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April 2010

27th April 2010: Visit by UMI Team:

The Vice Chancellor along with the Director Human Resource, Academic Registrar and The Head, Department of Political Science met with Dr. David Ssonko, Dean, School of Civil Service, Public Administration & Governance, Uganda Management Institute to discuss matters relating to maximum utilization of the School launched in October 2009.

22nd April 2010: Public Lecture to mark World Veterinary Day 2010:

The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in conjunction with the Uganda Veterinary Association (UVA) and the Ministry of Agriculture Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF), organized a public lecture mark the WORLD VETERINARY DAY 2010 under the theme "One World, One Health: more cooperation between veterinarians and physicians". This lecture, part of the Vet Week running from 19th – 24th April 2010, was hosted at The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in recognition of the partnership with stakeholders above, aimed at finding solutions to the challenges facing Uganda's Animal Industry through research-driven community development collaborative initiatives.

16th – 18th April 2010: 4th Annual NCHE Exhibition:

The National Council for Higher Education organized the 4th Annual Exhibition, 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. The fourth edition of the annual exhibition was officially opened by Minister of State for Higher Education, Hon Mwesigwa Rukutana.

15th April 2010: Swedish State Secretary Visit:

The Swedish State Secretary for Development cooperation Mr Joakim Stymne made an official visit to Uganda from 14th -15th April 2010 and specifically, Makerere University. He met with University Management and Staff so as to get a clear view of the Sida research cooperation support to Makerere University and also visited The Center for Research in Energy and Energy Conservation.

9th April 2010: NBRP Book Launch:

The Nile Basin Research Programme, an arm of the Nile Basin Initiative held a book launch at the University Main hall, which was presided over by the Minister of State for Water, Hon. Jessica Eriyo and attended by the VC, The Norwegian Ambassador, The Rwandan and United Republic of Tanzania High Commissioners, Prof. Tore, Director NBRP and members of Makerere Management. Two books titled “The River Nile in the Post Colonial Age: Conflict and Cooperation Among the Nile Basin Countries” and “Water, Culture and Identity” were launched on the occasion.

6th April 2010: 4th Vice Chancellors Media briefing

The 4th monthly media briefing featured the Faculty of Arts and School of Education. The Vice Chancellor made presentations on the launch of MAK AIR, Makerere University’s wireless network funded by Sida, an update on upcountry campuses with Fort Portal opening in May 2010 and Jinja receiving its second intake of students in the same month. He also talked about the successful endorsement of the Investment Policy by Makerere University.

5th – 9th April 2010: LIS Career Education Week:

A Library and Information Science Education Week was organised by the East African School of Library and Information Science, EASLIS under the theme “Re-alignment of LIS Education to meet the emerging challenges”. Activities included Exhibitions, Career talks, the LIS Academic Debate, where Hon. Kahinda Otafiire was a panelist and the LIS Symposium notably attended by Hon. Kabakumba Matsiko, Minister of Information.

1st April 2010: Intergenerational Uganda Women’s Theatre Project 2010:
The project brought together three different groups of women of different ages and education backgrounds, thus enabling exchange of skills and knowledge between Makerere University students, high school students of Progressive Secondary School Nabiswera and ladies from the Namukozi Theatre Group from Mityana. Facilitators from the University of Leeds as well as Kampala International University took part in the project.

 

April 2010

27th April 2010: Visit by UMI Team:

The Vice Chancellor along with the Director Human Resource, Academic Registrar and The Head, Department of Political Science met with Dr. David Ssonko, Dean, School of Civil Service, Public Administration & Governance, Uganda Management Institute to discuss matters relating to maximum utilization of the School launched in October 2009.

22nd April 2010: Public Lecture to mark World Veterinary Day 2010:

The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in conjunction with the Uganda Veterinary Association (UVA) and the Ministry of Agriculture Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF), organized a public lecture mark the WORLD VETERINARY DAY 2010 under the theme "One World, One Health: more cooperation between veterinarians and physicians". This lecture, part of the Vet Week running from 19th – 24th April 2010, was hosted at The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in recognition of the partnership with stakeholders above, aimed at finding solutions to the challenges facing Uganda's Animal Industry through research-driven community development collaborative initiatives.

16th – 18th April 2010: 4th Annual NCHE Exhibition:

The National Council for Higher Education organized the 4th Annual Exhibition, 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. The fourth edition of the annual exhibition was officially opened by Minister of State for Higher Education, Hon Mwesigwa Rukutana.

15th April 2010: Swedish State Secretary Visit:

The Swedish State Secretary for Development cooperation Mr Joakim Stymne made an official visit to Uganda from 14th -15th April 2010 and specifically, Makerere University. He met with University Management and Staff so as to get a clear view of the Sida research cooperation support to Makerere University and also visited The Center for Research in Energy and Energy Conservation.

9th April 2010: NBRP Book Launch:

The Nile Basin Research Programme, an arm of the Nile Basin Initiative held a book launch at the University Main hall, which was presided over by the Minister of State for Water, Hon. Jessica Eriyo and attended by the VC, The Norwegian Ambassador, The Rwandan and United Republic of Tanzania High Commissioners, Prof. Tore, Director NBRP and members of Makerere Management. Two books titled “The River Nile in the Post Colonial Age: Conflict and Cooperation Among the Nile Basin Countries” and “Water, Culture and Identity” were launched on the occasion.

6th April 2010: 4th Vice Chancellors Media briefing

The 4th monthly media briefing featured the Faculty of Arts and School of Education. The Vice Chancellor made presentations on the launch of MAK AIR, Makerere University’s wireless network funded by Sida, an update on upcountry campuses with Fort Portal opening in May 2010 and Jinja receiving its second intake of students in the same month. He also talked about the successful endorsement of the Investment Policy by Makerere University.

5th – 9th April 2010: LIS Career Education Week:

A Library and Information Science Education Week was organised by the East African School of Library and Information Science, EASLIS under the theme “Re-alignment of LIS Education to meet the emerging challenges”. Activities included Exhibitions, Career talks, the LIS Academic Debate, where Hon. Kahinda Otafiire was a panelist and the LIS Symposium notably attended by Hon. Kabakumba Matsiko, Minister of Information.

1st April 2010: Intergenerational Uganda Women’s Theatre Project 2010:
The project brought together three different groups of women of different ages and education backgrounds, thus enabling exchange of skills and knowledge between Makerere University students, high school students of Progressive Secondary School Nabiswera and ladies from the Namukozi Theatre Group from Mityana. Facilitators from the University of Leeds as well as Kampala International University took part in the project.

 

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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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