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November 2010

29th – 30th November 2010: 2nd Annual ICTEXPO2010

The ICTEXPO2010 and East Africa Digital Forum event was designed to forge collaboration, social networking, knowledge sharing, generate business opportunity, and enhance business exposure and visibility for the players in the ICT domain. Prof. Tickodri Togboa gave a keynote address on behalf of the Vice Chancellor.

26th November 2010: The Chopin Music Concert

The Quality Assurance Directorate (QAD) in conjunction with The Music, Dance and Drama Department organized the Francois Fryderyk Chopin music concert in East and Central Africa, to celebrate 200years of Chopin's music. The event was attended by the Vice Chancellor and Deputy Vice Chancellor – Finance & Administration. Mrs. Fiona Carr who taught piano at Makerere University in the early seventies also attended the concert.

25th November 2010: Bamboo Technology Demonstration Building Launch

The Faculty of Technology, in collaboration with the International Network for Bamboo and Rattan, with funding from IDRC of Canada, completed construction of a building using traditional bamboo technology. Assoc. Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe, Dean, Faculty of Technology was the chief investigator of the project. Located next to the Makerere University Guest House, the building will be used as a conference hall. The hall has the capacity to accommodate 150 people

24th November 2010: MoU signing, Norwegian College of Dance

The Department of Music Dance and Drama signed an MoU with the Norwegian College of Dance, Oslo Norway. The agreement will among other activities help to put in place the first-ever state of the art Music, Dance and Drama theatre at Makerere University.

23rd November 2010: The Commissioning of the New Pharmacy Building by H.E. Ambassador of Denmark

H.E. Nathalia Feinberg commissioned the New Pharmacy Building at Makerere University Main Campus. This new building will contribute to the training of more pharmacists to bridge the gap of lack of enough pharmacists in the country.

20th November 2010: Makerere University Female Scholarship Foundation launch

Makerere University held a dinner to celebrate 10years of Carnegie support and launch the Makerere University Female Scholarship Foundation. The scholarship has initially been awarded to 10 pioneer beneficiaries, with a hope of expanding the figure. At the same occasion, an appeal was made to the Government through the Rt. Hon. Prime Minister Prof. Apolo Nsibambi to put in place Affirmative Opportunity Scholarships for disadvantaged girls from Greater Northern Uganda.

19th November 2010: Visit of the Carnegie Vice President to Makerere University

The Vice President of the Carnegie cooperation Ms Deana Arsenian and Dr. Omotade Akin Aina – Program Director, Higher Education and Libraries in Africa, International Program visited Makerere and held discussions with various unit heads, on the implementation of Carnegie-funded programmes at the University.

15th – 19th November 2010: The Ministerial Conference on Higher Education in Agriculture (CHEA)

Makerere University organized the Ministerial Conference on Higher Education in Agriculture, where Ministers from all over Africa participated. The Government of Uganda and the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), with support of national, regional and international partners hosted a regional meeting of African Ministers, Members of Parliament, senior officials responsible for education, agriculture, science and technology, finance and planning, private sector, civil society, and farmer representatives, to discuss strengthening higher education in agriculture, so that African universities and other education institutions can contribute more effectively to the African Union’s Comprehensive Africa Agricultural Development Programme (CAADP) processes. The conference aimed to consolidate recent developments by strengthening high level partnerships and policy support for re-engineering African higher education in agriculture and science.

15th November 2010: “Kiira EV” presentation to Al Hajji Habib Kagimu

Al-Hajji Habib Kagimu visited the Faculty of Technology to familiarize himself with the developments on the Vehicle Design Project and offer his support towards initiative and the proposed Centre for Research in Transportation Technologies (CRTT).

15th November 2010: KBS Alcohol and Epidemiology Policy Conference

The KBS thematic meeting was organized by Makerere University School of Public Health (MUSPH) in conjunction with Kettil Brunn Society (KBS) management. The conference provided a platform for sharing of ideas with some of the world's top scientists on alcohol research. The Conference also offered a free training workshop on planning and advocacy for evidence based alcohol policy, how to publish scientific articles and design and implementation of alcohol related interventions and programs

12th November 2010: MoU signing, Stellenbosch University

The Vice Chancellor signed a multilateral Memorandum of Understanding at Stellenbosch University in South Africa. This MoU will establish the Partnership for Africa’s Next Generation of Academics). The VC was accompanied by the Dean, Faculty of Arts Prof. A.B. Rukooko.

12th November 2010: Engendering Agricultural Research Seminar

This seminar held by the Faculty of Agriculture had Ms. Julia Behrman from the International Food Policy Research Institute as the main presenter.

11th November 2010: College of Health Sciences SAMMS Launch

The African Centre for Global Health and Social Transformation and the George Washington University commissioned the Sub-Saharan African Medical Schools Study Research report and held a public debate in the Main Hall, attended by the Chancellor and Vice Chancellor. The report was based on a survey carried out by a team of Health experts funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The Makerere University Medical School was one of the Sub-Saharan Medical schools in which the study was conducted.

1st November 2010: 11th Vice Chancellors Media briefing

The 11th monthly media briefing featured the Faculties of Veterinary Medicine and Law. The Vice Chancellor made presentations on; Transcripts – more than 70% were ready for the candidates due to graduate in January 2011, Certificates – Smith & Ouzman, UK had started producing certificates for all students, due to be given out during the 61st Graduation in January 2011, and the agreement of cooperation signed between Makerere and Xiangtan University, China.

