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MZEE JOSEPH BYANYIMA was Born 25 August 1925

Love and Family

  • In 1941 Joseph Byanyima wedded Costance Bisangirwa in church at Butare Catholic Parish
  • Blessed with six children still alive today; although 4 did passed away in very early childhood.
  • Costance Bisangirwa Byanyima passed away on 5 December 20, 2012 after 63 years of blissful marriage.
  • Children: George Byanyima, Robert Byanyima, Imelda Byanyima Luzinda, Angeline Byanyima Mujuni, Vennie Karekaho & Rosemary Byanyima Kusaba


  • Kitebi Secondary School till 1944
  • St George’s Teacher Training Centre Ibanda
  • Teaching practice at Kyegegwa in 1947
  • First job as Primary 6 teacher at Butare Elementary Vernacular Primary School (7years)
  • Pursued Cambridge school certificate course (equivalent to O and A-level courses)
  • Junior secondary teachers certificate course at Saint Aloysius College Ngora
  • Teacher at Saint John Fisher junior secondary school Ibanda where he taught English, maths, civics and history till 1960
  • Saint Georges College where he taught English.
  • National Institute of education Makerere leading to award of associateship certificate equivalent to grade 5 specialising in English speech, training, grammar and psychology.
  • Moray How’s College of education in Edinburgh University and of the British council scholarship
  • Appointed as deputy principal of St George’s College and within six months (1971) was promoted to full principle.


  • He retired from civil service at the age of 55 years.
  • 1995, he was promoted to head teacher at Bitsya Primary school
  • Transferred to Saint Aloysius school Nyamitanga

Special Recognition

  • 1997 Certificate of dedicated service to the Church from Bishop JB Kakubi
  • 2003 Certificate of devoted service to the church from His Holiness Pope John Paul II, given to him by Archbishop Paul Bakyenga
  • Vocational service award from Rotary club of Ibanda handed to him by Governor Varindee Singh Sur
  • 2010 Paul Harris fellow from Rotary International through Rotary club of Kololo
  • 2014 Nalubale Medal by HE Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, the President of the republic of Uganda.

Other Distinguished Services

  • Mbarara District Service Commission
  • Mbarara District teaching Service Committee
  • Chairman Urban tender board Ibanda town council
  • Chairman kagongo Hospital Board

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