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31st March 2010: Meeting with MPL Team:

The VC along with a team from Makerere University met with the Managing Director Monitor Publications Limited at their Namuwongo Headquarters. The move, according to the MPL Managing Director Dr Gitahi Githinji is aimed at creating awareness about the institution.

30th March 2010: Wireless Hotspots Launch:

Presided over by the Swedish Ambassador to Uganda H.E. Anders Johnson, the launch held in the Africa Hall Dining was a demonstration of a long mutual collaboration with Sida and its recognition of the importance of ICT as an integral facilitator for research, learning and instruction in higher institutions of learning.

27th March 2010: Gender Equality Awards Dinner:

The Gender Mainstreaming Division organized a dinner aimed at honoring female Professors from Makerere University held at the Sheraton Hotel Rwenzori Ballroom. The proceeds from the dinner will be used to enable female students from disadvantaged socio-economic background to access higher education. At the function attended by the VC, Professors Lillian Tibatemwa-Ekirikubinza, the Ag. deputy vice-chancellor of Academic Affairs, Makerere University, Joyce Kikafunda of the Department of Food Science and Technology, Makerere University, Harriet Mayanja of the Department of Internal Medicine, Makerere University, Grace Bantebya Kyomuhendo, the Department of Women and Gender Studies, Makerere University, Ruth Mukama, Institute of Languages, Makerere University, Joy Constance Kwesiga, vice-chancellor of Kabale University, Josephine Namboze, Public Health, Makerere University, Mary Okwakol, the vice-chancellor, Busitema University, Victoria Mwaka, Makerere University, Maria Musoke, Makerere University Library and Florence Mirembe of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, College of Health Sciences, Makerere University were honored.

26th March 2010: Dr. Matthew Lukwiya & MUSPH-CDC Certificate Awards Ceremony

The Makerere University School of Public Health-Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (MUSPH-CDC) HIV/AIDS fellowship program embraces the multi-sectoral approach to fighting the HIV/AIDS epidemic by taking on individuals from varied professional backgrounds and attaching them to organizations involved in crosscutting HIV/AIDS activities. This Program, one of a kind in the African region, emphasizes hands-on training through partnering with other institutions and providing a practical approach to program leadership and management training in Uganda.

24th March 2010: University of Zurich dinner:

A team from the University of Zurich alongside their counterparts from the College of Health Sciences met with the VC over dinner at Protea hotel.

22nd March 2010: IFIP Workshop:

The Faculty of Computing and Informatics Technology, Makerere University (CIT) and the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) Technical Commission 9 organized the workshop under the theme “ICT and Development Research Voices from Africa” Professor Venansius Baryamureeba was the chief guest at this event.

22nd March 2010: Google Team Meeting:

The VC along with a team from CIT and DICTS met the Google team from the US and Switzerland and discussed issues relating to enabling students and Staff to access subsidized laptops and notebooks.

15th March 2010: DBSA DF Courtesy call on VC:

A team from the Development Bank of South Africa – Development fund, DBSA DF led by the Chairperson of the Board; Prof. Brian Figaji visited Makerere and met with Prof. Lillian Tibatemwa-Ekirikubinza. The team was here to discuss matters relating to a Memorandum of Understanding between Makerere University and DBSA DF aimed at turning Makerere into a center of excellence for the delivery of the Executive Masters Programme in Water, Sanitation and Environmental Management.

12th March 2010: The Guild Presidential Debate:

The Makerere University Convocation in partnership with Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung organized this debate under the theme “The Renaissance of Makerere's Intellectual Legacy; my contributions” The event was held at The Main hall, Main Administration Building, Makerere University.

5th March 2010: Mawazo (OSSREA) Edition & Launch:

The Organization for Social Science Research in Eastern and Southern Africa (OSSREA) is a regional membership-based and donor-supported research and capacity-building organization whose mission is to promote dialogue and interaction between researchers and policy-makers in Eastern and Southern Africa with a view to enhancing the impact of research on policy-making and development planning. The Mawazo (OSSREA) Special Edition, Vol 9 No 1 was launched at a ceremony officially presided over by The Academic Registrar, Mr. Alfred Masikye Namoah at the Oral History Documentation Center, in the History Department, Faculty of Arts.

4th March 2010: The Mak/UVRI Infection and Immunity Research Training Programme:

Makerere University/Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) Infection and Immunity Training Program held their Young Scientists' Symposium at the Food Science and Technology Conference Hall, Makerere University.

