Margaret W. Mugeni Atim


During the past 37 years as a teacher and education administrator, Ms. Atim has led and participated in the design of programs like INSSTEP and SESEMAT whose main goals were to enhance the learner’s involvement in education delivery. In addition to her experience as a classroom teacher, her administrative background at the Directorate of Quality Assurance in the Ministry of Education and Sports, at Uganda National Examinations Board, and as a long time head teacher at Mary hill High School , makes her stand out as a Senior Citizen of quality.

She holds a Bachelor of Science and a Postgraduate Diploma in Education from Makerere University, and a Master of Education degree (Educational Administration and Planning) from Mbarara University of Science and Technology.  She has attended conferences on Education Planning, Administration and Pedagogy, participating as an invited speaker at a number of them.  She has served as a classroom teacher at Mt. St. Mary’s Namagunga SS and Mary hill High School, worked with UNEB as Examiner, Senior Examiner, and Chief Examiner continuously for 21 years, designed quality assurance policy, monitored and reviewed secondary school science education at the Directorate of Quality Assurance in the Ministry of Education and Sports for 2 years, and has been a head teacher of Mary hill High School taking care of a population of over 1,500 staff and pupils for 10 years.  While her academic writing may not be extensive, she has written a thesis on head teacher role-attitude and leadership style, which was well received in the academic circles.  Her philosophy on education administration and leadership is largely transformative and empowering every stakeholder.

Her life skills and interpersonal relationships are informed by short courses she has undertaken at Uganda Management Institute (UMI), Centre for Conflict Management, Kyambogo University, Mbarara University and Notwane Pastoral Center, Gabarone, Botswana.  She has also undertaken financial and project management studies at UMI, PPDA and Mbarara University.  Furthermore, she naturally works well as a team member.

On retirement in 2014, she was awarded a Presidential Golden Jubilee Award in recognition of her contribution towards girl child education in the 50 years development of the nation. Currently she is a senior citizen retired but not tired head teacher, occupied by small scale entrepreneurship activities dealing in Nutricare products such as Eggs; Chicken; Mushrooms; Vegetables and Chia seeds