FACULTY OF SPECIAL NEEDS AND REHABILITATION
DEPARTMENT OF ADULT AND COMMUNITY EDUCATION
- Mr. Nuwagaba E.L., BACE (MUK), M.Ed [Ad. Ed] (UKZN), Dip (Ad.Ed) UNZA, Cert. (Ad.Ed) AALAE - Acting Head of Department
- Ms. Alupo Grace, BACE (Hons) (Mak), M.Ed. (Adult Education) (Cand.) (UZN), Canon Lwanga Mugerwa B.A (Hon.) (MUK) MSW (George Williams College) (U.S.A.)
- Dr. Fr. J. Mugalu, B.Theo Pontifical Urban Univ. Rome, B. Phil. (Pontifical Urban Univ). (Rome) PhD. Philosophical Studies
- Dr. Namwenge P., M.Sc. Population and Repro. Health, Certificate in HIV/AIDs Care, MB.ChB (MUK)
- Mr. Oteeni Samuel, BACE (KyU) M.A Dev. Studies (Cand.) (UMU), Dip. Ed.
- Nakayenga Regina, BACE (Hons) (Mak), M.BA (ESAMI), Dip. Educ. (Mak.)
- Dr. Naiga Gudula Naiga Basaza, BSc. (Mak), PhD. (Dist. Ed.) (Ghent Un.), M.A. Sc.Ed.. (York Univ.), PGD Educ. (MaK)
- Dr. J.C. Katongole, PhD. (Wrzburg, Germany), M.A. Theol. (C.U.E.A. Nairobi Kenya), Dip. Theol.(MUK), Dip. Phil. Rel. Stud. (Seminary Katigondo)
- Mr. Oyaro Peter, BA (SWSA) (Mak), PGD-CBR (KYU), Dip. Soc. Dev. (Mak.)
- Mr. Sserwadda Mathias, BAFA (Mak),.) MA. Dev. Stud. (UMU), PGD CBR (KYU), Dip Env (MIEEDS), PGDE (UMU) Cand
- Ms. Nakimuli Reticia, BASS (Mak), M. BA (Mak)
- Ms. Kulabako Mary, BACE (Hons) (KYU), MA Voc. Ped. (Cand.) (KYU), , Dip. Educ. (Sec) ITEK, Cert. Proj.Plan., Cert.. Comp., Cert. Bus. Sk.
- Ms. Mudibo Doreen, BACE (Hons) (KyU), MA Dev. Mgt (Univ. Agder, Kristians) (Cand.) Cert. Proj. Plan. Mgt., Cert. Comp.
- Mr. Mugambwa Joshua, BAFA (Mak) MA.Gov & Dev., (Univ.Antwerp), PGDE (Nam. Univ.), PGDM (UMI),)
- Mr. Kaweesi Edward Festo, BACE (Hons) (KyU), Dip. Guid. & Cou (KyU), Cert. Guid. & Coun. (KYU), Cert. Adv. Com.Sk.
- Asiimwe Richard, BSC. UDA, MBA, , DPPMTOT, Cert. Lead. ACCA level 3
DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY AND DISABILITY STUDIES
- Mr. Asher Bayo, B.Phil. Ed, M.Phil.SNE,., Dip. Sped, Cert. MBR,- Head of Department,
- Mr. Vincent Paul Ojwang, B.A (Hons Psy), MSc. CDS, M.A. Ed, Dip. Physio
- Mr. Victor Locoro, B.Ed, M.Phil. SNE-, M.A Dev. St. (Cand). (UMU),
- Mr. Moses Ddamulira, B.A SWASA, M.A SSP& M (Cand). (Mak), PGD CBR,
- Ms. Carolyn Maholo Serunkuma, BA. Soc. Sc., M.A Dev. Cand., PGDCBR
- Mrs. Tumwesigye Odette Niyisabwa, B.Ed, M.Phil.SNE, (SNE), Dip. Sped, Cert. MBR,
- Mr. David Khaemba Kam, B.Ed,. M. Phil. SNE Cand., Dip. SNE, Cert. MBR
- Mr. Kalule Duncan, B.A SWSA (Mak). Ph,.D (Cand). M. Dev. St. (UMU),
- Mr. Okuku Obomba Remigious, B.A. (Mak), M.A Journalism, (Wales), PDG Ed. (Mak),
- Ms Winnie Mataze, B.Ed. (PNG), M.A Dev. St. (UMU), B.A Ethics &Dev. St. (UMU),
- Ms. Flora Driwaru ,B.A. Ed. (Mak), PGD CBR (KyU)
- Mr. Agaba John, BACE, (UB), M.ACE, (MUK)).
