Uganda’s oldest Girls’ School, Gayaza High School, has announced the death of its former Headmistress, Miss Sheelagh Warren, who passed away on Sunday – 29th May 2022 in the UK. She was aged 94.
Miss Warren was the Headmistress of Gayaza High School for 18 years.
“It is with heavy hearts that we announce the death of our beloved former Headmistress, Miss Sheelagh Warren who passed on to glory on, Sunday – 29th May 2022 in the United Kingdom,” the school’s administration said in a statement on Monday.
Gayaza Alumnae Network (GAN) said that Warren was admitted to Frimley Park Hospital Surrey on May 22.
GAN chairperson, Judith Banya, said the deceased’s family will inform them about the funeral arrangements.
Miss Sheelagh Warren was Headmistress of Gayaza High School for 18 years (1972 – 1990) steering the school through Uganda’s most turbulent times.
Miss Warren is greatly remembered for composing the Gayaza High School Anthem.
In recognition of her distinguished service at the school, the Warren Computer Center was named after her.
“Miss Warren was a true Missionary that continued to have a heart for Gayaza long after she left,” the statement said.
“Her faith in God immensely impacted the girls that went through her care and nurturing. We thank the Good Lord for her life, the contribution to Gayaza and girl-child education at large.”