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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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Advert: Mature Age Entry Scheme – Private Sponsorship 2024/2025

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Students sit for an exam in the pre-COVID era, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda.

The Academic Registrar, Makerere University invites applications for the Undergraduate
Programmes under the Mature Age Entry Scheme only for Private Sponsorship for
2024/2025 Academic Year.
Non-Refundable Application fee of Shs. 50,000/= for Ugandans OR $75 Equivalent for
Internationals, plus bank charge should be paid in any of the banks used by Uganda
Revenye Authority after generating a Payment Reference Number (PRN).

  • Apply using the Institution’s Applications Portal URL:https: //apply.mak.ac.ug
  • Application is for candidates who passed the Mature Age Entry Examinations of December 17, 2022 and February 24, 2024 only.
  • Any candidate who passed the examinations in mentioned above and was not admitted on Government/ Private sponsorship for December 17, 2022 sitting, and for Government sponsorship for February 24, 2024 sitting, is eligible to apply for admission on Private Sponsorship for 2024 /2025 Academic Year.

The closing date for applying will be Friday 26th July, 2024.

Further details can be accessed by following this link.

Prof. Mukadasi Buyinza
ACADEMIC REGISTRAR

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Diploma/Degree Holders Admission Lists 2024/25

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Main Library, Makerere University. Photo taken on 29th February 2016.

The Office of Academic Registrar, Makerere University has released lists of Diploma/Degree Holder applicants admitted under Private/Self Sponsorship for the academic year 2024/25. Please note that admission is subject to verification of academic documents by the awarding institutions.

The admission list is displayed here below:

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African Futures Research Leadership Program: Cohort 5 – Call for Scholars

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Participants at the initial AAP convening participate in design-thinking exercises to help imagine the future of partnerships between MSU and Africa. Photo: AAP

The Alliance for African Partnership (AAP) is seeking applicants for the fifth cohort of the AAP African Futures Research Leadership Program. This competitive visiting scholar program supports early career researchers from the AAP consortium to work for one year under the mentorship of faculty members from MSU and their home institution, focusing on building skills in research for impact, writing scholarly and/or policy publications, disseminating of research results, and developing grant proposals for external support. Scholars will also participate in a structured professional development program while building bridges and lasting connections with MSU contacts and across their cohort. 

The main objective of the African Futures program is to strengthen the capacity of a cadre of African researchers to return to their home institutions and become scientific leaders in their community, establish long-term partnerships with MSU faculty, co-create innovative solutions to Africa’s challenges, and in turn become trainers of the next generation of researchers. This program aims to address the gender gap in Africa, where only 30% of researchers are women, so scholars selected for the program will be women, or men who can demonstrate they are committed to support efforts towards gender equity in higher education institutions in Africa. The research areas that the scholars will engage in during the program should be aligned to AAP’s research priority areas

The AAP Management Team requests applications from early career researchers to participate in the next cohort, with work to begin virtually in February 2025. Scholars will spend September – December 2025 at MSU for the in-person portion of the program, followed by another period of virtual collaboration, ending in early 2026. The scholar and mentor team will receive a small grant for research and professional development activities including conference attendance and publication. Scholars will also receive a stipend during their time at MSU, visa application support, and round-trip travel from their home institution.

Eligibility

  • Citizen of an African country 
  • Completion of a PhD degree within the last 10 years 
  • Employed as an Academic Staff member at one of the AAP African consortium universities including Egerton University, Makerere University, University of Dar es Salaam, Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Botswana, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, University Cheikh Anta Diop, University of Arts and Humanities, Bamako, United States International University-Africa, and University of Pretoria 
  • Have documented approval of leave or sabbatical to participate in the program for the in-person period 
  • Have a mentor at their home institution that will serve as a collaborator and mentor
  • Research must be in one of the AAP priority areas
  • Applicants may only submit one proposal to AAP in this round of funding. Prior scholars are not eligible to apply. 

To learn more about the program, including how to apply, click below

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Applications to be an African Futures scholar are due August 18, 2024

Additional program dates:

  • Program start date (virtual): February 2025
  • In-person program: Sept – Dec 2025
  • Program end date: February 2026

Please contact Jose Jackson-Malete at jacks184@msu.edu or +1 517-353-6989 with any questions.

Source: AAP

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