MASEREKA LEVI KAHAIKA’S PROFILE

    maserekaName:                         Masereka Levi Kahaika

    Date of Birth:              6th Jan 1980

    Sex:                             Male

    Qualification:              PhD Candidate (UDSM) M.A Kiswahili (IUIU) BED (KYU) and DES (KYU)          

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    Mr. Masereka Levi Kahaika is a Part time Lecturer at Kyambogo University in the Department of Languages and Communication (Kiswahili Section) Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. His specialization and research interests are Effects of Ugandan Bantu Languages on the learning of Kiswahili, Language policy and Kiswahili in Uganda, Language and politics, Language and Tourism and Language and Curriculum design in relation to Kiswahili. Mr.Masereka has participated in designing Certificate, Bachelors and Masters programmes for Kiswahili.

    Mr. Masereka is a stake holder on Kiswahili Commission of East Africa. He has worked as a visiting Lecturer for Kiswahili under the programme of staff mobility programme organized with Interuniversity Council of East Africa. He is the chairperson Kiswahili lecturers association of East Africa Uganda chapter. He is the patron for Kiswahili University students association Uganda Chapter.  He has worked with Mountains of the Moon University and St. Lawrence University as an external Consultant on Kiswahili matters. He has trained Secondary school teaches and college tutors. Mr. Masereka is part of the team working with Ministry of East African affairs and Gender in helping them form the Kiswahili Council of Uganda. Mr. Masereka has served for over ten years as a teacher and leader at University and Secondary School. He served as a Head of Section for Kiswahili with the Department of Humanities and Language Education, Schools of Education Makerere University, an Assistant Lecturer Makerere University, Head of Department Kiswahili Ibaale Secondary School in Fort portal, A Kiswahili Teacher Nyakasura School, Airforce ss Entebbe and Ibaale ss. He is a member of CHAKITAU an association that brings together Kiswahili members in Uganda and serves as a committee member, an Advisor on Kiswahili Literature and Language issues for UWAKI an association that brings together Secondary Schools Kiswahili Teachers.

    Mr. Masereka  is a Ph.D. Candidate in Kiswahili in the University of Dar es Salaam. He holds a Master of Arts in Kiswahili of Islamic University in Uganda, a Bachelor of Education of Kyambogo University and a Diploma in Education Secondary of Kyambogo University specializing in Kiswahili Double main. In the course of Teaching, Mr. Masereka has  participated in supervising students carrying out research and School practice. He has also taught the following courses:  Introduction to the study Language in Kiswahili, Kiswahili Syntax, Kiswahili Morphology, Kiswahili Phonology, Contemporary Kiswahili Literature, Comparative Kiswahili Literature, Linguistic theories in Kiswahili, Literary theories in Kiswahili, Second language acquisition in Kiswahili, Course design management and evaluation in Kiswahili, Methods of teaching Kiswahili language, Methods of Teaching Kiswahili Literature, History and Development of Kiswahili, Oral Literature in Kiswahili, Novels in Kiswahili, Plays in Kiswahili, Kiswahili Poetry, Research methods in Kiswahili language and Literature, Writing Skills, Lexicography in Kiswahili and Translation and Interpretation in Kiswahili.

    Papers presented on International Conferences

    1. Masereka, L. K. (2017), Language and Politics a case of Kiswahili in Uganda. Presented at the first International Conference in Zanzibar organized by Kiswahili Commission of East Africa. Awaiting publication by Journal of the University of Namibia Language Centre.
    2. Masereka, L. K. (2017), The relationship Between Language policy in Uganda and the development of Kiswahili. Presented at the 2nd International Kiswahili Conference organized in by CHAKAMA in Dodoma. TATAKI.
    3. Masereka, L. K. (2017), Kikonzo Verbal Inflectional Morphology. Presented at a conference organized by World Kiswahili association at the University of Dar es Salaam. TATAKI.

    On going Research Project

    1. Analysing the Morphosyntactical  bantu effects on the learning of Kiswahili.  A case of Kikonzo and Kiswahili (Doctoral research)

    Co-Published book

    Masereka, L. K. and Black, M.G. (2013). Mkwamo: a Kiswahili Play. Kampala. Uganda. Fountain Publishers.

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