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September 2010

30th September 2010: 360° Meet the CEO Forum

The 360o Network nominated Prof. Venansius Baryamureeba as one of Uganda’s most outstanding leaders. The Professor addressed the forum. The 360° Meet the CEO Forum brings Uganda’s top CEOs in touch with the people they inspire to share their knowledge and experience. The objective of this forum is to help young people appreciate what it takes to be a successful leader and provide an opportunity for them to share in wisdom.

29th September 2010: Launch of MSSEESA, Department of Physics

Materials Science and Solar Energy for Eastern and Southern Africa (MSSEESA) network is a society with Chapters in Tanzania, Kenya, Zambia and Uganda. The aim of the network is to develop human and infrastructure capacity in advanced research in materials science and solar energy. This will be done through strengthening the research facilities and Graduate training programmes by complementing the activities of materials science and solar energy in the various institutions in Eastern and Southern Africa.
With the establishment of MSSEESA network, Graduate students in any institution in the region will be able to take a course at any institution and be able to carry the credit to the home institution

22nd September 2010: Annual Scientific Conference

Mak hosted the 6th Annual Scientific Conference under the theme “Global Health Challenges: Training, research, service delivery – maximizing benefits to the people”. The College of Health Sciences takes pride in forging excellent alliances and collaborations. It is therefore not surprising that the College held the Annual Scientific Conferences as an activity of National Science Week. This year’s conference was jointly organized by the Uganda National Association of Community and Occupational Health (UNACOH).

21st – 23rd September 2010: African Humanities Workshop

Mak hosted the African Humanities Conference in Senate Hall

20- 24th September 2010: RUFORUM Biennial Meeting

Under the theme Building Capacity for Improved Food and Livelihood Security in Africa, RUFORUM under Makerere University hosted this meeting. This meeting provided Universities and their critical shareholders the opportunity reflect on what the continent needs to do to transform its agricultural sector and cause it to stimulate development in our countries and region.

9th September 2010: University Council retreat

The University Council held a retreat at Lake Victoria Serena Hotel where they discussed issues on the Evaluation and Performance of the Council Body.

9th September 2010: VC meets team from University of California

6th September 2010: Visit to School of Education

The members of staff in the School of Education hosted the Vice Chancellor at the school and discussed issues on how to develop the school for its better and smooth running.

6th September 2010: 9th Vice Chancellors Media briefing

The 9th monthly media briefing featured the Faculty of Social Sciences and the Infectious Diseases Institute, College of Health Sciences. The Vice Chancellor made presentations on the availability of transcripts, for graduates from January 2010 and the previous, save for those from a few units which he mentioned. He also alerted the public on conmen claiming to work on behalf of Makerere so as to sell them University land. He then introduced Members of the University Management who had assumed office since January 2010.

1st September 2010: Carnegie Excellence Awards

Mak hosted the handover ceremony of the Carnegie Phase II research Awards at the Senate Building. Carnegie is a Corporation in New York that aims at developing research management in higher education’s institutions in Africa

1st – 2nd September 2010: Google Uganda Event

The Google Uganda event at Speke Resort Munyonyo was a platform from which IT moguls such as software developers, technology entrprenuers and marketing professionals exchanged views, wined and dined. Mak took part in this initiative under FCIT.


September 2010

30th September 2010: 360° Meet the CEO Forum

The 360o Network nominated Prof. Venansius Baryamureeba as one of Uganda’s most outstanding leaders. The Professor addressed the forum. The 360° Meet the CEO Forum brings Uganda’s top CEOs in touch with the people they inspire to share their knowledge and experience. The objective of this forum is to help young people appreciate what it takes to be a successful leader and provide an opportunity for them to share in wisdom.

