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Alokolum Seminary

Alokolum Major Seminary is an affiliated institution to Makerere University.

Undergraduate Programmes

The Seminary offers the same undergraduate programmes offered by Katigondo National Major Seminary

Bachelor of arts in Social and Philosophical studies

Introduction

The BA Social and Philosophical Studies is intended to benefit not only future priests but also those who do not get ordained but serve society in many other ways.


Alokolum Seminary

Alokolum Major Seminary is an affiliated institution to Makerere University.

Undergraduate Programmes

The Seminary offers the same undergraduate programmes offered by Katigondo National Major Seminary

Bachelor of arts in Social and Philosophical studies

Introduction

The BA Social and Philosophical Studies is intended to benefit not only future priests but also those who do not get ordained but serve society in many other ways.

The programme is extensive enough to equip the graduates with sufficient academic training and especially those skills for effective Leadership. It also prepares the graduates to serve competently in schools either as Chaplains and / or as teachers.

Objectives

The BA Social and Philosophical Studies programme aims at achieving the following General Objectives:

  • To stimulate students to think, speak and write methodically, critically, clearly and precisely.
  • To develop their Natural Philosophy.
  • To enable them to be good communicators.
  • To develop skills and the art of management.
  • To enhance the appreciation of various Religions and Values.

Admission Requirements

Direct Entry

  • A candidate should possess at least an “O” level Certificate or its equivalent.
  • Two Advanced level principal passes in Arts or Sciences.

Diploma Entry

Diploma Applicants should posses at least a Second Class Diploma in any discipline.

Mature Age Entry

Applicants must pass the mature age examinations.

Knowledge

  • This programme will offer students knowledge of:
  • The origin and destiny of humanity.
  • A deep understanding of themselves and others.
  • Basic forms of special organisation.
  • Forms of political organisations.
  • Norms and Values of Various ethical systems.
  • Historical and contemporary factors influencing African thinking.

Skills

  • The student will be able to:
  • Relate with others guided with ethical and psychological skills.
  • Develop a critical and balanced mind.
  • Run and operate basic computer programmes.
  • Effective in oral and written communication.
  • Plan and conduct Religious Service effectively.
  • Relate and have dialogue with people of various Religious persuasions.
  • Counsel effectively some different categories of people: students, street children, married couples, drug addicts, etc.

Attitude

At the end of the programme the student should have developed:

  • A positive and balanced attitude to all types of people.
  • A spirit of commitment to the service of others.
  • A mature balanced personality.

Katigondo Seminary

Katigondo National Major Seminary is affiliated to the Department of Philosophy in the Faculty of Arts, Makerere University

Undergraduate Programme

Bachelor of Arts in Social and Philosophical Studies

Introduction

This programme has been offered at Katigondo National Major Seminary since 1998/99 academic year. Katigondo National Major Seminary primarily trains future priests but it is also evident that many seminarians do not become priests.

The BA Social and Philosophical Studies is intended to benefit not only future priests but also those who do not get ordained but serve society in many other ways.

The programme is extensive enough to equip the graduates with sufficient academic training and especially those skills for effective Leadership. It also prepares the graduates to serve competently in schools either as Chaplains and / or as teachers.

Objectives

The BA Social and Philosophical Studies programme aims at achieving the following General Objectives:

  • To stimulate students to think, speak and write methodically, critically, clearly and precisely.
  • To develop their Natural Philosophy.
  • To enable them to be good communicators.
  • To develop skills and the art of management.
  • To enhance the appreciation of various Religions and Values.

Admission Requirements

Direct Entry

i) A candidate should possess at least an “O” level Certificate or its equivalent.

ii) Two Advanced level principal passes in Arts or Sciences.

Diploma Entry

Diploma Applicants should posses at least a Second Class Diploma in any discipline.

Mature Age Entry

Applicants must pass the mature age examinations.

Knowledge

  • This programme will offer students knowledge of:
  • The origin and destiny of humanity.
  • A deep understanding of themselves and others.
  • Basic forms of special organisation.
  • Forms of political organisations.
  • Norms and Values of Various ethical systems.
  • Historical and contemporary factors influencing African thinking.

Skills

  • The student will be able to:
  • Relate with others guided with ethical and psychological skills.
  • Develop a critical and balanced mind.
  • Run and operate basic computer programmes.
  • Effective in oral and written communication.
  • Plan and conduct Religious Service effectively.
  • Relate and have dialogue with people of various Religious persuasions.
  • Counsel effectively some different categories of people: students, street children, married couples, drug addicts, etc.