November 2010

29th – 30th November 2010: 2nd Annual ICTEXPO2010

The ICTEXPO2010 and East Africa Digital Forum event was designed to forge collaboration, social networking, knowledge sharing, generate business opportunity, and enhance business exposure and visibility for the players in the ICT domain. Prof. Tickodri Togboa gave a keynote address on behalf of the Vice Chancellor.

26th November 2010: The Chopin Music Concert

The Quality Assurance Directorate (QAD) in conjunction with The Music, Dance and Drama Department organized the Francois Fryderyk Chopin music concert in East and Central Africa, to celebrate 200years of Chopin's music. The event was attended by the Vice Chancellor and Deputy Vice Chancellor – Finance & Administration. Mrs. Fiona Carr who taught piano at Makerere University in the early seventies also attended the concert.

25th November 2010: Bamboo Technology Demonstration Building Launch

The Faculty of Technology, in collaboration with the International Network for Bamboo and Rattan, with funding from IDRC of Canada, completed construction of a building using traditional bamboo technology. Assoc. Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe, Dean, Faculty of Technology was the chief investigator of the project. Located next to the Makerere University Guest House, the building will be used as a conference hall. The hall has the capacity to accommodate 150 people

24th November 2010: MoU signing, Norwegian College of Dance

The Department of Music Dance and Drama signed an MoU with the Norwegian College of Dance, Oslo Norway. The agreement will among other activities help to put in place the first-ever state of the art Music, Dance and Drama theatre at Makerere University.

23rd November 2010: The Commissioning of the New Pharmacy Building by H.E. Ambassador of Denmark

H.E. Nathalia Feinberg commissioned the New Pharmacy Building at Makerere University Main Campus. This new building will contribute to the training of more pharmacists to bridge the gap of lack of enough pharmacists in the country.

20th November 2010: Makerere University Female Scholarship Foundation launch

Makerere University held a dinner to celebrate 10years of Carnegie support and launch the Makerere University Female Scholarship Foundation. The scholarship has initially been awarded to 10 pioneer beneficiaries, with a hope of expanding the figure. At the same occasion, an appeal was made to the Government through the Rt. Hon. Prime Minister Prof. Apolo Nsibambi to put in place Affirmative Opportunity Scholarships for disadvantaged girls from Greater Northern Uganda.

19th November 2010: Visit of the Carnegie Vice President to Makerere University

The Vice President of the Carnegie cooperation Ms Deana Arsenian and Dr. Omotade Akin Aina – Program Director, Higher Education and Libraries in Africa, International Program visited Makerere and held discussions with various unit heads, on the implementation of Carnegie-funded programmes at the University.

15th – 19th November 2010: The Ministerial Conference on Higher Education in Agriculture (CHEA)

Makerere University organized the Ministerial Conference on Higher Education in Agriculture, where Ministers from all over Africa participated. The Government of Uganda and the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), with support of national, regional and international partners hosted a regional meeting of African Ministers, Members of Parliament, senior officials responsible for education, agriculture, science and technology, finance and planning, private sector, civil society, and farmer representatives, to discuss strengthening higher education in agriculture, so that African universities and other education institutions can contribute more effectively to the African Union’s Comprehensive Africa Agricultural Development Programme (CAADP) processes. The conference aimed to consolidate recent developments by strengthening high level partnerships and policy support for re-engineering African higher education in agriculture and science.

15th November 2010: “Kiira EV” presentation to Al Hajji Habib Kagimu

Al-Hajji Habib Kagimu visited the Faculty of Technology to familiarize himself with the developments on the Vehicle Design Project and offer his support towards initiative and the proposed Centre for Research in Transportation Technologies (CRTT).

15th November 2010: KBS Alcohol and Epidemiology Policy Conference

The KBS thematic meeting was organized by Makerere University School of Public Health (MUSPH) in conjunction with Kettil Brunn Society (KBS) management. The conference provided a platform for sharing of ideas with some of the world's top scientists on alcohol research. The Conference also offered a free training workshop on planning and advocacy for evidence based alcohol policy, how to publish scientific articles and design and implementation of alcohol related interventions and programs

12th November 2010: MoU signing, Stellenbosch University

The Vice Chancellor signed a multilateral Memorandum of Understanding at Stellenbosch University in South Africa. This MoU will establish the Partnership for Africa’s Next Generation of Academics). The VC was accompanied by the Dean, Faculty of Arts Prof. A.B. Rukooko.

12th November 2010: Engendering Agricultural Research Seminar

This seminar held by the Faculty of Agriculture had Ms. Julia Behrman from the International Food Policy Research Institute as the main presenter.

11th November 2010: College of Health Sciences SAMMS Launch

The African Centre for Global Health and Social Transformation and the George Washington University commissioned the Sub-Saharan African Medical Schools Study Research report and held a public debate in the Main Hall, attended by the Chancellor and Vice Chancellor. The report was based on a survey carried out by a team of Health experts funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The Makerere University Medical School was one of the Sub-Saharan Medical schools in which the study was conducted.

1st November 2010: 11th Vice Chancellors Media briefing

The 11th monthly media briefing featured the Faculties of Veterinary Medicine and Law. The Vice Chancellor made presentations on; Transcripts – more than 70% were ready for the candidates due to graduate in January 2011, Certificates – Smith & Ouzman, UK had started producing certificates for all students, due to be given out during the 61st Graduation in January 2011, and the agreement of cooperation signed between Makerere and Xiangtan University, China.

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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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