- Mr. Kanyeisigye Charles, B.A SWSA (Mak), M.Dev. Stu. (UMU),
- Ms. Anne Martin Akum, BA S.Sc, PGD CBR (KyU)
- Mr. Fred Serunjogi, B.A Sc., PGD CBR (KYU)
- Ms. Kyosaba Winfred Biribonwa, B. G & C, Dip. Tr. Ed.
- Mr. Mark Semaganda, M.A SSPM Cand. B.SWASA (MUK)
- Mr. Mugisha Maguru Jimmy, B.A S.Sc., M.A Devt. St.,
- Mr. Ojok Patrick, B.Ed. SNE, M.Phil. SNE, , Dip. SNE
- Mr. Otim Charles, BA SWSA (UCU), M.A Devt. St., Dip. Soc. Devt.
- Mrs. Lukwago Annunciate, B. Ed., M.A Ed,. PGD SNE,
DEPARTMENT OF SPECIAL NEEDS STUDIES
- Mr. George Willy Kutosi, B.Sc. (MAK), M.Ed. (Zim), , Dip.Sp.Ed (Perkins), Cert ACE (KyU) Head of Department
- Dr. J. B. Okech, Ph. D. (Durham), Head of Publications and Editor African Journal of Special Needs Education..
- Ms Esther Grace Candiru, M. Phil. SNE (Oslo), Dip SNE (Head of Section Visual Impairment)
- Ms Juliet Wamala Nakalule, B.Ed SNE, (Mak)M, Phil SNE (Oslo), Dip SNE (Head of Section Mental Retardation and Learning Difficulties)
- Ms Prossy Suubi Nantongo, B.Ed SNE (Mak), M.Phil SNE,), Dip. SNE, (Head of Section Hearing Impairment)
- Aringo Lesley Helen, B.Phil.SNE, M.Phil. SNE, Dip. Educ. (Head of Section of SNE Materials Production and Information Services)
- Eron Lawrence, M.Phil.SNE, BDS, Dip.SNE,
- Okwaput Stackus, M.PhilSNE., HD, Dip.SNE
- Kiryahika Margaret Kyembabaz,i M.Ed., Dip. Ed.
- Kibuda Nicholas Namahalu, M.Phil., Dip.SNE, GD III
- Odeke Nato Joseph, B.Ed.SNE, M.Phil.SNE,
- Lule Dorothy Sarah, B.Sc., Dip. Educ
- Kasavubu Betty Grace, B.A.(Arts),.M.Phil.SNE, PGDSNE,
- Lutalo Sam, Dip. Deaf Studies
- Busingye Bonny, BACE, Cert SL Instructor
- Omugur Julius, B.Ed., M.Phil.SNE, Dip. Ed.
- Eria Paul Njuki, B.Phil SNE., M.Phil SNE,
- Mr. Musibala Peter, M.Phil (SNE) Oslo, Dip. Special Educ. (ITEK), Tr Cert. Grade III (ITEK), Tr Cert. Grade II (MUK)
- Ms Masitura Suleiman, M.Phil.SNE, BDS, Dip.SpEd.
- Ms Florence Driwaru, B.A.Ed. PGDCBR.
- Katumba Nancy, Dip. Sign Language, BACE (Cand.)
- Okwele Richard, Cert. Sign Language.Atim Mary Stella, B.Phil. SNE, M.Ed, M.Phil.
