Rosemary Seninde

Rosemary Nansubuga Seninde, also Rosemary Nansubuga Sseninde (née Rosemary Nansubuga) (born 7 January 1965), is a Ugandan educator and politician. She is the State Minister for Primary Education in the Ugandan Cabinet. She was appointed to that position on 6 June 2016, replacing John Chrysostom Muyingo who became State Minister for Higher Education.[1] She concurrently serves as the Wakiso District Women's Representative in the Parliament of Uganda.[2]

Rosemary Nansubuga Seninde
Born (1965-01-07) 7 January 1965 (age 55)
EducationMakerere University
(Bachelor of Arts in Human Resources Management)
(Master of Arts in Ethics & Public Management)
Kyambogo University
(Diploma in Education)
Ndejje University
(Certificate in Education)
OccupationEducator & Politician
Years active1987 – present
TitleMinister of State for Primary Education
Spouse(s)Zephaniah Kizza Sseninde

Background and educationEdit

Rosemary Nansubuga was born in Wakiso District on 7 January 1965. She went to St. Agnes Boarding Primary School in Naggalama for her early elementary schooling.[3] She then attended St. Joseph's Senior Secondary School in Nsambya for her O-Level studies, graduating in 1982. She studied at Trinity College Nabbingo for her A-Level education, graduating in 1985.[2]

In 1997 she obtained a Teaching Certificate from Lady Irene College, in Ndejje, now a component of Ndejje University. The following year, she attended a 10-week course at the National Institute of Small Industries Extension Training (NISIET), in Hyderabad, India, graduating with a certificate.[2]

In 2001, she graduated with a Diploma in Education, awarded by the Institute of Teacher Education (ITEK), now a component of Kyambogo University. In 2005, she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Human Resource Management, awarded by Makerere University. Later in 2009, she was awarded a Master of Arts in ethics and public management.[2]

Teaching careerEdit

She began her teaching career in 1987, as a teacher/instructor at a boarding elementary school, serving in that capacity until 1994. She then transferred to Wampeewo Senior Secondary School as a teacher, serving in that capacity until 2000. In 2001, for a period of less than one year, she worked as a tutor/instructor at Shimoni Teacher Training College.[2]


In 2001, she entered elective Ugandan politics and was elected to the Parliament of Uganda to represent the women of Wakiso District. She was reelected in 2006, 2011 and 2016, and is the incumbent.[4] In the cabinet appointed on 6 June 2016, she was named the State Minister for primary education.[5]


Rosemary Nansubuga Sseninde is married to Zephaniah Kizza Kikoba Walube Sseninde since 12 October 1985.[6] She is the mother of seven children.[3] Her daughter, Jean Sseninde, is a professorial soccer player, with the London Phoenix ladies team, in the English Second League.[7]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Uganda State House (6 June 2016). "Museveni's new cabinet list At 6 June 2016" (PDF). Daily Monitor. Kampala. Retrieved 11 June 2016.
  2. ^ a b c d e POU (1 November 2016). "Profile of Nansubuga Rosemary Seninde: Woman Representative, Wakiso District". Kampala: Parliament of Uganda (POU). Retrieved 1 November 2016.
  3. ^ a b Lutwama, Samuel (13 November 2015). "From a house wife, primary teacher to legislator". New Vision. Kampala. Retrieved 1 November 2016.
  4. ^ Draku, Franklin (20 February 2016). "Seninde Retains Wakiso Woman MP Seat". Kampala: Uganda Radio Network. Retrieved 1 November 2016.<
  5. ^ Uganda State House (6 June 2016). "Uganda's New Cabinet As At 6 June 2016". Retrieved 1 November 2016.
  6. ^ Lutwama, Samuel (15 September 2013). "Rosemary gave up school for me — Sseninde". New Vision. Kampala. Retrieved 1 November 2016.
  7. ^ Byamukama, Aloysius (11 December 2014). "Seninde eyes Cranes team". New Vision. Kampala. Retrieved 29 December 2017.

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