Dr. Nicholas Itaaga has been appointed the new Chair of the Department of Foundations and Curriculum Studies in the School of Education. He takes on from Dr. Christopher Mugimu, Associate Professor.
Dr. Itaaga is a Senior Lecturer and holds a Ph.D in Economics of Education from Makerere University. His research interests include; educational provision in disadvantaged regions, inequality in education, economics and comparative education and educational financing and provision in developing countries. He joined the Department of Foundations and Curriculum Studies in 2006 as an Assistant Lecturer and has risen through the ranks.
The Deputy Principal, Dr Anthony Mugagga, Associate Professor, presided over the handover ceremony that was held on 22nd August. He applauded Dr. Mugimu for his great work and congratulated Dr. Itaaga on his new appointment. Dr. Mugagga noted that leadership is no mean feat and stressed the importance of team work, transparency and accountability.
The outgoing Chair, Dr. Christopher Mugimu welcomed the new Chair and urged him to reflect on his role carefully and to strategise on how to strengthen the department. He thanked the University Management for entrusting him with the position for more than four years and thanked staff for their support and diligence.
Dr. Nicholas Itaaga thanked the College and University Management for appointing him in the new role. He noted the challenges facing the department such as space, financial and staffing constraints. And, added that he would consult his predecessor on how to manage these issues.
The function was witnessed by a representative from the Directorate of Internal Audit Mr. George Turyamureeba. Attendees included the Dean School of Education, Chair of the Department of Science, Technical and Vocational Education, CEES Human Resource Officer, CEES Bursar and CEES Communication Officer.