Namasagali College

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Namasagali College
Location
Namasagali, Kamuli District
Uganda
Information
Type Public Middle School and High School (8-13)
Motto STRIVE REGARDLESS."
Established 1965
Faculty 32
Number of students 840 (2009)
Athletics soccer, rugby, track, tennis, volleyball, and basketball.

Namasagali College is a mixed boarding middle and high school located in Kamuli District in Eastern Uganda.

Location[edit]

The school is situated on a 496 acres (201 ha) campus at Namasagali, approximately 25 kilometres (16 mi), by road, northwest of the town of Kamuli, where the district headquarters are located.[1] The school campus sits on the eastern shores of the Victoria Nile, between Lake Victoria and Lake Kyoga. This location is approximately 90 kilometres (56 mi), by road, north of Jinja, the nearest large city.[2] The coordinates of the college campus are: Latitude:1.0118N; Longitude:32.9490E.

History[edit]

Namasagali College was established in 1965, as Kamuli College, located in Kamuli, at the premises now occupied by Busoga High School. Later that same year the school was relocated to its present premises and remamed "Namasagali College". In the beginning, the school was a joint venture between the Busoga Kingdom and the Mill Hill Fathers of the Roman Catholic Church. Busoga provided the infrastructure, while the Catholic Church provided administrative leadership. The first two headteachers were Mill Hill Fathers: Father Navel (1965–1966) and Father Damian Grimes (1967–2000). This arrangement was terminated in 2001, following the departure of Father Grimes; the school became a public school, under the administration of the Uganda Ministry of Education.[3]

Reputation[edit]

During the 1960s through the early 1980s Namasagali College was a prestigious middle and high school, sought after by the best students in Uganda. Over the years, the school has fallen into physical disrepair and its academic performance has declined. There are current efforts by the students alumni association; Namasagali Students Association (NOSA) to revive the school infrastructure and improve academic performance.[4]

Academics[edit]

The college offers both "Ordinaly Level" (O Level) and "Advanced Level" (A Level) classes.

Notable alumni[edit]

Notable alumni of Namasagali College include the following:

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Coordinates: 1°00′42″N 32°56′56″E / 1.0118°N 32.9490°E / 1.0118; 32.9490