Saint Kizito Omala Applied StatisticsBITSS Catalyst

I am a male Ugandan, aged 48, Married with 2 girls. I hold a Doctoral Degree in Applied Statistics, a Masters of Statistics and a B.Sc (Math, Physics) with Education. I have taught Mathematics and Physics at secondary school level for 13 years, taught Industrial Statistical Modelling and Statistical Methods at Makerere University and worked at the Uganda National Examinations Board as a Measurement Statistician. I am an EASST Fellow and have participated in three workshops on Research Transparency and Reproducibility conducted by the Center for Open Science and BITSS. I have an interest in Educational research and Psychometrics employing rigorous approaches.

I am a BITSS Catalyst because I am interested in championing improvements in research reliability within Makerere University and Africa at large, by sensitizing scholars and research users about existing transparency tools and benefits. Considering that research quality constitutes 95% of the university ranking index employed by the Center for World University Rankings (CWUR), research transparency and reproducibility is a crucial step towards improving the University’s global standing. I am also interested in promoting increased transparency of the grading criteria of the national examinations and assessment systems.