Directorate of Education

Contact person:  Mr. Vasco Kura,

The Directorate of Education equips the people of God with knowledge, attitude, values, and skills for Christian living, growth and service. Its goal is to empower the Church for the provision of holistic education services.

The Directorate of Education oversees 55 Pre-primary Schools, 4,904 chueast ruwrch-founded Primary Schools, 460 Secondary Schools, 50 post-Primary schools, including Vocational Training Schools, and 6 Universities, including Uganda Christian University and Ndejje University. Approximately 3.7 million people are enrolled in these Church of Uganda founded educational institutions.

The Directorate of Education interfaces with the Government’s Ministry of Education, and also provides church-founded schools with policy guidance and resources for improving educational standards

Units and Commissions within the Directorate of Education:

BUILD (Biblical Understanding for In-Service Leadership Development)Rev. Canon Stephen Kewaza
BUILD’s mission is to equip the Church of Uganda’s grassroots pastors and leaders, through formal and informal training, with a practical understanding of Scripture and theology that will transform their lives, ministries, churches and communities.  Contact person: Rev. Canon Stephen Kewaza,



Children’s Ministry focus:  reaching children for Christ in order to facilitate spiritual learning and growth for Christian witness among children; equipping children’s workers and children so that they will grow to maturity; developing strategy for nurturing and discipleship of children; and sensitizing the church and the community about the role and place of children. Children’s Ministry has its own website. Click here to visit it.  Contact person:  Rev. Richard Rukundo,

Community Health Empowerment (CHE) is a separate ministry whose focus is holistic transformation of individuals and communities and training of trainers on community health issues.  CHE’s roots are found in the progamme of Medical Ambassadors.  Contact persons:  Rev. Canon Chris Palacas and Rev. Jane Palacas

Boys and Girls Brigade focus:  training young people will skills in music and foot drills; fostering good morals and providing guidance; participation in church mission programs.  Contact person:  Mr. Dantes Kashangirwe

SEAN (Study by Extension for All Nations)

SEAN is a discipleship and TEE (Theological Education by Extension) programme currently being piloted in Luweero and Nebbi Dioceses.

Commission for Theological Training and Ministerial Formation
The Commission for Theological Training and Ministerial Formation regulates the establishment, operation, functionality, and standards of theological education and ministerial formation through policy formulation and reviews.

Commission for Higher Education
The Commission for Higher Education regulates the establishment of universities and other tertiary institutions founded on Church of Uganda values and on Church of Uganda land. The Commission also makes recommendations to the National Council for Higher Education for licensing and charters of universities and tertiary institutions.