St. Mary's College Kisubi

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St. Mary's College Kisubi
Kisubi, Wakiso District
Type Public middle school and high school (8-13)
Motto Duc in Altum
(Launch in the Deep)
Religious affiliation(s) Catholic Church
Established 1906
Founder Fr. Raux Modeste [1]
Number of students 1,000+ (2014)
Houses 4
Colour(s) Blue and yellow
Athletics Football, rugby, track, tennis, volleyball, basketball and golf
Nickname SMACK, Eagles
Rivals Namilyango College, King's College Budo
Publication The Eagle
Alumni Smackists

St. Mary's College Kisubi (SMACK) is a boys-only boarding middle and high school in Wakiso District in the Central Region of Uganda.


The school is in Kisubi along the Kampala–Entebbe Road, approximately 24 kilometres (15 mi), by road, south of Kampala, Uganda's capital and largest city.[2] This is approximately 14 kilometres (8.7 mi), by road, north of Entebbe International Airport, the main civilian and military airport in Uganda.[3] The coordinates of the college are 0°07'17.0"N, 32°32'00.0"E (Latitude:0.121389; Longitude:32.533333).[4]


St. Mary's School was founded by Reverend Raux Modeste of the White Fathers Congregation in 1906 and was named after its patroness, Saint Mary. Today, the Catholic Archdiocese of Kampala owns St. Mary's College Kisubi (SMACK). At the beginning of 1899, the Catholic chiefs in the Buganda Kingdom, under the leadership of Chief Stanislas Mugwanya, raised the question of higher education for Catholic youths in the kingdom. Their request was laid for consideration by the August Assembly of the White Fathers' General Chapter at Algiers in 1900. Out of those efforts, SMACK was founded.[5]


According to a 2013 published report, St. Mary's College Kisubi was among the most prestigious schools in Uganda, owing to its excellent academic performance. The school offers education that encourages independent thinking and development.[6]

Notable alumni[edit]

Notable alumni of St. Mary's College Kisubi (Old Smackists) include two vice presidents, two prime ministers of Buganda Kingdom, cabinet ministers, judges, lawyers, and distinguished academics.


  • Omara Atubo - former Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development, 2006-2011; former member of parliament for Otuke County, 1987-2011
  • Gilbert Bukenya - former vice president of Uganda, 2003 - 2011
  • Henry Kajura - 2nd Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Service, since 2006
  • Hilary Onek - Minister of Internal Affairs, since 2011; represents for Lamwo County in the Uganda Parliament, since 2011
  • Edward Ssekandi - Vice President of Uganda since 2011
  • Paul Ssemogerere - former member of parliament representing North Mengo, 1962-1966; President of the Democratic Party 1972-1986 and 2001-2005; presidential aspirant in 1986 and 1996

Buganda Kingdom[edit]



Civil service[edit]


See also[edit]


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  2. ^ "Road Distance Between Kampala And Kisubi With Interactive Map". Retrieved 26 January 2015. 
  3. ^ "Interactive Map Showing Entebbe And Kisubi With Route Marker". Retrieved 26 January 2015. 
  4. ^ Google (24 April 2016). "Location of St. Mary's College Kisubi" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 24 April 2016. 
  5. ^ Kituuka Kiwanuka, William (15 April 2013). "Kituuka's Works On A History of St. Mary's College Kisubi (1906 - 2006)". HeCarethForYou.BlogSpot.Com. Retrieved 26 January 2015. 
  6. ^ SAI (2013). "Top 10 Secondary Schools In Uganda: 2012". ServeAfrica.Info (SAI). Retrieved 26 January 2015. 
  7. ^ Odongo, Constantine (14 September 2010). "St. Mary's Kisubi Honours Kale Kayihura". New Vision (Kampala). Retrieved 26 January 2015. 

Further reading[edit]

Kituuka, William Kiwanuka, A History Of St. Mary's College College (1906-2006) (Kampala, St. Mary's College Kisubi Alumni, 2006 ED57224)

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 0°07′17″N 32°32′00″E / 0.121389°N 32.533333°E / 0.121389; 32.533333