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WILLY NGAKA - Curriculum Vitae

1. PERSONAL INFORMATION

Name : Ngaka, Willy Contact Address: P.0 Box 3069, Kampala
(Uganda)
Tel. : +256-772 411 304 (Cell)
Date Of Birth : 07.04.1969 : + 256-41-531 122(Home)
Nationality : Ugandan E-mail : wngaka@yahoo.co.uk
Marital Status : Married Occupation : Currently on study leave


2. EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

Long Courses Attended/In Progress
Currently a Doctoral Candidate at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, School of Community Development and Adult Learning and collecting data on The role of literacy in enhancing capabilities for participation in Uganda’s Plan for Modernisation of Agriculture: Exploring the Experiences of Rural Subsistence Farmers in Manibe Sub County.

Feb.2002 – Apr.2004: I pursued a Masters Degree in Adult and Community Education at the University of KwaZulu-Natal on distance learning basis and was awarded cum laude (First class)

Oct.1995 – Sep.1997: I undertook a Master of Arts Degree in Pub. Admin & Mgt of Makerere University and scored a CGPA of 3.83

Oct.1992 – Jun.1995: I studied for a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social Sciences of Makerere University and was awarded a Second class Upper division

Oct.1990 – Jun.1992: I pursued a Diploma in Secondary Education of Institute of Teacher Education Kyambogo at the National Teachers’ College Muni and was awarded a Second class Lower division

Apr.1998 – Apr.1990: I pursed my Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education at St. Joseph’s College, Ombaci with History, Economics, Geography and General paper as subjects studied, examined and passed

Feb.1984 – Nov.1987: I studied for my Uganda Certificate of Education at Kabalega Secondary School with English language, Maths, Geography, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, History, Commerce and Fine Art as subjects studied, examined and passed and was awarded first division

Feb.1976 – Nov.1983: I studied for my Primary Leaving Examination Certificate at Ombaderuko Primary School with English language, Maths, General Science & Social Studies as the subjects studied, examined and passed and was awarded first division


3. Full Time Employment History

I served as a lecturer in the department of community education and extra-mural studies of Makerere University between 1999 –2002 and then left for Doctoral programme

I served Uganda Revenue Authority (Customs Department based at Entebbe International Air port, Cargo Section) as Assistant Revenue Officer between 1997 -1999

I served as a Graduate Teacher at St. Joseph’s College Ombaci in 1995

4. Record of Part Time/Voluntary Work

Currently, I am serving URLCODA on voluntary basis as a Liaison Officer and projects advisor

I have been serving as a part time lecturer of project management on an M.Sc Natural Resource Management & MSc Development Studies Programmes of Makerere University Faculty of Forestry &Nature Conservation from 2002 – to date

I served as a part time lecturer on Makerere University, Development Studies Programme of Dept. of History, Faculty of Arts between 1999 – 2002

I served as a Volunteer Adult Learners' Instructor ALBEC (Adult literacy & Basic Education Centre-Makerere) between 1996 - 2000


5. Short Courses/Trainings Attended

I completed a course in Community Based HIV/AIDS prevention, management and treatment at Galillee College between 11th – 29th May 2006

16th-20th July 2001, I attended a Certificate course in the Theory of Participative learning in Community of Cardiff University

13th – 24th Mar. 2000, I attended a course in E-mail & Internet operation at Makerere University

June-Aug. 1998, I attended a postgraduate certificate course in International Development Studies at the University of Oslo, Oslo city, Norway

May-June 1998, I attended a course in Gender and Project Cycle at Makerere University

Mar-Sept. 1994, I attended a course in Project Planning and Management at Makerere University


6. List of Publications

Ngaka, W. (2006). ‘Globalization, Literacy and Human Rights: An examination of the Impact of Globalization on Literacy and Human Rights Issues in Rural areas of Uganda’, Art4Development.Net Publication, online: http://www.art4development.net

Ngaka, W and Ainyo, E. (2005/06). ‘Equity, Participation and Opportunity: A Critical Look at the 1.5 Points Female Access Scheme of Makerere University in Uganda’, International Journal of Learning, Vol. 12 online: http://www.learning-Journal.com

