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The Vice Chancellor

Prof Openjuru George Ladaah is the Vice Chancellor, Gulu University (GU). George does research in Higher Education, Educational theory and Adult Education. His current project is ‘KNOWLEDGE FOR CHANGE, LIFELONG LEARNING, YOUTH AND WORK’ TRANSFORMING EDUCATION FOR SOCIAL CHANGE IN EAST AFRICA. He has been in Academic Leadership and Management since October 1996 as Ag Head of Department, Makerere University Department of Community Education and Extra –Mura Studies which saw him climb many ladders up to now.

He was  the First Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic Affairs, Gulu University from 2015 to December 2017, Formerly Associate Professor and was the  Dean School of Distance and Lifelong Learning at College of Education and & External Studies, Makerere University before joining Gulu University.

Academic Award; Recipient of the Association Internationale de Linguistique Appliquee (AILA) International Association of Applied Linguistics Solidarity Award to Participate in the 13th Congress of AILA held at the University of Wisconsin Madison From 24th to 29th July 2005.

Education

  • D. Adult Education, University of KwaZulu-Natal; 2008. Seminars and Dissertation (Research Doctorate already Published).
  • Ed. Adult Education, University of Natal; 2002. Coursework and Dissertation.
  • Ed. Curriculum Studies in History Education, Makerere University; 1990. Coursework and Examination.

Publications

  • Openjuru, George (2017) Literacy as placed resource in the context of a ruralcommunity everyday life: The case of Bweyale in Uganda In S. Nichols and C. Sknowden Language and Literacies as Mobile and Placed Resource: London and New York Rutledge Taylor and Francis Group.
  • Openjuru, George Ladaah*, Namrata Jaitli Tandon, Rajesh and Hall, Budd(2015), Knowledge Democracy, Community-based Action Research, the Global South and Excluded North in H. Bradbury. The Sage Handbook of Action Research pp. 481-488.
  • Openjuru, George Ladaah* and Achen Stella (2014) Shack Video Halls in Uganda as Youth Community/Literacy Learning and cultural interaction sites, in K. Sandford, T. Rogers, M. Kendric (eds.) Everyday Youth Literacies: Critital Perspectives for New Times; Singapore: Springer Science.
  • Openjuru, George Ladaah* and Sam Siminyu (2014) Access equity, social justice and educational exclusion in Higher Education: Experience from Uganda pp. 199-146, Groningen: University of Groningen Globalisation Studies.
  • Openjuru*, G. L. (2014) "Rural livelihood literacies and Numeracies and their implication for adult literacy pedagogy: the case of Bweyale in Uganda." In Kasper Juffermans, Yonas M. Asfaha and Ashraf Abdelha6 (Ed) African Literacies: Ideologies, Scripts, Education, pp. 237-270, Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

Details on other achievements of   the Vice-chancellor can be got on the attached link. https://guluuniversity.academia.edu/ProfGeorgeLadaahOpenjuru/CurriculumVitae

 

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