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FCIT awards first Computer Systems Engineers Certificates

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“This certificate award ceremony marks a turning point in the Computing Landscape” remarked Dr. Benjamin Kanagwa, The Head, Department of Networks, Faculty of Computing and Information Technology in his welcome address.

“This certificate award ceremony marks a turning point in the Computing Landscape” remarked Dr. Benjamin Kanagwa, The Head, Department of Networks, Faculty of Computing and Information Technology in his welcome address.

Dr. B. Kanagwa-Head,Dept of Networks FCIT

 

He further added that on completion of this course, students were equipped with sufficient knowledge in embedded systems to compete in the development of intelligent automated systems and toy cars like their counterparts in China, Japan and the United States of America.

 

Eng. Wekesa John-Student Rep.Speaking on behalf of his fellow students Eng. Wekesa John, a mechanical engineer by previous training gave special thanks to all the instructors in Electronics, Computer Programming and Embedded systems. He appreciated the fact that after his ten week course, he and his peers were now equipped with sufficient knowledge to write program code, debug it and embed it into a microprocessor to achieve the desired functionality. And with this knowledge, the only limit to their output would be the ability to innovate and apply the rich knowledge accumulated during the course’s duration.

Mr. Higenyi Perez - InstructorMr. Higenyi Perez who spoke on behalf of his fellow instructors Mr. Omure and Mr Waligo appreciated the students’ efforts in adhering to the 10 week course structure and successfully rising to the challenges. He further thanked The Dean of the Faculty Prof. Barymureeba for this initiative and colleagues Dr. Kanagwa and Drake Mirembe for providing unceasing support throughout the course instruction. He noted that being the maiden course, a few observations had been made, which would help review the content to provide a more streamlined course for successive intakes.

 

Team FCITHeld on a cloudy afternoon on September 30th 2009, the third level Computer Systems Engineering lab of the Faculty’s Block B building played host to the award ceremony, the first of its kind in the history of the Faculty and the University. In his comments Mr. Michael Niyitegeka the Head, Corporate Communications at the faculty noted that after the 200 hour course; 120 hours theory and 80 hours practical, the students had met the requirements to be awarded certificates as the pioneers of this course. He then invited The Chief Guest and Dean Prof. Baryamureeba to award the successful students their certificates.

In his closing remarks The Dean appreciated the efforts made by Dr. Benjamin Kanagwa and his colleagues for nurturing this course within the Department of Networks. Impressed with the level of innovation, he pledged six million shillings to the graduates to help them market their innovations to the public.

He further stressed the importance of incubation of innovations that can provide ideal solutions to local problems hence the need for the Government and Academic institutions to come out and support these centers. “It is by nurturing young talent and ideas that companies like facebook and Microsoft were founded and continue do well on the global scene” he added.

Prof. Venansius Baryamureeba-Dean FCIT

In keeping with the Makerere University strategic plan of 2009-2019, the Dean noted that the Faculty had recently revised the curricula to meet the needs of society by training quality graduates equipped with hands-on skills. He also announced that the faculty had recently received a grant of two billion shillings for upgrading computer laboratories into state-of-the-art facilities. As exhibited by the award due to be received by the Dean on behalf of FCIT, he stressed that such grants will enable the faculty to continue being a model facility of computing in East and Central Africa.

In conclusion, he thanked the various Media houses for covering the event, the students for their participation in the program and the publicity garnered by Faculty’s Corporate Communications Office.

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Re-advertisement: Undergraduate Programmes 2024/2025

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A section of the University Road

The Academic Registrar, Makerere University invites applications from Ugandan, East African, and international applicants for the undergraduate programmes under Government Sponsorship (BVL) and private sponsorship scheme for the 2024/2025 Academic Year.

Each applicant should:

a) Have the Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) with at least five passes, or its equivalent and at least two principal passes at Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) obtained at the same sitting. For day programmes only candidates who sat A’ Level in 2023,2022 and 2020 are eligible to apply. For evening, afternoon, and external programmes, a candidate is not restricted on the year of sitting A’ Level.

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d) Degree from a recognised/Chartered Institution

Further details on the re-advertised programmes , fees structure, and the procedure of submitting applications can be accessed from the document below:                                            

The closing date for receiving applications for undergraduate admissions is Friday 26th July 2024.                                                           

WARNING:                                                             

  1. Applicants are strongly warned against presenting forged or other people’s academic documents to support their applications for admission.  The consequences, if discovered, are very grave indeed.
  2. Do not buy any other documents not originating from the Academic Registrar’s Office.  Those who buy them do so at their own risk. 
  3. The Academic Registrar has not appointed any agent to act on his behalf to solicit for additional funds other than the application fee stated above.    
  4. Applicants are advised to use the right programme names and codes. The university will not be responsible for any wrong information entered in the system by applicants.     

Prof. Mukadasi Buyinza
ACADEMIC REGISTRAR

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Freshers’ Orientation and Registration For 2024/2025 Academic Year

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To All First Year Students;
First Year students (Freshers) are by tradition given an “acclimatization” period of one week
which is referred to as the “Orientation Week”. The Freshers report on Campus one week
earlier than the Continuing students and during this week they are introduced to the key facilities in the University as well as other important aspects of life at the University.

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Admission Lists -Disability, Sports and District Quota Schemes 2024/25

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Students move towards Main Building on University Road

The Office of Academic Registrar, Makerere University has released the admission list of candidates admitted under the Disability, Sports and District Quota Schemes with Government sponsorship 2024/25 Academic Year.

Kindly follow the links below to access the lists:-

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