Jessica Alupo

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Jessica Alupo
Born (1974-05-23) 23 May 1974 (age 40)
Katakwi, Uganda
Residence Kisaasi, Kampala, Uganda
Nationality Ugandan
Ethnicity Itesot
Citizenship Uganda
Education Bachelor of Arts in Political Science & Linguistics (BA)
Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda
Diploma in Public Administration & Management (Dip.PA&M)
Uganda Management Institute, Kampala, Uganda
Master of Arts in International Relations and Diplomacy (MA)
Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda[1]
Masters in Public Administration and Management (MPA&M)
Uganda Management Institute
Occupation Military Officer & Politician
Years active 2001 — present
Known for Politics
Home town Katakwi
Title Minister for Education
Religion Roman Catholic

Major (Retired) Jessica Rose Epel Alupo, commonly known as Jessica Alupo, is a Ugandan politician, educator and former military officer. She is the current Minister of Education in the Ugandan Cabinet. She was appointed to that position on Friday 27 May 2011.[2] She replaced Namirembe Bitamazire, who was dropped from the Cabinet. Jessica Alupo is also the elected Member of Parliament (MP) for the Katakwi District Women's Representative.

Background[edit]

She was born in Katakwi District on 23 May 1974.[3]

Education[edit]

Jessica Alupo trained as a high school teacher before she underwent the Officer Cadet Course at the Uganda Junior Staff College in Jinja. She holds the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Political Science & Linguistics (BA), obtained in 1997, from Makerere University, Uganda's oldest institution of higher education, founded in 1922. Her first Masters degree, the Master of Arts in International Relations & Diplomacy (MA), was also obtained from Makerere University in 2008. She also holds the Diploma in Public Administration and Management, (Dip.Pub.Adm.& Mgnt.), obtained in 2008 from Uganda Management Institute. Her second Masters degree is the Masters in Public Administration and Management, (MPA&M), obtained in 2009, also from Uganda Management Institute.[4]

Work experience[edit]

Over the years, she has been employed in various capacities including:

In 2001, she entered politics as a contestant for the Katakwi District Women's Representative. She ran on the ticket of the National Resistance Movement (NRM) political party. She won and was re-elected in 2006. That year, she was appointed State Minister for Youth and Children Affairs.[5] In 2011, she was successfully re-elected to her parliamentary constituency. In the cabinet reshuffle of 27 May 2011, she was elevated to Full Cabinet Minister and was given the Education & Sports portfolio.

Personal details[edit]

Jessica Alupo is married to Captain Michael Ding . She is reported to enjoy reading, community mobilization and travel.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Is Lt. Alupo punching above her weight?". monitor.co.ug. Daily Monitor. May 31, 2011. Retrieved September 10, 2013. "Lt. Alupo, who is currently pursuing a Masters degree in International Relations and Diplomacy at Makerere University" 
  2. ^ Mukasa, Henry (May 28, 2011). "Museveni names new Cabinet". newvision.co.ug. New Vision Printing & Publishing Company Limited. Retrieved September 10, 2013. 
  3. ^ Jessica Alupo Was Born in May 1974
  4. ^ The Educational Background of Jessica Alupo
  5. ^ Jessica Alupo Appointed State Minister for Youth in 2006