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|Busoga College, Mwiri|
|Mwiri Hill, Jinja District
|Type||Public Middle School and High School|
|Motto||"For God And Our Country"|
|Athletics||Soccer, Basketball, Cricket, Track, Rugby, Volleyball, Lawn Tennis, Table Tennis, Hockey.|
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. The coordinates of Busoga College are:0°29'55.0"N, 33°15'48.0"E (Latitude0.498611; Longitude:33.263333).
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.
The prominent men who have attended Busoga College Mwiri, include the following:
- Apollo Milton Obote - First Prime Minister of Uganda (1962 - 1966). President of Uganda (1966 to 1971) and (1980 to 1985). Deposed twice from power via coup d'état by Idi Amin in 1971 and by Tito Okello in 1985.
- George Barnabas Kirya - Physician, academic, microbiologist, politician and diplomat. Professor of Microbiology at Makerere University Medical School from 1978 until 1986. Vice Chancellor, Makerere University from 1986 until 1990. Was Uganda's High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, based in London, from 1997 to 2003. Chairman, Uganda Health Services Commission, from 2005 until 2007.
- Ruhakana Rugunda - Physician, politician and diplomat. Current Minister of Health in Uganda since May 2013. Former Minister of Information Communication Technology (ICT) from 2011 until 2003. Former Uganda's Permanent Representative at the United Nations, from January 2009 until May 2011.
- Kirunda Kivejinja - Zoologist and politician. Former Cabinet Minister and former Member of Parliament.
- Andrew Mwenda - Journalist and Community Activist. Owner and Editor of The Independent, a weekly Ugandan newsmagazine.
- James Shinyabulo Mutende - State Minister of Industry in the Ugandan cabinet, from 2011 until now.
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