School Administrators

Tororo Girls’ School Headteacher’s Biographies 1965 to date.

Mrs. Beatrice Akware Lumonya, current Headteacher [May 2022 to date]

Mrs. Lumonya attended Kisoko Boarding Primary School in Tororo District. She is an Old Girl of Dabani Girls’ Secondary School from 1984 to 1987, and Tororo Girl’s School from 1989 to 1991. She obtained a bachelor’s degree in education from Makerere University. She undertook her teaching practice at Tororo Girls’ school from 1994 and served as Teacher for English and Literature at Tororo Girls’ School under the leadership of Mrs. Ida Tarinyeba the then Headteacher. Mrs. Lumonya later joined Namilyango College where she served for 10 years from 2007 to 2016 and was appointed Deputy Head Teacher. She was promoted to caretaker Headteacher and diligently served at Masheruka Girls Secondary School in Sheema District. She was subsequently appointed Headteacher of the same School where she worked for five years and 7 months. In May 2022 Mrs. Lumonya took on leadership of the school’s administration as Headteacher Tororo Girl’s School. She is a devout Christian with three children and an ardent follower of girl-child education and women empowerment.

Mrs. Helen K. Wataba, Headteacher [2013-2022]

Mrs. Wataba is an Old Girl of Trinity College Nabbingo. She graduated with a Bachelor of Education from Kyambogo University, Kampala and attained a Masters in administration and Education Management from Islamic University in Uganda (IUIU). She served as Deputy Headteacher of Tororo Girls’ School from 2003 to 2010 under the leadership of Mrs. Ida Tarinyeba. In 2011, she was transferred to Kyenjojo Secondary School on promotion as Headteacher and returned to Tororo Girls’ School as Headteacher from 2013 to May 2022.

During her nine years of leadership as Headteacher, Ms. Wataba restored hope to parents and neighbouring communities using her excellent communication skills to market the school. Mrs. Wataba acknowledges the great leadership of her predecessor Mrs. Tarinyeba who was among the very first girls at Tororo Girls’ School on its opening in 1965. “Mrs. Tarinyeba was passionate to head the school, enthusiasm she shared with me when I was her Deputy Headteacher. She was an excellent mentor who greatly contributed to the enhanced academic performance of Tororo Girls’ School.”

“The enrolment of learners for Sciences subjects at the Advanced Level of Education tripled and surpassed the Arts subjects, including performance.” Mrs. Wataba managed to fight and protect the school land that was on the verge of being grabbed by encroachers. She significantly grew the school’s enrolment from 1,100 when she assumed office to over 1,804 Learners. She retired from active service in May 2022. She is a devout Christian, active in the Church and Community. She mentors young ladies under the New Generation Mentoring Programme.

Mrs. Tarinyeba K. Ida, Headteacher [2003 to 2012]

Mrs. Tarinyeba is an Old Girl of Tororo Girls’ School. She is one of the pioneer students of TGS. She attended the school for six years from 1965 to 1971. She attained a Bachelor of Arts with Education degree from Makerere University and Masters in in Educational Planning and Management from Nkumba University. She was posted to Christ the King Secondary School, Kalisizo and subsequently to Ndejje Senior Secondary School as a teacher. In 1982 she was transferred to Bweranyangi Girls Secondary School where she served as a teacher, and later as Deputy Headteacher from 1984 to 1985 and Headteacher from 1985-1989. While at Bweranyangi, she was appointed to the Education Policy Review Commission chaired by the late Prof. Ssenteza Kajubi from 1987- 1989.

In 1990, Mrs. Tarinyeba served as Headteacher at Nganwa Secondary School in Bushenyi till 1994. She was transferred to Iganga Secondary School as Headteacher from 1995 to 2002. She also served as member and Treasurer of the National Association of Secondary School Headteachers from 2000-2011. Mrs. Tarinyeba joined Tororo Girls’ School as Headteacher in 2003 to 2012. She was instrumental in rebuilding Tororo Girls’ School that was at the time on the brink of permanent closure and had suffered significant decline in academic standards and discipline. She thrived and succeeded in lifting the academic standards in Eastern Uganda and the country.

In 2007-2009, she served as External Examiner for School Practice for Makerere University. She also served as Area Supervisor for Uganda National Examinations Broad (UNEB). In 2003-2009, she served as member of the Executive of Forum for Women Educationists (FAWE) representing Eastern Uganda. In 2004-2012, she served as member of the Secondary Schools Department Disciplinary Committee at the Ministry of Education and Sports. She received the Golden Jubilee Independence Medal in 2014.

She has served as member of the Board of Governors for various schools and education institutions such as Busoga College Miwiri, Wanyange Girls’ Secondary School, Masheruka Girls’ Secondary School, Buckley High School, Iganga Boys’ School, Bishop Birmingham Theological College, Kabaale, National Teachers College Kaliro.

