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January 2011

31st January – 1st February 2011: AET2011

The Faculty of Technology organized the Second International Conference on Advances in Engineering and Technology (AET2011). The conference attracted researchers, industry practitioners and policy makers in engineering and technology from the region and beyond under the theme “Contribution of Scientific Research in Development”.

27th – 29th January 2011: Makerere University Council Induction Workshop

The two-day workshop was organized by the Council Secretariat to induct the new members into the handling of Council business. The Vice Chancellor presented a performance report of the previous Council (Dec 2006 – Dec 2010), and a status report of the University.

21st January 2011: Acer for Education Program launch

The Acer for Education program aims at introducing schools to a new kind of interaction between teachers and students through the use of notebooks. When implemented, the facilities will allow teachers and schools to develop more efficient and stimulating teaching methods. The Vice Chancellor was the Guest of Honour at the launch.

17th January 2011: 61st National BPO Training Launch

Makerere University hosted the launch of the National Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) training launch. The Government of Uganda through the Ministry of ICT, National Information Technology Authority, Uganda [NITA-U] partner with Makerere University Faculty of Computing and IT to conduct the 8-week fulltime training. When launched, the BPO Center will employ Ugandans in the two BPO categories of back office outsourcing and front office outsourcing. The event was presided over by Hon. Eriya Kategaya who represented the Prime Minister, Hon. Aggrey Awori, Minister of ICT and Hon. Syda Bbumba, Minister of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, among other dignitaries.

17th – 21st January 2011: 61st Graduation Ceremony of Makerere University

Makerere University hosted her 61st Graduation Ceremony from Monday, 17th – Friday, 21st January, 2011. The ceremony witnessed 13,296 candidates (6,495-48.8% Female & 6,801-51.2% Male) receive their diplomas and degree awards. Of these, 46 candidates (11 Female & 35 Male) graduated with PhDs. 236 students obtained first class degrees with Ms. Barbara Nansamba (CGPA 4.9 – B.Sc. Computer Science) being the best overall and best Sciences student, and Mr. Boniface Abima (CGPA 4.82 – Bachelor of Business Computing) topping the Humanities and Business field. A blind student Mr. Boaz Muhumuza topped the Bachelor of Laws class with a CGPA of 4.21.

14th January 2011: African Gifted Foundation awards ceremony

Department of Mathematics through its outreach programme together with the African Gifted Foundation, trained 25 exceptionally gifted young African students from across the continent in a 10day course on Space Science and Satellites at the Faculty of Computing & IT. The Project, which targets students aged 14-16, is aimed at building a mass of space scientists for Africa in the next ten (10) years. The Vice Chancellor was represented at the ceremony by Prof. Livingstone Luboobi.

13th January 2011: Launch of PGD in Gender and Local Economic Development

The Postgraduate Diploma in Gender and Local Economic Development was launched during the 7th Joint Annual Review on Decentralization (JARD) held at Imperial Royale Hotel. The course is one of the initiatives funded by the District Development Programme III (DDP III). DDP III is mainly funded by the Government of Uganda through the Local Government Sector Investment Plan basket (LGSIP) with support from UNCDF and UNDP. It is implemented in 15 districts. The Vice Chancellor was represented at the launch by Dr. Charles Bwana, Dean Faculty of Social Sciences

11th January 2011: The Makerere University Council Handover Dinner

The University bid farewell to outgoing members and welcomed new members of the Makerere Council (Dec 2010 – Dec 2014), at a dinner held at the Serena Conference Center. The Rt. Hon. Prime Minister Prof. Apolo Nsibambi was the Guest of Honour at the function attended by the Chancellor, Vice Chancellor and Members of Management, The Governor Bank of Uganda, The Southern Sudan Ambassador to Uganda, among other dignitaries.

3rd January 2011: 13th Vice Chancellors Media briefing

The 13th monthly media briefing and the first of the year 2011 featured the Department of Women and Gender Studies and the Gender Mainstreaming Division. The Vice Chancellor made presentations on the autonomous status of MUBS, statistics of the 61st Graduation and the new Chairperson and Vice Chairperson of council i.e. Eng. Dr. Charles Wana-Etyem and Dr. Katherine D. Namuddu respectively.

