I don’t know exactly when I started my education, but it was in the 1970s.

Growing up from a humble family with a father who was a literate carpenter and a semi-literate mother who was a house wife, i attended Kabwohe Central School in Sheema District, western Uganda, for my Primary education up to P.7 , but I didn’t go to secondary school direct, I had to repeat P.7 and apart from passing very well with a first grade to get my first choice secondary school, I was the best in English in the whole district.

Admiring people in secondary schools like Ntare High, Mbarara High, Kings College Buddo stirred my ambitions to join secondary school so that I can be like them.

I later joined st. Kaggwe Kisenyi High School for “O” Level Education.

I had no specific ambitions in “O” Level apart from passing well.

I did my “A” Level in 1984 from Kampala High School where I was also a goal keeper to the school football team.
I was also the best in the literature paper of that year in the whole country.

In 1987, I joined University and enrolled for social sciences since I had missed doing law.

My colleague (AIGP Asan Kasingye) who was ahead of me joined police and I admired his lifestyle and uniform, this made me think about joining the Police force.
I therefore had to register for a paper called crime and deviance while at Makerere University.

I went for Police training and was the prize winner for 1993 intake.

I continued with education to build capacity and got my first masters in Human Rights from Makerere University where I finished alone from the 25 enrollments.
I also did my PHD in Human rights.

I first worked as OC station in Kapchorwa district, Eastern Ugandan. Because of my hardwork i was promoted and rose through the ranks up to the highest rank in the police forces of Uganda, that is Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIGP).

I have served in different capacities as; Mbale OC station in 1994
Research and Plan inspectorate at the police head quarters in 1995
Masaka DPC 2000
DPC Kampala CPS 2003
Liberia UN peace keeping.
Somalia acting police commissioner in AMISSON.

I have managed to do all that through capacity building obtained through embracing Education.

Investing in education is permanent.

AIGP Dr. Stephen Kasiima.
Director Traffic and Road Safety.
Uganda Police Force

#IamBecauseofEducation

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