1st March 2010: 3rd Vice Chancellors Media briefing

The 3rd monthly media briefing featured the Faculty of Agriculture and the Institute of Environment and Natural Resources. The Vice Chancellor congratulated Advanced Level leavers upon the release of their results and encouraged the media to refrain from causing anxiety about the shortage of places for University Admission. He also informed the media that the Jinja Campus opened its doors on 1st March 2010 initially offering only BIT, the commencement of work by the Academic Programmes Restructuring Committee, and on infrastructural development, which would see library space double from 4,000sq meters to 8,000sq meters. The Vice Chancellor then presented on the improved accessibility through creation of a Western Gate into Sir Apollo Kaggwa road, measures undertaken by the university to keep in touch with the alumni, parents and former parents, and the encouragement to students to start on their undergraduate research early so as to improve on the quality of output.

 

March 2010

31st March 2010: Meeting with MPL Team:

The VC along with a team from Makerere University met with the Managing Director Monitor Publications Limited at their Namuwongo Headquarters. The move, according to the MPL Managing Director Dr Gitahi Githinji is aimed at creating awareness about the institution.

30th March 2010: Wireless Hotspots Launch:

Presided over by the Swedish Ambassador to Uganda H.E. Anders Johnson, the launch held in the Africa Hall Dining was a demonstration of a long mutual collaboration with Sida and its recognition of the importance of ICT as an integral facilitator for research, learning and instruction in higher institutions of learning.

27th March 2010: Gender Equality Awards Dinner:

The Gender Mainstreaming Division organized a dinner aimed at honoring female Professors from Makerere University held at the Sheraton Hotel Rwenzori Ballroom. The proceeds from the dinner will be used to enable female students from disadvantaged socio-economic background to access higher education. At the function attended by the VC, Professors Lillian Tibatemwa-Ekirikubinza, the Ag. deputy vice-chancellor of Academic Affairs, Makerere University, Joyce Kikafunda of the Department of Food Science and Technology, Makerere University, Harriet Mayanja of the Department of Internal Medicine, Makerere University, Grace Bantebya Kyomuhendo, the Department of Women and Gender Studies, Makerere University, Ruth Mukama, Institute of Languages, Makerere University, Joy Constance Kwesiga, vice-chancellor of Kabale University, Josephine Namboze, Public Health, Makerere University, Mary Okwakol, the vice-chancellor, Busitema University, Victoria Mwaka, Makerere University, Maria Musoke, Makerere University Library and Florence Mirembe of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, College of Health Sciences, Makerere University were honored.

26th March 2010: Dr. Matthew Lukwiya & MUSPH-CDC Certificate Awards Ceremony

The Makerere University School of Public Health-Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (MUSPH-CDC) HIV/AIDS fellowship program embraces the multi-sectoral approach to fighting the HIV/AIDS epidemic by taking on individuals from varied professional backgrounds and attaching them to organizations involved in crosscutting HIV/AIDS activities. This Program, one of a kind in the African region, emphasizes hands-on training through partnering with other institutions and providing a practical approach to program leadership and management training in Uganda.

24th March 2010: University of Zurich dinner:

A team from the University of Zurich alongside their counterparts from the College of Health Sciences met with the VC over dinner at Protea hotel.

22nd March 2010: IFIP Workshop:

The Faculty of Computing and Informatics Technology, Makerere University (CIT) and the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) Technical Commission 9 organized the workshop under the theme “ICT and Development Research Voices from Africa” Professor Venansius Baryamureeba was the chief guest at this event.

22nd March 2010: Google Team Meeting:

The VC along with a team from CIT and DICTS met the Google team from the US and Switzerland and discussed issues relating to enabling students and Staff to access subsidized laptops and notebooks.

15th March 2010: DBSA DF Courtesy call on VC:

A team from the Development Bank of South Africa – Development fund, DBSA DF led by the Chairperson of the Board; Prof. Brian Figaji visited Makerere and met with Prof. Lillian Tibatemwa-Ekirikubinza. The team was here to discuss matters relating to a Memorandum of Understanding between Makerere University and DBSA DF aimed at turning Makerere into a center of excellence for the delivery of the Executive Masters Programme in Water, Sanitation and Environmental Management.

12th March 2010: The Guild Presidential Debate:

The Makerere University Convocation in partnership with Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung organized this debate under the theme “The Renaissance of Makerere's Intellectual Legacy; my contributions” The event was held at The Main hall, Main Administration Building, Makerere University.

