King's College Budo
|King's College Budo|
|Buddo, Wakiso District
(So little done, So much more to do)
|Founder||Henry Walter Weatherhead|
|Headmaster||Patrick Baka Male|
|Number of students||c. 1,300|
|Houses||6 for boys, 3 for girls|
|Colour(s)||Red and White|
|Athletics||rugby, cricket, soccer, track, tennis, volleyball, hockey, basketball and golf|
King’s College Budo is a mixed, residential, secondary school in Central Uganda.
King's College Budo predates Makerere University as one of the first centres of higher learning in Uganda. Only Mengo Senior School, Namilyango College and Gayaza High School are older. Since independence in 1962, three out of eight Ugandan Presidents and many members of the royal families of Buganda (including Ronald Mutebi II), Toro and Busoga, have been Budonians.
The school is located on Budo 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. The coordinates of the school campus are: Latitude:0.2560N; Longitude:32.4870E.
The school was officially opened on 29 March 1906 with 21 boys. It is one of the oldest schools in Africa. It was initially set up as a school to educate the sons of chiefs, but gradually it started admitting Ugandans from all walks of life and from all over the country, without regard to ethnicity, religion or background. In 1933, the first 6 girls were admitted thereby making it the first co-education great school in the country. The school was started by Henry Walter Weatherhead, an ordained priest of the Church of England, and a graduate of Trinity College Cambridge.
The school was established largely due to the initiative and enthusiasm of Bishop Tucker, the first Anglican Bishop of Uganda.The first Ugandan in the school was Tumushabe Carlos. Bishop Tucker financed the whole project with an estimated ₤20000.00 from his diocese. Weatherhead scouted a number of places for the school, but eventually picked Budo, for its elegant hill and view of the lake. However, he soon found himself set against the whole of Buganda since Buddo was a royal hill where Buganda Kings were crowned. He credited Sir Apollo Kaggwa, regent for the young Kabaka of Buganda at that time, and at the same time Katikiro of Buganda for enabling him to succeed despite great opposition.
Alumni of Budo are known as Old Budonians. Old Budonians have distinguished themselves in service to Uganda and Buganda Kingdom. The list of notable alumni includes 3 Presidents, 1 Vice President, 2 Prime Ministers, Speaker of Parliament, 3 Kings of Buganda Kingdom, various royals, academics, clergymen and sports personalities.
- His Majesty Sir Edward Mutesa II - 35th Kabaka of Buganda and first President of Uganda
- His Majesty Sir George David Matthew Kamurasi Rukidi III of Toro - Omukama of Toro
- Isebantu Henry Wako Muloki - Kyabazinga of Busoga
- Chief Yosia Nadiope - Gabula of Bugabula, Busoga
- Chief Ezekiel Tenywa Wako - Zibondo of Bulamogi
- His Majesty Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II - 36th Kabaka of Buganda
- Ignatius K. Musaazi - Founder of the first political party in Uganda (The Uganda National Congress)
- Yusuf Lule - 4th President of the Republic of Uganda
- Godfrey Binaisa - 5th President of the Republic of Uganda
- Samson Kisekka - Vice President 1991 - 1994, Prime Minister 1986 - 1991
- Apolo Nsibambi - Prime Minister 1999 - 2011
- James Wapakhabulo - Speaker of Parliament 1993 - 1996
- Charles Njonjo - former Attorney General of Kenya 1963 - 1979
- Olara Otunnu - UPC President General and former Under Secretary of the UN
- Crispus Kiyonga - Minister of Defence 2006–Present and MP Bukonjo West
- John Ssebaana Kizito - Mayor of Kampala City 1996 - 2006
- Aggrey Awori - Minister for ICT 2009 - 2011
- Abu Mayanja - Attorney General and 3rd Deputy Prime Minister 1986 - 1994
- Sam Kutesa - MP and Minister for Foreign Affairs 2004–Present
- Beti Kamya-Turwomwe - Founder President of Uganda Federal Alliance. Presidential candidate in 2011 general election.
- Semaganda Fredrick - Mayor of Kampala Capital City Council
- Benjamin Joseph Odoki - Chief Justice of the Republic of Uganda
- James Munange Ogoola - Principal Judge and Head of the Commercial Court of Uganda
- Julia Sebutinde - Judge at the International Court of Justice, the Hague, Netherlands
Diplomats and civil service
- Amanya Mushega - East African Community Secretary General
- Jennifer Musisi - Lawyer & Administrator. First Executive Director of Kampala Capital City Authority, 2011–Present
- Senteza Kajubi (1926 - 2012), Vice Chancellor Makerere University 1977-1979, 1990-1993
- Frederick Kayanja, Vice Chancellor Mbarara University of Science & Technology, 1989 - 2014
- Peter Mugyenyi MBChB, DCH, FRCPI, FRCPEdin. HIV/AIDS Researcher, Co-Founder and Director of Joint Clinical Research Centre (JCRC). Chancellor, Mbarara University of Science and Technology, 2000–present
- Okot p'Bitek - poet
- David Rubadiri - poet and 1st Malawian Ambassador to the UN
- Timothy Wangusa - author, poet and literature scholar
- Elvania Namukwaya Zirimu - poet, dramatist
- Christopher Henry Muwanga Barlow, poet
- Allan Toniks - Musician
- 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: http://scholarship.richmond.edu/history-faculty-publications/21/
- Kipkorir, B.E. "Replica of an English School: Kings College, Budo," East Africa Journal, Nairobi, November 1967 pages 34–35
- Website of King's College Budo
- Location of King's College Budo At Google Maps
- Kings College Budo Reviews