Education Secretariate Fort Portal Diocese.

EDUCATION SECRETARIAT FORT PORTAL DIOCESE.

BRIEF HISTORY OF THE COMMISSION.

When the missionaries came to Uganda their mission was to sanctify, teach and heal the people they ministered to. They, therefore, built schools, hospitals, and churches.

Fr. Achte, the first Catholic missionary in Tooro (Fort Portal Diocese now) arrived in Tooro on 18th November 1895. He opened his first vernacular school on Virika hill in 1903. The school was known as Virika Elementary vernacular school for boys which was later named Angelus primary school. It is this school that later became St. Peter and Paul primary school. a few years later he opened St. Cecilia Elementary vernacular school for girls which is currently known as St. Maria Goretti girl’s senior secondary school. These schools were intended for Catholics only since schools were founded, managed, and run in a denominational discriminative manner. Only catholic children were allowed to study/learn in those schools.

The establishment of the two schools on Virika hill marked the beginning of Catholic education in the region which covers Fort Portal Diocese number by that time teachers had not been trained. Therefore, former seminarians eg. Stephen Kawamura, Simon Mujasi, and others served and proved to be good teachers. The missionaries themselves also were involved in classroom teaching and school administration. It was the missionary’s responsibility to control the affairs of the schools, to support those schools financially, and to arrange the whole. Syllabus. It was then later around 1903 the office was opened to help in the Diocesan education affairs.

PHILOSOPHY OF EDUCATION IN FORT PORTAL DIOCESE

Vision:

A well-knowledgeable, skilled, self-reliant, and God-fearing Community.

Mission:

To provide appropriate all-around education at all levels of learning for self-reliance and holistic human development.

Goal:

To have all partners and stakeholders involved inappropriate education provision and consumption in all areas and levels of learning for the acquisition of relevant knowledge, values, and attitudes for self–reliance and holistic human development.

Motto:

Knowledge is power.

1. Hakitengya Polytechnic Bundibugyo District
2. St. Francis Technical School Kyegegwa District
3. Miryante Technical School Kyegegwa District
4. Kyarubingo Technical School Kitagwenda District
5. Ave Maria Technical School Kamwenge District
6. Kyarusozi Technical School, Kyenjojo District
7. Virika school of Nursing and Midwifery Fort Portal City
8. Rosa Mystica Business and Vocational School/Institute Fort Portal City
9. St. Augustine PTC Butiti Kyenjojo District
10. Uganda Martyrs University Fort Portal campus which incorporated with St. Joseph’s Technical Institute

No.

Name of School

Parish

Foundation Body

1.      

St. Leo’s College Kyegobe    

Virika Parish

Catholic Founded

2.      

St. Maria Gorreti Girls’ SSS 

Virika Parish

Catholic Founded

3.      

St. John Mary Vianney Comm. School

Virika Parish

Catholic Founded

4.      

St. Joseph’s Karangura SSS

Virika Parish

Catholic Founded

5.      

St. Mary’s Minor Seminary

Virika Parish

Catholic Founded

6.      

St. Paul’s Nyabweya Seed School     

Kanyamukale Parish

Catholic Founded

7.      

Rwimi Secondary School      

Kanyamukale Parish

Catholic Founded

8.      

St. Elizabeth River Side SSS

Yerya Parish

Catholic Founded

9.      

Kigarama Talent High School           

Bukwali Parish

Catholic Founded

10.   

Rusekere Secondary School

Kiijuraneema Parish

Catholic Founded

11.   

St. Mary’s Simbya Secondary School

Nyahuka Parish

Catholic Founded

12.   

Bubukwanga Secondary School

Bugombwa Parish

Catholic Founded

13.   

Kyakatwire High School       

Katoosa Parish

Catholic Founded

14.   

St. Joseph’s Hill Kyembogo

Kyarusozi Parish

Catholic Founded

15.   

Nyankwanzi High School

Mabira Parish

Catholic Founded

16.   

