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December 2010

20th December 2010: Prof. William Senteza Kajubi bust unveiling ceremony

Professor Senteza Kajubi unveiled a bust at the School of Education, erected in recognition of his longstanding and dedicated contributions to the development of the education sector in Uganda. The Rt. Hon. Prime Minister Prof. Apolo Nsibambi officiated at the function, where Prof. Lillian Tibatemwa-Ekirikubinza represented the Vice Chancellor. Former Vice Chancellors Xavier Wandira and Prof. Livingstone Luboobi as well as UNEB Chairman Prof. Lutalo Bbosa and other dignitaries attended the launch.

14th – 16th December 2010: 6th African Conference on Psychotherapy

The 6th African Conference on Psychotherapy, African Chapter, was organised by the Institute of Psychology’s Outreach Department. The event was last hosted by Makerere in 1998. The Conference which was held under the theme “Psychotherapy and Psychosocial Problems” attracted participants from allover the world.

12th December 2010: Honorary Doctor of Laws Conferment

His Excellency President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni and His Excellency Rashid Mfaume Kawawa (RIP) received Honorary Doctorates of Laws (Honoris Causa) of Makerere University. President Museveni received his Doctor of Laws in respect of his outstanding achievements and exceptional contribution to the advancement of humanity in Uganda and the region, while H.E Rashid Mfaume Kawawa was honoured for his selflessness, hard work and investing all his efforts in fighting for the freedoms of peoples in his country, region and Africa.

7th December 2010: EPRC half-day Youth Forum

The Economic Policy Research Centre [EPRC] in conjunction with the World Bank and the Government of Uganda organized a half day Youth Forum on the topic, “Transforming the youth into a productive labour force for National development.” at Makerere University Guest House. The aim of the Forum was to deliberate on the level of preparedness, ideological capture, vulnerability and deviant behaviors among Uganda’s youth; and on what needs to be done differently to effectively transform Uganda’s youth into a productive force for national development.

6th December 2010: 12th Vice Chancellors Media briefing

The 12th monthly media briefing featured the Institute of Psychology (MUIP), East African School of Library and Information Science (EASLIS) and the Faculty of Computing & IT (CIT). Mr. James G. Okello – Deputy Registrar (Senate) who presided over the briefing made presentations on the Honorary Doctorates of Laws to be awarded to H.E. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni and H.E. Rashid M. Kawawa, and the proposed transformation of Makerere University into a Collegiate University.

1st – 2nd December 2010: Career Guidance Workshop Iganga

The Office of the Deputy Vice Chancellor – Academic Affairs held the first Career Guidance Workshop for Secondary Schools at Bukoyo Secondary Schools in Iganga. The programme is aimed at ensuring that career guidance teachers are best equipped to advise students on what subject combinations to take and the relevant courses to apply for. The workshop was attended by the Iganga RDC-Hajji Waggwa Lubega Swaibu, Chief Administrative Officer-Charles Kiberu, Districe Education Officer-Baker Kasadha, District Police Commander-Dennis Kamugisha, as well as over 200 head teachers and career guidance teachers from the sub-region.

 

December 2010

20th December 2010: Prof. William Senteza Kajubi bust unveiling ceremony

Professor Senteza Kajubi unveiled a bust at the School of Education, erected in recognition of his longstanding and dedicated contributions to the development of the education sector in Uganda. The Rt. Hon. Prime Minister Prof. Apolo Nsibambi officiated at the function, where Prof. Lillian Tibatemwa-Ekirikubinza represented the Vice Chancellor. Former Vice Chancellors Xavier Wandira and Prof. Livingstone Luboobi as well as UNEB Chairman Prof. Lutalo Bbosa and other dignitaries attended the launch.

14th – 16th December 2010: 6th African Conference on Psychotherapy

The 6th African Conference on Psychotherapy, African Chapter, was organised by the Institute of Psychology’s Outreach Department. The event was last hosted by Makerere in 1998. The Conference which was held under the theme “Psychotherapy and Psychosocial Problems” attracted participants from allover the world.

12th December 2010: Honorary Doctor of Laws Conferment

His Excellency President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni and His Excellency Rashid Mfaume Kawawa (RIP) received Honorary Doctorates of Laws (Honoris Causa) of Makerere University. President Museveni received his Doctor of Laws in respect of his outstanding achievements and exceptional contribution to the advancement of humanity in Uganda and the region, while H.E Rashid Mfaume Kawawa was honoured for his selflessness, hard work and investing all his efforts in fighting for the freedoms of peoples in his country, region and Africa.

7th December 2010: EPRC half-day Youth Forum

The Economic Policy Research Centre [EPRC] in conjunction with the World Bank and the Government of Uganda organized a half day Youth Forum on the topic, “Transforming the youth into a productive labour force for National development.” at Makerere University Guest House. The aim of the Forum was to deliberate on the level of preparedness, ideological capture, vulnerability and deviant behaviors among Uganda’s youth; and on what needs to be done differently to effectively transform Uganda’s youth into a productive force for national development.

6th December 2010: 12th Vice Chancellors Media briefing

The 12th monthly media briefing featured the Institute of Psychology (MUIP), East African School of Library and Information Science (EASLIS) and the Faculty of Computing & IT (CIT). Mr. James G. Okello – Deputy Registrar (Senate) who presided over the briefing made presentations on the Honorary Doctorates of Laws to be awarded to H.E. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni and H.E. Rashid M. Kawawa, and the proposed transformation of Makerere University into a Collegiate University.

1st – 2nd December 2010: Career Guidance Workshop Iganga

The Office of the Deputy Vice Chancellor – Academic Affairs held the first Career Guidance Workshop for Secondary Schools at Bukoyo Secondary Schools in Iganga. The programme is aimed at ensuring that career guidance teachers are best equipped to advise students on what subject combinations to take and the relevant courses to apply for. The workshop was attended by the Iganga RDC-Hajji Waggwa Lubega Swaibu, Chief Administrative Officer-Charles Kiberu, Districe Education Officer-Baker Kasadha, District Police Commander-Dennis Kamugisha, as well as over 200 head teachers and career guidance teachers from the sub-region.

 

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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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