Jinja College

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Jinja College
Jinja, Eastern Uganda P.O. Box 211, Jinja
Type Public Middle School and High School (8-13)
Motto Strive to Excel
Established 1946
Head Teacher Mr. Kawuki Joseph
Number of students 1050
Athletics soccer, track, tennis, Darts, volleyball, basketball, chess and table tennis
Nickname JICO

Jinja College is a Government Aided, Boys, Boarding, O and A’ level School, found in Jinja (Uganda).


The school was founded in 1946 as a junior school by the Mill Hill Missionary fathers. It became a government aided school and upgraded to secondary status (S.1 to S.4) in 1965. In 1981, the school was upgraded again to A’ level status (S.1- S.6) offering Arts and Science subjects.


Jinja college is run according to an established administrative structure in the hierarchy below; Ministry of Education and Sports, The Board of Governors, Head teacher, Deputy Head teacher, Staff, Students’ leadership and Students


District : JINJA County : JINJA MUNICIPAL COUNCIL Sub-County : KIMAKA – MPUMUDDE Parish : RUBAGA Distance from Jinja town centre: 2 Kilo meters.


The following are 16 subjects offered at O’ LEVEL (S.1 – S.4) 1. Mathematics * 9. English language* 2. Literature in English 10. French language 3. Physics* 11. Chemistry * 4. Biology* 12. Agriculture 5. Technical Drawing 13. History* 6. Geography* 14. Fine Art 7. Christian Religious Education 15. Entrepreneurship 8. Computer studies 16. Physical Education At A’ LEVEL (S.5& S.6) the school offers the following subjects; Sciences 1.Mathematics 2. Physics 3. Chemistry 4. Biology 5. Agriculture 6. Technical Drawing Arts 7. Literature in English 8. History 9.Geography 10. Christian Religious 11. Entrepreneurship 12. Art and craft 13. Economics 14. General Paper

A combination of four subjects plus General paper is selected by the student from the above subjects depending on the student’s ability and desired career.

Academic trends[edit]

Despite challenges/shortcomings, there has been consistency in academic performance for the last ten years. The school is pursuing its academic targets with precision. Its target is that no student fails to go to the next level. The school has employed a multidimensional approach involving strengthening all academic departments, intensifying monitoring and evaluation of the implementation of academic programs, increasing and improving counseling services, building and maintaining physical infrastructures, improving management systems, improving and maintaining good discipline among others.


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