National seminary Ggaba is located in the outskates of Kampala – 9 kilometers from the city center towards Lake Victoria harbor. It is one of the four national seminaries in Uganda owned by the Uganda Episcopal Conference. The others are: St. Thomas Aquinas Katigondo seminary (philosophicum), Uganda Martyrs Seminary Alokolum (philosophicum), and St. Paul’s seminary Kinyamasika (Theologicum). It was founded in 1970 and is the first theologicum in Uganda. Seminarians admitted to Ggaba are from the philosophica in Uganda.
At Ggaba, seminarians take on theological studies as their second degree. They offer three strata of academic programs namely, internal diploma of theology; bachelors of Theology of Urbaniana University, Rome; and some offer a Master’s of Arts in Religious and Theological Studies of Makerere University.