King's College Budo

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King's College Budo
Coordinates0°15′24″N 32°29′12″E / 0.25667°N 32.48667°E / 0.25667; 32.48667Coordinates: 0°15′24″N 32°29′12″E / 0.25667°N 32.48667°E / 0.25667; 32.48667
TypeSecondary School
MottoGakyali Mabaga
(So little done, So much more to do)
Religious affiliation(s)Anglican
FounderHenry Walter Weatherhead
HeadmasterPatrick Bakka Male
Number of studentsc. 1,600
Houses7 for boys (Canada, England, Ghana, Mutesa, Australia, South Africa, Nigeria), 2 for girls (Sabaganzi, Grace)
Colour(s)Red and White
Sportsrugby, cricket, football, track, tennis, swimming, volleyball, hockey, basketball, golf and baseball
RivalsNamilyango College, St. Mary's College Kisubi
PublicationThe Budonian
AlumniOld Budonians

King’s College Budo is a mixed, residential, secondary school in Central Uganda.


The school is located on Naggalabi Hill, in southern Wakiso District, off the Kampala-Masaka Road. This location lies approximately 14 kilometres (8.7 mi), by road, southwest of the central business district of Kampala, the capital of Uganda and the largest city in that country.[1]


The school was officially opened on 29 March 1906 with 21 boys. It is one of the oldest schools in Uganda.[2]

Notable alumni[edit]

Alumni of Budo are known as Old Budonians. Old Budonians have distinguished themselves in service to Uganda and Buganda Kingdom.




Diplomats and Civil Service[edit]



See also[edit]


  1. ^ Road Distance Between Kampala And Buddo With Map
  2. ^ Africa's 50 Oldest Schools Archived 2007-01-14 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Looking back on Jehoash Mayanja Nkangi's illustrious career". NTV Uganda. 7 March 2017. Retrieved 9 April 2017.

Further reading[edit]

  • McGregor, G. P. "King's College Budo: the First Sixty Years." Nairobi: Oxford University Press, 1967
  • Summers, Carol: "Subterranean Evil" and "Tumultuous Riot" in Buganda: Authority and Alienation at King's College, Budo 1942." Journal of African History vol 47 number 1 2006 pages 93-113. Also reproduced at:
  • Kipkorir, B.E. "Replica of an English School: Kings College, Budo," East Africa Journal, Nairobi, November 1967 pages 34–35
  • Kayondo, Edward, Who Is Who From Budo, 1906-2006 (Kampala, 2006) OL16281638M
  • McGregor, Gordon P., The History Of King's College Budo, Uganda; In Relation To The Development Of Education In Uganda (Kampala, University Of East Africa Press, 1965)
  • McGregor, Gordon P., King's College Budo: The First Sixty Years (Nairobi, Oxford University Press, 1967) OL20750999M
  • McGregor, Gordon P., King's College Budo 1906-2006: A Centenary History (Kampala, Fountain Publishers, 2006) ISBN 9970025449
  • Shin, Andrew: "Locating King’s College Budo: A study of Politics and Relationships in Colonial Buganda". A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Arts in the Department of History, University of Michigan, USA, 1 April 2015.
  • About King's College, Budo.

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