January 2011

31st January – 1st February 2011: AET2011

The Faculty of Technology organized the Second International Conference on Advances in Engineering and Technology (AET2011). The conference attracted researchers, industry practitioners and policy makers in engineering and technology from the region and beyond under the theme “Contribution of Scientific Research in Development”.

27th – 29th January 2011: Makerere University Council Induction Workshop

The two-day workshop was organized by the Council Secretariat to induct the new members into the handling of Council business. The Vice Chancellor presented a performance report of the previous Council (Dec 2006 – Dec 2010), and a status report of the University.

21st January 2011: Acer for Education Program launch

The Acer for Education program aims at introducing schools to a new kind of interaction between teachers and students through the use of notebooks. When implemented, the facilities will allow teachers and schools to develop more efficient and stimulating teaching methods. The Vice Chancellor was the Guest of Honour at the launch.

17th January 2011: 61st National BPO Training Launch

Makerere University hosted the launch of the National Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) training launch. The Government of Uganda through the Ministry of ICT, National Information Technology Authority, Uganda [NITA-U] partner with Makerere University Faculty of Computing and IT to conduct the 8-week fulltime training. When launched, the BPO Center will employ Ugandans in the two BPO categories of back office outsourcing and front office outsourcing. The event was presided over by Hon. Eriya Kategaya who represented the Prime Minister, Hon. Aggrey Awori, Minister of ICT and Hon. Syda Bbumba, Minister of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, among other dignitaries.

17th – 21st January 2011: 61st Graduation Ceremony of Makerere University

Makerere University hosted her 61st Graduation Ceremony from Monday, 17th – Friday, 21st January, 2011. The ceremony witnessed 13,296 candidates (6,495-48.8% Female & 6,801-51.2% Male) receive their diplomas and degree awards. Of these, 46 candidates (11 Female & 35 Male) graduated with PhDs. 236 students obtained first class degrees with Ms. Barbara Nansamba (CGPA 4.9 – B.Sc. Computer Science) being the best overall and best Sciences student, and Mr. Boniface Abima (CGPA 4.82 – Bachelor of Business Computing) topping the Humanities and Business field. A blind student Mr. Boaz Muhumuza topped the Bachelor of Laws class with a CGPA of 4.21.

14th January 2011: African Gifted Foundation awards ceremony

Department of Mathematics through its outreach programme together with the African Gifted Foundation, trained 25 exceptionally gifted young African students from across the continent in a 10day course on Space Science and Satellites at the Faculty of Computing & IT. The Project, which targets students aged 14-16, is aimed at building a mass of space scientists for Africa in the next ten (10) years. The Vice Chancellor was represented at the ceremony by Prof. Livingstone Luboobi.

13th January 2011: Launch of PGD in Gender and Local Economic Development

The Postgraduate Diploma in Gender and Local Economic Development was launched during the 7th Joint Annual Review on Decentralization (JARD) held at Imperial Royale Hotel. The course is one of the initiatives funded by the District Development Programme III (DDP III). DDP III is mainly funded by the Government of Uganda through the Local Government Sector Investment Plan basket (LGSIP) with support from UNCDF and UNDP. It is implemented in 15 districts. The Vice Chancellor was represented at the launch by Dr. Charles Bwana, Dean Faculty of Social Sciences

11th January 2011: The Makerere University Council Handover Dinner

The University bid farewell to outgoing members and welcomed new members of the Makerere Council (Dec 2010 – Dec 2014), at a dinner held at the Serena Conference Center. The Rt. Hon. Prime Minister Prof. Apolo Nsibambi was the Guest of Honour at the function attended by the Chancellor, Vice Chancellor and Members of Management, The Governor Bank of Uganda, The Southern Sudan Ambassador to Uganda, among other dignitaries.

3rd January 2011: 13th Vice Chancellors Media briefing

The 13th monthly media briefing and the first of the year 2011 featured the Department of Women and Gender Studies and the Gender Mainstreaming Division. The Vice Chancellor made presentations on the autonomous status of MUBS, statistics of the 61st Graduation and the new Chairperson and Vice Chairperson of council i.e. Eng. Dr. Charles Wana-Etyem and Dr. Katherine D. Namuddu respectively.

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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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