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Mak on the mark for the third time in a row!

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Between 16th and 18th April 2010, National Council for Higher Education held the Fourth Higher Institutions Annual Exhibition at the Lugogo Show Grounds, under the theme “Higher Education and Outreach Services for Communities” from which Makerere emerged winner in the University category with twenty six participating universities. This is the university’s third straight win.

Between 16th and 18th April 2010, National Council for Higher Education held the Fourth Higher Institutions Annual Exhibition at the Lugogo Show Grounds, under the theme “Higher Education and Outreach Services for Communities” from which Makerere emerged winner in the University category with twenty six participating universities. This is the university’s third straight win.

With the 112 stalls of institutions displaying a variety of innovations such as large technological machinery like the plastic granulator from Mbarara University of Science and Technology and a huge cake, almost the size of the Exhibition Hall, from YMCA, sent chills to most of the Makerere University team members.

L-R Prof Lejuene,  Hon. Mwesigwa Rukutana & Prof. Kasozi listen to a Mak exhibitor at  the CREEC stall

However, Makerere still stole the show taking more than twenty stalls with top of the range exhibitions that wowed the crowd. The turn up was big. Not just of the visitors but also of the exhibitors.

Uganda Christian University took the second runner up award and Uganda Martyrs University took the first runner up award. Other universities that participated were Kyambogo University, Makerere University Business School, Muteesa I University, St. Lawrence University, Kabale University, Gulu University, Kampala University and Kampala International University (KIU), among others. Tertiary Institutions and various companies also participated in the exhibition and had YMCA taking the winner’s award for the Tertiary institutions and Bank of Uganda taking the winner’s award for the companies. In all, fifty five institutions participated in the exhibition.

The fourth edition of the annual exhibition was officially opened by Minister of State for Higher Education, Hon Mwesigwa Rukutana, who was happy to note that higher education is now a marketable commodity going by the masses of the people who thronged the venue. He thus felt it befitting of universities and tertiary institutions as centers of innovation to sell related services to the public.

The National Council for Higher Education Organising team, headed by their Executive Director Prof. A.B.K. Kasozi, Ph. D. (Calif), was very impressed with the way the exhibition turned out. As organizers, they were Hon. Mwesigwa Rukutana 2nd R inspects the interlocking blockspleased that the number of exhibitors had increased; there was a wider variety in what was being exhibited than last year, especially in the fields of food science and ICT. They were also excited to note that the number of senior exhibitors was higher than that of last year and there was good cooperation especially between the team from Makerere University.

Makerere University was applauded for a number of outstanding innovations, especially in the field of security systems, where the Faculty of Computing and Informatics Technology showcased a cell phone based remote Vehicle control system intended to reduce the rate of car theft in Uganda by controlling the functionalities of the motor vehicle remotely using cellular phone technology. The assessors were also very impressed with the Faculty of Technology’s smart inter-locking blocks.

“Institutions create knowledge for development and this exhibition has achieved this, as it has shown enthusiasm and is relevant to the community. I am very impressed with the innovative quality that you have displayed”. Prof. Kasozi added.

 

The Triumphant Makerere Team poses with the Winner's plaque

 

The participants from Makere University were Public Relations Office, Academic Registrar’s Department, School of Graduate Studies, School of Education, Planning and Development unit, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Agriculture, The Department of Food Science and Technology, The Institute of Statistics and Applies Economics (ISAE), Makerere University Library’s Outreach Services, Makerere Institute of Research (MISR), Makerere Institute of Environment and Natural Resources, Faculty of Technology, Music, Dance and Drama Department, School of Industrial and Fine Art and Faculty of Computing and Informatics Technology.

 

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Advert: Mature Age Entry Scheme – Private Sponsorship 2024/2025

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Students sit for an exam in the pre-COVID era, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda.

