Makerere College School
|Makerere College School|
|Kampala, Central Uganda
|Type||Public Middle School and High School (11-18)|
|Motto||Be Known By Works And Only Good Works
|Head Teacher||Elizabeth Onen|
|Number of students||1,800|
|Athletics||soccer, track, tennis, volleyball, basketball and Rugby|
Makerere College School is a mixed, middle (S1–S4) and high (S5–S6) school in Uganda. It is predominantly a day-school, but it does have limited boarding facilities.
The school campus is located within the confines of the main campus of Makerere University, Uganda's oldest university. The school occupies the southwestern corner of the university campus and is bordered by the university's School of Education to the north, the School of Fine Art to the east, Makerere Hill Road to the south, the 'lUniversity Main Sports Grounds to the west, and Mary Stuart Hall to the northwest. This location is approximately 2.5 kilometres (1.6 mi) northwest of the central business district of Kampala, Uganda's capital and largest city. The coordinates of Makerere College School are 0° 19' 40.80"N, +32° 34' 1.20"E (Latitude:0.328000; Longitude:32.567000).
Makerere College School is listed among Africa's top 100 schools and shares fame with other traditional schools such as Mengo Senior School, Namilyango College, Gayaza High School, Rainbow International School and Lincoln International to mention a few. Makerere College School has over the years produced some of best candidates in Kampala District in the national O and A level examinations. In 2010, the school was ranked among the ten best middle schools (O Level), based on analysis of S4 results for the ten years from 2000 to 2009.
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- John Chrysestom Muyingo - Ugandan educator and politician. State minister for primary education in the Ugandan cabinet. Served as state minister for higher education from 27 May 2011 until 1 March 2015.
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