About Jamhuri High School

Learn more about our school, our history, culture, mission and vision.
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School Overview

Jamhuri High School formerly known as Government Indian School and later The Duke of Gloucester school is one of the oldest schools in Kenya. It was founded as a Railway Educational Center In 1906 before Kenya’s Independence from the British. The school which is located at Ngara, Nairobi predominantly enrolled students from the Indian community in Nairobi, hence its former name Government Indian School.
In 1955, the school’s name was changed to the Duke of Gloucester School, named after Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester. After Kenya,s independence in 1964 the school was renamed Jamhuri High School. Jamhuri is a Swahili word for a republic which symbolizes independence and Kenya’s sovereignty as a Republic. Since then, the school has had a diversified enrollment of students of African, Indian and White Heritage.
Jamhuri High School is generally known as Jamu, and its nickname is Dukes

Our History

1906

Jamhuri High School formerly known as Government Indian School and later The Duke of Gloucester school is one of the oldest schools in Kenya. It was founded as a Railway Educational Center In 1906 before Kenya’s Independence from the British. The school which is located at Ngara, Nairobi predominantly enrolled students from the Indian community in Nairobi, hence its former name Government Indian School.

1955

In 1955, the school’s name was changed to the Duke of Gloucester School, named after Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester. After Kenya,s independence in 1964 the school was renamed Jamhuri High School. Jamhuri is a Swahili word for a republic which symbolizes independence and Kenya’s sovereignty as a Republic. Since then, the school has had a diversified enrollment of students of African, Indian and White Heritage.

2020

Celebrating 114 years of adding value to over 1 million East Africans that have passed through Jamhuri High School.