St. Mary's College Kisubi
|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|
|Founder||Fr. Raux Modeste |
|Number of students||1,000+ (2014)|
|Colour(s)||Blue and yellow|
|Athletics||Football, rugby, track, tennis, volleyball, basketball and golf|
|Rivals||Namilyango College, King's College Budo|
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. This is approximately 14 kilometres (8.7 mi), by road, north of Entebbe International Airport, the main civilian and military airport in Uganda. The coordinates of the college are 0°07'17.0"N, 32°32'00.0"E (Latitude:0.121389; Longitude:32.533333).
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.
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.
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
- Paul D'Arbela, professor of medicine and Dean of Postgraduate studies at UMU Nkozi
- Michael B. Nsimbi PhD, Luganda language scholar and historiographer
- Charles Olweny, Vice Chancellor UMU Nkozi
- Okello Oculi, novelist, poet and chronicler of African village life
- Eneriko Seruma, author and playwright
- Robert Serumaga, playwright
- Muhoozi Kainerugaba, Commander of the Special Forces Group
- Kale Kayihura, Inspector General of Police since 2005
- Francis Kitaka - founder and Chairman of Quality Industries Limited
- Frederick Kitaka - Chief Financial Officer of Quality Chemical Industries Limited, currently the only company in Sub-Saharan Africa that manufactures triple-combination anti-retroviral drugs
- Charles Mbire - entrepreneur, businessman and industrialist; reportedly the wealthiest indigenous Ugandan; shareholder and Chairman of MTN Communications Company
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