Professor Annah Molosiwa


Professor Annah Molosiwa is an Associate Professor in the Department of Languages & Social Sciences Education at the University of Botswana. Professor Molosiwa has served for 39 years as a secondary school teacher, a teacher educator, a researcher and a consultant. From 2012 to 2018, she served as the Head of the Department of Languages & Social Sciences Education at University of Botswana. During her headship, she led the review of the Departmental programmes to be outcomes based in accordance with the Education Training Sector Strategic Plan (ETSSP 2015 - 2020), and was instrumental in ensuring that the programmes were BQA compliant.

Professor Molosiwa has served the University through several committees, including Faculty of Education Promotions Appointments and Review Committee, Faculty Executive Committee, Departmental Admissions Committee and the Departmental Marketing Committee. She has participated in some major consultancies funded by the then Ministry of Basic Education and the then Ministry of Education & Skills Development in collaboration with UNICEF.

She holds a PhD in Teaching, Curriculum & Education Policy from Michigan State University, USA, MSc in Curriculum & Instruction from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA, and B.A. Humanities & Concurrent Certificate in Education (majoring in English and African Languages & Literature) from the University of Botswana & Swaziland.

She has published journal articles and book chapters that explore issues on: curriculum and education policies; literacy and language development, learning and teaching practices to promote sustainable development; policy reviews to address youth unemployment; teacher education and teachers’ professional development. In terms of professional service, Prof Molosiwa has served as an External Examiner for: University of Malawi, Chancellor College, University of South Africa, University of Zululand, University of Dar Es Salaam and University of Kwa-Zulu Natal. She is also a member of the Botswana Educational Research Association (BERA), Organization for Social Science Research in Eastern and Southern Africa (OSSREA) Botswana Chapter, and the International Literacy Association (ILA).