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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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Veteran Professor changed Makerere and Higher Education

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Professor Pancras John Mukasa Ssebuwufu (L) receives a plaque and citation from RUFORUM Board Member and Vice Chancellor Ndejje University-Professor Eriabu Lugujjo (Right) on 6th May 2021 at the RUFORUM Secretariat, Plot 155 Garden Hill, Makerere University Main Campus,

When Professor John Ssebuwufu ambled up to receive a certificate of recognition for his ‘exceptional’ contribution to higher education from the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) at Makerere University (MU), he was thinking of many things, such as rewarding staff, that he could have done differently to impact university education more.

But he did what he could have done, under the circumstances.

He presided over MU (in 1993) when student enrolment was 5,000 and left in 2004 when the population was surging to more than 15,000.

He emphasised the use of information communication technologies in almost all the institutions he had been involved in and sent many academic staff on exchanges to boost research and innovation. Now, more African universities engage in ground-breaking research.

So, he proceeded to accept his recognition and make his acceptance speech, which was mostly about gratitude.

Ssebuwufu, 74, who is currently the chancellor at Kyambogo University and the vice-chancellor of the University of Kisubi, is credited for his exemplary leadership and pragmatic methods that have shaped higher education in Uganda and Africa as a whole.

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Japan Africa Dream Scholarship (JADS) Program 2021/2022

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Japan Africa Dream Scholarship (JADS) Program 2021/2022. Photo credit: AfDB

The Japan Africa Dream Scholarship (JADS) Program is a capacity building project by the AfDB and Japan which was initiated in 2017 with the aim of providing two-year scholarship awards to highly achieving African graduate students to enable them to undergo post-graduate studies (i.e. a two-year Master’s degree program) in selected priority development areas on the continent and Japan. The overarching goal the AfDB and the Government of Japan seek to attain is to enhance skills and human resources development in Africa in under the Bank’s High 5s agenda (i.e. “Feed Africa”, “Light up Africa”, “Industrialize Africa”, “Integrate Africa” and “Improve the quality of life of the people of Africa”) and key Japanese development assistance initiatives. JADS core areas of study focus include energy, agriculture, health, environmental sustainability, and engineering. The program also seeks to promote inter-university collaboration and university-industry partnerships between Japan and Africa. Upon completion of their studies, the JADS scholars are expected to return to their home countries to apply and disseminate their newly acquired knowledge and skills in the public and private sectors, and contribute to national and continental socio-economic development.

About the JADS program

The JADS Program is open to applicants from AfDB member countries with relevant professional experience and a history of supporting their countries’ development efforts who are applying to a graduate degree program in energy development and related discipline.  The program does not provide scholarships to any other graduate degree program.

The scholarship program provides tuition, a monthly living stipend, round-trip airfare, health insurance, and travel allowance.

Upon completion of their studies, the beneficiary scholars are expected to return to their home countries to apply and disseminate their newly acquired knowledge and skills, and contribute to the promotion of sustainable development of their countries.

Who is Eligible to Apply?

The program is open to those who have gained admission to an approved Masters degree course at a Japanese partner university. Candidates should be 35 years old or younger; in good health; with a Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent in the energy area or related area; and have a superior academic record. Upon completion of their study programs, scholars are expected to return to their home country to contribute to its economic and social development.

Application Procedures

  1. Applicant requests for information and application forms and procedures from the chosen JADS partner university. For any inquiries, please contact JADS@AFDB.ORG
  2. Applicant completes required documents and sends them to the university.
  3. University evaluates and selects applicants.
  4. University sends selected candidates to the AfDB.
  5. AfDB reviews submissions from universities, prepares and approves the final list.
  6. AfDB contacts selected awardees, and informs the universities.

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WHS Regional Meeting Africa 2021: Finance Chairperson’s Update

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Prof. Tonny J. Oyana, Finance Chairperson, World Health Summit Regional Meeting Africa, June 2021.

SOPs: Our plan is to have 200 sets of people in different spacious rooms…

Prof. Tonny j. oyana, finance chairperson whs regional meeting africa

We are sincerely grateful to our sponsors…

Over 15 core sponsors…

Sessions: 60% Virtual, 40% Onsite…

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