Jeje Moses OKURUT

Research Interests

  • Economics of Education; focusing on Education Policy and Planning, Quality, Equity and Efficiency of Basic Education in Uganda

Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Kobe University, Japan [Expected] (Sep. 2015)
  • Masters in Economics, Kobe University, Japan (Sep. 2012)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Economics, Makerere University, Uganda (Oct. 2006)

Work Experience

  • International Consultant at UNICEF, Yangon, Myanmar (May – Nov. 2013)
  • Intern at FHI 360, Washington DC, USA (May – Jun. 2012)
  • Intern at UNESCO Bangkok, Thailand (Aug. – Nov. 2011)
  • Senior Education Planner/ Monitoring and Evaluation at the Ministry of Education and Sports, Kampala, Uganda (Feb. 2009 – Oct. 2010)
  • Education Planner/ Monitoring and Evaluation at the Ministry of Education and Sports, Kampala, Uganda (Dec. 2007 – Feb. 2009)
  • Monitoring and Evaluation Officer at the Ministry of Education and Sports, Kampala, Uganda (Jan. 2006 – Nov. 2007)
  • Research Assistant and Data Entry Clerk at the Ministry of Education and Sports, Kampala, Uganda (Feb. 2003 – Dec. 2005)
  • Advertising Executive at The New Vision Printing & Publishing Corporation, Kampala, Uganda (Mar. 2000 – Apr. 2002)
  • Sales Executive at Multi-Choice Uganda Limited, Kampala, Uganda (Oct. 1998 – Dec. 1999)

Publications

  • Kobe University (2014) Comprehensive Assessment of Selected Education Colleges in Myanmar, for The Myanmar Comprehensive Education Sector Review (CESR) and supported by UNICEF. Ogawa, K., Wokadala, J., Nakata, S., Coolican, M., Haoyi, Z., Kobe University, Japan (Okurut, J.M. is the author of Chapter 3) (E)
  • Kobe University (2014) Guidebook of Analytical Tools for Education Finance and Administration, supported by UNESCO. Ogawa, K., Shimada, K., Nyamkhuu, T., Sisouphanthong, V., Kobe University, Japan (Okurut, J.M. is the author of Chapter 2) (E)

Academic Associations

  • Comparative International Education Soceity (CIES)
  • Japan Comparative Education Society (JCES)
  • Japan Society for International Development (JASID)

Academic Conference Presentations

  • Okurut, J.M. “Effect of Automatic Promotion on Students’ Dropout Rate and Learning Achievements in Uganda’s Primary Education”, Paper presented at the 50th Japan Comparative Education Society’s Annual Conference, Nagoya University, Japan, July, 2014. (E)
  • Okurut, J.M. “Effect of Automatic Promotion on Students’ Dropout Rate and Learning Achievements in Uganda’s Primary Education”, Paper presented at the 17th International Economic Association’s World Congress, Amman, Jordan, June, 2014. (E)
  • Okurut, J.M. “Effect of Automatic Promotion on Students’ Dropout Rate and Learning Achievements: Evidence from Uganda’s Primary Education”, Paper presented at the 13th Africa Education Research Forum, Osaka University, Japan, April, 2014. (E)
  • Okurut, J.M. “Effect of Automatic Promotion on Students’ Dropout Rate and Learning Achievements: Evidence from Uganda’s Primary Education”, Paper presented at the 58th Comparative and International Education Society’s Annual Conference, Toronto, Canada, March, 2014. (E)
  • Okurut, J.M. “Effects of Automatic Promotion on Students’ Dropout Rate and Learning Achievements: Evidence from Uganda’s Primary Education”, Paper presented at the International Education Development Forum, Hiroshima University, Japan, December, 2013. (E)
  • Okurut, J.M. “Effects of Automatic Promotion Policy on Students’ Dropout Rate and Learning Achievements: Evidence from Uganda’s Primary Education”, Proposal presented at the 12th Africa Education Research Forum, Waseda University, Japan, October, 2013. (E)
  • Okurut, J.M. “Analysis of High Failure Rates at Primary Leaving Examination (PLE) in Uganda”, Paper presented at the 56th Comparative and International Education Society’s Annual Conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico, USA, April, 2012. (E)
  • Okurut, J.M. “Analysis of High Failure Rates at Primary Leaving Examination (PLE) in Uganda”, Proposal presented at the 7th African Education Research Forum, Kobe University, Japan, April, 2011. (E)
  • Okurut, J.M. “Universal Primary Education Policy and Quality of Education in Sub-Saharan Africa: Comparative Analysis of Ghana, Kenya, Malawi and Uganda”, Paper presented at the 6th African Education Research Forum, Osaka University, Japan, October 2010. (E)
  • Okurut, J.M. “Analysis of High Failure Rates at Primary Leaving Examination (PLE) in Uganda”, Proposal presented at the International Education Development Forum, Kobe University, Japan, October, 2010. (E)

Language/ Skills

  • English (Fluent), Kiswahili (Fluent), Japanese (Intermediate)
  • STATA, SPSS, EPSIM, Typo3
  • Microsoft Office (Ms-Word, Ms-Excel, Ms-PowerPoint).

Message to Potential Candidates to Ogawa Seminar

Under Ogawa Seminar, students are able to study and learn about current socio-economic development issues in developing countries from the view point of Economics of Education. Moreover, under Prof. Keiichi Ogawa’s leadership, wealth of experience and networks, seminar students’ are able to participate in events such as field studies, internships, presenting in academic conferences and organizing events. The seminar has an international outlook, which avails students with the opportunity to interact with distinguished personalities from different walks of life all around the world. Through these interactions, students are able to establish social networks thus enhancing their personal and professional developments. Ogawa Seminar is a global family characterized by excellent organization, coordination, management and learning opportunities.