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World Lib Day: Beyond the Campus & MULIB Walls

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The World Library Day has been celebrated internationally in different parts of the World since 1897. In Uganda, the Library Day was first celebrated at Makerere University Library on 22nd May 2009 and since then, it has become an annual event. The aim of this special day is to draw attention of the policy makers, administrators, Library users and all stakeholders to the role of the Library in the functions of the University and beyond.

The World Library Day has been celebrated internationally in different parts of the World since 1897. In Uganda, the Library Day was first celebrated at Makerere University Library on 22nd May 2009 and since then, it has become an annual event. The aim of this special day is to draw attention of the policy makers, administrators, Library users and all stakeholders to the role of the Library in the functions of the University and beyond.

This year’s celebrations will be held on Friday 21st May 2010. The theme of the 2010 Library day celebrations is “Makerere University Library: beyond the campus walls”. The theme focuses on community outreach and highlights the role of the University Library in improving information service delivery beyond the University.

During the celebrations, different activities will take place, for example:

  1. Community Outreach: Makerere University Library will extend its professional expertise to two secondary school libraries from 4th -14th May 2010. The Makerere librarians will re-organise the collections (process, spine-label, shelve, prepare accessions list, etc) and give the school libraries a professional touch. The schools are: Mengo S.S . and Kitante Hill School.
  2. Workshop: From 18th-20th May 2010, the Library has organised a workshop on Community Outreach and the presenters will be coming from the Mortenson Center for International Library Programs, University of Illinois Library at Urbana-Champaign, USA.
  3. Exhibition: Publishers have been invited to show-case their products. The Library will also demonstrate and exhibit some of its services.
  4. Awards: Different categories of awards will be given out. Last year the Library recognised Makerere University staff members who are committed to depositing their works to the Legal Deposit unit (Africana Section) as stipulated by the Legal Deposit Act.

This year, the Library will recognise:

  • Health workers who have actively participated in the Library outreach programme, the Uganda Health Information Digest;
  • Secondary Schools which have participated in the outreach activity;
  • Friends of the Library. These are some of the international institutions which have continually supported the Library to achieve its goals.

Keynote address: This will be delivered by one of the prominent members of the Library and Information Science profession.

Click here for the day's full programme  

 

 

 

mwamai@admin.mak.ac.ug, Public Relations Office

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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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