Attitude

At the end of the programme the student should have developed:

  • A positive and balanced attitude to all types of people.
  • A spirit of commitment to the service of others.
  • A mature balanced personality

Programme Structure

The duration of the Course shall extend over three academic years leading to the award of the Degree of Bachelor of Arts. A student shall take all the first year core courses from Philosophy, Humanities and Religious disciplines. In the 2nd year he/she will take 3 core courses and 6 electives per Semester while in the 3rd year he/she will take 3 core and 6 electives in the first semester and 4 core courses and 5 electives in the Second Semester. Courses for 2nd and 3rd year shall be selected from Philosophy, Humanities and Religious studies respectively.

Ggaba Seminary

St.Mary’s National Major Seminary Ggaba, henceforth to be referred to as National Seminary Ggaba, hasbeen an Affiliated Institution of Makerere University since 1989, offering a Bachelor of Divinity of Makerere University to qualifying candidates. In 1997, however, a Bachelor of Arts in Social and Philosophical Studies of Makerere University was approved for Katigondo National Major Seminary and Alokolum National Seminary which have since been affiliated to Makerere University. This has necessitated a reworking of the programmes in National Seminary Ggaba, which receives its candidates that will already have done the Bachelor of Arts from Katigondo and Alokolum that will already have done the Bachelor of Arts.

Master of Arts in Religious and Theological Studies

The M.A (Religious and Theological Studies) programme is based on the felt need for the development of research capability of students who study Theology and Religious Studies in Uganda. Religion touches matters of ultimate concern in our daily lives and our future. The Ugandan society, however, is experiencing certain changes in education, social development and communication. The Pastor will therefore have to play a relevant role in such a society. He will also need skills of research and ecumenism so as to offer a way out of some situations of division, poverty and ignorance.

Furthermore not all the finalists of National Seminary Ggaba look after rural Parishes. Some are called upon to teach in institutions of higher learning or to occupy administrative posts. The MA in Religious and Theological Studies programme aims, therefore, at offering advanced training for those who will be called to teach and administer schools and other institutions. This should contribute to improving the country’s human resource base in education and development.

The principle is that students should be given more and not less. An MA would offer more than the Bachelor of Divinity degree formerly offered.

Objectives of the Programme

The general objective is to train competent human resource in religion and administration to manage the challenges of a fast changing society.

The programmes are also intended to enable the student acquire the skills of research which should make him inclined to approach his work and mission in a methodological way.

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Uganda’s policymakers implored to address forest loss, plastic & water pollution

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Left to Right: Prof. Gunnar Köhlin, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe, Amb. Maria Håkansson, Commissioner Julius Mafumbo and Prof. Edward Bbaale posing for a group photo before the opening ceremony on 22nd September 2022: Photo by EfD-Mak Centre.

The Vice Chancellor Professor Barnabas Nawangwe on Thursday 22nd September, 2022 participated in the opening of the EfD Annual meeting hosted by Makerere University at Speke Resort Munyonyo where he appealed to government to implement the ban on kaveera and address other environmental issues.

The opening ceremony moderated by the EfD Global Hub Manager Gunnar Köhlin and was graced by Uganda’s Minister for Water and Environment represented by the Commissioner for Water, Mr. Julius Mafumbo and the Swedish Ambassador to Uganda, H.E. Maria Håkansson.

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Prof. Nawangwe urges Makerere University community to support the Mastercard Foundation E-learning Initiative

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By Bernard Buteera

Makerere University has launched a two million dollar E-learning Project, dubbed The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program E-learning initiative.  

The launch was held on Tuesday 20th September 2022 at Makerere University, Yusuf Lule Central Teaching Facility Auditorium. It attracted over 200 participants, who included members of University Management, College Principals, School Deans, Academic and Administrative staff, students and the general university community.

While addressing the gathering, the Chief Guest, Prof. Mary Okwakol, the Executive Director of National Council for Higher Education (NCHE), congratulated Makerere University for winning such a huge grant, which will go a long way in transforming the eLearning infrastructure at Makerere University.

“I am happy to be joining you in launching a project that is at the heart of National Council for Higher Education. Online learning is at the heart of the Council, not only because of the challenges presented by the Covid-19 pandemic, but also the world is now a digital world.” Prof. Okwakol remarked.

Prof. Okwakol thanked Mastercard Foundation and other development partners who have continued to support initiatives that help transform higher institutions of learning in Uganda.

“I sincerely thank the Mastercard Foundation and other partners who have continued to support higher education in Uganda, especially in the area of research and online learning. Globally, the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, greatly disrupted education systems forcing learners and some schools to shift to virtual learning to curb the spread of the pandemic.” Prof. Okwakol pointed out.

On his part, the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe urged the university community, especially the academic staff to take advantage of the Mastercard Foundation E-learning initiative to develop e-content across all Colleges of the University, to enhance capacity for eLearning at Makerere University.

[L -R] Chairperson of the Steering Committee of the E-learning Initiative, Prof. Umar Kakumba, Vice Chancellor, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe, Prof. Mary Okwakol, the Executive Director of National Council for Higher Education (NCHE), Prof. Paul Birevu Muyinda, the Coordinator of the Mastercard Foundation E-learning Initiative and Prof. Justine Namaalwa, the Program Coordinator for Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program.

