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August 2010

30th August 2010: BIOTA East Africa Atlas Launch
The Biodiversity Monitoring Transect Analysis of Africa (BIOTA) East Africa Atlas is a product of research linkages established between Karlsruhe University of Health Sciences and Makerere University within the framework of the BIOTA East Africa Project. The Vice Chancellor officially launched the Atlas, where Prof. Gertrude Schaab from the Karlsruhe University, Germany among other academics was in attendance.

26th August 2010: ACCP Launch

The Vice Chancellor presided over the launch of the African Centre for Cyber law and Cyber crime Prevention (ACCP) in Uganda. The ACCP, an entrepreneurial non-profit organization aims to enhance knowledge about fraudulent online strategies commonly used by criminals in exploiting people.

20th – 21st August 2010: 5th Open Day

Makerere Faculty of Computing and Informatics Technology exhibited the most brilliant projects of the ICT students.

19th August 2010; MUASA, MASA and UNEI General Assembly

A general Assembly was called to discuss issues concerning a strike over DAP money from NIC to start 21st August

17th August 2010: MISR Seminar

A presentation on The Politics of Studying African Sexual Behavior: Reflections of an Anthropologist by Stellah Nyanzi (PhD)

12 August 2010: MISR Seminar

A presentation on Interests and Relationships in NGO Gender Activity; A Case Study of Uganda by Mary Sssonko Nabacwa (PhD) that took place at MISR

8th – 12 August 2010: Uganda Youth Convention

Makerere University hosted the Uganda Youth Convention under the theme; Opportunity, Empowerment and Enterprise. The convention organizers hope to change the lives of about 6,000 youth who attended the convention. H.E. President Yoweri Museveni attended this conference.

5th August 2010: Workshop for Desk Officers of Council Committees at Imperial Botanical

5th August 2010: Training on Quality Assurance and Mangement

University members of staff and management were trained on uplifting the quality and management of the University. This took place at Senate building

3rd August 2010: MTN Mob Internet 3G+ Launch

The Vice Chancellort Prof. Venansius Barymureeba officiated at this launch that was held at Garden City

2nd August 2010: Vice Chancellor’s Visit to Faculty of Arts

The members of staff in the Faculty of Arts hosted the Vice Chancellor at the faculty and discussed issues on how to develop the faculty for better and smooth running.

2nd – 7th August 2010: Electronics Records Management Training

This course will ground participants understanding on managing electronic records including designing cost effective records management systems. It was organized by the East African School of Library and Information Science.

2nd August 2010: 8th Vice Chancellors Media briefing

The 8th monthly media briefing featured the Institute of Adult and Continuing Education (IACE) and the Makerere University Printery. The Vice Chancellor made presentations on the improved university rankings from 15th to 13th in Africa as of July 2010, the enhancement of Internal Quality through 100% revision of academic programmes except for MUBS, strengthening of the BSc. Programme right from year one, and the landmark MoU signed between Makerere University and Orange (U) Limited, to offer knowledge transfer to CIT students in the varied areas of telecommunications.

 

August 2010

30th August 2010: BIOTA East Africa Atlas Launch
The Biodiversity Monitoring Transect Analysis of Africa (BIOTA) East Africa Atlas is a product of research linkages established between Karlsruhe University of Health Sciences and Makerere University within the framework of the BIOTA East Africa Project. The Vice Chancellor officially launched the Atlas, where Prof. Gertrude Schaab from the Karlsruhe University, Germany among other academics was in attendance.

26th August 2010: ACCP Launch

The Vice Chancellor presided over the launch of the African Centre for Cyber law and Cyber crime Prevention (ACCP) in Uganda. The ACCP, an entrepreneurial non-profit organization aims to enhance knowledge about fraudulent online strategies commonly used by criminals in exploiting people.

20th – 21st August 2010: 5th Open Day

Makerere Faculty of Computing and Informatics Technology exhibited the most brilliant projects of the ICT students.

19th August 2010; MUASA, MASA and UNEI General Assembly

A general Assembly was called to discuss issues concerning a strike over DAP money from NIC to start 21st August

17th August 2010: MISR Seminar

A presentation on The Politics of Studying African Sexual Behavior: Reflections of an Anthropologist by Stellah Nyanzi (PhD)

12 August 2010: MISR Seminar

A presentation on Interests and Relationships in NGO Gender Activity; A Case Study of Uganda by Mary Sssonko Nabacwa (PhD) that took place at MISR

8th – 12 August 2010: Uganda Youth Convention

Makerere University hosted the Uganda Youth Convention under the theme; Opportunity, Empowerment and Enterprise. The convention organizers hope to change the lives of about 6,000 youth who attended the convention. H.E. President Yoweri Museveni attended this conference.

5th August 2010: Workshop for Desk Officers of Council Committees at Imperial Botanical

5th August 2010: Training on Quality Assurance and Mangement

University members of staff and management were trained on uplifting the quality and management of the University. This took place at Senate building

3rd August 2010: MTN Mob Internet 3G+ Launch

The Vice Chancellort Prof. Venansius Barymureeba officiated at this launch that was held at Garden City

2nd August 2010: Vice Chancellor’s Visit to Faculty of Arts

The members of staff in the Faculty of Arts hosted the Vice Chancellor at the faculty and discussed issues on how to develop the faculty for better and smooth running.

2nd – 7th August 2010: Electronics Records Management Training

This course will ground participants understanding on managing electronic records including designing cost effective records management systems. It was organized by the East African School of Library and Information Science.

