• We encounter Christ at Mass in the Bread and Wine
  • Everyone is welcome for Mass - even the Children.
  • Ours is a Church of Love, Peace and Hope.
  • Our Church is a universal Church. It is the Catholic Church.
  • Our People Trek Long Distances to come for Mass
  • And once at Mass, we dance and praise our Lord Jesus
  • We Worship and Adore Him for He alone is God.
  • During Mass, we also offer our gifts to God in thanksgiving
  • We sing and shout for the Lord for He set us free. Alleluia!!
  • Our Diocese is led by Our Bishop - Rt.Rev Bihsop Callist
  • Assisted by committed, determined and faithful Priests
  • We are inspired by the Uganda Martyrs - Our Heroes!
  • During mass, everyone participates- even the Children.
  • Our Motto and Prayer - "Father, May Your Kingdom Come."

 


Home Socail Services Education Department

E D U C A T I O N D E P A R T M E N T

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.

2.0.The “birth”:

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 Magdrene and Louise.

4.0.Expansion of Secondary education:

TheDiocese founded the following secondary schools between 1966 and 1990:

No.

School

started

Gender

St. Mary’s College Rushoroza

1967

Mixed

Immaculate Heart Girls Nyakibale

1969

Girls

St. Barnaba Karujanga

1980

Mixed

St. Gertrude Mutolere

1981

Girls

St. Geralds Nyakibale

1981

Mixed

St. Aloysius Girls Kitanga

1981

Girls

St. Paul’s s.s. Bukinda

1982

Mixed

Bishop Comboni College

1982

Mixed

St. Francis Kyanamira

1983

Mixed

San Giovanni

1984

Mixed

St. Peter’s Nyarushanje

1984

Mixed

St. Agatha Kakore

1987

Girls

St. Maria Goretti Rushoroza

1989

Mixed

St. Jerome Ndama

1989

Mixed

5.0. Minor Seminaries:

Seminary

Started

St. Paul’s Seminary Rushoroza

1959 (as Junior)

Bukinda Apostles Seminary

1973

St. Adrian’s Seminary Rubanda

1982

St. Charles Lwanga Seminary Rukungiri

2004

6.0.Current Status:

Schools

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

 

01 University.

Enrolment:

Religion

Pupils

Students

Catholics

88416

16345

Non-Catholics

25617

8264

Total

114033

24609

Catholics %

77.5%

66.4%

Staffing/ Teachers:

Religion

Primary Schools

Secondary Schools

Catholics

2231

590

Non-Catholics

1212

229

Total

3443

819

Catholic %

64.7%

72.0%

7.0.Performance:

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 secondry schools that sit for UNEB O’ and A’ level Examinations the whole coutry.

8.0.Gratitude:

The following former Diocesan Education Secretaries laid a firm foundation on which we are building in Diocesan Education Department:

v  Hon. Zakaria Babukika (RIP)

v  Mr. Silvester Mabweijano

v  Fr. John Lacoursiece

v  Fr. Vincent Kanyonza

v  Fr. Andrew Kahinda (RIP)

v  Fr. Aloysius Banyenzaki

v  Fr. Dan Babigumira

v  Fr. George Kigambiroha

v  Mr. John Bakeiha

v  Fr. Francis Muntu (RIP)

v  Fr. Adron Nturanabo

v  Sr. Veneranda Tibikimpenda

v  Fr. Felix Odeda.

9.0.Vision:

Holistic education for integral development of a Human Person.

10.0Mission:

To provide quality and balanced education for the people of God under our care for integral development of a person.

11.0. Objectives:

v  Strive for discipline and academic excellence

v  Continue sensitization of parents towards their role and responsibility in educating their children.

v  Promote character formation, self-discipline and integrity in our schools.

v  Ensure schools remain places of Godliness and good upbringing of children through spiritual guidance and religion values

v  Enhance scientific, technical and cultural education for development of skills.

v  Encourage our teachers to go for further studies and get equipped with leadership skills to head our schools.

v  Provide education for the disabled, the disadvantaged and the girl-child

v  Lobbying for equality, fairness and justice in our institutions.

Happy Birth Day- Kabale Diocese.  Congratulations on attainment of 50 years of age!

Ruhumuliza Amos K

DIOCESAN EDUCATION SECRETARY

KABALE DIOCESE

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