Wadidi James Reddy, B.Ed. SNE, B.Phl, M.Phil.,SNE, Dip. SNE
Ssenyonga Maurice BSW, Dip. Deaf Studies
Faculty of Education Staffing
P.O. Box 1, Kyambogo Uganda
Current staff in the Faculty of Education 2009/2010 Academic Year
Full- Time Academic Staff
- Department of Educational Psychology
- Mr.Auma Okumu S. - HOD/Senior Lecturer
- Mr.Byamugisha G - Lecturer
- Mr.Ntare E.Rutondoki - Lecturer
- Mr.Baguwemu Ayub A - Lecturer
- Mr.Akolong Samuel - Lecturer
- Mr.Kagari James R - Lecturer
- Mrs.Bunoti Sarah N - Assistant Lecturer
- Ms.Ojambo Deborah - Assistant Lecturer
- Mr.Kibedi Henry Kasawo - Assistant Lecturer
- Ms.Namusoke Jane - Teaching Assistant
- Mr.Mayengo Nathaniel - Teaching Assistant
- Ms.Naiga Annet Diori - Teaching Assistant
- Mr.Kyansuku Godfrey - Teaching Assistant
- Mr.Kalibaza Stephen - Teaching Assistant
- Department of Foundations of Education
- Mr.Semanda Enosi - HOD/Lecturer
- Ms.Namyalo Geraldine - Lecturer
- Ms.Opit Elizabeth - Lecturer
- Mr.Kuteesa M.D - Assistant Lecturer
- Mr.Bagonza Godfrey - Teaching Assistant
- Ms.Tuhairwe Fulgencia - Teaching Assistant
- Mr.Kilimani Nicholas - Assistant Lecturer
Department of Educational Planning & Management
- Ms.Mbabazi E.G - HOD/Lecturer
- Mr.Kateshumbwa E - Lecturer
- Ms.Nabawanuka Phoebe - Lecturer
- Tusiime M.H - Assistant Lecturer
- Mr.Owino Philips - Assistant Lecturer
- Mr.Rutagarukayo David - Assistant Lecturer
- Mr.Okongo Wilberforce - Assistant Lecturer
- Mr.Rwakijuma K - Assistant Lecturer
- Mr.Ouno John - Teaching Assistant
- Mr.Rwothumio Joseph - Teaching Assistant
- Mr.Kasule George - Teaching Assistant
- Department of Distance Education
- Mr.Okot Daniel - HOD/Lecturer
- Mr.Otto Aron Yona - Senior Lecturer
- Mr.Sebukalu Semakula Paul - Lecturer
- Mr.Meya Andrew - Assistant Lecturer
Department of Teacher Education and Development Studies
- Mr.Bakaira Godfrey - HOD/Lecturer
- Ms.Akello Katherine Joy - Teaching Assistant
- Mrs.Muheirwe Monica - Lecturer
- Mrs.Lubega K.Margaret - Lecturer
- Mr.Kyakulumbye A.K - Lecturer
- Mrs.Kabahamba Ameri F - Lecturer
- Mr.Baguma Abel B - Lecturer
- Mrs. Kyambadde Njuki R - Lecturer
- Sr.Dr.Kaahwa M.G - Lecturer
- Mrs.Mbaga Suubi- Isiko - Lecturer
- Mr.Maani John S - Lecturer
- Mr.Bwayo John K - Lecturer
- Beigaruraho B.K.A - Lecturer
- Mrs.Opendi V.N - Lecturer
- Mr.Jongo Atwooki - Lecturer
- Ms.Geria Gloria - Lecturer
- Mr.Okello Benson - Lecturer
- Mr.Ddungu Kafuluma Mukasa - Assistant Lecturer
- Rev.Zinomuhanigi B.M - Assistant Lecturer
- Sr.Busingye Evangelista - Assistant Lecturer
- Ms. Nakidde C.K - Assistant Lecturer
- Mr.Ejuu Godfrey - Teaching Assistant
- Ms. Asiimwe Florence - Teaching Assistant
- Rev.Lubaale Grace - Assistant Lecturer
- Dr.Ndawula Stephen - Lecturer
- Mr.Nyanzi- Kabanda Muhammed - Teaching Assistant
- Mr.Ngobi Henry David - Assistant Lecturer
- Dr. Kaheeru Katigo, Jokshan - Senior Lecturer and Dean, Faculty of Education
Part- Time Staff
The Faculty of Education engages a number of part time staff in its
departments from time to time. The names of these may be availed on special request from the departments.