29th September 2010: Launch of MSSEESA, Department of Physics

Materials Science and Solar Energy for Eastern and Southern Africa (MSSEESA) network is a society with Chapters in Tanzania, Kenya, Zambia and Uganda. The aim of the network is to develop human and infrastructure capacity in advanced research in materials science and solar energy. This will be done through strengthening the research facilities and Graduate training programmes by complementing the activities of materials science and solar energy in the various institutions in Eastern and Southern Africa.
With the establishment of MSSEESA network, Graduate students in any institution in the region will be able to take a course at any institution and be able to carry the credit to the home institution

22nd September 2010: Annual Scientific Conference

Mak hosted the 6th Annual Scientific Conference under the theme “Global Health Challenges: Training, research, service delivery – maximizing benefits to the people”. The College of Health Sciences takes pride in forging excellent alliances and collaborations. It is therefore not surprising that the College held the Annual Scientific Conferences as an activity of National Science Week. This year’s conference was jointly organized by the Uganda National Association of Community and Occupational Health (UNACOH).

21st – 23rd September 2010: African Humanities Workshop

Mak hosted the African Humanities Conference in Senate Hall

20- 24th September 2010: RUFORUM Biennial Meeting

Under the theme Building Capacity for Improved Food and Livelihood Security in Africa, RUFORUM under Makerere University hosted this meeting. This meeting provided Universities and their critical shareholders the opportunity reflect on what the continent needs to do to transform its agricultural sector and cause it to stimulate development in our countries and region.

9th September 2010: University Council retreat

The University Council held a retreat at Lake Victoria Serena Hotel where they discussed issues on the Evaluation and Performance of the Council Body.

9th September 2010: VC meets team from University of California

6th September 2010: Visit to School of Education

The members of staff in the School of Education hosted the Vice Chancellor at the school and discussed issues on how to develop the school for its better and smooth running.

6th September 2010: 9th Vice Chancellors Media briefing

The 9th monthly media briefing featured the Faculty of Social Sciences and the Infectious Diseases Institute, College of Health Sciences. The Vice Chancellor made presentations on the availability of transcripts, for graduates from January 2010 and the previous, save for those from a few units which he mentioned. He also alerted the public on conmen claiming to work on behalf of Makerere so as to sell them University land. He then introduced Members of the University Management who had assumed office since January 2010.

1st September 2010: Carnegie Excellence Awards

Mak hosted the handover ceremony of the Carnegie Phase II research Awards at the Senate Building. Carnegie is a Corporation in New York that aims at developing research management in higher education’s institutions in Africa

1st – 2nd September 2010: Google Uganda Event

The Google Uganda event at Speke Resort Munyonyo was a platform from which IT moguls such as software developers, technology entrprenuers and marketing professionals exchanged views, wined and dined. Mak took part in this initiative under FCIT.

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Makerere University Launches National Parenting Draft Manual

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The Director of Culture at the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development, Ms. Juliana Naumo Akoryo (Centre) and Dr. Godfrey Siu, the Principal Investigator from Mak-CHDC (Right) interact with a participant at the workshop on 22nd July 2022, Kampala.

By Agnes Namaganda

On July 22nd 2022, Makerere UniversityChild Health and Development Centre (MakCHDC) launched a draft manual for the National Parenting Standards. The Centre has been working together with the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development (MGLSD) with funding from UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund), to develop standards that are agreeable to all organisations in the country that are involved in parenting work. The draft manual was being presented to members of a consortium that brings together all these organisations together, called the Parenting Agenda Consortium.

“We produce many documents and they are shelved,” Irene Ayot Chono, who was speaking on behalf of UNICEF said. “We hope that this document will not be one of them,” she emphasized.

Irene Ayot Chono-UNICEF, urging participants to utilize the manual once it is complete.
Irene Ayot Chono-UNICEF, urging participants to utilize the manual once it is complete.

Dr. Godfrey Siu, the Principal Investigator from Mak-CHDC who presented the draft manual to participants, emphasized that if any organization is doing parenting work, there should be a minimum package that they should offer.

Draft Manual Content

The manual which will have several modules. These modules will be delivered face-to-face in 1.5 hour sessions. Some of these include; Module 6 which will focus on “understanding responsible masculinity and fatherhood” and on “understanding the concept of head of family.”The draft manual also proposed that Module 11 focuses on Parenting in the 21st Century. Some of the sessions in this module will include Children and Technology, Contemporary Influence on Children and Modernity, Culture and Morality.Module 9 will focus on Parenting for Adolescents and some of the suggested sessions within this module are Needs for Adolescents and The Art of Communicating with Adolescents. Module 5 will focus on Preventing Violent Parenting and Promoting Alternative Discipline Strategies while Module 10 will be about Parenting to Address the Mental Health for Children and Adults.