Centenary Secondary School

Butiiti Parish

Catholic Founded

17.   

St. Benedict S.S.S Mugoma

Butiiti Parish

Catholic Founded

18.   

Kigaraale Seed School

Kagoma Parish

Catholic Founded

19.   

Wekomire Secondary School

Wekomire Parish

Catholic Founded

20.   

St. Michael Secondary School

Kahunge Parish

Catholic Founded

21.   

Micindo Millennium Secondary

Kahunge Parish

Catholic Founded

22.   

St. Thomas Aquinas SSS

Kamwenge Parish

Catholic Founded

23.   

Kabambiro Secondary School

Kamwenge Parish

Catholic Founded

24.   

Kicwamba Secondary School

Kicwamba Parish

Catholic Founded

25.   

St. Stella Maris Girls’ SSS

Kitagwenda Parish

Catholic Founded

26.   

Rugarama Secondary School

Kitagwenda Parish

Catholic Founded

27.   

Kitagwenda High School       

Kitagwenda Parish

Catholic Founded

28.   

Buryansungwe Secondary School

Kitagwenda Parish

Catholic Founded

29.   

St. John Paul SS Buheesi

Virika Parish

Catholic Founded

30.   

St. Lawrence S.S Kahangi

Bukwali Parish

Catholic Founded

31.   

St. Adolf High School Katoosa

Katoosa Parish

Catholic Founded

32.   

Kiisuba Seed School

Nyahuka Parish

Catholic Founded

33.   

Bukonjo Seed School

Bugombwa Parish

Catholic Founded

34.   

Kibuye Secondary School

Wekomire Parish

Catholic Founded

35.   

Mparo Seed School

Kyarusozi Parish

Catholic Founded

 

Name of School

Name of Parish

District

1.      

Rwenyange P/S

Hapuuyo

Kyegegwa

2.      

Hapuuyo P/S

Hapuuyo

Kyegegwa

3.      

Kisoko P/S

Hapuuyo

Kyegegwa

4.      

Kyarwehuuta P/S

Hapuuyo

Kyegegwa

5.      

Migongwe P/S

Hapuuyo

Kyegegwa

6.      

Kakabara P/S

Kakabara

Kyegegwa

7.      

Kasenene P/S

Wekomire

Kyegegwa

8.      

Kidindimya P/S

Wekomire

Kyegegwa

9.      

Kasule P/S

Kasule

Kyegegwa

10.   

Wekomire P/S

Wekomire

Kyegegwa

11.   

Kibira P/S

Wekomire

Kyegegwa

12.   

Kabweza P/S

Wekomire

Kyegegwa

13.   

Kibuye P/S

Wekomire

Kyegegwa

14.   

Kisambya P/S

Wekomire

Kyegegwa

15.   

Nyakatoma P/S

Wekomire

Kyegegwa

16.   

Kako P/S

Wekomire

Kyegegwa

17.   

Kabbani P/S

Wekomire

Kyegegwa

No.

Name of School

Name of Parish

 

District

1.      

Bundikuyali P/S

 

Nyahuka

Bundibugyo

2.      

Bundimbere P/S

 

Nyahuka

Bundibugyo

3.      

Busaru P/S

 

Nyahuka

Bundibugyo

4.      

St. Padre Pio P/S

 

Nyahuka

Bundibugyo

5.      

Bugombwa P/S

 

Bugombwa

Bundibugyo

6.      

Ighomerwa P/S

 

Bugombwa

Bundibugyo

7.      

Mitunda P/S

 

Bugombwa

Bundibugyo

8.      

Busendwa P/S

 

Bugombwa

Bundibugyo

9.      

Bundikeki P/S

 

Bugombwa

Bundibugyo

10.   

Namugongo P/S

 

Bugombwa

Bundibugyo

11.   

Simbya P/S

 

Nyahuka

Bundibugyo

12.   

Bundingoma P/S

 

Nyahuka

Bundibugyo

13.   

Bundimagwara P/S

 

Nyahuka

Bundibugyo

14.   

