St Ursula Girls’ Secondary School – Tungutu, was started in 1976, by the Ursuline Sisters. The School was then known as Tungutu Girls Harambee Secondary School. The School inherited the premises of the former Ithookwe Intermediate School and was started with a population of 16 students.
The primary drive by the Ursuline Sisters for starting this school was to provide secondary education for the poor girls from the Majengo area in Kitui Town. The School has grown to offer quality secondary education to girls from the greater Kitui region, and South Eastern Province of Kenya, including Mwingi, Machakos, Makueni and even beyond in Kenya.
Over the years the schools performance has improved and is among the top schools in Kitui District, in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary School Examination.
The school has been within the top 15 Schools in the District and has emerged a leader in specific subject performance.
The school is very active in co-curricula activities and has been taking students to participate up to provincial levels for term 1 and 2 games (field events, track events, ball games and drama).
The School has been participating up to National levels in Science Congress, Basket ball (past 10 years) and Music Festivals.
The school has been district champions for Handball for 7 years (2002-2007, and 2009).
In music festivals, the School has been participating up to national levels presenting public speech and Kaswida.