Dr. Godfrey Siu, the Principal Investigator from Mak-CHDC presenting the contents of the National Parenting Standards Draft Manual.
Dr. Godfrey Siu, the Principal Investigator from Mak-CHDC presenting the contents of the National Parenting Standards Draft Manual.

Participants’ suggestions

After the presentation, participants raised several suggestions for discussion and consideration. These included whether there should be a module on spirituality since Uganda is a strongly religious nation. There was also the concern of how children in remand homes should be parented. Another concern raised by a participant was as to whether teachers who make an undeniable contribution to parenting, should be taken through the parenting manual.

A participant gives her input at the National Parenting Standards Draft Manual launch.
A participant gives her input at the National Parenting Standards Draft Manual launch.

In her closing remarks, Ms. Juliana Naumo Akoryo, the Director of Cultural Affairs at the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development (MGLSD) said that the manual is for the parenting organisations to utilize and not for MGLSD.

The Director of Culture at the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development, Ms. Juliana Naumo Akoryo making closing remarks at the workshop.
The Director of Culture at the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development, Ms. Juliana Naumo Akoryo making closing remarks at the workshop.

Ms. Chono also adjured the team behind the manual to use picture illustrations in the manual that can be relatable by the Ugandan parents.

Contact: Agnes Namaganda – agnesvioletnamaganda@gmail.com

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Launch of Mak-RIF Round 4 Awards & PhD Call for Proposals

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Mak-RIF 4 Awards and PhD Call For Proposals, 29th September 2022, 9:00 to 10:00 AM EAT.

Makerere University received funding from the Government of the Republic of Uganda, earmarked to support high impact Research and Innovations. This unique initiative arose after engagements between the top University Management and the Government of Uganda. This fund illustrates the increasing importance that the Government attaches to Research and Innovation as a driver of development and transformation. The objective of the fund is to increase the local generation of translatable research and scalable innovations that address key gaps required to drive Uganda’s development agenda. 

In the Financial years 2019/2020, 2020/2021 and 2021/2022 the Government of the Republic of Uganda through Mak-RIF has funded implementation of over 750 multidisciplinary research and innovations within the various Colleges, while engaging multiple stakeholders within and outside Makerere University. The Grants Management Committee (GMC) has finalized the award process for the Mak-RIF round 4 call for funding for this Financial Year 2022/2023.

The Grants Management Committee (GMC) hereby invites you to the Launch of the Mak-RIF Round 4 awards and PhD Call for Proposals scheduled to take place tomorrow Thursday 29th September 2022 from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. EAT. 

Please use the following details to join the launch.

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwpcu-urDIjE9ZgxdsbEmA2IkNMMiJVECt_ 
Meeting ID: 884 5662 9992
Password: 292624

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Notice: Makerere Disability Scheme 2022/23 Medical Review Exercise

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One of the PWD graduands at the 69th Graduation during the Session held on 17th January 2019.

The Academic Registrar, Makerere University invites persons with disability who applied for admission to public universities under the disability entry scheme for 2022/2023 Academic Year to appear for medical/review exercise at Makerere Unive, Senate Building, Level Two (2) in the Telepresence Centre.

NOTE: Only those who have the minimum entry requirements of at least two principal passes at A’ Level or its equivalent and at least five (5) passes at O’ Level or its equivalent will be interviewed.

 Only candidates who sat ‘a’ level in 2020, 2019 and 2018 are eligible for admission.

THE EXERCISE WILL BE CONDUCTED ON 3rd, 4th and 5th October, 2022 respectively from 9.00 A.M – 1.00 P.M each day.

IMPORTANT:

(i) If you fail to appear on any of the given days above, there will be no other chance for you.

(ii) Applicants with Government Scholarship for the previous years are not eligible for admission

ALFRED MASIKYE NAMOAH

Acting. ACADEMIC REGISTRAR

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