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May 2010

26th – 28th May 2010: Media Workshop on analytical reporting

The University Management organized a three-day workshop for journalists and media practitioners at Makerere University. The training was meant to equip the media with analytical reporting skills, so as to improve on their accuracy of reporting about items making news in Makerere.

26th May 2010: Swearing in ceremony for New Student Guild.

The Guild President-elect Shaban Senkubuge, his cabinet as well as the Guild Representative Council Members were sworn in.

25th May 2010: Director Ashinaga Uganda visit

Mr. Yukichi Okazaki Director Ashinaga Uganda visited the country to submit the Organization’s annual report to the President’s Protocol Office (H.E. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni agreed to act as Honorary Director-General of the establishment), and as part of a longstanding relationship with the Institute of Psychology, paid a courtesy call on the Vice Chancellor. Mr. Okazaki hoped that Makerere as a center of academic excellence would collaborate with Ashinaga, especially in research on the psycho-social effects of HIV/AIDS.

21st May 2010: Library Day Celebrations

The theme of the Day was, “Makerere University Library : beyond the campus walls”, which focused on community outreach and highlighted the role of the university library in improving information service delivery beyond Makerere University. The University Library helped re-organize the Libraries of Mengo and Kitante Hill Secondary schools. Prof. J. R. Ikoja Odongo was the keynote speaker at the celebrations, which had Prof. A. B. Kasozi, Executive Director of the National Council of Higher Education as the Guest of Honor.

20th May 2010: Presentation on Thin Shell Concrete roofing

The idea of using a thin shell of concrete for the roof is innovative technology which been around since the 1970s and is partly the brain child of George Nez. George made his presentation to a group of staff and students at the Faculty of Technology. This technology employs less timber than conventional roofs, offers better fire resistance than grass-thatched roofs and is cheaper (by up to 30%) to deploy than roofing tiles.

14th May 2010: 5th MUBS Graduation Ceremony

The Makerere University Business School (MUBS) held its fifth graduation ceremony, which was presided over by the Makerere University Chancellor Prof. Mondo Kagonyera. Makerere University vice-chancellor, Prof. Venansius Baryamureeba, MUBS principal Prof. Waswa Balunywa, deans as well as Mr. Charles Mbire, who was the chief guest attended the ceremony. A total of 896 students (529 female) graduated in various disciplines.

13th May 2010: Launch of the Pan-African e-network project

The signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Governments of Uganda and India led to the implementation the Pan-African E-network Project at FCIT, Makerere University. The implementation of this project in Uganda is being coordinated by the Ministry of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) together with Telecommunication Consults of India Limited (TCIL and is carried out in partnership with Amity University, Uttar Pradesh (AUUP), India. Mr. Patrick Mwesigwa, Acting Executive Director, Uganda Communications Commission, represented Hon. Aggrey Awori, Minister of ICT.

13th May 2010: Workshop for Media on Reforms at Makerere

The University Management organized a half-day workshop for Media representatives on reforms at Makerere University, as well as strategies put in place to ensure improved management of Academic Processes. Strategies addressed touched on Application, Registration, Teaching and Learning, access to exam results and Appeals.

12th May 2010: MISR dissemination on state of Ugandan Basic Education

The Ministry of Education and Sports (MoES) in partnership with development partners launched the Quality Enhancement Initiative (QEI) in a bid to enhance the quality of primary education in 12 poorly performing districts. Evidence Based Findings on the State of Basic Education in Uganda’s Poorly Performing Districts were disseminated. A Forum for Discussion on the Bottlenecks Facing the Primary Education Sub-Sector in Uganda was also hosted.

11th May 2010: Visit by National Science Foundation (NSF) delegation

Dr. Zakya H. Kafafi, Divisional Director NSF led a team that met with Prof. Baryamureeba to discuss the possibilities of developing an advanced materials institute between US and Africa, with Makerere being considered as a likely host. NSF is very interested in supporting activities to create a highly stimulating intellectual environment, where advanced African and US students jointly engage in collaborative learning of specialized materials research concepts, focused on energy and sustainability.

7th May 2010: EAC Sensitization Workshop

The East African Community (EAC) Sensitization workshop was geared towards helping students and academic members of staff understand exactly what the EAC was, what it was doing to attain its goal of formation of a community and also act as an invaluable source of feedback on what can be improved within this effort. The First Deputy Prime Minster and Minister of East African Community Affairs Hon. Eriya Kategaya and Hon Beatrice Kiraso, EAC Deputy Secretary General made presentations at the gathering.

