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Sheilah Gashumba: Why I left Mt. St. Mary's College Namagunga

Sheilah Gashumba joined Mt. St. Mary's College Namagunga after P.7 but she didn’t stay there for long because the school was stuffy.

Sheilah Gashumba

Once a vibrant student, Gashumba found herself turning into a reserved person.

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"That school grooms people... it's like a school for nuns... seriously!... No speaking after lights-out,” she said in an interview. “No speaking during prep... what if I saw a snake there?... actually they used to give me a lot of punishments…”

Gashumba said sometimes she would break the rule of no-speaking-after-lights-out and be made to stand in the compound. Unfortunately, sometimes, the dorm prefect would forget she sent her outside.

She said it happened on multiple occasions.

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"I wasn't trying to fit... be a groupie,” she said. “That kind of life!"

When she returned from school, her father realised she had changed and took her to Taibah College School.

A celebrated media personality, Sheilah Gashumba was born in Nsambya Hospital and her parents are Frank Gashumba and Christine Tina Mukuza

She went to Little Angels Nursery School and Taibah International School (P.2 - P.6).

It was at Taibah that she met a teacher who pushed her to get involved in emceeing, giving speeches, etc., and other activities that would nurture he media career.

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Her father wanted her to ace P.7, and decided it was best to complete her P.7 from City Parents’ School.

For secondary education, Sheilah Gashumba went to Mt. St. Mary's Namagunga, Makerere College School, Taibah College, Kabojja International School and Galaxy International School.

She landed her first TV at WBS when she was eight years old.

After a while, she took a break because her father wasn't sure if she should stay in the TV business.

Then on her Sweet 16 birthday, T-Nation, a program on NTV, was invited to the party and she met the producer who offered her a gig

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From T-Nation, she was moved to NTV the Beat. Sheilah Gashumba has since worked with a number of different media companies, including NRG Radio, Next Media and South Africa’s Honey TV.

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