”I appeal to the Colleges to embrace this project and have as many courses adopt this pedagogy development system, even though students will continue with face-to face and phyisical learning, they should be allowed the option of online learning. The platforms that are going to be built, will give our students an opportunity to interact with international students, scholars, teachers and with each other.” Prof. Nawangwe applealed.

The Vice Chancellor, further called upon all other development partners to emulate Mastercard Foundation in supporting Makerere University and other universities on the entire African continent in strengthening digital literacy, so that Africa is not left behind.

”In 2018 I attended a conference on E-learning in Beijing China, where a critical question was asked; Will Africa be left behind again? This was in reference to many advancements that were taking place in the western world, in which Africa had been left behind.” The Vice Chancellor reminded the audience.

Prof. Nawangwe further emphaised the importance of e-learning as one of the critical modes of teaching and learning in the 21st first century.   

”Ladies and Gentlemen, I cannot over emphasise the importance we attach to e-learning the 21st Century, that is why we took a decision to elevate the Department of Open and Distance Learning into an Institute of Open and Distance E-learning with an intention of having e-learning extended to other Colleges of the university.” Prof. Nawangwe pointed out.

The Deputy Vice Chancellor Academic Affairs, and Chairperson of the Steering Committee of the E-learning Initiative, Prof. Umar Kakumba, rallied the University community to support the implementation of the project in the University.

“The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program E-learning initiative could not have come in at a better time than post COVID19 era. A pandemic, which exposed our systems and methods of teaching and learning. You all recall, when were hit by the pandemic, with lockdowns and closures of institutions of learning, we all went into a panicky mode on how were going to cope with online learning. I therefore call upon every member of the university to give this project the support it deserves.

Prof. Kakumba reminded the audience the importance and relevancy of online learning at Makerere University and other universities in Uganda.

“The online method of learning is best suited for everyone. This digital revolution has led to remarkable changes in how the content is accessed, consumed, discussed, and shared. Office goers and stay home mothers can take up online educational courses too, at the time that suits them. Depending on their availability and comfort, many people choose to learn at weekends or evenings.” Prof. Kakumba remarked.

Prof. Paul Birevu Muyinda, the Coordinator of the Mastercard Foundation E-learning Initiative, informed the audience the importance of the project and the expected outcomes for the University.

One of the Champions of e-learning trained by Arizona State University, Prof. Paul Birevu Muyinda receiving a certificate from Chief Guest.

“The Mastercard Foundation e- Learning Initiative is a Project funded by Mastercard Foundation aimed at addressing the negative impact of COVID-19 pandemic that constrained access and continuity of teaching, learning, research and community engagement activities at Makerere University” Prof. Muyinda pointed out.

Prof. Muyinda further thanked the team that he worked with in putting up the proposal in a very short time that yielded such an important grant for the University.

“I thank the team that spent sleepless nights putting together the proposal that resulted into this project. I must report that Makerere University is privileged to be having the most highly qualified persons in online instruction design and online pedagogy at the IODeL and beyond. It is now up to Makerere University in particular and the Country in general to make use of these persons to transform the terrain of online, blended distance and e-learning education.” Prof. Muyinda remarked.

Prof. Justine Namaalwa, the Program Coordinator for Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at Makerere University, informed the audience, that the E-learning initiative was one of the many partnerships between Mastercard Foundation and Makerere University geared at supporting the young people to succeed on the African continent.

Members of University Management, staff and students present.

“The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program continues to recognize that in order to enable young people across Africa to succeed, there is need to; Address systemic barriers in Higher education, Strengthen the capacity of Institutions that serve the Young People, and Support innovative solutions across critical sectors.” Prof. Namaalwa remarked.

The colourful launch ended with a panel discussion in which panelists digested the importance and opportunities for open distance and eLearning in higher institutions of learning.

Bernard Buteera is the Communications Officer of the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at Makerere University.

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Supplementary Admissions to Bachelor of Laws Under Private Sponsorship 2022/23

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The Academic Registrar, Makerere University, informs applicants wishing to be admitted to Bachelor of Laws Private for 2022/2023 Academic year but failed to submit their application online to submit their applications from Friday 23rd to Friday 30th September, 2022 at a non-refundable fee of 50,000/= (Fifty thousand shillings only).

The applicants MUST have passed the Pre-entry Examinations for Bachelor of Laws.

Diploma/Degree holders should submit certified copies of their academic transcript to Room
315 Level 3, Senate Building.

Applicants who have already been admitted need not apply.

For any additional information, contact Undergraduate Admissions Offices 301/303 for A’Level Applicants and Office 315 for Diploma/Degree holders.

ALFRED MASIKYE NAMOAH
AG. ACADEMIC REGISTRAR
Date: 22nd September, 2022

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