2nd August 2010: 8th Vice Chancellors Media briefing

The 8th monthly media briefing featured the Institute of Adult and Continuing Education (IACE) and the Makerere University Printery. The Vice Chancellor made presentations on the improved university rankings from 15th to 13th in Africa as of July 2010, the enhancement of Internal Quality through 100% revision of academic programmes except for MUBS, strengthening of the BSc. Programme right from year one, and the landmark MoU signed between Makerere University and Orange (U) Limited, to offer knowledge transfer to CIT students in the varied areas of telecommunications.

 

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UNMA Advisory on Agriculture and Food Security Jun-Aug 2021

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A male researcher inspects a maize cob in a demonstration plot on 13th August 2010 at the Makerere University Agricultural Research Institute Kabanyolo (MUARIK), Wakiso Uganda.

The Uganda National Meteorological Authority (UNMA) on 7th June 2021 released the seasonal rainfall outlook for the June-July-August (JJA) 2021 period. Contained in the outlook were advisories to various strategic sectors of the economy.

Particularly, the advisory to the Agriculture and Food Security sector was;

  • JJA season is often part of the normal dry season in the areas of South-western, western, parts of the eastern, and central Uganda. The farming communities in these areas are therefore advised to be vigilant during post-harvest handling by considering proper drying of the harvest on clean surfaces, use of tarpaulins and drying on racks;
  • Preparation of good storage facilities of produce to avoid compromising on quality and safety;
  • Channeling of the run-off water into the gardens in order to maximize on the soil moisture conservation;
  • For those areas where near normal to above normal rainfall is expected (most parts of northern and eastern Uganda), farmers are encouraged to continue with regular weeding, pest and disease surveillance and control;
  • Due to the expected enhanced rainfall in those areas, water logging and proliferation of fungal and bacterial crop diseases are likely to occur.
  • Open drainage channels around household and gardens to reduce risks from stagnant water causing damage to root tuber crops;
  • Flash floods and waterlogging are highly anticipated to occur in low lying areas expected to receive enhanced rainfall such as Katakwi and Kapelebyong. Therefore, communities are encouraged to keep watch over their crops, animals and property;
  • In Karamoja sub-region, where wetter conditions are expected, the pastoral communities are advised to diversify into boosting the production of cereals (sorghum, millet, and maize), beans, and ground nuts and sustain pasture availability for livestock.

Please see Downloads for the detailed outlook.

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4th Call For Applications: MURBS Departmental Ambassadors

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URBRA’s Mrs. Ritah Nansasi Wasswa (2nd L) assisted by Ag. University Secretary-Mr. Yusuf Kiranda (L) hands over a plaque of recognition to Outgoing Trustee-Ms. Dorothy Nannozi Kabanda (2nd R) as Incoming Trustee-Ms. Franco Angida Mugyema (R) applauds during the MURBS Board Handover on 26th March 2021.

In February 2018, the Makerere University Retirement Benefits Scheme (MURBS) launched the Departmental Ambassadors Programme. MURBS hopes to use this Ambassadors Programme to engage more directly with its membership and enhance member education. MURBS further perceives this Programme as a means to mitigate succession planning risks.

MURBS Fund Value continues to grow, and as at 31st March 2021, it stood at Ushs 235.5bn as compared to Ushs 209.6bn as at 30th June 2020. Given this growth, there is increased need for prospective Trustees, who are well equipped with relevant knowledge and skills, and with practical exposure to the management and governance of MURBS.

Eligibility

  1. Must be employed by the University on permanent terms
  2. Must be an Active Member of the Scheme (currently contributing to the Scheme) and appear on the Official Register of the MURBS Active Membership as at 30th April 2021.
  3. Must be willing to commit time to trainings and other ambassadorial activities organised by the Scheme.

Mode of training for 4th Cohort of Ambassadors

Training for this (4th) Cohort of Ambassadors is envisaged to be conducted over the zoom online platform only, due to Covid-19 restrictions. The Scheme does not envisage any face-to-face interactions.

Tenure of Office & Termination or Withdrawal

There is no tenure of office for the Departmental Ambassador. As long as a member is willing to continue serving as an Ambassador, and the Ambassador continues to satisfy the eligibility criteria above, she or he will remain a MURBS Ambassador.

How to Apply

Interested members should complete the MURBS Departmental Ambassador Application Form 01-0218. The completed Form together with the requested attachments should be sent to info[at]murbs.mak.ac.ug and copy to wilber.naigambi[at]mak.ac.ug no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, 14th June 2021. We discourage hand delivery of applications.

Confirmation/Approval Process

MURBS shall acknowledge receipt of each application received within 12 hours and will respond to the applicants to confirm the status of their application in writing (by e-mail). Upon approval of the application, the name of the approved Ambassador together with the Department and School/Unit will be updated on the list of the MURBS Departmental Ambassadors in the Group 4 category and published on the MURBS website.

NOTE: There is no limit as to the number of ambassadors that MURBS can have in a department.

Please see Downloads for the detailed call and application form.

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Chair Council Communication on Closure of Makerere University

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An older photo of the Main Building, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda as seen from across the Freedom Square. Date taken: 22nd October 2012.

7th June 2021

All Members of Staff
All Students and Stakeholders
Makerere University

RE: CLOSURE OF MAKERERE UNIVERSITY

Following the address to the Nation by H.E. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, President of Uganda, on 6th June 2021, this is to inform you that the University will be closed with effect from today 7th June 2021 for 42days.

During the closure, the University shall observe a 30% physical presence of staff while other faculty and administrative staff shall continue to work online.

Management will inform staff and students on the implementation of teaching, learning, and research activities online. Construction activities shall continue as per the President’s directives and with strict adherence to the COVID-19 SOPs.

Yours sincerely,

Lorna Magara (Mrs.)
Chairperson, Makerere University Council

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