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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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Makerere University Launches National Parenting Draft Manual

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The Director of Culture at the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development, Ms. Juliana Naumo Akoryo (Centre) and Dr. Godfrey Siu, the Principal Investigator from Mak-CHDC (Right) interact with a participant at the workshop on 22nd July 2022, Kampala.

By Agnes Namaganda

On July 22nd 2022, Makerere UniversityChild Health and Development Centre (MakCHDC) launched a draft manual for the National Parenting Standards. The Centre has been working together with the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development (MGLSD) with funding from UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund), to develop standards that are agreeable to all organisations in the country that are involved in parenting work. The draft manual was being presented to members of a consortium that brings together all these organisations together, called the Parenting Agenda Consortium.

“We produce many documents and they are shelved,” Irene Ayot Chono, who was speaking on behalf of UNICEF said. “We hope that this document will not be one of them,” she emphasized.

Irene Ayot Chono-UNICEF, urging participants to utilize the manual once it is complete.
Irene Ayot Chono-UNICEF, urging participants to utilize the manual once it is complete.

Dr. Godfrey Siu, the Principal Investigator from Mak-CHDC who presented the draft manual to participants, emphasized that if any organization is doing parenting work, there should be a minimum package that they should offer.

Draft Manual Content

The manual which will have several modules. These modules will be delivered face-to-face in 1.5 hour sessions. Some of these include; Module 6 which will focus on “understanding responsible masculinity and fatherhood” and on “understanding the concept of head of family.”The draft manual also proposed that Module 11 focuses on Parenting in the 21st Century. Some of the sessions in this module will include Children and Technology, Contemporary Influence on Children and Modernity, Culture and Morality.Module 9 will focus on Parenting for Adolescents and some of the suggested sessions within this module are Needs for Adolescents and The Art of Communicating with Adolescents. Module 5 will focus on Preventing Violent Parenting and Promoting Alternative Discipline Strategies while Module 10 will be about Parenting to Address the Mental Health for Children and Adults.

Dr. Godfrey Siu, the Principal Investigator from Mak-CHDC presenting the contents of the National Parenting Standards Draft Manual.
Dr. Godfrey Siu, the Principal Investigator from Mak-CHDC presenting the contents of the National Parenting Standards Draft Manual.

Participants’ suggestions

After the presentation, participants raised several suggestions for discussion and consideration. These included whether there should be a module on spirituality since Uganda is a strongly religious nation. There was also the concern of how children in remand homes should be parented. Another concern raised by a participant was as to whether teachers who make an undeniable contribution to parenting, should be taken through the parenting manual.

A participant gives her input at the National Parenting Standards Draft Manual launch.
A participant gives her input at the National Parenting Standards Draft Manual launch.

In her closing remarks, Ms. Juliana Naumo Akoryo, the Director of Cultural Affairs at the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development (MGLSD) said that the manual is for the parenting organisations to utilize and not for MGLSD.

The Director of Culture at the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development, Ms. Juliana Naumo Akoryo making closing remarks at the workshop.
The Director of Culture at the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development, Ms. Juliana Naumo Akoryo making closing remarks at the workshop.

Ms. Chono also adjured the team behind the manual to use picture illustrations in the manual that can be relatable by the Ugandan parents.

Contact: Agnes Namaganda – agnesvioletnamaganda@gmail.com

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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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