Lamya P/S

 

Nyahuka

Bundibugyo

15.   

Bubukwanga P/S

 

Bugombwa

Bundibugyo

16.   

Kinyante P/S

 

Bugombwa

Bundibugyo

17.   

Busu P/S

 

Bugombwa

Bundibugyo

18.   

Njanja P/S

 

Bugombwa

Bundibugyo

19.   

Ngamba P/S

 

Bugombwa

Bundibugyo

20.   

Njuule P/S

 

Bugombwa

Bundibugyo

No.

Name of School

Name of Parish

District

1.      

Bihondo

Yerya

Bunyangabu

2.      

St. Adolf P/S

Yerya

Bunyangabu

3.      

Kisomoro P/S

Yerya

Bunyangabu

4.      

Kinoni “B” P/S

Yerya

Bunyangabu

5.      

Kabata P/S

Yerya

Bunyangabu

6.      

Kanyansinga P/S

Yerya

Bunyangabu

7.      

Kiboota P/S

Yerya

Bunyangabu

8.      

Kyamatanga P/S

Virika

Bunyangabu

9.      

Kabahango P/S

Virika

Bunyangabu

10.   

Kitere P/S

 

Bunyangabu

11.   

Rwimi P/S

Rwimi

Bunyangabu

12.   

Kanyamukale P/S

Kanyamukale

Bunyangabu

13.   

Mujunju P/S

Yerya

Bunyangabu

14.   

Rwengwara

Yerya

Bunyangabu

15.   

St. John’s Yerya P/S

Yerya

Bunyangabu

16.   

Kyamiyaga P/S

Virika

Bunyangabu

17.   

Nsongya P/S

Yerya

Bunyangabu

No.

Name of School

Name of Parish

District

1.      

Nyarurambi P/S

Kamwenge

Kamwenge

2.      

Kamwenge Town School

Kamwenge

Kamwenge

3.      

Ganyenda P/S

Kamwenge

Kamwenge

4.      

Nyakahama P/S

Kamwenge

Kamwenge

5.      

Kamwenge P/S

Kamwenge

Kamwenge

6.      

Kanara P/S

Kamwenge

Kamwenge

7.      

Kimulikidongo P/S

Kamwenge

Kamwenge

8.      

Bweranyange P/S

Kamwenge

Kamwenge

9.      

Kabambiro P/S

Kamwenge

Kamwenge

10.   

Ruboona ‘K’ P/S

Kamwenge

Kamwenge

11.   

Mother Mary P/S

Kamwenge

Kamwenge

12.   

Kanara P/S

Kamwenge

Kamwenge

13.   

St. Anthony P/S

Kamwenge

Kamwenge

14.   

St. Pio P/S

Kamwenge

Kamwenge

15.   

Kirinda Catholic P/S

Kamwenge

Kamwenge

16.   

Kabirizi P/S

Kamwenge

Kamwenge

17.   

Kahunge P/S

Kahunge

Kamwenge

18.   

Bigodi P/S

Kahunge

Kamwenge

19.   

Nyabubale P/S

Kahunge

Kamwenge

20.   

Kyabandara P/S

Kahunge

Kamwenge

21.   

Kamusenene P/S

Bisozi

Kamwenge

22.   

St. Anthony Bisozi P/S

Bisozi

Kamwenge

23.   

Bwitakanja P/S

Bisozi

Kamwenge

24.   

Lyakahunge P/S

Bisozi

Kamwenge

25.   

Kannani P/S

Bisozi

Kamwenge

26.   

Munyuma P/S

Bisozi

Kamwenge

27.   

St. Peter’s Mukole

Bisozi

Kamwenge

28.   

Kikiri P/S

Bisozi

Kamwenge

29.   

Nyarweya  Micindo

Kahunge

Kamwenge

No.

Name of School

Name of Parish

District

1.      

Kagoma P/S

Kagoma

Kyenjojo

2.      

St. Klaus P/S

Kagoma

Kyenjojo

3.      

