Makerere College School

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Makerere College School
Location
Kampala, Central Uganda, Uganda
Information
Type Public Middle School and High School (11-18)
Motto <BE KNOWN BY WORKS AND ONLY GOOD WORKS>"
Established 1945
HEAD TEACHER Mrs.ELIZABETH ONEN(AG)
Faculty none
Number of students 1800
Athletics soccer, track, tennis, volleyball, basketball and Rugby
Nickname macos/college/college school
Website

Makerere College School is a mixed, middle (S1–S4) and high (S5–S6) school in Uganda. It is predominantly a day-school, but it does have limited boarding facilities.

Location[edit]

The school campus is located within the confines of the main campus of Makerere University, Uganda's oldest university. The school occupies the southwestern corner of the university campus and is bordered by the University's School od Education to the north, the School of Fine Art to the east, Makerere Hill Road to the south, the University Main Sports Grounds to the west and Mary Stuart Hall to the northwest. This location lies approximately 2.5 kilometres (1.6 mi), northwest of the central business district of Kampala, Uganda's capital, and the largest city in that country.[1] The coordinates of Makerere College School are: 0° 19' 40.80"N, +32° 34' 1.20"E (Latitude:0.328000; Longitude:32.567000).

History[edit]

The school was established in 1945 to provide facilities where Makerere University students in the School of Education, could practice supervised teaching. At that time, the university was known as Makerere College. The current headmistress as of February 2014 is Elizabeth Onen(Mrs).

Reputation[edit]

Makerere College School is listed among Africa's top 100 schools and shares fame with other traditional schools such as Mengo Senior School, Namilyango College, Gayaza High School, Rainbow International School and Lincoln International to mention a few. Makerere College School has over the years produced some of best candidates in Kampala District in the national O and A level examinations. In 2010, the school was ranked among the ten best middle schools (O Level), based on analysis of S4 results for the past ten years (2000–2009).[2]

Academics[edit]

The school offers both Ordinary Level (S1–S4) subjects, as well as Advanced Level (S5–S6) subjects.[3]

At O-level (S1-S4), the following subjects are offered
  • Mathematics
  • English
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Biology
  • East African History
  • South African History
  • Geography
  • Advanced Mathematics
  • Fine Art
  • English Literature
  • Commerce
  • Christian Religious Education (C.R.E)
  • Home Economics
  • Computer Studies
  • Music
  • Agriculture
At A-Level the following subjects are offered
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Biology
  • Geography
  • Economics
  • History
  • Divinity
  • French
  • Literature
  • Food & Nutrition

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Coordinates: 0°19′41″N 32°34′01″E / 0.3280°N 32.5670°E / 0.3280; 32.5670