St. Joseph's S.S.S Naggalama  

Academic Programs
Naggalama follows the curriculum preset by the Ministry of Education for secondary schools. All subjects are compulsory in S.1 and S.2 whereas some are optional at S.3. At A-Level, students are admitted for the subjects for which they will have excelled at UCE and in which their future career lies. Students are not allowed to change combinations without permission from the academic office. With the introduction of the new skill-based lower secondary  curriculum by NCDC,the following are the electives from which students are supposed to choose, Agriculture, Literature in English, French, Luganda, Fine Art, ICT and Music
  Compulsory Subjects   Optional Subjects
  English   Commerce
  CRE   Agriculture
  History   French / Luganda
  Geography   Music
  Mathematics   Computer Studies
  Biology   Literature in English
  Chemistry   Fine Art
  Combinations/Options (Arts)   Combinations/Options (Sciences)
  Literature, Economic, Divinity   Physics, Economics, Art
  History, Economics, Divinity   Physics, Economics, Math
  Math, Economics, Geography   Biology, Economics, Math
  History, Economics, Geography   Biology, Chemistry, Math
  History, Economics, Literature   Physics, Chemistry, Math
  Geography, Economics, Art   Physics, Chemistry, Biology
  Literature, Economics, Geography   Biology, Chemistry, Agriculture
  Divinity, Economics, Geography    
  History, Entreprenuership, Geography    
  Geography, Luganda, Art    
  History, Divinity, Literature    
  History, Economics, Luganda    
  Math, Economics, Art    
   Math, Entreprenuership, Art    
  Submath is compulsory for all students taking Economics while Sub-ICT is mandatory for students whose combinations do not have Economics
                                All the students are engaged in meaningful academic programmes through well planned and closely monitored teaching and learning to ensure adherence to the schemed work and syllabi completion throughout the academic year.

Our candidates are effectively taught and thoroughly prepared for U.C.E and U.A.C.E examinations which enables them to post good performance. The rest of the students are effectively taught and competently assessed.

Competence based Lower Secondary Curriculum for S.1 2020
The Ministry of Education and Sports introduced a new competence based curriculum designed by the National Curriculum Development Centre (NCDC). The school started offering twelve subjects in S.1 of which eleven are compulsory while one subject is an elective. This curriculum requires a student to exit Ordinary level studies with a minimum of 8 subjects and a maximum of 9 of which 7 subjects will be compulsory. No sooner had the school embraced the new curriculum, than the government abruptly closed all schools. This adversely affected the implementation of this new academic programme before it could take root.



Current practices and interventions
Infrastructure • Enough classrooms and other teaching facilities.
• Spacious dormitories and ambiance compound.
Discipline of students and staff • Exemplary and can be rated at close to 98%
Staffing • 74 Graduates with good teaching experience besides being resourceful in their subject content and assessment.
• 19 non-teaching staff 41 support staff
• Prompt salary payment with some advances on request
• High retention of staff (No staff turnover)
Students’ admission • On average, 1st grade students are admitted both for ‘O’ and ‘A’ levels
• They are intelligent enough to get good grades at exit points.
Learning environment • Serene, conducive with well-designed teaching programmes, supported by co-curricular activities and spiritually enriching programmes
Calendar age • The school is a 54 years old.
Opportunities we can exploit. • Better infrastructures and better learning facilities
• Unlimited contact time because all students are boarders and teachers are available.
• Students who are always willing to learn
• Peer to Peer teaching and learning
• Enough time for group discussion and they are well utilised.
• Many of our teachers are UNEB examiners.
• The parents are good and willing to pay for the education of their children.
• There are catch-up programmes for remedial teaching.
• Parents have high confidence in the school.
• Top administration is human, listens and gives a feedback to the students, staff and parents.
• The students maximise the open system by raising emerging issues, concerns, doubts and problems for immediate redress or remedy.
• Mutual respect and cordial working relationship.
• Naggalama Old Students’ Association (NOSA) is on board and is a big academic boost and motivator.
• We have a committed and hardworking Board of Governors which plans meticulously follows up the implementation of their decisions.
• The Parents –Teachers Association is very supportive.
• Students with emotional and psychological challenges are immediately attended to by the full time professional counsellor.
PTA and NOSA interventions • Has a reward systems which encourages hardwork and competition.
• PTA gives 30 special ties to the best academic performers.
• NOSA offers certificates and gifts to the best performers.


High value addition
A candid and detailed analysis of U.C.E. and U.A.C.E. performance, juxtaposed with the candidates’ P.L.E. and U.C.E. entry results clearly indicates that the school continues to be a leading ‘high-value-addition’ institution. Relatively low P.L.E and U.C.E scores translates into high U.C.E and U.A.C.E results.

School Facilities
The School

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ST. JOSEPH’S S.S.S. NAGGALAMA, Kayunga Road, 34 Km from Kampala,
P. O. Box 22002, Naggalama. Office Lines: 0414 376935, 0776 376 935, DHM 0772 326303
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