that it will last not less an hour because the Head Master (the late) Mr K. Patel (RIP) would issue a very long speech as a deliberate parental move to guide students for the things he thought was not going on well for the week in question.
In the series of the deliveries normaly the third Master Mr Lukago would start, then the first Master Mr Lukala before the Headmaster deliver his speech. though at that time we were getting tired of listerning of Mr Patel Speeches, today every one agrees that he was a real father and Guardian who wanted each and every student to have successful life.
MZEE AMIRI AND THE DELICOUS CASSAVA WITH BIZARI AND PILIPILI
When I saw this piture from Nisheet Jethwa my memoy went bak almost 30 years where the now see as stand alone mango trees was full of students scrambling to buy cassava from the late Mzee Amiri. The cassava was so sweet and delicious since it was spiced with bizzari and pilipili.
During half-time almost the whole school would dash to the mango trees where it was Mzee Amir station. The good thing was we used to share the cassava regardless of who purhased. Those was the days and if trees could have mouth to speak, the Mango trees in the picture could testfy my story.
UYUI BOYS CLASS OF 1979 A PICTURE TAKEN 20 YEARS AGO AT THE STUDENT CENTER- TABORA
MEET HARUNA RAMADHANI EX-UYUI (1977-1980) A STORY TELLERHave you ever heard of a person been a story teller? Haruna Ramadhani (Right) x-Uyui (1977-1980) is one of those good teller when comes to stories. For those who knows Haruna, he is a man who knows how to talk creatively. A story told by Haruna will be more attractive as compared to same story when narratted by another person.Haruna now a Vertenary Clinicians is a wide reader and a good listener who is in Shinyanga Region has been a friend of all at all times. During the cold war times, everybody was almost asking Haruna on the position of each block with regards to their strength. Haruna’s class was Science 2 and he was with Muhsin Iddi Godi Godi; Abdallah Salehe (-1980 will remember this familar face from Uhuru Street Chemchem Tabora.