- Ms. Alice Mbabazi - Administrative Assistant
- Mrs.Rose Ekol - Administrative Assistant,
- Ms.Evelyne Nyamahunge - Administrative Assistant
- Ms Rebecca Mpalanyi - Accounts Assistant
- Mr.Onenchan Dominic - Technician, TE&DS
- Ms.Aningo Jessica - Secretary, Deans Office
- Ms.Ziraba Lillian - Secretary, Distance
- Ms.Maria Namagembe - Secretary,TE&DS
- Ms.Achieng Annet - Secretary,FED
- Ms.Alaisha Ndugwa - Secretary,EPM
- Contract Staff
- Mr.Gerald Mugumya - Administrative Assistant
- Ms.Nairuba Faridah - Secretary, Psychology
- Support Staff
- Ms. Nalubega Dorothy
- Ms.Kitaka Aida
- Ms.Aisha Namusisi
- Ms.Saidat Nakiwala
- Mr.Olami Fredrick
On behalf of the Faculty of Education Staff and Students, I wish to thank you for visiting our web page and encourage you to visit us, to sponsor students on our programmes and even to enroll on some of them.
For more information please contact:
The Office of the Dean,
Faculty of Education
Or the relevant Departments.
FACULTY OF EDUCATION
LINKAGES, AFILIATIONS AND UNITS
The Faculty of Education has academic linkages with numerous national and international institutions. These include;
i) Primary Teachers Colleges offering Diploma in Education Primary (DEPE) on Distance Learning. The following Primary Teachers Colleges are the centres where DEPE face to face sessions are conducted;
- Kibuli Primary Teacher's College (Kampala)
- Kabwangasi, Primary Teacher's College (Mbale)
- Kamurasi, Primary Teacher's College (Masindi)
- Ibanda, Primary Teacher's College (Ibanda)
- Christ the King, Primary Teacher's College (Gulu)
- Canon Lawrence, Primary Teacher's College (Lira)
- Busuubizi, Primary Teacher's College
- St.John Bosco, Lodonga, Primary Teacher's College (Arua)
- Jinja, Primary Teacher College (Wanyange Jinja)
ii) Primary Teachers Colleges offering Diploma in Special Needs Education y (DSNEE) on Distance Learning. The following Primary Teachers Colleges are the centres where DSNEE face to face sessions are conducted
- St.Marys Bukedea, Primary Teachers College (Mbale)
- Kamurasi, Primary Teacher's College (Mbale)
- Kiyoora, Primary Teacher's College (Ntungamo)
- Loro, Primary Teacher's College (Lira)
- Nkoko-Njeru, Primary Teacher's College
- Rakai, Primary Teacher's College (Bikira Kyotera)
Currently the following institutions are affiliated to Kyambogo University through the Faculty of Education and its Departments:
- Nile Vocational Institute offering Certificate in Nursery Teaching (CNT).
- Sanyu Training Institute Kampala offering Certificate in Nursery Teaching (CNT)
- Kaliote Institute of Teacher Education offering Certificate in Technical Teacher Education (CTTE)
- Abilonino Community Polytechnic Instructors Institute offering Diploma in Technical Teacher Education
- National Teachers Colleges awarding body for Diploma in Education Secondary (DES)
- Primary Teachers Colleges offering Diploma in Primary Education (DEP).
Achievements with Key Collaborations with Stakeholders
The Faculty of Education through the Department of Teacher Education and Development Studies in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Sports have initiated the Certificate in Teacher Education Proficiency (CTEP). Work on the Instructors programme for Non Formal Education is also on going. The Department of Psychology together with the Psychosocial Training Institute in Arua has designed a Postgraduate Diploma in Psychosocial Interventions which will soon be presented to the Board of the School of Postgraduate Studies.
