Mbarara High School

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Mbarara High School
Mbarara, Mbarara District
Type Public Middle School and High School (8-13)
Motto Mugume N'amani
Established 1911
Principal Benon Twinomujuni
Number of students 1,200
Athletics soccer, rugby, track, tennis, volleyball.

Mbarara High School (MHS), is a boys-only boarding middle and high school located in the city of Mbarara, in Mbarara District in Western Uganda.


The school is located in the Western Ugandan city of Mbarara, approximately 270 kilometres (170 mi), by road, southwest of Kampala, the capital and largest city in the country.[1] The school campus is located in the suburb of Ruharo, approximately 2 kilometres (1.2 mi), along the Mbarara-Ishaka Road, west of the central business district of Mbarara. The coordinates of MHS are: Latitude:-0.6155S; Longitude:30.6335E.[2]


It was established in 1911 by Anglican, Christian missionaries affiliated with the Church of England. Mbarara High School is the oldest secondary school in Western Uganda. It has both ordinary level and advanced level classes. The land on which the school was built is owned by Ankole Diocese, of the Church of Uganda. While the church has ownership and control of the school, the Uganda Government, through the Ministry of Education, contributes to the school's budget. The Kumanyana protest movement of the 1940s, which demanded equality for the Bairu people of Ankole with the Hima, had its roots at the school.[3]


Mbarara High School is among the most prestigious schools in Uganda, owing to its excellent academic record.

Notable alumni[edit]

The school has many alumni, many of whom are active in Uganda's public and private sectors. The notable, among them include the following:

See also[edit]


Coordinates: 0°36′56″S 30°38′01″E / 0.6155°S 30.6335°E / -0.6155; 30.6335