Prof Ssebbunga Masembe

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0772 456 155
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School of education, Makerere University Uganda
  1. Deanship

I was the Dean of the School of Education, Makerere University from 2002-2010. The School of Education had a student population of about 7,000 and over 150 full-time and part-time lecturers. As Dean I was the top executive officer responsible for academic and administrative schedules.

During my two terms of Deanship, the School of Education grew from a population of four thousand students to seven thousand students. Several departments were started, and out of one of these the East African Institute for Higher Education Studies was established – this now is a fully fledged Faculty/School.

The School of Education used to have an annual operational budget of about eight billion shillings (shs. 8,000,000,000/=). During my tenure of office I managed to save over two billion shillings (shs 2,000,000,000/=) which is meant to build a ten storied building to cater for the increasing number of teacher-trainees.

  1. Director

While I was the Dean School of Education there were administrative hiccups in the Institute of Psychology and I was appointed to care take it over as its Director. I acted as the Director of the Institute for three years until it stabilized and a new Director was appointed.

  1. Head of Department

I was the Head of the Department of Language Education at the School of Education, before I was appointed the Dean. The department had over thirty members of staff – teaching and non-teaching staff.

PhD in Applied Linguistics (University of Liverpool, United Kingdom) - 1994 – 1997
Master of Education (TELL): English Language Education & Literature in English Language Education (Coursework & Dissertation), Makerere University - 1989 – 1991
Bachelor of Arts with Education (BA/Educ): English Language, Literature in English, Education (Makerere University ) - 1983 – 1986