Busoga College

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Busoga College, Mwiri
Type Public Middle School and High School
Motto "For God And Our Country"
Established 1911
Principal Charles Kaziba
Number of students 1,200
Athletics Soccer, Basketball, Cricket, Track, Rugby, Volleyball, Lawn Tennis, Table Tennis, Hockey.

Busoga College Mwiri, commonly known as Busoga College, is a boarding secondary school (grades 8-13), in Uganda.


Busoga College Mwiri is located on Mwiri Hill, in Jinja District, Eastern Uganda, adjacent and to the immediate west of the town of Kakira. Mwiri lies approximately 14 kilometres (8.7 mi) by road, northeast of the town of Jinja, the largest town in Busoga sub-region.[1] The coordinates of Busoga College are:0°29'55.0"N, 33°15'48.0"E (Latitude0.498611; Longitude:33.263333).[2]


The all-boys boarding school was founded by the Church Missionary Society, who later turned it over to the Church of Uganda. The school receives funding from Uganda's Ministry of Education, thus meeting the classification as a public school. It is one of the prominent middle and high schools (Senior Secondary Schools), in Uganda. The country's first Prime Minister, the late Milton Obote, attended Busoga College Mwiri.


Busoga College was founded in 1911, as Balangira High School, to educate the sons and of Busoga Chiefs. Initially, the school was housed in Kamuli. Between 1920 and 1930, plans were made to move the school to Mwiri Hill, because of more space and newer, better infrastructure. The school also opened to sons of non-chiefs. Between 1930 and 1933, the school temporarily relocated to Kings College Budo, in Wakiso District due to the poor accommodations at Kamuli. In 1933 the school permanently relocated to its present premises at Mwiri Hill. In 1967 a proposal was made to merge Busoga College with nearby Wanyange Girls School. However, the following year, the Busoga College Old Boys Association rejected the proposal and the idea was abandoned.[3]

Subjects taught[edit]

  • Agriculture
  • Art & Design
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Economics
  • English Language
  • Entrepreneurship
  • French
  • Geography
  • History
  • ICT
  • Literature in English
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Christian Religion
  • Technical & Building Drawing


The school provides equal opportunity to all students to play various games for both recreation and competition.

  • Athletics (Field & Track)
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Chess
  • Cricket
  • Soccer
  • Lawn Tennis
  • Rugby
  • Table Tennis
  • Volleyball


The nine Houses are historically named after important persons. The idea of the school was originated by the Chiefs for their sons, Balangira and the Church actively participated by providing the teachers especially the Headmasters. So the names of the Houses/Dormitories. Each one of them has a distinct colour.

  1. Brewer House – is named after the Rev. H.A. Brewer Headmaster. He spearheaded the relocation of the school from Kamuli to the present day site.
  2. Coates House – is named after the Rev. F.G. Coates the longest serving Headmaster so far and arguably the most revered and remembered.
  3. Hannington House – is named after Bishop Hannington. One of the first CMS missionaries. He was murdered in Kyando - Busoga.
  4. Nabikamba House – is named after one of the founding Busoga chiefs.
  5. Nadiope House – is named after a prominent Busoga Chief; the initiator of the idea of Busoga High School later to become Busoga College Mwiri. It is the first house one sees when one enters the college.
  6. Presidents House – is named after the Presidents of the BusNadiope House – is named after a prominent Busoga Chief; the initiator of the idea of Busoga High School later to become Busoga College Mwiri. It is the first house one sees when one enters the college.
  7. Wako House – is named after another prominent Busoga Chief.
  8. Willis House – is named after Bishop Willis of the Church of Uganda.
  9. Wilson House – is named after Rev. Wilson of the Church of Uganda


  1. Reverend W.B. Gill - January 1911 to December 1912
  2. Reverend W.S.R. Russell - January 1913 to July 1913
  3. Reverend C.J. Burden - July 1913 to June 1914
  4. Reverend F.S. Rogers - June 1914 to October 1918
  5. Reverend A. Wilson - November 1918 to December 1919
  6. Reverend H.A. Brewer - January 1920 to December 1930
  7. Reverend K.V. Ball (Ag.) - January 1931 to December 1931
  8. Mr. J. Butlin - January 1932 to April 1933
  9. Mr. W.W. E. Giles - May 1933 to August 1935
  10. Mr. T.H. Harrison - August 1935 to April 1938
  11. Mr. R.C. H. Walker - April 1938 to December 1942
  12. Reverend F. G. Coates - January 1943 TO June 1963
  13. Mr. D.N. Okunga - June 1963 to December 1968
  14. Mr. Y.Y. Okot - January 1969 to February 1971
  15. Mr. J.B. Taylor (Ag.) - February 1971 to December 1972
  16. Mr. P.O. Eriaku - May 1973 to March 1974
  17. Mr. E.Y. Fagayo - April 1974 to December 1975
  18. Mr. K.D.B. Mutengu - January 1976 - June 1979
  19. Mr. D.P. Kintu - July 1979 to August 1981
  20. Mr. P.J. Ndiko - September 1981 to December 1984
  21. Mr. G.W. Kayondo - January 1985 to December 1992
  22. Mr. B.F. Kaggwa - January 1993 to June 1998
  23. Mr. C.W. Kaziba - June 1998 to August 1998
  24. Mr. G.W. Semivule - September 1998 to August 2000
  25. Mr D.H. Mulongo (Ag.) - September 2000 to February 2001
  26. Mr D.P. Kintu - February 2001 to December 2004
  27. Mr. John Mukubira - January 2005 to January 2012
  28. Mr. George Wamala Lule - January 2012 to December 2012
  29. Mr. Charles Kaziba - February 2013 to Present.

Prominent alumni[edit]

The prominent men who have attended Busoga College Mwiri, include the following:[4]


  1. ^ "Travel Distance Between Jinja And Mwiri With Map". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 22 August 2014. 
  2. ^ Google, . "Location of Busoga College Mwiri At Google Maps". Google Maps. Retrieved 22 August 2014. 
  3. ^ BCM, . (2011). "History of Busoga College Mwiri". Busoga College Mwiri (BCM). Retrieved 22 August 2014. 
  4. ^ Editorial, . (2012). "Busoga College Mwiri Gave Us The National Motto But Is Now In Ruins". Daily Monitor (Kampala). Retrieved 23 August 2014. 

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Coordinates: 00°29′55″N 33°15′48″E / 0.49861°N 33.26333°E / 0.49861; 33.26333