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Dr Muhammad Kiggundu Musoke

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First Name: 
Muhammad
Middle Name: 
Kiggundu
Last Name: 
Musoke
Academic Title: 

History

Member for
2 years 11 months
Staff Role: 
Phone Number: 
+256 752644841
Email: 
mmk@cees.mak.ac.ug
Office Location: 
Curriculum Building, School of Education, Makerere University Uganda
Areas of research interest: 

Higher Education Leadership and Management, Peace and Social Security Studies, Peace and Conflict Resolution, Religious Pluralism and community Development, Islam and Tolerance and Education and Teacher Training

Biography: 
Muhammad Kiggundu Musoke (Ph.D., Makerere University) is a lecturer of Religious Education and a leading scholar of Islam at Makerere University. Born in a Religiously Pluralistic environment, he started his early education at Nabulooto Quran School up to primary five and later joined primary six at Kawuku Church of Uganda primary school. On completion of “O” level at Kampala High School, he joined Kibuli Senior Secondary School for “A” level. After High School, he was awarded a Uganda /Algerian Scholarship and secured his Bachelor of Arts Education degree in Islamic Sciences at Emir-Abdel Kader University of Constantine – Algeria.
 
On return to Uganda, he obtained a government scholarship and secured his M.A. in Religious Studies at Makerere University, after which he was offered a teaching job at the same University. He has also taught at Nkumba University and the Islamic University in Uganda as part time lecturer.
 
In 2002 he was awarded a Fulbright scholarship by the department of State of the United States Government to study religious Pluralism at the University of California, Santa Barbara. After gaining a wealth of experience in the teaching of Islamic Education, Religious pluralism, gender and development, Makerere University sponsored his PhD in Religious Studies where the research was in the area of religion, peace and conflict resolution entitled: INTERNATIONAL ISLAMIC FUNDAMENTALISM: A CASE OF UGANDA. In 2012, he trained and qualified as a trainer of Higher Education Leadership and management, offered in a joint program by the Universities of Tampere and Helsinki of Finland together with UMI and Makerere University-Uganda.
 
A prominent lecturer and a freelance International Interpreter of English, Arabic and French, Muhammad gives presentations and keynote speeches about Higher Education Leadership and Management, Islam, religious pluralism, violence, tolerance, extremism, peace and conflict resolution to Colleges, Universities, Conferences and other groups throughout the world.
 
Dr Muhammad Kiggundu Musoke is interested in the following research areas: Higher Education Leadership and Management, Peace and Social Security Studies, Peace and Conflict Resolution, Religious Pluralism and community Development, Islam and Tolerance and Education and Teacher Training
 
Dr. Muhammad Kiggundu Musoke is the President of Religious Pluralism and Tolerance Initiative – Uganda Chapter (REPTI). He is currently the head of Islam and Religious Education at the Department of Humanities and Language Education, School of Education, College of Education and External Studies, Makerere University, Kampala - Uganda. He has also been a very active member of the Makerere University Academic Staff Association where he began as the MUASA spokes person (PRO) from 2005-2007, MUASA General Secretary from 2007/09, Vice Chairman 2011/13 and now the current chairman of the same Association. 
 
He is also the Deputy National Coordinator of the Uganda- United States Alumni Association 2012/14.
 
Education: 
PhD in Religious Studies, Makerere University
M.A. in Religious Studies at Makerere University
Bachelor of Arts Education degree in Islamic Sciences at Emir-Abdel Kader University of Constantine – Algeria