Dep’t of Social Sciences

Mr. Omara Joseph, MA. Head of Depart't Social Sciences

Mr. Omara Joseph, MA. SWASA, Head of Department Social Sciences

Welcome message

Dear prospective Student, you are most welcome to the Department of Social Sciences (SoS)! We are glad that we feature in your search and hopefully, your choice of a study and research institution will be Kumi University. The Department of Social Sciences is one of the largest departments of the faculty of Social Science and Management Studies. It is multi-disciplinary and offers specialty programs in the areas of Social Work, Public Administration, Community Development, Guidance and Counselling, Child Protection and Development studies. We do reassure you of our highest commitment and facility to the fruition of your academic sojourn with us.

In SoS, you will interact with your fellow students from various countries in the region, offering various courses and programmes. The Department’s  two academic programs offer students a stimulating and rich learning environment and provide them with ample opportunities for professional growth and development which can lead you to various networks and collaborations in view of your academic and subsequent work life.

Students who select one of our programs are prepared to access meaningful careers in their respective areas of specialty through a carefully designed curriculum including program-specific theoretical knowledge, research skills, hands-on experiences, practicum, internships, and other planned activities and extra-curricular events.

I look forward to welcoming you personally. SoS will treasure you and your contributions, and we hope that together, we shall lead the world in virtue and wisdom.

Yours sincerely,

Joseph Omara,


The Department of Social Science is found in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Management Studies in Kumi University. Considering the well trained and highly qualified staff at the department, there are a range of Bachelor, Diploma and Certificate courses that are well packaged to meet development needs offered by the department. These programmes are run on Day/Fulltime and Weekend programme.

The Bachelor Courses are;

  • Bachelor of Development Studies
  • Bachelor of Social Work and Social Administration
  • Bachelor of Public Administration and Management

The Diploma courses are;

  • Diploma In Development Studies
  • Diploma in Social Work and Social Administration
  • Diploma in Public Administration and Management

The Certificate courses are;

  • Certificate in Social Work and Social Administration
  • Certificate in Child Protection

Staffing

The Department has both Fulltime and Part-time staff who lecture and offer Administrative help to the students.

S/N Name of Staff Position Qualification
1 Mr. Olowo George Lecturer
2 Mr. Kabuye Dan Lecturer
3 Mr.Okwi John Bosco Teaching Assistant
4 Mr.Kalanzi William Lecturer MA. PAM, BA. PAM
5 Mr.Tumusiime Patrick Lecturer
6 Mr.Omara Joseph Lecturer MA. SWASA, BA. SWASA,
7 Ms.Anyait Immaculate Teaching Assistant BA. SWASA
8 Ms.Amayo Flavia Lecturer/HOD Social Sciences MA. Development Studies, BA. Development Studies,

 

The Part-time staff are;

S/N Name of Staff Position Qualification
1 Mr.Aisu Nicholas Lecturer MA. BA. Development Studies,
2 Mr. Kabuna Dan Teaching Assistant
3 Mr.Dralega Olega Henry Teaching Assistant
4 Mr.Orikot Alfred Teaching Assistant
5 Mr.Ebokorait Evans Teaching Assistant

 

Five years Staff Development Plan

Qualification 2015/2016 2016/2017 2017/2018 2018/2019 2019/2020
Masters Degree 10 15 20 25 30
PHDs 05 10 15 20 25

 

Five Year Plan for Research and Publications

Publications 2015/2016 2016/2017 2017/2018 2018/2019 2019/2020

ACHIEVEMENTS

Short Courses: For the first time in the history of Kumi University, the Department of Social Sciences in conjunction with the Department of Business Studies started Short courses (Certificate) for skill development. These were in Project Planning and Management, Monitoring and Evaluation and Public Administration. This programme was for a period of one month and was successful.

Review of the Curriculum: the curriculum had taken more than five years without being reviewed and so, this was done from 17th -20th /September/2014. Although the process is not yet complete, all the cross-cutting course units were streamlined and codes assigned by the originating department. The process is still on and will be completed since it requires a lot of time.

Research Proposal Mini-defense: The Department has been able to ensure that all students doing research defend their Research proposals in abide to prove originality and as a way of ensuring quality research is done.

Research Unit: the department played a fundamental role in the formulation of the Research Centre which had never been in existence. As a result staff are now involved in Research and have had publications; this has and is still publicizing Kumi University.


CHALLENGES

Short Courses: The continuity of the short courses is not certain as the facilitators have not been paid up to date and so they are discouraged in continuing with the prorgramme. This was after a proposal of payment by the Department was rejected by Top management and there has been no clear communication on this matter.

Weekend Programme: Non prompt payment of Lecturers facilitating the Weekend programme has had a negative effect on the programme. This explains why students have not received all the Lectures for semester one 2014/2015 as required. Due to this, some course units have been differed to the next semester.

Internet: the department does not have internet and so it has affected quality research as staff have to find their on internet else where which affects delivery.

Chairs: this is a big challenge the department is experiencing and it has affected lectures. This is because if a lecture is not start at 8:00am, the students have to take off 3o minutes to look for and settle for the 30 minutes late.

Inadequate Financial Support to Research: the staff carrying out research for publication have not received adequate support from the institution and this is for the benefit of the institution as well. Considering the cost of research, some members have missed conferences because of funding and yet this would have been a good opportunity for the university.


PRAYER POINTS

  • Stability of the weekend programme
  • Continuity of the short courses
  • Increase in students numbers at the department
  • Institutionalize Research
  • New computer set

Staff Development

  2015/2016 2016/2017 2017/2018 2018/2019 2019/2020
Professor 01 02 03 04 05
Associate Professor 02 03 04 05 06
Senior Lecturer          
Lecturers
Assistant Lecturer
Teaching Assistant