Professor Beatrice Ekanjume-Ilongo
Professor Beatrice Ekanjume-Ilongo is now the Acting Pro-Vice-Chancellor at the National University of Lesotho since the 1st June, 2019. Prior to this, she was the Dean of the Faculty of Humanities.
Prof. Beatrice Ekanjume-Ilongo is a holder of a PhD in Linguistics from the University of Yaounde 1, Cameroon. She has previously taught in the University of Yaounde 1 (2000 – 2003) as a Graduate Assistant and University of Burundi (2003 – June 2007) as a Lecturer.
Since July 2007, she has been teaching a broad range of linguistics courses in the English Department of the National University of Lesotho among which are Introduction to Linguistics, Phonetics, Phonology, Morphology, Advanced Grammar, Advanced Phonetics, Advanced Morphology, Translation and Interpreting, and Research Methodology.
Prof. Ekanjume-Ilongo also has a high profile of postgraduate supervision, as she supervises Honours, Masters and PhD theses/dissertations.
She is a prolific scholar who has published several articles in accredited/refereed journals, and an author of three books. Her research interests include Phonetics, Phonology, Morphology, Sociolinguistics, African Linguistics, Error Analysis, Onomastics, Communication and Pragmatics.
In addition to the purely academic responsibilities mentioned above, Prof. Ekanjume-Ilongo also has enough administrative experience, having served as the Head of English Department at the National University of Lesotho for six years, and being a member of several bodies within the University.
Overview of the Office of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor
The Pro-Vice Chancellor is University’s Academic Head who reports to the Vice-Chancellor and assumes the Vice-Chancellor‚s responsibilities in his absence. The Office of the Pro-Vice Chancellor is charged with helping University achieve excellence across all areas of the academic enterprise through oversight of undergraduate teaching and learning; graduate mentoring; faculty development, and the development of innovative academic initiatives. The office is responsible for the administration, coordination, and development of general policies and functions applicable to all academic programmes. Other responsibilities of the office include: overseeing the development of academic strategic plans across academic units; ensuring continuing professional development of the academic teaching and research staff through professional development opportunities both on and off campus as well as designing strategies and mechanisms to create a research culture, providing strategic direction to institutional research initiatives.
The services rendered by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor’s office include chairing various academic and institutional committees as well as selection panels. The committees for which the Pro-Vice-Chancellor’s office provides chairmanship include the Academic Planning Committee, Space Allocation and Vacation Courses Committee, Library Board, Computer Steering Committee, Academic Planning Committee, Localization and Training Board, Sabbatical and Study Leave Committee, Monitoring and Evaluation Committee, Bookshop Committee, and Research and Conferences Committee.
Pro-Vice Chancellor’s Secretary Tel: +266 22340601 Direct: +266 52217201
Prof. Beatrice Ekanjume-Ilongo
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