Adolph Kolping English Medium Primary School is a co-educational Boarding and Day school situated at the top of Ihungo hill in Nshambya ward, Bukoba Municipality, Kagera region about 5 Kilometres from Bukoba town along the Kashozi road.
Also the school is accessible by the road which passes through the school, coming from Ihungo Secondary School winding to Kashenye area down the hill towards Bukoba Municipal.
Upon fulfillment of all registration requirements by the government, the school was issued with the following registration certificates by the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training on 20th Oct,2008:NO.KA.01/3/E.A010 with Reference No. JA/259/287/692 for Pre-school; and KA.01/3/010 Reference No.JA/259/287/672 for the Primary school.
AKEMPS was started as a kindergarten at Bweyambiro in the town near the airport by the Kolping Society of Tanzania Director Rev. Fr. David Kamugisha in 2004.The foundation stone on the present premise was laid on the 31/08/2006 by Hon Mr. Hubert Tintelotti the International Kolping Secretary General. The school was later shifted to the present premises in March 2007. It had 62 pupils, (38 boys and 24 girls) with 8 staff members totaling to 70 people. The classes which existed were kindergarten stage I, & II, STD I & II. The pioneer pupils were graduated in 2012.
" Quality Education for prosperous future "
" To establish a family like school in the spirit of Kolping where every pupil is loved and appreciated, guided and supported in the progress towards attaining intellectual, cultural, spiritual, social, emotional and moral maturity "
" To contribute to the development of young people who are confident, can think, for themselves, who understand the meaning of love, equality, the common good, freedom, peace, and justice and who can play a full and responsible part in a changing and multicultural society. "
THE PRESENT SITUATION OF THE SCHOOL;
The school has become predominant in the vicinity of Bukoba municipality attracting attention from within and without the municipal council. Within the five years of existence, at the current premise, the population of the school has grown up to about 600 people, with 542 pupils, (301Boys, 241 Girls.) and 52 staff members.
The activities taking place in the school include:
1. Teaching subjects such as; Mathematics, English language, Science, Kiswahili language, Vocational skills, Personality Development and Sports, ICT, Religious education, Geography, History, Civics for standards III – VII.
2. Study tours for the pupils.
3. School band for playing the national anthem and other songs.
4. Excursions for religious festivals and mass.
5. Games and sports.
Over the 8 years, the school has gained popularity thus the fast growth in the population. The population of AKEMPS is greater than some of the schools which preceded it. This is a very big achievement for us. The academic performance is also good in the national examinations of standard four as well as standard seven. The school is proud of the brass band, thanks to the manager for this wonderful establishment, may God bless you ever more.