Staff Profiles

Prof. Otukile Sindiso Phibion

Prof Phibs

Faculty of Education

Primary Education

Associate Professor

Location: Block 247/Room 231
Phone: +267 3555098
Email Prof. Otukile Sindiso Phibion

  • 2003    Doctor of Music Degree (DMus) – University of Pretoria, RSA.

  • 1999    Certificate in Computer Literacy – University of Pretoria (Uni - School), RSA.

  • 1991    Master of Arts in Music Education (MA Mus Ed) – University of Reading, U K.

Prof Otukile Phibion is a Music Education Lecturer at the University of Botswana in the Department of Primary Education. He holds a Doctor of Music (DMus) from the University of Pretoria. He teaches Music Education, Ethnomusicology and Educational Research. His research areas include; Music Education, Ethnomusicology and Special Education. Prof Phibion has published immensely in the areas mentioned above. He is currently the Chief Examiner for all Botswana Colleges of Education. He is also an External Examiner of four Universities for Masters and Doctoral students respectively. Prof Phibion is a renowned choir conductor and adjudicator. He is a member of regional and international music societies such as; Pan – African Society for Musical Arts in Education (PASMAE) and the International Society for Music Education (ISME). He recently won elections to be a member for the Board of Directors for ISME (2020 – 2022). Prof Phibion has established International Exchange Partnerships with Universities in Finland and Taiwan for the University of Botswana.

  • Music Education
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Research Methods

  • Music Education
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Teacher Education
  • Curriculum
  • Computer Literacy
  • Special Education


Music Education

Early Childhood Music Education


a) Phibion. O. S. (2019) The Basarwa Melon throwing circle dance (Siqciru/Sigcuru: The case of kaudwane village in the Kweneng West District of Botswana. Journal of Music and Dance (JMD): Vol. 9 (1), pp. 1 – 5.

b) Phibion. O. S. (2019) Botswana: History, culture, and geography of music: The SAGE International encyclopedia of Music and Culture: SAGE Publications, Inc

c) Phibion, O. S. Rabatoko, F. & Kekana, S. M. (2017) Music Teaching in Botswana Secondary Teacher Training Colleges: A Case of Molepolole College of Education: Accelerando:  Belgrade Journal of Music and Dance (BJMD): Issue No. 2

d) Phibion. O. S. (2016) Tsutsube Music as Pracised by the Basarwa (San) of Botswana Muziki: Journal of Music Research In Africa: 13 (1) 58 – 67.

e) Monyatsi & Phibion (2015) Facilitating access to higher education for students with disabilities: Strategies and support services at the University of Botswana. Knowledge for a sustainable world, Chapter 2, p. 55-70.

In pursuit of academic excellence