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Dr. Willy Ngaka Appointed Dean Graduate School

Uganda Technology And Managment University has appointed a new Acting Dean for the UTAMU Graduate School.

Dr. Willy Ngaka, Ag. Dean UTAMU Graduate School

Dr. Willy Ngaka, who is a member of the International Jury for UNESCO International Literacy Prozes holds a PhD & M.Ed from University of KwaZulu-Natal, PGD & Masters in Project Monitoring and Evaluation from Uganda Technology and Management University, MA (PAM) & BA from Makerere University; and Diploma in Education from Kyambogo University.

He is the founding and sitting National Coordinator for the Centre for Lifelong Learning and a Senior Lecturer in the College of Education and External Studies at Makerere University.

Dr. Ngaka has passion for literacies and a plethora of publications in the field. He founded the Uganda Rural Literacy and Community Development Association and is the convener of National annual intergenerational, cross-cultural and multilingual literacy conferences in Uganda. His most recent articles the Journal of Language and Literacy Education published in 2016 is “Generational, cultural, and linguistic integration for literacy learning and teaching in Uganda.

He is now finishing a book on Modernizing Agriculture or Reproducing Poverty in Uganda: An ethnographic study of subsistence farmers’ literacy practices” and an article on “the role of orthography in adult literacy learning in African languages: The case of Lugbarati in Uganda” to be published in the International Review of Education.

Dr. Ngaka is also a UIL’s CONFINTEA research scholar and received a UNESCO scholarship to share his best practices in literacy at UNESCO’s Kominkan-CLCs International Conference on Education for Sustainable Development in Japan in 2013; and the 2006 Elva Knight Research Award for best PhD research proposal. He is also a member of the consortium of seniors in Africa.

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