After her dedicated service at Tororo Girls’ School she was appointed by His Excellency the President of Uganda as member of the Public Service Commission from May 2014 to May 2022. She is a strong disciplinarian, passionate about education of the girl child, underprivileged and disabled (particularly the visually impaired) students.

Mrs. Pande Sarah, Headteacher [1992 to 2002]

Mrs. Pande attended Nabumali High School in Mbale district from 1961-1966. She joined Makerere University and attained a Diploma and Bachelors Degree in Education from 1970 to 1971. Upon graduation she was appointed in teaching service at Wanyange Girls’ Secondary School, Nkoma Secondary School and later became a Deputy Headteacher at Pallisa Secondary School. She was elevated to Headteacher at Iki-Iki Secondary School in Budaka district. She served for 10 years as Headteacher of Tororo Girls’ School from 1992 to 2002. Mrs. Pande retired from service as Headteacher at Iganga High School in 2004.

In 2010-2018 was appointed Chairperson Kibuku District Service Commission. Currently she is a Board Member of the Uganda College of Commerce, Tororo and a proprietor of Tororo Parents’ Primary School. She is passionate about girl child education, Sports, Music dance and drama which she exhibited in her distinguished career of service.

Canon Mrs. Joyce Bernice Nima, Headteacher [1977-1991]

Canon Bernice Joyce A.S. Nima attended Butebo Primary School and Bubulo Girls’ Junior School. She attended her secondary education from Nabumali High School and Nyakasura School in 1965 to 1966. She pursued a Bachelor of Education degree of Makerere

University, Kampala from 1967 to 1970. Following which she undertook her Teaching Practice in Kenya- Butere Girls’ and at Nyakasura School in Fort Portal, Kabarole district. In 1987 to 1988 Canon Nima pursued a Post Graduate Diploma and Master of Science in Education Management and Administration at Moray House in Edinburgh, United Kingdom. She was also awarded several Certificates and Diplomas having attended courses on; Small Arms and Light Weapons Advocacy, Disarmament Demobilization and Reintegration, Trauma Healing and Disaster Management from the Swedish Defence College and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). She attained knowledge and skills in Negotiation and Mediation from the United Nations Institute for Training and Research Skills and Organisational Capacity Development from ACT Alliance in collaboration with USAID.

Canon Nima’s first posting was to Iganga Secondary School as a secondary Teacher; followed by assignment as a Dorothy Cadbury Fellow in Selly Oak Colleges to train Missionaries. On her return to Uganda in 1971 she was appointed Lecturer at the Institute of Teacher Education Kyambogo. After five years of service, in 1976 she was appointed Headteacher at Kyembabe Girls’ School, Fort Portal.

She was later transferred to Tororo Girls School (TGS) in July 1977. While heading TGS, she established the Uganda College of Commerce (UCC) and doubled as Headteacher and Principal UCC from 1985 to 1991. She handed over Tororo Girls’ to Mrs. Sarah Pande, her successor and the College in 1993. After a stint with Family Planning Association of Uganda for three years as Executive Director, she worked as a Personal Assistant to the Deputy Speaker. She later served for two years as Private Secretary Mobilisation of Women and Youth in the Office of the President.

On retiring from Public Service Canon Nima has served the Church and community in various capacities; religious leader, woman leader, peace practitioner and Lobbyist.  She is a Peace Practitioner with The National Focal Point, Conflict Early Warning and Early Response Unit at Ministry of Internal Affairs as well as the Intergovernmental Authority on Development/Conflict Early Warning and Response Mechanism. Currently she is the Interim Chair Of FemWise Africa–Uganda Chapter to be hosted by the Ministry of East African Community Affairs and a certified Peace Trainer.

Mr. Bwire Abisai Ag. [1974-1977]

Honorable Geraldine Namirembe Bitamazire [1972-1973]

Hon. Bitamazire attended Trinity College Nabbingo for her high school education. She went on to obtain a Diploma in education from Makerere University in 1964. She later attained a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1967 and a Master of Arts degree in 1987, both from Makerere University. Hon. Bitamazire was the first Ugandan Head Teacher of Tororo Girls’ School. From 1972 to 1973, she served as a Director of the East African Harbors Corporation, part of the first East African Community.

From 1974 to 1979, she served as a Senior Education Officer in Uganda's Ministry of Education and Sports. In 1979, she was appointed Minister of education, serving in that capacity until 1980. From 1981 until 1996, Hon. Bitamazire was the Deputy Chairperson of the Teaching Service Commission. She was later appointed as Minister of State for Education in 1999, serving in that capacity until 2005, when she was appointed Minister of Education and Sports. She served as the Member of Parliament representing Mpigi District women in the Ugandan Parliament from 2001 to 2011 and was the Chancellor of the Uganda Management Institute.

Mr. Doubleday Elwyn J. [1969 to 1971]

Ms Phyllis J. Roop [1967 to 1969]

Ms Marian R. Baibon [1965 to 1967]

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