Bukongwa

Kagoma

Kyenjojo

4.      

Kicuucu P/S

Kagoma

Kyenjojo

5.      

Kisangi

Kagoma

Kyenjojo

6.      

Butiiti Boys P/S

Butiiti

Kyenjojo

7.      

Butiiti Demo P/S

Butiiti

Kyenjojo

8.      

Butiiti Girls P/S

Butiiti

Kyenjojo

9.      

St. Mary’s Kaihura P/S

Butiiti

Kyenjojo

10.   

Kagorogoro P/S

Butiiti

Kyenjojo

11.   

Kyakatara P/S

Butiiti

Kyenjojo

12.   

Butunduuzi P/S

Butunduuzi

Kyenjojo

13.   

Bwenzi P/S

Katoosa

Kyenjojo

14.   

Katoosa P/S

Katoosa

Kyenjojo

15.   

Buhuura P/S

Katoosa

Kyenjojo

16.   

Iraara P/S

Katoosa

Kyenjojo

17.   

Rubango P/S

Katoosa

Kyenjojo

18.   

Iborooga P/S

Iborooga

Kyenjojo

19.   

Bwera P/S

Katoosa

Kyenjojo

20.   

Kahyoro P/S

Katoosa

Kyenjojo

21.   

Kigaraale P/S

Katoosa

Kyenjojo

22.   

Bukora

Katoosa

Kyenjojo

23.   

Bwahuuro P/S

Katoosa

Kyenjojo

24.   

Busaiga P/S

Katoosa

Kyenjojo

25.   

Kitagweta P/S

Katoosa

Kyenjojo

26.   

Byeya P/S

Kyarusozi

Kyenjojo

27.   

Moreau Nur. & P/S

Kyarusozi

Kyenjojo

28.   

Kyembogo P/S

Kyarusozi

Kyenjojo

29.   

Mparo P/S

Kyarusozi

Kyenjojo

30.   

Kanyabachope P/S

Kyarusozi

Kyenjojo

31.   

Kyarusozi P/S

Kyarusozi

Kyenjojo

32.   

Nyamango P/S

Kyarusozi

Kyenjojo

33.   

Bigando P/S

Kyarusozi

Kyenjojo

34.   

Rwabaganda P/S

Butiiti

Kyenjojo

35.   

Mabira P/S

Mabira

Kyenjojo

36.   

Nyamyezi P/S

Katoosa

Kyenjojo

37.   

Kidudu P/S

Katoosa

Kyenjojo

38.   

Kaihamba

Katoosa

Kyenjojo

39.   

Katunguru P/S

Katoosa

Kyenjojo

40.   

Kyanyama P/S

Katoosa

Kyenjojo

41.   

Rwempike P/S

Katoosa

Kyenjojo

42.   

Kirongo P/S

Katoosa

Kyenjojo

43.   

Kyongera P/S

Katoosa

Kyenjojo

44.   

Kajuma P/S

Katoosa

Kyenjojo

45.   

Nsanja P/S

 

Kyenjojo

46.   

Kyakayombya P/S

Butiiti

Kyenjojo

47.   

Rwebijuza P/S

Butiiti

Kyenjojo

48.   

Kisansa P/S

 

Kyenjojo

49.   

Mabaale

Kyarusozi

Kyenjojo

S/N

Name of School

Name of Parish

District

1.      

Buryanika P/S

Kitagwenda

Kitagwenda

2.      

Bukurungo P/S

Nyakasura

Kitagwenda

3.      

Bunena P/S

Kitagwenda

Kitagwenda

4.      

Buryansungwe P/S

Kitagwenda

Kitagwenda

5.      

Busanza P/S

Nyakasura

Kitagwenda

6.      

Ihunga P/S

Nyakasura

Kitagwenda

7.      

Iryangabi P/S

Nyakasura

Kitagwenda

8.      

Kabaye P/S

Nyakasura

Kitagwenda

9.      

Kabirizi P/S

Nyakasura

Kitagwenda

10.   