Key Units in the Faculty
In addition to the Departments, the Faculty of Education has a number of units designed to enhance its professional character and activities. These include:
a) Child to Child programme
b) Mediated Learning Experience, with the following objectives;
- To improve the quality of interactions between the caregiver/mediator and the child.
- To promote self esteem and self image in children.
- To make the world more accessible to the child through interactions.
c) Child friendly basic education and learning, run jointly by Kyambogo
University, UNICEF and the Ministry of Education & Sports.
d) Child Study Centre, the main goals of the centre are;
- To teach children of nursery age using modern methodologies, equipment
- and materials
- To provide day care services to young children whose parents are working.
- To carry out action research in various aspects of early childhood education which have impact in children's learning and their environment.
e) Early Childhood Education Resource Centre; developed in collaboration
with Aga Khan Education Service Uganda. Its concerned with
development of Instructional materials for use in nursery and primary schools and PTCs.
Faculty of Engineering
You are welcome to the Faculty of Engineering (FoEng), Kyambogo University (KyU) webpage. Thank you for the interest and time you have spared to visit us.
The FoEng was formed in 2001 from the former Schools of Civil and Building, Mechanical and Production, Electrical and Electronic Engineering of former Uganda Polytechnic Kyambogo (UPK) and the former Department of Technological Studies of former Institute of Teacher Education Kyambogo (ITEK) when the Government of the Republic of Uganda kick-started Kyambogo University by merging UPK, ITEK and former Uganda National Institute of Special Education (UNISE). The new change was qualitative as the faculty began to train students at degree level in addition to training at Technician level.
The FoEng has a long and rich history as shown below:
- 1921 - Started as Kampala Technical College (KTC). Vocational subjects were added to the Technical subjects in 1922.
- 1928 - KTC transformed into Kampala Technical School (KTS) on the slopes of Makerere hill.
- 1942 - The Engineering School was formed at the current Makerere University play ground. It was later transferred to Nakawa.
- 1954 - The Engineering School was transferred to Kyambogo as Kampala Technical Institute (KTI).
- 1964 - KTI was upgraded to the Uganda Technical College (UTC) Kyambogo.
- 1984 - UTC became part of the Faculty of Technology, Makerere University.
- 1986 - It was retracted from Faculty of Technology, Makerere University and upgraded to UPK.
- 2001 - FoEng was formed as already mentioned above.
├óÔé¼┼ôTo Impart, promote and advance Science and Technology for development, and transformation of Society.
To be a Centre of Academic and Professional Excellence in Engineering.
Knowledge and Practical Skills for Service.
The FoEng is comprised of four (4) Departments, namely:
- Department of Civil and Building Engineering (DCBE).
- Department of Mechanical and Production Engineering (DMPE).
- Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (DEEE).
- Department of Lands and Architectural Studies (DLAS).
The FoEng office is located in the former UPK Administration Block, next to the Board Room on ground floor.
FACULTY OF EDUCATION
Welcome to the Faculty of Education pages. We hope you find it useful.
The Faculty of Education offers a wide range of professional programmes in Education, Guidance and Counseling and Development Studies. We aim at producing relevant personnel for secondary schools, Primary Teachers Colleges, National Teachers Colleges, Educational Departments both at district and national levels and other related institutions.
Our Guidance and Counseling programmes aim at producing professionals to work in educational, occupational, health, social and security institutions. The Development Studies programmes aim at producing professionals who are to work in civil society organizations as well as government departments with a focus on achieving holistic individual and national development. The graduates in educational planning and management are trained for the purpose of promoting quality institutional management with a view to enhancing quality education and quality personnel relationships.
For more detailed information about specific programmes you are also invited to visit departmental web pages. We now invite you to look at our current profile and future expectations.
The Faculty of Education is one of the Faculties in the University. It is sometimes referred to as the Mother Faculty because of the central role it plays in professional training of Teachers and Educationists. A part from training Teachers and Tutors, the Faculty trains professionals in the areas of Development Studies and Guidance and Counseling.