6th May 2010: WAMY Secretary General’s visit

The World Assembly of Muslim Youth (WAMY) is an Islamic educational organization whose stated purpose is to establish a platform where Muslim youth can get together in an Islamic environment. The visit by the Secretary General H.E. Dr. Swaleh El-Uhaibiy, was significant in reinforcing WAMY’s commitment in a Memorandum of Understanding signed between Makerere and WAMY to help the School of Education with the growth and development of Arabic.

5th May 2010: MISR Dissemination Workshop

With the support of the Think Tank Initiative and Kabano Research and Development (KRDC), Makerere Institute of Social Research (MISR) disseminated results of the Global Competitiveness Survey in a half day workshop. The information used to come up with the report was collected through the Executive Opinion Survey conducted annually from business executives in over 130 countries, including Uganda.

3rd – 14th May 2010: 2nd E.A Training by HURIPEC

The Human Rights and Peace Centre (HURIPEC) of Makerere University, Uganda successfully organized the second Eastern Africa Training School on Law, Human Rights and HIV/AIDS (EASLHRA). Funded by the Open Society Initiative for East Africa (OSIEA), the two-week training school seeks to build the capacity of African lawyers in the technical and juridical aspects of Law, Human Rights and HIV/AIDS and to introduce selected participants to the various medical, public health, political and socio-cultural nuances that are at play in this growing area of jurisprudence.

3rd May 2010: BoU unveils the new bank notes

Bank of Uganda unveiled a New Family of Bank Notes, which benefited from designs by the ADCC. The Art and Design Consortium Consultants (ADCC) is made up of celebrated Ugandan Artists, designers and researchers. Its members are Assoc. Prof. George Kyeyune, Mr. Ssematimba Joseph, Mr. Sserunjogi Patrick, Mr. Nsereko Raymond – all lecturers at the Makerere University School of Industrial and Fine Arts ; Mr. Mutungi Emmanuel-PhD student Makerere University School of Industrial and Fine Arts and lecturer at Kyambogo University and Hon. Gen. Elly Tumwine – Patron of Uganda Artists Association

3rd May 2010: 5th Vice Chancellors Media briefing

The 5th monthly media briefing highlighted the progress made by the University Management in the last six months (since November 2009) including challenges and the future outlook.

May 2010

26th – 28th May 2010: Media Workshop on analytical reporting

The University Management organized a three-day workshop for journalists and media practitioners at Makerere University. The training was meant to equip the media with analytical reporting skills, so as to improve on their accuracy of reporting about items making news in Makerere.

26th May 2010: Swearing in ceremony for New Student Guild.

The Guild President-elect Shaban Senkubuge, his cabinet as well as the Guild Representative Council Members were sworn in.

25th May 2010: Director Ashinaga Uganda visit

Mr. Yukichi Okazaki Director Ashinaga Uganda visited the country to submit the Organization’s annual report to the President’s Protocol Office (H.E. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni agreed to act as Honorary Director-General of the establishment), and as part of a longstanding relationship with the Institute of Psychology, paid a courtesy call on the Vice Chancellor. Mr. Okazaki hoped that Makerere as a center of academic excellence would collaborate with Ashinaga, especially in research on the psycho-social effects of HIV/AIDS.

21st May 2010: Library Day Celebrations

The theme of the Day was, “Makerere University Library : beyond the campus walls”, which focused on community outreach and highlighted the role of the university library in improving information service delivery beyond Makerere University. The University Library helped re-organize the Libraries of Mengo and Kitante Hill Secondary schools. Prof. J. R. Ikoja Odongo was the keynote speaker at the celebrations, which had Prof. A. B. Kasozi, Executive Director of the National Council of Higher Education as the Guest of Honor.

20th May 2010: Presentation on Thin Shell Concrete roofing

The idea of using a thin shell of concrete for the roof is innovative technology which been around since the 1970s and is partly the brain child of George Nez. George made his presentation to a group of staff and students at the Faculty of Technology. This technology employs less timber than conventional roofs, offers better fire resistance than grass-thatched roofs and is cheaper (by up to 30%) to deploy than roofing tiles.

14th May 2010: 5th MUBS Graduation Ceremony

The Makerere University Business School (MUBS) held its fifth graduation ceremony, which was presided over by the Makerere University Chancellor Prof. Mondo Kagonyera. Makerere University vice-chancellor, Prof. Venansius Baryamureeba, MUBS principal Prof. Waswa Balunywa, deans as well as Mr. Charles Mbire, who was the chief guest attended the ceremony. A total of 896 students (529 female) graduated in various disciplines.

