Department of Distance Education

The Department of Distance Education was created at the inception of the merger into a University three institutions namely. ITEK, UPK, and UNISE in 2003. The sections in the department include:

  • Student support
  • Student tutoring/facilitation
  • Examinations and coursework section

The department currently runs the following programmes:

  • Diploma in Primary Education, External (DEPE)
  • Diploma in Special Needs Education, External (DSNEE)
  • Bachelor of Education Primary, External (BEPE)
  • Bachelor of Special Needs Education, External (BSNEE)

The running of these programmes is done in collaboration with the coordinating centers (PTCs) spread throughout the country. The PTCs have a Team Leader representing the University and overseeing the running of the center’s activities during the face to face residential sessions. These centers and their respective Team Leaders include:

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DEPE centers

Team Leader

1St. John Bosco PTC, Lodonga Mr. Godfrey Bagonza (Faculty of Education)
2Christ The King PTC, GuluMr. Dan Oiko (Faculty of Arts)
3Canon Lawrence PTC, LiraMr. Abel Baguma (Faculty of Education)
4St. Aloysius PTC, Ngora Dr. Alexander Isiko (Faculty of Arts)
5Kabwangasi PTCDr. Justine Otaala (Faculty of Science)
6Jinja PTC, Wanyange Mr. Dunstan Balyesiima (Faculty of Arts)
7Kibuli PTCMs. Doris Kaije (Faculty of Arts)
8St. Noa Mawagali PTC, Busuubizi Ms. Robina Isiko (Faculty of Education)
9Rakai PTC, Bikira Mr. Michael Omeke (Faculty of Arts)
10St. George?s Ibanda PTCMr. Samuel Akolong (Faculty of Education)

DSNEE centers

Team Leader

1Kamurasi PTCMr. Moses Ddamulira (Faculty of Special Needs)
2Loro CPTCDr. Niyisabwa Odette (Faculty of Special Needs)
3Rakai PTC, BikiraMr. Michael Omeke (Faculty of Arts)
4St. Mary?s PTC, Bukedea Ms. Stella Mary Atim (Faculty of Special Needs)
5Sancta Maria PTC, Nkokonjeru Dr. Stackus Okwaput (Faculty of Special Needs)
6Kiyoora PTCMs. Margaret Kiryahika (Faculty of Special Needs)

BEPE/BSNEE centers

Team Leader

1St. John Bosco PTC, Lodonga Mr. Godfrey Bagonza (Faculty of Education)
2Canon Lawrence PTC, Lira Mr. Abel Baguma (Faculty of Education)
3Kabwangasi PTCDr. Justine Otaala (Faculty of Science)
4Jinja PTC, Wanyange Mr. Dunstan Balyesiima (Faculty of Arts)
5St. Noa Mawagali PTC, BusuubiziMs. Robina Isiko (Faculty of Education)
6Bushenyi Learning CenterDr. Deborah Namugenyi (Faculty of Education)
7Soroti Learning CenterMr. John Ouno (Faculty of Education)
8Kamurasi PTCMr. Moses Ddamulira (Faculty of Special Needs)
9Loro CPTCDr. Niyisabwa Odette (Faculty of Special Needs)
10Sancta Maria PTC, Nkokonjeru Dr. Stackus Okwaput (Faculty of Special Needs)

Location and Contacts

The Department is opposite the Faculty of Education.

Tel: +256-414-285664 

 

STAFFING & CONTACTS: 

The department is a unique department in that it has a wide representation of staff from other faculties as well, these represent the department and University as a whole in their respective coordinating study centers as earlier reflected. However, the core staff at the department include:

Mr. Daniel Okot Ag. Head of Department (Lecturer)  Tel: 0772901605

Mr. Andrew Frederick Meya In-charge of study materials development (Lecturer) Tel: 0772505452

Ms. Babra Nambirige (Asst. Registrar) Tel: 0706311244

Mr. David Kinawoola    (Desk Officer) Tel: 0779881022

Ms. Prossy Mary Businge (Administrative Secretary)

Ms. Brenda Bukirwa (Data Entrant)

Ms. Margaret Asinde (Data Entrant)

Mr. Tom Nyati  (Data Entrant)

Ms. Rita Namatovu (Office Assistant)

 

ACTIVITIES:

  • September 2019-October 2019 Applications for DEPE/DSNEE and BEPE/BSNEE programmes
  • September 2019-November 2019 Writing and development of study materials (Modules) for the Diploma in Special Needs Education (Revised curriculum)
  • October 2019-December 2019 Writing and development of study materials (Modules) for Bachelor of Education Primary (Ext) and Bachelor of Education, Special Needs (Ext)
  • November 2019 Admissions of DEPE/DSNEE and BEPE/BSNEE students 
  • December 2019 – January 2020 Orientation of the freshers
  • January 2020 Face to face sessions DEPE/DSNEE & BEPE/BSNEE year 2
  • January 2020 Examinations for DEPE, BEPE & BSNEE
  • March – April 2020 School Practice supervision for  DEPE/DSNEE
  • May 2020 Face to face session for DEPE/DSNEE and BEPE/BSNEE 
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