Institute of Language Studies

Dr. Majariwa David

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Due to the regional cooperation under the East African Community, there is a need for teaching and learning of the languages spoken in the member countries; languages such as Kiswahili, French, and English, in order to ease trade, movement of people and human resource for the labour market. The need also exists in neighboring countries such as DRC. There is a necessity for international languages in order to work in the tourist industry and international bodies.

The UN languages such as Arabic, Spanish, and French are almost a must for language students at higher levels of learning. Chinese has recently gained prominence due to the fact that China has gained capacity as a world leader in trade. Runyakitara also has its place because it comprises of Bantu languages spoken in Western Uganda, Northwest Tanzania and Eastern DRC. Altogether the population that speaks these languages is estimated at 15 million. This is a big area population important for social-economic development.

The location of Kabale university, with such proximity with Rwanda, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) provides a unique feature for business as well as cross-cultural exchange. The Knowledge of these languages is and will always be important to this region and the world at large.

To be the nucleus of language teaching and learning in Africa.

To teach, train, carry out research, provide a conducive environment for teaching and learning of national and international languages; and offer unique language-related services such as translation and interpretation.

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Programme Code Category Duration Study time
Bachelor of Arts in Creative and Performing Arts KCP Bachelor’s Degrees 3 Years Fulltime
Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication KMC Bachelor’s Degrees 3 Years Fulltime
Certificate in French Language CFR Short Course 0 Occasional
Diploma in Kiswahili KLK Undergraduate Diplomas 2 Years Fulltime
Master of Arts in Kiswahili MAK Master’s Degrees 2 Years Weekend
Master of Arts in Linguistics MAL Master’s Degrees 2 Years Weekend/Holiday
Master of Arts in Literature MLT Master’s Degrees 2 Years Weekend/Holiday

Staff members

Rev Prof. Manuel Muranga John Kamugisha

Dr. Phil. “German Literature (Goethe-Institute) German Teacher Training Seminary course, (Goethe Institute University of Munich.) B.A. (Hons.) with Diploma in Educ (Mak). View Profile

Prof. Oswald Ndoleriire

Professor-Runyakitara & French
PhD-Linguistics(Sorbonne Nouvelle), MA-Linguistics(Sorbonne Nouvelle), Bed-French(Sorbonne Nouvelle) View Profile

Dr. Majariwa David

Director (Institute of Language Studies)
PhD in Kiswahili (UDSM), M.A. Linguistics (MUK); BA(A) (MUK), DES(KYU) View Profile

Prof. Ruth Mukama Gimbo

PhD. General Linguistics View Profile

Assoc Prof. Benon Guarantee Kabanyete Tugume

Associate Professor-Literature
PhD (Mak.), M.A (Mak.), B.A (Mak.) Dip. Ed. (ITEK) View Profile

Assoc. Prof. Abubakar Kateregga

Associate Professor-French
PhD in Linguistics(University of Rouen), M.Phil(Stendhal University Grenoble 3), M.Ed Language Education (MAK), PGDE(MAK), BA(MAK) View Profile

Dr. Michael Muhumuza

Senior Lecturer - Performing Arts(Drama & Theatre)
PhD-Theatre Studies (Mak), MA-Drama (Mak), BA A (Mak) View Profile

Dr. Caroline Nabuzale

Lecturer - Journalism & Mass Communication
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Dr. Rajab Idd Muyingo

Lecturer - Journalism
PhD, Radio & Television (Marmara University); MA. Mass Communication (King Saud University); Post Graduate Diploma in Management & Teaching at H.E (IUIU); BSc. Mass Communication (IUIU) View Profile

Dr. Ocan Johnson

Ph.D. (Literature in English) MA (TESOL), BA (Hons.).Lit/CSK View Profile

Dr. Awino Ogelo

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Dr. Constance Tukwasibwe

PhD, Linguistics; M.A. Eng. Lang. Studies; B.A. Eng. Lang. & Hist, View Profile

Dr. Ronald Musanje

Lecturer - English and Literature
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Dr. Arnold Gawasike Msigwa

