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Makerere College School

Makerere College School
Kampala, Central Uganda
Type Public Middle School and High School (11-18)
Motto Be Known By Works And Only Good Works
Established 1945
Head Teacher Elizabeth Onen
Number of students 1,800
Athletics soccer, track, tennis, volleyball, basketball and Rugby
Nickname macos/college/college school

Makerere College School is a mixed, middle (S1–S4) and high (S5–S6) school in Uganda. It is predominantly a day-school, but it does have limited boarding facilities.


  • Location 1
  • History 2
  • Reputation 3
  • Academics 4
  • Notable alumni 5
  • See also 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8


The school campus is located within the confines of the main campus of Makerere University, Uganda's oldest university. The school occupies the southwestern corner of the university campus and is bordered by the University's School od Education to the north, the School of Fine Art to the east, Makerere Hill Road to the south, the University Main Sports Grounds to the west and Mary Stuart Hall to the northwest. This location lies approximately 2.5 kilometres (1.6 mi), northwest of the central business district of Kampala, Uganda's capital, and the largest city in that country.[1] The coordinates of Makerere College School are:0° 19' 40.80"N, +32° 34' 1.20"E (Latitude:0.328000; Longitude:32.567000).[2]


The school was established in 1945 to provide facilities where Makerere University students in the School of Education, could practice supervised teaching. At that time, the university was known as Makerere College. The current head teacher as of 17January, 2015 is Mr.Martin Muyingo, with Three Deputy Head teachers i.e Hajj Ssekasanke Zziwa, Mrs Robinnah Kizito and Mr.Kenneth Lukwago.


Makerere College School is listed among Africa's top 100 schools and shares fame with other traditional schools such as Mengo Senior School, Namilyango College, Gayaza High School, Rainbow International School and Lincoln International to mention a few. Makerere College School has over the years produced some of best candidates in Kampala District in the national O and A level examinations. In 2010, the school was ranked among the ten best middle schools (O Level), based on analysis of S4 results for the ten years from 2000 to 2009.[3]


The school offers both Ordinary Level (S1–S4) subjects, as well as Advanced Level (S5–S6) subjects.

At O-level (S1-S4), the following subjects are offered
  • Mathematics
  • English
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Biology
  • East African History
  • South African History
  • Geography
  • Advanced Mathematics
  • Fine Art
  • English Literature
  • Commerce
  • Christian Religion
  • Home Economics
  • Computer Studies
  • Music
  • Agriculture
  • Technical Drawing
At A-Level the following subjects are offered
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Biology
  • Geography
  • Economics
  • History
  • Divinity
  • French
  • Literature
  • Food & Nutrition
  • Computer Science
  • Technical Drawing

Notable alumni

See also


  1. ^ "Road Distance Between Central Kampala And Makerere With Map". Retrieved 28 August 2014. 
  2. ^ Google, . "Location of Makerere College School At Google Maps".  
  3. ^ Moses Talemwa, and Shifa Mwesigye (7 February 2010). "Top Ten Schools In The Last Ten Years".  
  4. ^ Uganda State House (27 May 2011). "Comprehensive List of New Cabinet Appointments A d Dropped Ministers". Retrieved 28 August 2014. 

External links

  • Makerere College School's Webpage

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