The Archdiocese has over 273 Schools. These schools span all education levels namely; Primary, Secondary, Tertiary and University. Our schools express their Catholic identity in their own way.

Since the Archdiocese’s establishment in 1966, the Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese of Kampala believe in and strive for educating the whole person – mind, body and soul. Our fundamental purpose is to infuse an above standard core curriculum with teachings rooted in Faith and Gospel Values. Our academic community welcomes students and pupils from all cultures, socio-economic backgrounds, and ethnicities. We truly celebrate the rights and dignity of each and every human life. Moving beyond the individual, we cherish the family. The teachings of the Catholic Church tell us that the Family is the most basic social structure and it is our duty to provide the necessary strength and support to this domestic entity. After all, anyone who becomes part and parcel of the Catholic Schools System in the Archdiocese of Kampala becomes part of our own extended Family.

Similarly, we firmly believe that reaching out must stretch beyond the home. Inherent in all our lessons is the emphasis on moral education, community and service, both with a local and global perspective. We instill, not an obligation, but a passion in our students and pupils to help the needy, enforce social justice, and work for the common good. Core values are at the center of our educational philosophy and when you become part of the Catholic School Community, you are assured of your child emerging with a moral compass and the ability to be a critical and creative thinker in an ever-changing and diverse society.

As the Archdiocese of Kampala, we remember and join the Schools presently in the Archdiocese and celebrated Golden Jubilees, that is to say, Uganda Martyrs’ SS, Namugongo, Our Lady of Good Counsel SSS, Gayaaza, St. Joseph’s Girls’ SSS, Nsambya, Our Lady of Africa Girls’ SS, Lubaga, St. Maria Goretti SSS, Katende to mention but a few and all the Schools that were in the greater Archdiocese of Kampala which used to cover Kiyinda Mityana Diocese, Kasana Luweero Diocese and Lugazi Diocese.

Vision, Mission and Core Values of Catholic Education in the Archdiocese

Vision:

A Holistically Educated and Practical Family of God.

Mission

To Form a Holistically Educated and Practical Family of God.

Core Values

  • Availability
  • Christ Centeredness
  • Transparency
  • Team Work
  • Leadership

We rejoice in the leadership of the Heads of the Education Department and through them the School Managers who have educated and contributed to the professionals of the Nation. The Education Department in the Archdiocese of Kampala is headed by the Education Secretary and below is succession of the Archdiocesan Education Secretaries, Assistant Education Secretaries and Deputies since 1966: 

i) 1966 – 1981, Msgr.Kibirige (RIP), Education Secretary and during his time Mengo Teachers’ Association was started. 

ii) 1981 – 2006, Rev. Fr.Ireneaus Felix Kasibante (RIP), Education Secretary and was Assisted by Rev. Fr. Nicholas Sseggobe Kiruma. 

iii) 2006 – 2009, Rev. Fr. Nicholas Sseggobe Kiruma, Education Secretary and during this period the Archdiocese of Kampala was divided into three Episcopal Zones by His Grace, Dr. Cyprian Kizito Lwanga. His Grace then appointed Education Secretaries for the Episcopal Zones to assist the Archdiocesan Education Secretary  

iv) 2009 – to date, Dr. Stephen Bonaventure Maloba who goes down in history as the first lay person to become the Archdiocesan Education Secretary in the Archdiocese of Kampala. Dr. Maloba is deputized by Rev. Fr. John Bosco Ssettumba. 

ASSOCIATIONS

To manage the monitoring, implementation and evaluation of the Education Institutions, the Office of the Education Secretary through and together with the School Managers formed Associations as follows:

i) Association of Catholic Education Institutions and Teachers of Kampala Archdiocese (ACEITEKA), started on19th May 1995.

ii) Catholic Education Institutions Governors’ Forum (CEIGOF) started in October 2003.

iii) Kampala Archdiocese Pre-Primary and Primary Schools Managers’ Association (KAPSMA), started on 23rd April, 1998.

Education Institutions

Presently, we have nine (09) Private Pre-Primary Schools and 222 Primary Schools. The Government administers most of the Primary Schools save for the Pre-Primary, which are run privately. There are forty-nine (49) Catholic Founded Secondary Schools, nine (09) of which are Government Aided while forty (40) are purely under the Archdiocese, thus the Education Department.

Conclusion

It is against this background that we Remember and treasure the pioneers of Education development in the Archdiocese of Kampala, Rejoice in the remarkable growth of Education Services that have so far taken place and Renew our commitment to continue to actualize the Mission: To Form a Holistically Educated and Practical Family of God.

Location

Kampala Archdiocese Administrative Offices, Lubaga, Kampala, Uganda

Office Hours

09: 00 AM – 5: 00 PM
Monday – Friday