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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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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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