The Academic Registrar, Makerere University invites applications for the Undergraduate
Programmes under the Mature Age Entry Scheme only for Private Sponsorship for
2024/2025 Academic Year.
Non-Refundable Application fee of Shs. 50,000/= for Ugandans OR $75 Equivalent for
Internationals, plus bank charge should be paid in any of the banks used by Uganda
Revenye Authority after generating a Payment Reference Number (PRN).

  • Apply using the Institution’s Applications Portal URL:https: //apply.mak.ac.ug
  • Application is for candidates who passed the Mature Age Entry Examinations of December 17, 2022 and February 24, 2024 only.
  • Any candidate who passed the examinations in mentioned above and was not admitted on Government/ Private sponsorship for December 17, 2022 sitting, and for Government sponsorship for February 24, 2024 sitting, is eligible to apply for admission on Private Sponsorship for 2024 /2025 Academic Year.

The closing date for applying will be Friday 26th July, 2024.

Further details can be accessed by following this link.

Prof. Mukadasi Buyinza
ACADEMIC REGISTRAR

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Diploma/Degree Holders Admission Lists 2024/25

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Main Library, Makerere University. Photo taken on 29th February 2016.

The Office of Academic Registrar, Makerere University has released lists of Diploma/Degree Holder applicants admitted under Private/Self Sponsorship for the academic year 2024/25. Please note that admission is subject to verification of academic documents by the awarding institutions.

The admission list is displayed here below:

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African Futures Research Leadership Program: Cohort 5 – Call for Scholars

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Participants at the initial AAP convening participate in design-thinking exercises to help imagine the future of partnerships between MSU and Africa. Photo: AAP

The Alliance for African Partnership (AAP) is seeking applicants for the fifth cohort of the AAP African Futures Research Leadership Program. This competitive visiting scholar program supports early career researchers from the AAP consortium to work for one year under the mentorship of faculty members from MSU and their home institution, focusing on building skills in research for impact, writing scholarly and/or policy publications, disseminating of research results, and developing grant proposals for external support. Scholars will also participate in a structured professional development program while building bridges and lasting connections with MSU contacts and across their cohort. 

The main objective of the African Futures program is to strengthen the capacity of a cadre of African researchers to return to their home institutions and become scientific leaders in their community, establish long-term partnerships with MSU faculty, co-create innovative solutions to Africa’s challenges, and in turn become trainers of the next generation of researchers. This program aims to address the gender gap in Africa, where only 30% of researchers are women, so scholars selected for the program will be women, or men who can demonstrate they are committed to support efforts towards gender equity in higher education institutions in Africa. The research areas that the scholars will engage in during the program should be aligned to AAP’s research priority areas

The AAP Management Team requests applications from early career researchers to participate in the next cohort, with work to begin virtually in February 2025. Scholars will spend September – December 2025 at MSU for the in-person portion of the program, followed by another period of virtual collaboration, ending in early 2026. The scholar and mentor team will receive a small grant for research and professional development activities including conference attendance and publication. Scholars will also receive a stipend during their time at MSU, visa application support, and round-trip travel from their home institution.

Eligibility

  • Citizen of an African country 
  • Completion of a PhD degree within the last 10 years 
  • Employed as an Academic Staff member at one of the AAP African consortium universities including Egerton University, Makerere University, University of Dar es Salaam, Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Botswana, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, University Cheikh Anta Diop, University of Arts and Humanities, Bamako, United States International University-Africa, and University of Pretoria 
  • Have documented approval of leave or sabbatical to participate in the program for the in-person period 
  • Have a mentor at their home institution that will serve as a collaborator and mentor
  • Research must be in one of the AAP priority areas
  • Applicants may only submit one proposal to AAP in this round of funding. Prior scholars are not eligible to apply. 

To learn more about the program, including how to apply, click below

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Applications to be an African Futures scholar are due August 18, 2024

Additional program dates:

  • Program start date (virtual): February 2025
  • In-person program: Sept – Dec 2025
  • Program end date: February 2026

Please contact Jose Jackson-Malete at jacks184@msu.edu or +1 517-353-6989 with any questions.

Source: AAP

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