Uganda Junior Staff College

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Uganda Junior Staff College
Type Staff College
Established 2006
Commandant Colonel Sam Omara[1]
Location Jinja, Jinja District,  Uganda

The Uganda Junior Staff College, is a staff college in Uganda. Typically, graduates are commanders in the Uganda People's Defence Force (UPDF). Other African countries also send their cadets to the college for training. Past graduates of the college have come from Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, South Sudan, and other African nations.[2]


The junior staff college is located in Qaddafi Barracks, in the city of Jinja, approximately 87 kilometres (54 mi), by road, east of Kampala, Uganda's capital city.[3] The coordinates of the college are 0°27'00.0"N 33°12'18.0"E (Latitude:0.4500; Longitude:33.2050).[4]


The creation of the Uganda Junior Staff College was first announced by Chief of Defense Forces Aronda Nyakairima in February 2006.[5] In May 2006, the college graduated its initial class of 39 military officers. The college was officially commissioned by President Yoweri Museveni|, who is also the commander in chief of the UPDF.[6]


The college aims to train middle military commanders in various areas of expertise to acquire the skills needed to lead others in battle and in peacekeeping missions. Subjects include international humanitarian law, the French language, basic military intelligence, and the pre-senior command and staff course, for those destined for higher command responsibilities.[7]

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  1. ^ Kiirya, Donald (14 July 2010). "Uganda: Army Can't Stay Out of Politics - Defence Minister". New Vision (Kampala). Retrieved 23 February 2015. 
  2. ^ Mukose, Abubaker (21 May 2006). "Army Set To Wipe Out Kony". New Vision. Retrieved 24 June 2014. 
  3. ^ "Road Distance Between Kampala And Jinja With Map". Retrieved 24 June 2014. 
  4. ^ Google. "Location of Gaddafi Barracks at Google Maps". Google Maps. Retrieved 24 June 2014. 
  5. ^ Newvision, Archive (6 February 2006). "25 Years of Tarehe Sita". New Vision. Retrieved 24 June 2014. 
  6. ^ Vision, Reporter (12 September 2006). "General Museveni Politicises UPDF In Jinja". New Vision. Retrieved 24 June 2014. 
  7. ^ Kirya, Donald (21 December 2008). "UPDF Officers Graduate". New Vision. Retrieved 24 June 2014. 

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Coordinates: 00°27′00″N 33°12′18″E / 0.45000°N 33.20500°E / 0.45000; 33.20500