Below is en extract from Mugwanya Preparatory School – Kabojja’s Strategic Plan (2013 – 2017) by the Head teacher.
“In 1926, St. Mary’s College Kisubi received a new breed of administrators from Canada (Brothers of Christian Instruction). It’s this class of educators from St. Mary’s College, Kisubi that one day paid a visit to Ow’ekitiibwa Stanislaus Mugwanya. It is then that Mugwanya asked them whether they could not found a school that could nurture Ugandan children from a tender age. Stanislaus Mugwanya went a head to offer a huge chunk of land to realize this vision. Thus Mugwanya Preparatory School came into existence.”
The above version is very wrong.
I wish to put the record right and straight regarding Kabojja Preparatory School. The current Mugwanya Preparatory School had its origins at Kisubi. This was owned by Catholic Sisters. The Sisters wanted to phase out the school. It is then that the Old Boys of St. Mary’s College Kisubi (SMACK) took up interest. They wanted to maintain the junior school where their children would get initial education. The Old Boys of SMACK approached Mengo establishment about the matter. Mengo had land ready where the school could be re – located at Kabojja and gave a grant for two years to see the school take off at Kabojja. It is then that the Old Boys of SMACK became the founders of Kabojja Junior School and not the Brothers of Christian Instructions.
More information on this can be got from Lubaga Archives or contact Father Ssali who was previously in-charge of the archives. It is very possible that the Old Boys got the Brothers in to do the Management, and with time the Brothers took over the school. In fact some of the Old Boys are not happy that the school which used to have children up to primary 4 then the children would proceed to Savio for primary 5 to 7 was made into a fully fledged primary school. The strategy was to see children in kabojja for infant section then up primary at Savio, then children would join SMACK with Savio in this case taken the junior school of SMACK. The state of affairs has since been changed and in actual sense you cannot talk of Kabojja and Savio being both junior schools for SMACK.
William Kituuka Kiwanuka