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Ag. Head of Department

Welcome to the Department of Family Life and Consumer Studies (Home Economics), School of Vocational Studies, Kyambogo university.

It is commonly said that the family is the basic unit of society and we all know socialization begins at home and “charity begins at home”. Knowledge and skills of family life help to prepare individuals and families for the roles and responsibilities of family living.

About Department

The department of Family Life and Consumer studies (Home Economics) is one of the oldest departments at Kyambogo University dating way back in the early 1960s when the then Domestic Science college was moved from Nkokonjeru to Kyambogo on Banda hill and became Kyambogo Domestic science college. In 1964, it was then named “The Uganda college of Home Economics”. This college was later absorbed into Kyambogo T.T.C and consequently became part of the new National Teachers College in 1965. This followed an increase in the need for the training of women teachers in both quality and quantity. The Department was then known as Home Economics and has since been training Teachers (Diploma in Education) who have taught Home Economics in secondary schools.

Academic Programmes

The Department of Family Life and Consumer Studies (Home Economics) currently is running four (4) academic programmes:

Bachelor of Vocational Studies in Home Economics with Education (BVS.HE/ED)

Overview: The Bachelor of Vocational Studies in Home Economics with Education was started in the year 2002. It is a pre-service degree programme targeting ‘A” Level leavers and diploma holders who desire a career in vocational studies in Home Economics. In service candidates are also enrolled into the full-time programme lasting six (6) semesters, or the equivalent of three (3) Academic Years. At the end of the second and third year, students are exposed to a total of 12 weeks of school practice spread into two blocks of 6 weeks each in various educational institutions across the country.

Diploma in Home Economics Vocational Education Secondary (DVHES)

The Diploma in Home Economics Vocational Education Secondary is one of the oldest programmes dating way back in the days of the National Teachers College Kyambogo when it was known as the Diploma in education Secondary (DES). It is a pre-service diploma programme targeting ‘A” Level leavers who desire a career in vocational studies in Home Economics


The department is currently supported by three full-time staff and a good number of part-time staff.

Dr. Grace Kyamazima Mehangye Muhoozi

A senior Lecturer and Acting Head of the Department, Family Life and Consumer Studies (Home Economics). Email: gmuhoozi15@gmail.com; gmuhoozi@kyu.ac.ug Cell phone +256772487890; +256702487890 Biography: Dr. Grace Muhoozi Specialised in Family Life Education (Home Economics) with special interest in Maternal and child nutrition, growth and development with experience of over 25 years of teaching at University

Ms. Sarah Florence Nambozo

Is an Assistant lecturer in the department of Family Life and Consumer studies and formerly Ag Head of department for Human Nutrition and Home Economics. Email: sfnambozo@gmail.com; snambozo@kyu.ac.ug Cell phone +256771848655; +256752869848 She specialized in Family Life studies (Home Economics), Textiles and furnishings. Currently she is a student at Kenyatta University pursuing a PhD in nutrition (Anaemia among pregnant women in Uganda)

Dr. Aidah Kikabi Nganda

An assistant lecturer in the department of Family Life and Consumer studies Email: aida.trevelynn@gmail.com; aidalukoma2@yahoo.com Cell phone +256782974293. Ms. Nganda specialised in Family life Education (Home Economics) -Child care and development, Education foundations and mentorship in Vocational pedagogy, education and Training. She is a PhD student and is expected to graduate from Kenyatta University by the end of the year 2022. She is a researcher in Vocational education and training.

Partnerships and Collaborations

We are collaborating Oslo Metropolitan university in COIL teaching and learning and this will culminate into staff and student exchange. Collaboration with scholars from National and International universities in research, research supervision and Publication. Some of the universities include: Makerere University, University of Oslo, Norway; Institute of Health Sciences, Kristiania University College, Oslo, Norway; Division of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Oslo University Hospital, Oslo, Norway. Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, USA; Department of Population Health, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London WC1E 7HT, UK: Kenyatta University, Kenya; School of Public Health, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, People's Republic of China; Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research (TNO), in the Netherlands; Department of Molecular Cell Biology, VU University Amsterdam, the Netherlands; Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, 1081 HZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands; among others.