Kagazi P/S

Kitagwenda

Kitagwenda

11.   

Kamayenje P/S

Kicwamba

Kitagwenda

12.   

Kanara P/S

Kicwamba

Kitagwenda

13.   

Kanyabikere P/S

Nyakasura

Kitagwenda

14.   

Kanyamburara P/S

Kitagwenda

Kitagwenda

15.   

Karambi P/S

Nyakasura

Kitagwenda

16.   

Kayombo  P/S

Kicwamba

Kitagwenda

17.   

Kicwamba P/S

Kicwamba

Kitagwenda

18.   

Kigoto P/S

Kitagwenda

Kitagwenda

19.   

Kitagwenda Junior P/S

Kitagwenda

Kitagwenda

20.   

Kitaka P/S

Nyakasura

Kitagwenda

21.   

Kiteera P/S

Kitagwenda

Kitagwenda

22.   

Kyabatimbo P/S

Kicwamba

Kitagwenda

23.   

Kyanyinaihuri P/S

Kicwamba

Kitagwenda

24.   

Kyeganywa P/S

Kitagwenda

Kitagwenda

25.   

Mahyoro P/S

Nyakasura

Kitagwenda

26.   

Muruhuura P/S

Kicwamba

Kitagwenda

27.   

Mworra ‘A’ P/S

Kitagwenda

Kitagwenda

28.   

Ntara P/S

Kicwamba

Kitagwenda

29.   

Nyabihoko P/S

Kitagwenda

Kitagwenda

30.   

Nyabugando P/S

Kitagwenda

Kitagwenda

31.   

Nyanga P/S

Nyakasura

Kitagwenda

32.   

Rugarama P/S

Kitagwenda

Kitagwenda

33.   

Rwentuha P/S

Kicwamba

Kitagwenda

34.   

St. Jude Rwemirama P/S

Kitagwenda

Kitagwenda

35.   

Mirembe ‘K’ P/S

Kitagwenda

Kitagwenda

S/N

Name of School

Name of Parish

District

1.      

Kinyankende P/S

Kazingo

Kabarole

2.      

Butebe P/S

Virika

Kabarole

3.      

Gweri P/S

Virika

Kabarole

4.      

Kabende P/S

Kijuraneema

Kabarole

5.      

Harugongo P/S

Kitumbi

Kabarole

6.      

Karambi P/S

Virika

Kabarole

7.      

Kasenda P/S

Kanyamukale

Kabarole

8.      

Kazingo P/S

Kazingo

Kabarole

9.      

Kiboha P/S

Virika

Kabarole

10.   

Kigarama P/S

Bukwali

Kabarole

11.   

Kiguma P/S

Virika

Kabarole

12.   

Kinyabuhara P/S

Kitumbi

Kabarole

13.   

Kitarasa P/S

Kitumbi

Kabarole

14.   

Komyamperre

Bukwali

Kabarole

15.   

Kyairumba P/S

Kijuraneema

Kabarole

16.   

Mituuli P/S

Bukwali

Kabarole

17.   

Mpumbu P/S

Bukwali

Kabarole

18.   

Mugusu P/S

Virika

Kabarole

19.   

Mukumbwe P/S

Virika

Kabarole

20.   

Nyabweya P/S

Kanyamukale

Kabarole

21.   

Nyansozi P/S

Virika

Kabarole

22.   

Per Achte P/S

Bukwali

Kabarole

23.   

Rwankyenzi P/S

Bukwali

Kabarole

24.   

Rweteera P/S

Bukwali

Kabarole

25.   

St. Kizito P/S

Bukwali

Kabarole

26.   

Sts. Peter & Paul P/S

Virika

Kabarole

27.   

St. Mary’s Kinyamasika P/S

Virika

Kabarole

28.   

Nyakagongo P/S

Town Church

Kabarole

29.   

Banyantereza P/S

Town Church

Kabarole

30.   

St. Charles Lwanga P/S

Town Church

Kabarole