Namasagali College

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Namasagali College – Kamuli is a mixed boarding, O’ and A’ level secondary school located in Kamuli District in Eastern Uganda.

Namasagali College – Kamuli campus sits on the eastern shores of the Victoria Nile, between Lake Victoria and Lake Kyoga

namasagaliNamasagali College – Kamuli is situated on a 496 acres (201 ha) campus at Namasagali, approximately 25 kilometers (16 mi), by road, northwest of the town of Kamuli, where the district headquarters are located. Namasagali College – Kamuli campus sits on the eastern shores of the Victoria Nile, between Lake Victoria and Lake Kyoga. This location is approximately 90 kilometers (56 mi), by road, north of Jinja, the nearest large city.

History: Namasagali College – Kamuli was established in 1965, as Kamuli College, located in Kamuli, at the premises now occupied by Busoga High School. Later that same year the school was relocated to its present premises and renamed “Namasagali College”. In the beginning, Namasagali College – Kamuli was a joint venture between the Busoga Kingdom and the Mill Hill Fathers of the Roman Catholic Church. Busoga provided the infrastructure, while the Catholic Church provided administrative leadership.

The first two head teachers were Mill Hill namasagali_1Fathers: Father Navel (1965–1966) and Father Damien Grimes (1967–2000). This arrangement was terminated in 2001, following the departure of Father Grimes; Namasagali College – Kamuli became a public school, under the administration of the Uganda Ministry of Education.

Academics: During the 1960s through the early 1980s Namasagali College was a prestigious O’ and A’ level school, sought after by the best students in Uganda. Over the years, the school has fallen into physical disrepair and its academic performance has declined. There are current efforts by the students alumni association; Namasagali Students Association (NOSA) to revive the school infrastructure and improve academic performance.

[related_posts]Notable alumni of Namasagali College include the following: Isaac Musumba – Former Uganda’s State Minister for Regional Foreign Affairs, 2006–2011, Rebecca Kadaga – Rt Hon Speaker of the Ugandan Parliament, 2001–2016, and Maria Matembe – Former Uganda’s Minister of Ethics and Integrity, 1998–2003

Extra-curricular activities at Namasagali College – Kamuli include: soccer, rugby, track, tennis, volleyball, and basketball.

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