Busoga College

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Busoga College, Mwiri
Mwiri Hill, Jinja District
Type Public Middle School and High School
Motto "For God And Our Country"
Established 25 September 1911[1]
Headteacher Michael Kisaame
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 ({{cl-span|grades|reason="grade" means nothing to a large proportion of readers (or will mean how well they did in the exams). Explain in ages or years as well|date=July 2017) located in Uganda.[1]


Busoga College Mwiri is located on Mwiri Hill in Kakira Town Council-Jinja District, Eastern Region of Uganda, adjacent and to the immediate west of the town of Kakira. Mwiri is approximately 14.6 kilometres (9 mi) by road, north-east of the town of Jinja, the largest town in the Busoga sub-region.[2] The coordinates of Busoga College are 0°29'55.0"N, 33°15'48.0"E (Latitude0.498611; Longitude:33.263333).[3]


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.[1]


Busoga College was founded on 25 September 1911, as Balangira High School, to educate the sons 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.[1] Between 1930 and 1933, the school temporarily relocated to Kings College Budo in Wakiso District because of 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. The following year, however, the Busoga College Old Boys Association rejected the proposal and the idea was abandoned.[4]

Prominent alumni[edit]

The prominent men who have attended Busoga College Mwiri include the following:[5]


  1. ^ a b c d Womakuyu, Frederick (28 June 2011). "Busoga College Mwiri: The School That Was". New Vision. Kampala. Retrieved 12 October 2016. 
  2. ^ Globefeed.com (12 October 2016). "Distance between Jinja Municipal Council Headquarters - Town Hall, Jinja, Uganda and Busoga College Mwiri, Butembe, Eastern Region, Uganda". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 12 October 2016. 
  3. ^ Google (12 October 2016). "Location of Busoga College Mwiri, Jinja District, Uganda" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 12 October 2016. 
  4. ^ BCM (2011). "History of Busoga College Mwiri". Busoga College Mwiri (BCM). Archived from the original on 31 January 2016. Retrieved 23 August 2014. 
  5. ^ Editorial (2012). "Busoga College Mwiri Gave Us The National Motto But Is Now In Ruins". Daily Monitor. Kampala. Retrieved 14 November 2016. 
  6. ^ Acemah, Harold (25 May 2014). "Tribute to Francis Ayume, An Illustrious Son of Uganda". Daily Monitor. Kampala. Retrieved 12 October 2016. 
  7. ^ "DSC_2127". Flickr. Retrieved 2017-06-14. 

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