Lecturer - Kiswahili
PhD Kiswahili Linguistics (Dar), M.A. Kiswahili Linguistics (Dar), BAED (Dar). View Profile

Innocent Agume

Assistant Lecturer - Kiswahili Languange /Linguistics
MA. Kiswahili (Moi); BEd (KYU); DES (KYU) View Profile

Joseph Kiva S

Assistant Lecturer - Journalism
Ph.D. Candidate, University of KwaZulu-Natal, MAJS, UCU, Global Journalism (2015), NLA, Norway, BA Mass Com (2010), UCU. View Profile

Buzaare Constance Mateka

Assistant Lecturer - Language & Literature
MELL(MAK), BED(UCU), D.ED(KYU) View Profile

Ayebare Boniface Martial

Assistant Lecturer-French
PhD (Cand), M.Phil (Clermont-Ferrand, France), MA (Rouen, France), PGD (Rouen, France), BA (MAK) View Profile

Esther Ayebazibwe

Assistant Lecturer-Journalism & Mass Communication
PhD. Cand. JMC (UCU), MAJMS (UCU), MGJ (NLA), BAMC (UCU-BBUC) View Profile

Innocent Agaba

Assistant Lecturer-Kiswahili
MA. Kiswahili (IUIU),BED(KYU), DES(KYU) View Profile

Mwesige Felix

Assistant Lecturer
M. Ling. French as Foreign Language; BA. Educ; Dip. Educ. Sec View Profile

Norbert Walter

Assistant Lecturer-English
Certificate in Teaching & Assessing using Bloom's Taxonomy & Case Studies-CUU MA LINGUISTICS-MUK PGDE-IUIU BA (A) MUK View Profile

Obuya Godwin

Assistant Lecturer
MA.Lit (UCU), BAED (KU) View Profile

Natumanya Misah

Assistant Lecturer
MPhil. Linguistics; BA. Runyakitara View Profile

Kyomukama Christine

Assistant Lecturer - French
PhD (Cand) Makerere University; MA. Linguistics (French); BA. Education (French); HETC; eLearning (French),French for Specific Purposes (FOS),DALF C2 Diplôme Approfondi de Langue Française, Educational Online Training with Alliance Française Kampala,Certificate in French for Specific Purposes in Tourism,Hotel management, Secretariat and Business from Centre de Linguistique Appliquée de Besançon (CLA)-France . View Profile

Ariho Lucky

Assistant Lecturer

Mutenyo Aidah

Assistant Lecturer
PhD -Maseno University View Profile

Arineitwe Evaristo

Teaching Assistant -English
2023-Master of Arts in Literature and Communication (MALC)-BSU 2013-Bachelor of Arts with Education-(Eng & Lit)-KAB- View Profile

Tusimirwe Philbert

Teaching Asssistant
MAK (IUIU), BAED (KAB) View Profile

Ainembabazi Norah

Teaching Assistant
BA. View Profile

Joshua Mugisha

Teaching Assistant -Runyakitara
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Tusiime Medius

Teaching Assistant
MA. Kiswahili (IUIU) BA. Educ(KAB) View Profile

Sylivia Kiconco Iyamuremye

Assistant Administrative Officer
BSWSA(UCU);Diploma in Secondary Education( Kyambogo University) View Profile

Awino Mary

Teaching Assistant
Candidate - M.A. English & Linguitics BA. ED View Profile

Visiting Scholars

Prof. Egara Kabaji

Professor (Visiting Scholar)
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Dr. Neema Julius Luhwago

Lecturer (Visiting Scholar)
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J. Kajoka, D. Were, V. Masaba, L. Yunusu, I. Agume, A. Annensia, A. Gashengeshi . (2014) . Msingi Bora wa Kiswahili . Nairobi: Longhorn Publishers, p. 172


Dr. Johnson Ocan, Dr. Businge Phelix Mbabazi and Prof. M.J. K Muranga August, 2022 → September, 2023
Bernhard Atuhaire (PI), Manuel Muranga (CoPI), Peter Kanyandago, Misah Natumanya June, 2022

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