5th March 2010: Mawazo (OSSREA) Edition & Launch:

The Organization for Social Science Research in Eastern and Southern Africa (OSSREA) is a regional membership-based and donor-supported research and capacity-building organization whose mission is to promote dialogue and interaction between researchers and policy-makers in Eastern and Southern Africa with a view to enhancing the impact of research on policy-making and development planning. The Mawazo (OSSREA) Special Edition, Vol 9 No 1 was launched at a ceremony officially presided over by The Academic Registrar, Mr. Alfred Masikye Namoah at the Oral History Documentation Center, in the History Department, Faculty of Arts.

4th March 2010: The Mak/UVRI Infection and Immunity Research Training Programme:

Makerere University/Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) Infection and Immunity Training Program held their Young Scientists' Symposium at the Food Science and Technology Conference Hall, Makerere University.

1st March 2010: 3rd Vice Chancellors Media briefing

The 3rd monthly media briefing featured the Faculty of Agriculture and the Institute of Environment and Natural Resources. The Vice Chancellor congratulated Advanced Level leavers upon the release of their results and encouraged the media to refrain from causing anxiety about the shortage of places for University Admission. He also informed the media that the Jinja Campus opened its doors on 1st March 2010 initially offering only BIT, the commencement of work by the Academic Programmes Restructuring Committee, and on infrastructural development, which would see library space double from 4,000sq meters to 8,000sq meters. The Vice Chancellor then presented on the improved accessibility through creation of a Western Gate into Sir Apollo Kaggwa road, measures undertaken by the university to keep in touch with the alumni, parents and former parents, and the encouragement to students to start on their undergraduate research early so as to improve on the quality of output.

 

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Uganda’s policymakers implored to address forest loss, plastic & water pollution

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Left to Right: Prof. Gunnar Köhlin, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe, Amb. Maria Håkansson, Commissioner Julius Mafumbo and Prof. Edward Bbaale posing for a group photo before the opening ceremony on 22nd September 2022: Photo by EfD-Mak Centre.

The Vice Chancellor Professor Barnabas Nawangwe on Thursday 22nd September, 2022 participated in the opening of the EfD Annual meeting hosted by Makerere University at Speke Resort Munyonyo where he appealed to government to implement the ban on kaveera and address other environmental issues.

The opening ceremony moderated by the EfD Global Hub Manager Gunnar Köhlin and was graced by Uganda’s Minister for Water and Environment represented by the Commissioner for Water, Mr. Julius Mafumbo and the Swedish Ambassador to Uganda, H.E. Maria Håkansson.

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Prof. Nawangwe urges Makerere University community to support the Mastercard Foundation E-learning Initiative

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By Bernard Buteera

Makerere University has launched a two million dollar E-learning Project, dubbed The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program E-learning initiative.  

The launch was held on Tuesday 20th September 2022 at Makerere University, Yusuf Lule Central Teaching Facility Auditorium. It attracted over 200 participants, who included members of University Management, College Principals, School Deans, Academic and Administrative staff, students and the general university community.

While addressing the gathering, the Chief Guest, Prof. Mary Okwakol, the Executive Director of National Council for Higher Education (NCHE), congratulated Makerere University for winning such a huge grant, which will go a long way in transforming the eLearning infrastructure at Makerere University.

“I am happy to be joining you in launching a project that is at the heart of National Council for Higher Education. Online learning is at the heart of the Council, not only because of the challenges presented by the Covid-19 pandemic, but also the world is now a digital world.” Prof. Okwakol remarked.

Prof. Okwakol thanked Mastercard Foundation and other development partners who have continued to support initiatives that help transform higher institutions of learning in Uganda.

“I sincerely thank the Mastercard Foundation and other partners who have continued to support higher education in Uganda, especially in the area of research and online learning. Globally, the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, greatly disrupted education systems forcing learners and some schools to shift to virtual learning to curb the spread of the pandemic.” Prof. Okwakol pointed out.

On his part, the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe urged the university community, especially the academic staff to take advantage of the Mastercard Foundation E-learning initiative to develop e-content across all Colleges of the University, to enhance capacity for eLearning at Makerere University.

[L -R] Chairperson of the Steering Committee of the E-learning Initiative, Prof. Umar Kakumba, Vice Chancellor, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe, Prof. Mary Okwakol, the Executive Director of National Council for Higher Education (NCHE), Prof. Paul Birevu Muyinda, the Coordinator of the Mastercard Foundation E-learning Initiative and Prof. Justine Namaalwa, the Program Coordinator for Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program.

”I appeal to the Colleges to embrace this project and have as many courses adopt this pedagogy development system, even though students will continue with face-to face and phyisical learning, they should be allowed the option of online learning. The platforms that are going to be built, will give our students an opportunity to interact with international students, scholars, teachers and with each other.” Prof. Nawangwe applealed.

