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.

Prominent old boys 1. Isaac Musumba Currently working as a minister and a member of parliament for Buzaya County In kamuli district and a prominent lawyer in Uganda.

2. Balazewa Richard Kintu. A powerful computer programmer, Business man and currently one of the major teachers at kiira college butiki a school in jinja


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 16 subjects are offered at Ordinary Level (Senior 1 – Senior 4):

  1. Mathematics
  2. English language
  3. Literature in English
  4. French language
  5. Physics
  6. Chemistry
  7. Biology
  8. Agriculture
  9. Technical Drawing
  10. History
  11. Geography
  12. Fine Art
  13. Christian Religious Education (C.R.E)
  14. Entrepreneurship
  15. Computer studies
  16. Physical Education

At Advanced Level (Senior 5 & Senior 6) the school offers the following subjects:

For Science Majors

  1. Mathematics
  2. Physics
  3. Chemistry
  4. Biology
  5. Agriculture
  6. Technical Drawing (T.D)
  7. General Paper (compulsory)

For Arts Majors

  1. Literature in English
  2. History
  3. Geography
  4. Divinity/Christian Religious Education
  5. Entrepreneurship
  6. Arts and Craft
  7. Economics
  8. General Paper (compulsory)

An Arts or Science major student selects a combination of 4 subjects plus General Paper. This depends on the student’s ability and desired career path.


Upon admission to Jinja College, with the exception of Mulumba House which is for only Senior 1 students, a student is assigned one of the houses/dormitories listed below:

For Senior 1 Students Only

  • Mulumba House (houses only senior 1 students)

The Major Houses

  • Kaggwa House (white)
  • Muggaga House (red)
  • Lwanga House (yellow)
  • Kizito House (blue)
  • Gonzagga House (green)

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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