Dhikusooka Michael – Headteacher


For a school whose motto is “Strive to Excel’ we have no other business except to search for excellence.  Pursuit of excellence must be our passion, our obsession, full time occupation.

It should be clear to all our staff and students that we are not limiting ourselves to only academic excellence.  Our call is to strive for excellence in all human endeavours.  Naturally, the starting point must be commitment to personal excellence.  The keys to unlock the door to personal excellence were given by Confucius (a Chinese): the will to win, the desire to succeed the urge to reach your full potential.

In practical terms, you must invest heavily in creative thinking and innovation.   Your mindset must be that of an entrepreneur. It means learning to compete with self, raising the bar every after a self evaluation.  It may appear intimidating but be encouraged by Aristotle’s observation:

We are what we repeatedly do.  Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit”.  In case you still think the price for excellence is excessive, then ponder over the American Vince Lombardi’s inspiring statement: “When you remember that the quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavour, you quickly appreciate why we should pay any price in pursuit of excellence”.

The products of Jinja College should be identified more by their inclination to the pursuit of excellence in dealing with the entire life spectrum than by the quality of their certificates.  The same should be the case with long serving staff of Jinja College.  Obsession with continuous improvement and a total commitment to excellence should be our trademark.


We wish to thank the Ministry of Education and Sports guidance and for the recent salary enhancement for the teachers.

God’s blessings be upon you.

For God and my Country as we strive to excel.

Dhikusooka Michael