The Faculty offers courses in professional subjects at two levels. First all students who are training as teachers for pre-primary, primary, secondary schools and Teachers Colleges, take core Professional Studies courses from this Faculty. Secondly educational subjects like Foundations of Education, Psychology and Educational Administration are offered as electives for in-depth study and research to students in sister Faculties within the University.
Our mission is To produce Graduates who are competent and ethically committed for purposes of enhancing quality education, quality mental and social health and wholesome individual and national development both for Uganda and other sister nations.
Departments in the Faculty of Education
Currently the Faculty has the following departments;
- Teacher Education and Development Studies
- Foundations of Education
- Educational Planning and Management
- Distance Education
FACULTY OF VOCATIONAL STUDIES
MESSAGE FROM THE DEAN
In pursuance of the mission of the university of advancing and promoting knowledge and development of skills in science, technology and education and in such other fields having regard to quality, equity, progress and transformation of society, the Faculty of Vocational Studies is guided by a number of strategic goals which include to:
1) provide programmes in Vocational disciplines relevant to societal needs;
2) increase technological awareness and innovations;
3) enhance transfer of technology to individuals and the community;
4) produce sufficient numbers of teachers and other personnel in vocational disciplines;
5) conduct research and publish in areas of vocational studies; and,
6) enhance research and application of vocational pedagogy.
Accordingly, as the demand for vocational courses increases, the Faculty has positioned itself to confront the challenges head through specifically developing academic programmes in vocational studies, promoting technological awareness and innovations for transfer to individuals and the community for development, training teachers of vocational subjects for schools and colleges, cultivating diligence and respect for work and the spirit of education for work in all occupations; and conducting research and publishing especially in the area of agriculture, human nutrition and dietetics, home Economics, art and design among others. Currently, the faculty is offering 19 programmes at certificates, diploma, bachelors and graduate levels. In fact, the faculty boosts of well qualified staff in diverse areas as exemplified by the number of Associate Professors.
The faculty is also well placed to provide leadership and tutelage to the recently launched Skilling Uganda programme including those privately run vocational institutions in the country by building capacity and competence of both the graduates and non-graduates as well as providing employable skills to those lacking formal employment hence immensely contributing to national development goals.
Therefore, in the realisation of this dream, the faculty is actively engaged in research, graduate training and supervision as well as publishing. Moreover, to keep pace with the requirements of the National Council for Higher Education (NCHE), most of the staff has enrolled for higher degrees especially PhD and more new programmes will soon be launched to keep pace with the demands.
Faculty of Special Needs and Rehabilitation
Phone number: +256 414 222 961
Mobile: +256 782 558 228
Dean: Lawrence ERON (PhD – UiO, Norway)
Head of Departments:
- Special Needs Studies: Stakus OKWAPUT (PhD -UiO, Norway)
- Community and Disability Studies: Patrick OJOK (PhD – Ilinois, Chicago, USA)
- Adult and Community Education: Michael David SUMANI (MACE -MuK)
MESSAGE FROM THE DEAN
The Faculty of Special Needs and Rehabilitation has a long and rich tradition in the training of teachers and other professionals in special needs education, rehabilitation and inclusive development. The mission of the faculty is to ensure equalization of opportunities of persons with disabilities and other special needs through human resource development and production of assistive devices for promotion of learning and independent living. For this reason, all the students who study at the faculty undertake courses that are uniquely designed with skills in braille, sign language, mobility and orientation skills, early identification of learning needs and impairments in children, young people and adults.
In addition, the Faculty, through its outreach programme collaborate with organizations of persons with disability and development partners in disability, special needs, inclusive education and rehabilitation to promote social justice and inclusive development. The undergraduate and graduate programmes offered are located under the departments of Adult and Community Education (ACE), Community and Disability Studies (CDS) and Special Needs Studies (SNS). There are approximately 1037 students studying different courses in the faculty serviced by well qualified staff majorly with Doctoral Degrees and especially skilled in their areas of expertise in disability, special needs and inclusive education, rehabilitation, adult education, community development and social justice. The technical staff provide support services through Uganda Sign Language Interpreting, Mobility Guide and reading for the blind, and disability assessment and speech and language therapy.