13th May 2010: Launch of the Pan-African e-network project

The signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Governments of Uganda and India led to the implementation the Pan-African E-network Project at FCIT, Makerere University. The implementation of this project in Uganda is being coordinated by the Ministry of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) together with Telecommunication Consults of India Limited (TCIL and is carried out in partnership with Amity University, Uttar Pradesh (AUUP), India. Mr. Patrick Mwesigwa, Acting Executive Director, Uganda Communications Commission, represented Hon. Aggrey Awori, Minister of ICT.

13th May 2010: Workshop for Media on Reforms at Makerere

The University Management organized a half-day workshop for Media representatives on reforms at Makerere University, as well as strategies put in place to ensure improved management of Academic Processes. Strategies addressed touched on Application, Registration, Teaching and Learning, access to exam results and Appeals.

12th May 2010: MISR dissemination on state of Ugandan Basic Education

The Ministry of Education and Sports (MoES) in partnership with development partners launched the Quality Enhancement Initiative (QEI) in a bid to enhance the quality of primary education in 12 poorly performing districts. Evidence Based Findings on the State of Basic Education in Uganda’s Poorly Performing Districts were disseminated. A Forum for Discussion on the Bottlenecks Facing the Primary Education Sub-Sector in Uganda was also hosted.

11th May 2010: Visit by National Science Foundation (NSF) delegation

Dr. Zakya H. Kafafi, Divisional Director NSF led a team that met with Prof. Baryamureeba to discuss the possibilities of developing an advanced materials institute between US and Africa, with Makerere being considered as a likely host. NSF is very interested in supporting activities to create a highly stimulating intellectual environment, where advanced African and US students jointly engage in collaborative learning of specialized materials research concepts, focused on energy and sustainability.

7th May 2010: EAC Sensitization Workshop

The East African Community (EAC) Sensitization workshop was geared towards helping students and academic members of staff understand exactly what the EAC was, what it was doing to attain its goal of formation of a community and also act as an invaluable source of feedback on what can be improved within this effort. The First Deputy Prime Minster and Minister of East African Community Affairs Hon. Eriya Kategaya and Hon Beatrice Kiraso, EAC Deputy Secretary General made presentations at the gathering.

6th May 2010: WAMY Secretary General’s visit

The World Assembly of Muslim Youth (WAMY) is an Islamic educational organization whose stated purpose is to establish a platform where Muslim youth can get together in an Islamic environment. The visit by the Secretary General H.E. Dr. Swaleh El-Uhaibiy, was significant in reinforcing WAMY’s commitment in a Memorandum of Understanding signed between Makerere and WAMY to help the School of Education with the growth and development of Arabic.

5th May 2010: MISR Dissemination Workshop

With the support of the Think Tank Initiative and Kabano Research and Development (KRDC), Makerere Institute of Social Research (MISR) disseminated results of the Global Competitiveness Survey in a half day workshop. The information used to come up with the report was collected through the Executive Opinion Survey conducted annually from business executives in over 130 countries, including Uganda.

3rd – 14th May 2010: 2nd E.A Training by HURIPEC

The Human Rights and Peace Centre (HURIPEC) of Makerere University, Uganda successfully organized the second Eastern Africa Training School on Law, Human Rights and HIV/AIDS (EASLHRA). Funded by the Open Society Initiative for East Africa (OSIEA), the two-week training school seeks to build the capacity of African lawyers in the technical and juridical aspects of Law, Human Rights and HIV/AIDS and to introduce selected participants to the various medical, public health, political and socio-cultural nuances that are at play in this growing area of jurisprudence.

3rd May 2010: BoU unveils the new bank notes

Bank of Uganda unveiled a New Family of Bank Notes, which benefited from designs by the ADCC. The Art and Design Consortium Consultants (ADCC) is made up of celebrated Ugandan Artists, designers and researchers. Its members are Assoc. Prof. George Kyeyune, Mr. Ssematimba Joseph, Mr. Sserunjogi Patrick, Mr. Nsereko Raymond – all lecturers at the Makerere University School of Industrial and Fine Arts ; Mr. Mutungi Emmanuel-PhD student Makerere University School of Industrial and Fine Arts and lecturer at Kyambogo University and Hon. Gen. Elly Tumwine – Patron of Uganda Artists Association

3rd May 2010: 5th Vice Chancellors Media briefing

The 5th monthly media briefing highlighted the progress made by the University Management in the last six months (since November 2009) including challenges and the future outlook.

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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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