Dr. Nicholas Itaaga

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Member for
5 years 7 months
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Phone Number: 
(M) +256-772-673380/+256-706-673380 (H) +256-392-613763
Office Location: 
School of education, Makerere University
Areas of research interest: 
  • Educational provision in disadvantaged regions
  • Inequality in education
  • Economics and comparative education
  • Educational financing and provision in developing countries
  1. I have acted as Head Department of Foundations and Curriculum Studies, School of Education, College of Education and External Studies several times when the substantive Head was out of office on official duties.
  2. Makerere University – College of Education and External Studies, School of Education (July 2011 to  date)

Job: Lecturer for Economics of Education, and Comparative Education.


  • Lecturing to students in Economics of Education
  • Lecturing to students in Comparative Education
  • Setting and marking students’ coursework
  • Setting and marking end of semester examinations
  • Supervising students doing their school practice in several schools
  • Supervising Masters and Undergraduate students during their research
  • Coordinating Examination results in Foundations of Education
  • Advising students of Academic matters

Assisting the Head of Department in organizing end of semester examinations


  • A Study on the Equitability of the Current Universal Primary Education Funding Mechanisms in Uganda. By Nicholas Itaaga (Ph.D) and Y. Taddeo Kaahwa. Funded by Save the Children of Norway.
  • East African Education Policy Study and Capacity Enhancement Intervention Uganda Report: A.M. Mugagga, Y.T. Kaahwa, and Nicholas Itaaga.
  • Capacity building for teachers in post conflict areas. The Case of Northern Uganda. (Development of Peace education curriculum for traumatized teachers and children in war affected area). Anthony Mugagga and Nicholas Itaaga
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Economics of Education (Makerere University (2007 - 2013)
Master of Arts in Educational Planning and Administration (University of Calgary, Alberta Canada) (1997 – 1999)
Master of Education (Economics of Education) (Makerere University) (1992 – 1995)
Bachelor of Arts with Education (Geography & Economics) Second Class Honours – Upper Division, Makerere University (1988 – 1991)
Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education. Busoga College Mwiri (1986 – 1988)
Uganda Certificate of Education. Kiira College Butiki (1982 – 1985)