Kololo High School located on William Street was founded by the Uganda Muslim Supreme Council (UMSC) in early 1970s after the expulsion of Asians (Indians) by then president Idd Amin. The premises which housed the school up to 2002 belonged to the Agakhan community and had been kept in trusteeship of UMSC. The return of the Asians properties meant that Kololo High School premises had to be repossessed by the Agakhan Education Services (AKES) in 1997. The AKES wanted to occupy the premises immediately but were delayed by the procedural process. From then on there was a lot of uncertainty about the future of the school and according to AKES and the Ministry of Education, Kololo High School was expected to phase out by 2001. The school enrollment drastically dropped. In 2002 AKES finally took over the premises on Kololo Hill Drive.
The school relocated into rented premises at Kamwokya. Meanwhile the UMSC waited for the outcome of the legal proceedings between the original trustees of Bohora community who donated the current premises to (UMSC) and had been earmarked for Kololo High School, after the takeover of the original premises. Through this arrangement, UMSC regained plot 102/104 in which it asked Kololo High School to relocate on May 7th 2003. This uncertainty further reduced the enrollment which dropped from 800 students then to 230. The number of teachers too dropped to only 22 as many chose to transfer elsewhere. The new premises too did not have proper classrooms/offices since it was being used as residential apartments.
This was finally overcome in 2006 when the government OF Uganda through the mother Ministry of Education and Sports bought the current premises from HAKS Express.
The school is a mixed day secondary school implementing the government Universal Secondary Education program under a double shift system. It is a co-educational government aided school with enrollment based on equal opportunity offering general academic subjects. Although Muslim founded, it admits students of all religious faiths. It provides secular education which is in line with the Uganda national goals and objectives of education as laid down national curriculum.
MORE BACK GROUND
Kololo High School was founded early 1970 by Uganda Muslim Supreme Council (UMSC) originally it was located a long Kololo Hill Drive in Kololo up to 1997 when the premises were repossessed by the Agha Khan Education services (AKES).
After leaving the original premises, the school moved to rented premises in Kamwokya trading centre in 2001 from where it was shifted to plot 102/104 on William Street on the 7th May 2003 to date Kololo High School is mixed day O’ and A’ levels Secondary school with the current students’ population of 2806. The high enrollment has been boosted mainly by the Universal Secondary Education and Universal Post O’Level Education & Training policies. It was by extension led to the introduction of a double shift teaching arrangement where S.1, S.2 and S.5 study in the afternoon while S.3, S.4 and S.6 study in the morning session. At its previous meeting the Board of Governors’ Finance Committee Meeting held on 12th May, 2016, it was recommended to review the 2012 – 2015 Strategic Plan to come up with 2016 – 2019 strategic plan. We do recommend that the vision, mission and some objectives be maintained. There are however, a few objectives added on to reflect the current reality and dynamism of the Education sector. Currently the teaching staff is 97 and the non teaching staff is 14.
We promise to provide Quality, Accessible and Affordable free education to our students and also aim at exploiting full potential of teachers’ personal wellness and general standards of living and welfare
The purpose of 2016 -2019 strategic plan is to re-strategize and plan effectively bearing in the mind and well aware of the objectives and implementation guidelines of the current USE/UPOLET policies plus the ever increasing enrollment amidst the current location and the infrastructure in place in addition to the resource personnel on ground.