Dr. David Wasswa, M.Msc.
Dr. David Wasswa lives in London, United Kingdom. He is a trained journalist, independent researcher, and writer. Born in Masaka-Uganda, David started his early education at Kawempe Muslim Primary School and completed at Kannyange Primary School. His writing and communication skills started early during primary education, where, on many occasions, he excelled in school debates and writing competitions. His childhood dream was to get out and mix with people to explore new ideas.
He attended Kampala High School for his secondary education. Here, he was appointed chairman of the French club and vice chairman of the literature club in forms five and six. He joined National Teachers College Kyambogo to pursue a diploma in teaching. David enrolled at the University of London (Birkbeck College) to read a Bachelor of Arts degree (Hons) in Humanities and later joined City University London to read a Master of Arts degree in International Journalism. He obtained a Bachelor of Metaphysical Science (B.Msc.) and a Master of Metaphysical Science (M.Msc.) degree from the University of Metaphysics (USA) and a Doctor of Philosophy degree (Ph.D.) from the University of Sedona (USA).
David worked with various media houses, i.e., Radio Uganda, Spectrum Radio, Sound Radio, and OBE television in the United Kingdom. His broadcasting career started by coincidence. One day, while seated in a living room with his father, David captured the last words of an advert on the radio calling upon people who wanted to learn the French language. He noticed the telephone number and wrote it down on a small paper. The following morning, David walked seven miles to Kampala, the city centre’s Uganda Posts and Telecommunications office, to make a call. He did not have coins to slot in the machine but stood at a booth where a person was on a call. When he finished and came out, David asked him for a favour; he wanted to make a quick call but did not have the money. The man was kind enough to ask for the number, dial it, and hand the receiver to David. On the other end of the call, a faint voice of apparently a middle-aged man introduced himself. “Hello, this is Alliance Française. Kayonga is speaking. How can I help you?” “I had heard an advert calling for people who wanted to learn French,” David replied. After being given directions, David walked to the National Theatre, a stone’s throw away from the city centre where Alliance Française offices were. He did not have all the money to pay for the course, so Kayonga introduced him to Malicet Dominique, the course tutor, a bearded French man with a stalk built. Malicet told David that since he did not have all the money for tuition if he enrolled in the course, he would have to be part of a new program called “Apprends Le Français.” (Learn French), which was soon to be broadcast on Uganda Television; the program was for French language beginners, and David accepted. Malicet was the program presenter acting as a teacher, and David Wasswa and Wasswa Ntanda were class students: this is where David’s broadcasting career started. During the French language course at Alliance Française, David shared a French textbook with his now-good friend Alex Kayonga, son of Kayonga, the institute administrator.
David is passionate about reading and understanding nature, origin, and the scope of knowledge. He is a member of the Metaphysical Society of America (MSA)—the Metaphysical Society of America is a member of the American Council of Learned Societies. He feels connected to nature, enjoys helping people in need, and loves staying up to date with current affairs, reading, and researching about the nature of the universe. Keep in touch with David on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.