PARTNERSHIPS AND PROJECTS
The Faculty boasts of a strong collaboration with development partners with the view to promoting the inclusion of persons with disabilities and other special needs. The following projects are currently being run in collaboration with other partners.
This NORHED (Norwegian) supported programme is being implemented in collaboration with the University of Oslo- Norway, University of Dar es Salaam - Tanzania and Kenya Institute of Special Education (KISE). The main activities are
- Human resource development at PhD and Masters level education
- Development of web-page on Sensory impairments (Visual, Hearing and Deafblind)
- Research in sensory impairments through Postdoctoral scholarships
The Royal Dutch (Netherlands) government through its center for the blind and partially sighted (Visio) is working with the Faculty to screen, assess and rehabilitate students in ten secondary schools identified as having low vision. This programme involves Ministry of Health (Eye Rehabilitation department) Ministry of Education (Special Needs and Inclusive Education) and Regional Eye Hospitals where the schools are located.
Teacher Education Development for Inclusive Education
This is a programme being implemented in collaboration with Sight savers Uganda Country Office, Ministry of Education and Sports (departments of Teacher Instructor, Education and Training as well as Special Needs and Inclusive Education), National Union of Disabled People of Uganda (NUDIPU) and Uganda Society for Disabled Children (USDC). It is meant to
- Train tutors from all government and private Primary Teaches Colleges to develop skills to implement the special needs education component in the PTC curriculum. The intention is to pass out teachers with an inclusive orientation to support all children in their classes
- Advocate for an inclusive policy and provision that takes into consideration the needs of persons with disabilities.
PAGEL – Speech and Language Therapy Interventions
The Faculty is collaborating with the Leibniz University in Hannover (Germany), Kenyatta university and Muhimbili University of Health and allied Sciences to implement a speech and language therapy intervention for babies, young children, adults and seniors (elders). The first phase of the programme has been on human resource development for a sustainable speech and Language Therapy support in a form that is cost effective for the country.
In addition, the Faculty has partnered with many Civil Society Organizations (CSO)and institutions to promote the inclusion of learners with disabilities and guide on rehabilitation services needed. These include Cheshire Services Uganda, World Vision and Uganda People Defense Forces (Mubende Rehabilitation Unit). The Center for Visual Impairment which is currently being used as the Disability Support Center serves all students with disabilities across the university who need their coursework and reading materials modified in a form that can be easy to read. Other persons with disabilities visit the center to seek different rehabilitation and professional support for independent living. The services are offered as a contribution of the University to achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 and the National Development Plan on the inclusion of persons with disabilities.
The following services at your disposal
- Production and transcription of all print materials in Braille,
- Testing and production of ear mould
- Production of low cost assistive devices
- Assessment of disabilities and other special needs as well as providing early stimulation for preschool or learners with severe learning needs at Early Childhood Learning and Assessment Center (ECLAC).
Department of Adult and Community Education
The department is a Chair for UNESCO for Kyambogo University in Adult education development and offers the following programmes:
- Bachelor of Adult and Community Education (BACE) - 3 years
- Certificate in Adult Education (CACE) - 1 year
These programmes are uniquely grounded in addressing community development and special needs of adults with different categories of Disabilities (PWDs)and other special needs to realize their potential and contribute to personal and national development.
Department of Community and Disability Studies
Currently the Department offers Programmes that emphasizes the rehabilitation and promotion of human rights, social justice, empowerment and equalization of opportunities of persons with disabilities and other special needs. The programmes admits both direct entrants (A ‘level leavers and in-service officers to study during the day and evening into:
- Post Graduate Diploma in Community Based Rehabilitation (PGD CBR) - 1 Year (study time flexible)
- Bachelor of Community Based Rehabilitation (BCBR) - 3 Years
- Bachelor of Community Development and Social Justice(BCDSJ) - 3 Years
- Diploma in Mobility and Rehabilitation (DMR) - 2 Years
- Diploma in Community Based Rehabilitation (DCBR) - 2 Years
Department of Special Needs Studies
The department comprise programme that were started at the institute of Teacher Education Kyambogo and later the Uganda National Institute of Special Education (UNISE) in training of teachers and production of assistive devices and learning materials. It offers programmes that prepares individuals to be teachers of the blind and low vision (visual impairment), deaf and hard of hearing (hearing impairment and of children with autism, down syndrome and other forms of neurological difficulties (intellectual Impairment). The following programmes are offered:
- Masters in Special Needs Education - 2years
- Postgraduate Diploma in Special Needs Education - 1 year
- Bachelor of Education in Special Needs Education - 2 years
- Diploma in Special Needs Education - 2 years
- Diploma in Deaf Education - 2 years (New)
- Certificate in Sign Language Interpretation -1 year (New)
I call upon all of you to reach out to us for tailor made trainings, advice on interventions and rehabilitation of persons with disabilities and other special needs as well as utilizing our immense expertise for consultancies.
