PROFILE: Fagil Mandy, Uganda’s Academic Giant


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Mandy is a Ugandan by nationality and a teacher by profession born on November 11, 1948 and married with several children and grand children.

Mandy is a born of Fort Portal in Kabarole district.

Shortly after his birth, his mother and grandmother decided to move to Kyebando next to Nsooba in Wakiso district.

Mandy holds a Diploma in Education with National Teachers’ College Kyambogo, a Bachelor of Arts from Makerere University, Kampala and a Masters Degree in Drama and Theatre Arts in play writing and directing from Leeds University.

The academic giant has attended several other courses which include; Certificate, Outward Bound Course Loyitokitok, Kenya, Certificate in School Administration, Middle Head Sydney Australia, Certificate in Personnel Management, Management Training and Advisory Centre, Kampala.

Mandy also holds a Certificate in National Leadership from National Leadership Institute, Kyankwanzi, Uganda, Certificate in Raising Pupil Achievement Chicester, UK, Certificate in Visualization in Participatory Planning (VIPP), Makerere University, Kampala, Certificate in Innovation Systems and Cluster formation, Jinja, Uganda, Certificate in Entrepreneurship Development, Kampala, Uganda.

Mandy is proficient in several languages such as English, Luganda, Rutoro, Runyankole and Kiswahili.

The UNEB Chairman has worked in several places and in line with the many qualifications that he holds.

He worked as a Teacher Trainer at Primary Teachers’ Colleges, Headmaster Primary Schools, Banking Officer, Libyan Arab Uganda Bank, General Manager, Silver Springs Hotel, Kampala, Lecturer, Makerere University Department of Music Dance and Drama.

Mandy has also worked as Director, Inspectorate of National Resistance Movement Secretariat Kampala, Deputy Commissioner for Education, Ministry of Education and Sports, Commissioner for Inspectorate Ministry of Education and Sports, Special Advisor to the Vice President of the Republic of Uganda on matters of co-operatives and education.

The academic giant is too an education consultant managing Fagil Mandy Education Consultancy (Fame-con), he also worked as Consultant on Inspection; Ministry of Education and Sports.

Mandy has held several responsibilities which include among others; Chairman and founder member: Miandu Theatre Company (writing, directing and staging plays, Currently the Chairman Uganda National Examination Board, Member: Adjudication Committee Uganda, National Cultural Center, Secretary: Uganda Writers’ Association.

He is a Board member: Uganda Posts and Telecommunication Chairman Universal Primary Education Implementation Committee Member, Wild Life Education Centre Board, Pioneer Member; Innovation at Makerere Committee.


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