Anglican-founded schools like King’s College Budo and Mengo Senior Secondary School are exploring the possibility of establishing new campuses to address the growing demand for quality education. The Bishop of Namirembe Diocese, Rt Rev Moses Banja, revealed that these schools aim to expand to accommodate more students and enhance access to education.
During a meeting at the Namirembe Diocese, Bishop Banja announced the intention of King’s College Budo to establish a new campus at Ndejje-Namasuba, while Mengo Senior Secondary School plans to establish a private boarding school in Buloba, Wakiso District. The proposals were met with enthusiasm from the Diocesan Synod members, who believe it will ease the pressure on parents seeking placements in these prestigious institutions.
Acknowledging the high demand for enrollment in Anglican-founded schools like Gayaza High School, Bishop Banja emphasized the need for expansion to cater to the increasing number of students. He assured that the Church’s education department would evaluate the requests and provide feedback during the May 2024 Diocesan Synod meeting.
Efforts to obtain comments from the schools were unsuccessful, as administrators preferred to address the matter on weekdays. However, the proposal received support from members of the Diocesan Synod, who emphasized the importance of maintaining academic standards in satellite campuses.
Mr. Saul Kintu suggested that schools with exemplary academic performance should consider establishing branches in different locations to accommodate more students. He cited the success of Gayaza Junior School Jjungo campus, which has facilitated greater access to quality education.
Ms. Roseline Biingi Kawiso, president of Namirembe Diocese Mothers’ Union, welcomed the initiative, believing it would benefit a larger number of Anglican learners. Notable Anglican Church-founded schools include King’s College Budo, Gayaza High School, Iganga SS, Ndejje SS, and Mengo SS, among others.