The Vice Chancellor, further called upon all other development partners to emulate Mastercard Foundation in supporting Makerere University and other universities on the entire African continent in strengthening digital literacy, so that Africa is not left behind.

”In 2018 I attended a conference on E-learning in Beijing China, where a critical question was asked; Will Africa be left behind again? This was in reference to many advancements that were taking place in the western world, in which Africa had been left behind.” The Vice Chancellor reminded the audience.

Prof. Nawangwe further emphaised the importance of e-learning as one of the critical modes of teaching and learning in the 21st first century.   

”Ladies and Gentlemen, I cannot over emphasise the importance we attach to e-learning the 21st Century, that is why we took a decision to elevate the Department of Open and Distance Learning into an Institute of Open and Distance E-learning with an intention of having e-learning extended to other Colleges of the university.” Prof. Nawangwe pointed out.

The Deputy Vice Chancellor Academic Affairs, and Chairperson of the Steering Committee of the E-learning Initiative, Prof. Umar Kakumba, rallied the University community to support the implementation of the project in the University.

“The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program E-learning initiative could not have come in at a better time than post COVID19 era. A pandemic, which exposed our systems and methods of teaching and learning. You all recall, when were hit by the pandemic, with lockdowns and closures of institutions of learning, we all went into a panicky mode on how were going to cope with online learning. I therefore call upon every member of the university to give this project the support it deserves.

Prof. Kakumba reminded the audience the importance and relevancy of online learning at Makerere University and other universities in Uganda.

“The online method of learning is best suited for everyone. This digital revolution has led to remarkable changes in how the content is accessed, consumed, discussed, and shared. Office goers and stay home mothers can take up online educational courses too, at the time that suits them. Depending on their availability and comfort, many people choose to learn at weekends or evenings.” Prof. Kakumba remarked.

Prof. Paul Birevu Muyinda, the Coordinator of the Mastercard Foundation E-learning Initiative, informed the audience the importance of the project and the expected outcomes for the University.

One of the Champions of e-learning trained by Arizona State University, Prof. Paul Birevu Muyinda receiving a certificate from Chief Guest.

“The Mastercard Foundation e- Learning Initiative is a Project funded by Mastercard Foundation aimed at addressing the negative impact of COVID-19 pandemic that constrained access and continuity of teaching, learning, research and community engagement activities at Makerere University” Prof. Muyinda pointed out.

Prof. Muyinda further thanked the team that he worked with in putting up the proposal in a very short time that yielded such an important grant for the University.

“I thank the team that spent sleepless nights putting together the proposal that resulted into this project. I must report that Makerere University is privileged to be having the most highly qualified persons in online instruction design and online pedagogy at the IODeL and beyond. It is now up to Makerere University in particular and the Country in general to make use of these persons to transform the terrain of online, blended distance and e-learning education.” Prof. Muyinda remarked.

Prof. Justine Namaalwa, the Program Coordinator for Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at Makerere University, informed the audience, that the E-learning initiative was one of the many partnerships between Mastercard Foundation and Makerere University geared at supporting the young people to succeed on the African continent.

Members of University Management, staff and students present.

“The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program continues to recognize that in order to enable young people across Africa to succeed, there is need to; Address systemic barriers in Higher education, Strengthen the capacity of Institutions that serve the Young People, and Support innovative solutions across critical sectors.” Prof. Namaalwa remarked.

The colourful launch ended with a panel discussion in which panelists digested the importance and opportunities for open distance and eLearning in higher institutions of learning.

Bernard Buteera is the Communications Officer of the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at Makerere University.

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Supplementary Admissions to Bachelor of Laws Under Private Sponsorship 2022/23

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The Academic Registrar, Makerere University, informs applicants wishing to be admitted to Bachelor of Laws Private for 2022/2023 Academic year but failed to submit their application online to submit their applications from Friday 23rd to Friday 30th September, 2022 at a non-refundable fee of 50,000/= (Fifty thousand shillings only).

The applicants MUST have passed the Pre-entry Examinations for Bachelor of Laws.

Diploma/Degree holders should submit certified copies of their academic transcript to Room
315 Level 3, Senate Building.

Applicants who have already been admitted need not apply.

For any additional information, contact Undergraduate Admissions Offices 301/303 for A’Level Applicants and Office 315 for Diploma/Degree holders.

ALFRED MASIKYE NAMOAH
AG. ACADEMIC REGISTRAR
Date: 22nd September, 2022

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