Faculty of Science
The Faculty of Science has a mission to transform the private sector and industry in general through training of a skilled based labour force, well equipped with relevant information and knowledge for the 21st century industrial economy. To this end, the Faculty runs several programmes which have been developed through wide consultation with all the stakeholders in the country. The Faculty in summary provides taught programmes in Textiles, Clothing, Science, Technology and Environment and has close links with government departments, research organizations and the private sector in the country.
The Faculty of Science currently comprises six (7) departments. These are:
Funding of Faculty activities is both through income generating activities and money from the government. As a Faculty, the challenge still remains to be able to attract funding from outside to carry out research and other projects aimed at addressing community and national issues. This is an area where we need partners from industry the private sector, particularly to fund research activities and support review of curricula on a regular basis.
Relationships with the Private Sector
The Faculty has not done much in this area especially in terms of soliciting sponsorship for training and carrying out research. This is a big challenge and plans are underway to hold a stakeholders conference for this very purpose.
We strongly believe as a Faculty that the only way we can be relevant and grow in the right direction is to forge vibrant and beneficial links with the private sector. It is through such linkages that the various curricula we offer will be able to meet the needs of the changing industrial economy by producing the required skills and human resource.
Current Students Enrolment
The current student enrolment stands at about 1630 and is projected to rise to about 1925 by the 2009/2010 academic year. The highest number of students is located in the Computer Science Department while the lowest number is found in the Sports Science Department.
The Faculty has active Students' Associations in Chemistry, Biology, Environment and Textiles which hold frequent meetings and organize visits to industry and exhibitions. They also act as a focus of social life for the students in the Faculty.
a) The Faculty on average has about 105 full-time members of staff plus about 100 part-time staff members who are engaged per semester depending on availability of courses to teach. Each full-time lecturer has a minimum load of 8 hours per week so that he/she has time for research and other Faculty activities like community involvement and service.
b) The Faculty has about 10 staff with PhDs, about 5 more than half way through their PhD programmes and about 8 in the pipeline for enrolment on various PhD programmes within the East African Region. About 80 members of staff hold Masters Degrees in various areas of specialization and discipline.
Proposed new Programmes
The following new programmes have been written and are due for discussion at different levels by the Programmes Committees:-
- Doctor of Philosophy in Food
- Master of Science in Food
- Master of Science in Textile Science and
- (Master of Science in Information
- Master of Science in Science Technology
- Master of Science in Environmental
- Bachelor of Science in
- Bachelor of Science in Leather Tanning and
- Bachelor of Science Oil & Gas Production
The Faculty is engaged in various researches both at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The following areas are being focused on by the Faculty within the next five years or so.
- Banana value addition and product development.
- Characterization of natural dyes from selected plants in Uganda.
- Ceramic materials
- Fish characterization from selected lakes in Uganda.
FACULTY OF SCIENCE
FACULTIES AND SCHOOLS IN KYAMBOGO UNIVERSITY
Kyambogo University has the following faculties and units
- Faculty of Science
- Faculty of Education
- Faculty of Arts and Science
- Faculty of Engineering
- Faculty of Special Needs and Rehabilitation
- Faculty of Vocational Studies
The Universitiy also has the following schools
- School of Postgraduate Studies
- School of Management and Entreprenuship