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SCSC Overview

The Senior Command and Staff College (SCSC) is Uganda's premiere Military training institution which conducts Operational Level training for mid-level military officers – men and women of the Uganda People's Defence Forces (UPDF). The training is intended to impart to the officers the necessary skills in military science as well as Peace Support Operations. It is also aimed at equipping the officers with the level of training that enhances their analytical skills in order to make them relevant in modern military environment.

Brief History

The idea of the Senior Command and Staff College was mooted by H.E the president and Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces much earlier but made public in the year 2000. A number of sites were lined up and visited but after a long search for the most suitable location, the present site of Kimaka was chosen. The pioneer course of 31 participants commenced on 30th August 2004. This course is particularly notable because it included the top-most generals of the UPDF, namely Gen Tumwine, Gen Caleb Akandwanaho, and Gen David Tinyefuza. Todate, the college has run four courses with a total of 149 graduands. The fourth intake currently running comprises of students from Kenya, Tanzania, Southern Sudan and Uganda and is due to graduate on the 27th November 2008.
  • Mission
  • Vision
  • Location

The mission of SCSC is to develop professional abilities, knowledge, skills and understanding of selected officers by enhancing their leadership, analytical and communication skills to enable them execute higher responsibilities both in command and staff functions.

The vision of the SCSC is to become an internationally recognized Command and Staff College with full fledged Centers for Strategic Studies and Peace Support Operations.

The Senior Command and Staff College is located in Kimaka village 3 km on the Jinja - Bujagali road astride the River Nile on the outskirts of Jinja town, 80 km east of Kampala city, in Eastern Uganda. The present site of the college was formerly a residential quarters for the Italian construction company for the construction of the 2nd Hydro electric Dam, but has since been modified to suit the college needs.


Military Education

That provides the individual with an understanding of the importance of critical and independent thought.


The College has developed and maintains close relationship with local and international academic institutions for training assistance and currency of instructional materials.

Elements of Policy

An understanding of the elements of Policy, Strategy, National interests and objectives.


A greater understanding of the national, regional and international political, military and socio-economic problems through research and analysis of contemporary world affairs.

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