Department of Literature in English and General Paper



Literature in English is one of the oldest subjects to be introduced to the Uganda school Curriculum. It was introduced as soon as high school was introduced in the school system in 1959.

It is one of the principle subjects and it falls under Arts and humanities.

The subject comprises three genres namely; Prose and Poetry, Plays/Drama, and the Novel.The subject is compulsory in the lower secondary and it becomes optional from S.3-S.6.

Aims of teaching Literature

Literature at Ordinary Level

Lower secondary, S.1 and S.2 syllabus

General Paper

It is a multi-disciplinary subject which derives its contents from the whole Curriculum. It is taught at advanced level. The subject helps the learners to explore and assess Social, Economic, Cultural, Philosophical, Scientific, Environmental, Development and Technological issues. The subject helps the learner to make Cross-Curricular links and to develop maturity of thought. Further still, language skills are developed that enables them to express themselves, achieve understanding and usage of English language, express arguments, ideas and Opinions in a reflective and academic manner.

Aims of teaching General Paper

Teachers in the department;

  1. Emmanuel Okiria (H.O.D)
  2. Ms Akite Beatrice
  3. Ms Lanyero Victoria
  4. Mr Semyalo Rogers
  5. Mr Ampuriire Fortunate
  6. Sr. Ninsiima Rovinah