Ngaka, W. (2005). ‘The role of distance education in promoting access, equity and opportunities in higher education in Uganda: The Case of Makerere University’. Proceedings of the Face Annual Conference Held at the University College Cork from 6th – 8th July 2005

Ngaka, W. (2005). The Contribution of Literacy Activities to Natural Resources Management (NRM): Experiences from Uganda Rural Literacy and Community Development Association (URLCODA), International Journal of Learning, Vol. 12 online: http://www.learning-Journal.com

Atim, K. D. and Willy Ngaka’(2004). ‘The Evolution of Adult Education in Uganda’’ in Adult Education in Uganda: Its Growth, Development, Prospects and Challenges, Okech, A., (Ed.), Fountain Publishers: Kampala


7. Work in Progress


Illiteracy, Participation and Feminisation of Poverty: A Critique of Uganda‘s Plan for Modernisation of Agriculture (PMA) from a Literacy Perspective

A Co-operative Learning in a Universal Primary Education System: Focus on Aroi Primary School in Arua District, Uganda


 

8. Unpublished Research Papers/Dissertations

Ngaka, W. (2004). An Inquiry into the Dynamics of Intergenerational Learning in URLCODA’s Adult Literacy Classes in Arua District, Uganda. (An M.Ed. Dissertation submitted to the School of Community Development and Adult Learning of the University of KwaZulu – Natal)

Ngaka, W. (1997). Effects of Urbanisation on the Wetlands Management in Uganda: The Case of Nakawa Division, Kampala District. (An MA Dissertation submitted to the School of Post Graduate Studies, Makerere University)

Ngaka, W. (1995). Obstacles to Emancipation of Women in Rural Development in Uganda: The Case of Aroi Division, Ayivu County, Arua District. (A BA Dissertation Submitted to the Department of political science & Public Administration of Makerere University)

Ngaka, W. (1995). Constraints to Efficient and Effective Secondary School Management in Uganda: The case of Ayivu County, Arua District. (A BA Dissertation Submitted to the Department of political science & Public Administration of Makerere University)

Ngaka, W. (1995). Factors Constraining Rural Women's Clubs in Uganda: The Case of Micu Parish, Ayivu County, Arua District. A Report Submitted to Foundation for African Development (FAD) as part of the work for a certificate course in Leadership Skills

Ngaka, W. (1994). Obstacles to West Nile Tobacco Cooperative Union Ltd, in Rural Development. BA Dissertation Submitted to the Department of political science & Public Administration of Makerere University

Ngaka, W. (1992). A Study of Factors that Lead to the High Rate of Drop-outs Among Girls in Primary Schools in Upper Aroi Division, Ayivu County of Arua District". This report was part of the two years' course for my Diploma in Secondary Education of the Institute of Teacher Education, Kyambogo.


9. Other Pieces of Work

You can check other pieces of Willy’s work using the following links:
www.dakar.unesco.org/pdf/literacy_Abstracts.pdf
http://i06.cgpublisher.com/proposals/236/index_html
http://www.reading.org/association/awards/research_knight.html
http://l06.cgpublisher.com/proposals/388/index_html

10. Workshops Attended

February 28 - March 9, 2004, I attended Special Workshop on Peace building and Development with emphasis on Project Design and Management at Dag Hammarskjod Peace Centre, Mindolo Ecumenical Foundation-Kitwe, Zambia

12th -23rd May 1999, I attended a DANIDA funded workshop on Research Ethics organised by Makerere University Institute of Social Research


 

11. Membership in Organisations

A founder/Life member of Uganda Rural Literacy and Community Development Association (URLCODA)
A member of the International Reading Association (IRA), Membership No.677880
A member of the Reading Association of Uganda (RAU)
A member of Uganda Literacy Learners’ Association (ULALA) Board of Directors

12. Referee

Dr. Buyinja, M
Faculty of Forestry & Nature Conservation
Makerere University
P. O. Box 7062, Tel. +256-77-491909
Kampala

Date 30th March, 2005

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UGANDA RURAL LITERACY & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION (URLCODA)

National Liason Office
P. O. Box 3069, Kampala, Uganda
Tel. +256 772 411304
E-Mail: willie@tualu.org

Field Office
P. O. Box 1000, Arua, Uganda
Tel. +256 772 856295/841489
E-Mail: urlcoda@yahoo.co.uk

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