1.0.Before the” birth”
Before the “birth “of Kabale Diocese- which was to cover the entire Kigezi District, there existed one and only one Catholic Founded Senior Secondary School in the whole district (much later to be divided into 4 districts that make up the Diocese). The school was St. Paul’s Mutolere Senior Secondary School in Bufumbira County later to become Kisoro district. This school was started in 1965 and opened by the Bishop of Mbarara Diocese, Rt. Rev. Ogez. Its first Headteacher was Rev. Fr. John ODonhue.
It was started from what had been St. Paul’s Junior Seminary which had been shifted to Rushoroza. The Junior Seminary had been established in 1959 at Mutolere under the leadership of Rev. Fr. George Shindler.
Kabale Diocese was born on 17 April 1966 with a burning thirst for education, among other priorities.
3.0.The first and the second born:
St. Mary’s College Rushoroza was the first “born” Senior Secondary School of Kabale Diocese- started in 1967 with late Michael Kajura as the Headteacher.
Immaculate Heart Girls Senior secondary school Nyakibale was the second “born” – started in 1969 under the leadership of twin sisters Magdalene and Louise.
4.0.Expansion of Secondary education:
The Diocese founded the following secondary schools between 1966 and 1990:
|1.||St. Mary’s College Rushoroza||1967||Mixed|
|2.||Immaculate Heart Girls Nyakibale||1969||Girls|
|3.||St. Barnaba Karujanga||1980||Mixed|
|4.||St. Gertrude Mutolere||1981||Girls|
|5.||St. Geralds Nyakibale||1981||Mixed|
|6.||St. Aloysius Girls Kitanga||1981||Girls|
|7.||St. Paul’s s.s. Bukinda||1982||Mixed|
|8.||Bishop Comboni College||1982||Mixed|
|9.||St. Francis Kyanamira||1983||Mixed|
|11.||St. Peter’s Nyarushanje||1984||Mixed|
|12.||St. Agatha Kakore||1987||Girls|
|13.||St. Maria Goretti Rushoroza||1989||Mixed|
|14.||St. Jerome Ndama||1989||Mixed|
5.0. Minor Seminaries:
|1||St. Paul’s Seminary Rushoroza||1959 (as Junior)|
|2||St. Adrian’s Seminary Rubanda||1982|
|3||St. Charles Lwanga Seminary Rukungiri||2004|
|Government Grant Aided||Private|
|311 primary Schools||105 Church Schools|
|12 Primary Schools|
|31 Secondary Schools||35 Secondary Schools|
|01 Technical Institute||03 Technical Schools|
|01 School for the Deaf at Nyakibale Lower p/s||04 Minor Seminaries|
|02 Nursing School|
v Staffing/ Teachers:
|Religion||Primary Schools||Secondary Schools|
Some of our schools such as Immaculate Heart, St. Mary’s College Rushoroza, St. Paul’s Seminary and St. Charles Lwanga Seminary continue to appear among the top schools in the country. Many others are also doing well, usually in the top 200 among 2813 secondary schools that sit for UNEB O’ and A’ level Examinations the whole country.
The following former Diocesan Education Secretaries laid a firm foundation on which we are building in Diocesan Education Department:
- Hon. Zakaria Babukika (RIP)
- Mr. Silvester Mabweijano
- Fr. John Lacoursiece
- Fr. Vincent Kanyonza
- Fr. Andrew Kahinda (RIP)
- Fr. Aloysius Banyenzaki
- Fr. Dan Babigumira
- Fr. George Kigambiroha
- Mr. John Bakeiha
- Fr. Francis Muntu (RIP)
- Fr. Adron Nturanabo
- Sr. Veneranda Tibikimpenda
- Fr. Felix Odeda.
- Mr. Amos Ruhumiliza
- Fr. Lucian Arinaitwe
- Mr. Odo Arigye
Holistic education for integral development of a Human Person.
To provide quality and balanced education for the people of God under our care for integral development of a person.
- Strive for discipline and academic excellence
- Continue sensitization of parents towards their role and responsibility in educating their children.
- Promote character formation, self-discipline and integrity in our schools.
- Ensure schools remain places of Godliness and good upbringing of children through spiritual guidance and religion values
- Enhance scientific, technical and cultural education for development of skills.
- Encourage our teachers to go for further studies and get equipped with leadership skills to head our schools.
- Provide education for the disabled, the disadvantaged and the girl-child
- Lobbying for equality, fairness and justice in our institutions.
May God always guide us even to greater heights
Mr. Remigio Byamukama