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Mak-Orange Telecom partnership to provide quality mobile communication services.

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Makerere University Faculty of Computing & IT has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Orange Telecom to support mobile communication technology. The function took place at Makerere University on Monday 12th July 2010.

Makerere University Faculty of Computing & IT has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Orange Telecom to support mobile communication technology. The function took place at Makerere University on Monday 12th July 2010.

The telecommunications company which started its operations in Uganda in 2009 is the second largest internet provider in the whole world. It has been operating in Europe, Asia, and North America where it has established a number of labs to facilitate their services.

Orange Uganda Chief Executive Officer, Philippe Luxcey said that their mission is to provide quality services to all their customers around the world without any discrimination. “We don’t have European quality or African quality but Orange quality” he said.

Prof. Baryamureeba(L) and Mr. Luxcey shake hands after signing the landmark MoU“We want to provide services to the African continent which will suit both the developed and developing economies. We will provide new software based on African Technology and this partnership with Makerere University will help us to achieve this” he added.

Dr. Nabukenya Josephine, Dean, Faculty of Computing & IT affirmed that the faculty will use its facilities to collaborate with Orange in providing human resource, infrastructure, and computing software as well as anything else that Orange may need.

“The Faculty has been involved in collaborations with local and international organizations through which we have established a number of infrastructures including a Mobile Computing Lab” she added.

By partnering with Makerere University, Orange Telecom will have joined Google, Nokia and The British Council which have been providing support to Information and Communication Technology in the University.

The Acting Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Venansius Baryamureeba said that the University will offer its best so as to keep its credibility in information technology training so as so support the partnership with Orange Telecom.

He hailed the telecommunications company saying that their internet services have increasingly become visible in Kampala within just a year. “I am not marketing for you but your services are really good.” He told the Orange team.

Article by Aston Mubangizi

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Launch of Mak-RIF Round 4 Awards & PhD Call for Proposals

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Mak-RIF 4 Awards and PhD Call For Proposals, 29th September 2022, 9:00 to 10:00 AM EAT.

Makerere University received funding from the Government of the Republic of Uganda, earmarked to support high impact Research and Innovations. This unique initiative arose after engagements between the top University Management and the Government of Uganda. This fund illustrates the increasing importance that the Government attaches to Research and Innovation as a driver of development and transformation. The objective of the fund is to increase the local generation of translatable research and scalable innovations that address key gaps required to drive Uganda’s development agenda. 

In the Financial years 2019/2020, 2020/2021 and 2021/2022 the Government of the Republic of Uganda through Mak-RIF has funded implementation of over 750 multidisciplinary research and innovations within the various Colleges, while engaging multiple stakeholders within and outside Makerere University. The Grants Management Committee (GMC) has finalized the award process for the Mak-RIF round 4 call for funding for this Financial Year 2022/2023.

The Grants Management Committee (GMC) hereby invites you to the Launch of the Mak-RIF Round 4 awards and PhD Call for Proposals scheduled to take place tomorrow Thursday 29th September 2022 from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. EAT. 

Please use the following details to join the launch.

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwpcu-urDIjE9ZgxdsbEmA2IkNMMiJVECt_ 
Meeting ID: 884 5662 9992
Password: 292624

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Notice: Makerere Disability Scheme 2022/23 Medical Review Exercise

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One of the PWD graduands at the 69th Graduation during the Session held on 17th January 2019.

The Academic Registrar, Makerere University invites persons with disability who applied for admission to public universities under the disability entry scheme for 2022/2023 Academic Year to appear for medical/review exercise at Makerere Unive, Senate Building, Level Two (2) in the Telepresence Centre.

NOTE: Only those who have the minimum entry requirements of at least two principal passes at A’ Level or its equivalent and at least five (5) passes at O’ Level or its equivalent will be interviewed.

 Only candidates who sat ‘a’ level in 2020, 2019 and 2018 are eligible for admission.

THE EXERCISE WILL BE CONDUCTED ON 3rd, 4th and 5th October, 2022 respectively from 9.00 A.M – 1.00 P.M each day.

IMPORTANT:

(i) If you fail to appear on any of the given days above, there will be no other chance for you.

(ii) Applicants with Government Scholarship for the previous years are not eligible for admission

ALFRED MASIKYE NAMOAH

Acting. ACADEMIC REGISTRAR

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Uganda’s policymakers implored to address forest loss, plastic & water pollution

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Left to Right: Prof. Gunnar Köhlin, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe, Amb. Maria Håkansson, Commissioner Julius Mafumbo and Prof. Edward Bbaale posing for a group photo before the opening ceremony on 22nd September 2022: Photo by EfD-Mak Centre.

The Vice Chancellor Professor Barnabas Nawangwe on Thursday 22nd September, 2022 participated in the opening of the EfD Annual meeting hosted by Makerere University at Speke Resort Munyonyo where he appealed to government to implement the ban on kaveera and address other environmental issues.

The opening ceremony moderated by the EfD Global Hub Manager Gunnar Köhlin and was graced by Uganda’s Minister for Water and Environment represented by the Commissioner for Water, Mr. Julius Mafumbo and the Swedish Ambassador to Uganda, H.E. Maria Håkansson.

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