Faculty of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities

Assoc Prof. Nakijoba Rose Mary


Dean Faculty of Social Sciences, Arts, And Humanities

Dr. Rosemary is a Senior Lecturer and doubles as Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities (FSSAH). She initially served as the Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (FHSS) at Victoria University and as Head of Department in the same Faculty.

Dr. Rosemary’s professional purpose is to be a teacher known for inspiring her students to be more than they thought they could. She also aims at using her gifts of intelligence and charisma to cultivate the self-worth and net-worth of women and girls around her.

Dr. Rosemary holds a PhD in Development studies from the University of the Western Cape (UWC), in South Africa www.uwc.ac.za; a Master’s Degree in Development Studies from Uganda Martyr’s University (UMU), a Bachelor’s Degree in Development Studies from Ndejje University (NDU) and a Diploma in Education of Kyambogo University (KYU). She also holds another Diploma in Community Development Education of the Institute for Social Transformation, South Africa. She is a graduate of the Global Women’s Leadership Program of Santa Clara University, California, US. A and currently an Alumni Council Member (www.gwln.org).

She has over 8 years of experience in the academic field and has supervised graduate and undergraduate research work for students to completion. Dr. Rosemary has published in peer reviewed journals and she is a fellow of the National Institute for Humanities and Social Sciences (NIHSS) in South Africa; a fellow for the Social Sciences Research Council (SSRC), New York, and of the Irish Council for International Students (ICOS).

She has also engaged in National and International Consulting in the areas of gender and disability.

About the Faculty 

Welcome to the Faculty of Social Science, Arts and Humanities (FSSAH). Each academic year, FSSAH receives students from various walks of life and different regions of Uganda and the world. We shape them into critical minded fellows, innovators, transformative leaders and managers in the fields of tourism and hotel management, mass communication, guidance and counselling, development studies and social work. The teaching and learning programmes at FSSAH give students the knowledge and skills to contribute to society in these chosen fields of endeavour. The faculty encourages and promotes a world-class learning environment where teaching, learning and research take place in ways that are inspirational and innovative.

FSSAH provides an intellectually, socially and personally transformative experience that prepares students to be employable, innovative and enterprising. Equally, the faculty maintains links with the alumni. The faculty is proud of the diverse community of students and alumni engaged in various careers in many parts of the country and the world. FSSAH offers community-linked learning approaches through field work visits in the local settings where students participate as interns and identify research problems.

During my tenure as a dean of FSSAH, my main aim is to lead the Faculty of Social Science, Arts and Humanities in developing international collaborations for capacity building and into a dynamic unit that equips students with skills needed to influence the social, cultural and development practices and policies for sustainable development of Uganda and beyond.

I encourage you to come visit us and get to know the academic programs and to interact with lecturers who are dedicated to transformative teaching and perform edge-cutting research.