Prof. Ismail Simbwa Gyagenda

Prof. Ismail Simbwa Gyagenda


THE OFFICE OF RECTOR AND RESPONSIBILITY

The Rector is responsible for the direction of the academic, administrative and financial affairs of the University in accordance with guidelines laid down by the University Council. He is the Secretary to the Council and coordinates the functions of the Council and those of the Executive Board (Senate). The Rector represents the University in collaborating with the Government and other relevant authorities, institutions and other stake holders. The Rector is charged with the responsibility of preparing an annual report on the University affairs and submit to the Executive Board for review before presenting to the University Council. In the absence of the Chairman of the Council, the Rector presides over ceremonial assemblies of the University and confers degrees and other academic titles of the University. The Rector must be a Muslim, citizen of member countries of the OIC and must have distinguished himself in Islamic, Scientific or Academic matters.

ABOUT Prof. ISMAIL SIMBWA GYAGENDA (PH. D).

Dr. Gyagenda, Associate Professor of Education, was born in Itendero, Sheema District (formerly part of Bushenyi District). He attended Kabwohe Muslim Primary School, Mbarara High school, and St. Mary’s College, Kisubi. He graduated from Makerere University in 1979 with a 1st Class B.A. Honors (Literature and Religious Studies), and a concurrent Dip.Ed. He was also Chairman Makerere University Muslim Students Association (1980-1982). In 1987, he graduated from Yarmouk University, Jordan with M.Ed. in Teaching English as a Foreign Language. Assoc Prof Gyagenda was one of the pioneer stuffs of Islamic University in Uganda. He worked as the male warden. He also lectured in History of Education in East Africa and Introduction to Arabic. Since 1988, he has been in the USA, where he obtained an M.A. in Educational Administration and Supervision from the University of District of Columbia in 1989. In 1999, he obtained his Ph.D. in Educational Studies from Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia. He joined Mercer University, Atlanta campus in 2001, he served as the Vice Rector, Academic Affairs at Islamic University in Uganda for several years until his appointment recently as the Rector at the University. His research interests include urban education, culture and schooling, and Muslim institutes of higher education in Africa.