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Makerere University and AIESEC to facilitate 35 software development internships in India

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Makerere University, through its School of Computing and IT is now in a partnership with AIESEC Uganda that will see 35 young Ugandan students with an IT background receive a one year paid internship program in India. The interns will work in various departments as software developers and software testers.

AIESEC Uganda  is a branch of AIESEC, the world’s largest student run organization which offers an international platform for young people to discover and develop their potential to have a positive impact on society through international networking. Students go to different countries across the globe to work with different organizations and projects in order to get exposed and gain real experience. This internship period ranges from two to twelve months strictly, so as to accord the students a chance to come back to develop their motherlands. By partnering with corporate, non corporate and higher education institutions, there is no doubt AIESEC provides that required experience.

AIESEC was formed in 1948 and has since then enjoyed a great deal of progress and success including producing a big number of CEOs and employers. With special emphasis on AIESEC Uganda, 250 active students have joined the organization through its various programs during its 16 year operation in Uganda. AIESEC Uganda is also present in 7 private and public universities which include; Makerere University, Uganda Christian University, Kampala International University, Kyambogo University, Ndejje University, Mbarara University of Science and Technology and Uganda Martyrs’ University Nkozi.

According to the AIESEC Uganda President Ms Manuela Mueller, most of the leading students have emerged from Makerere University, AIESEC’s biggest partner in Uganda. She also confirmed that 5 students from the computer science class of 2009/2010 Makerere university have participated in this program and are currently working for TCS in India. Ms Mueller made these remarks during the 18th Vice Chancellor’s media briefing, held on 6th June 2011 at Makerere University. She also noted that currently there are Ugandan students working in Japan, Finland and Nigeria, not forgetting those that went to Germany and Colombia last year.

“One of AIESEC‘s biggest achievements this year was organisation of the Career and Education Fair at the Freedom Square – Makerere University, where many employers interacted with students and shared leadership experience which is one of the fundamental goals of AIESEC” Mueller said. She further added that the organization is open to students of all colleges and welcomes all the interested students to seize this opportunity and apply for the second round of recruitment which opened on June 6th 2011.

The software development internship in India is in partnership with TATA Consultancy Services (TCS), a part of the TATA group. TCS is an IT business solutions outsourcing organization that delivers real results to global businesses, ensuring a level of certainty. It has over 160,000 of the world’s best trained IT consultants in 42 countries.

 

Article by Toko Paul, Intern, Public Relations Office, Makerere University.

Makerere University, through its School of Computing and IT is now in a partnership with AIESEC Uganda that will see 35 young Ugandan students with an IT background receive a one year paid internship program in India. The interns will work in various departments as software developers and software testers.

AIESEC Uganda  is a branch of AIESEC, the world’s largest student run organization which offers an international platform for young people to discover and develop their potential to have a positive impact on society through international networking. Students go to different countries across the globe to work with different organizations and projects in order to get exposed and gain real experience. This internship period ranges from two to twelve months strictly, so as to accord the students a chance to come back to develop their motherlands. By partnering with corporate, non corporate and higher education institutions, there is no doubt AIESEC provides that required experience.

AIESEC was formed in 1948 and has since then enjoyed a great deal of progress and success including producing a big number of CEOs and employers. With special emphasis on AIESEC Uganda, 250 active students have joined the organization through its various programs during its 16 year operation in Uganda. AIESEC Uganda is also present in 7 private and public universities which include; Makerere University, Uganda Christian University, Kampala International University, Kyambogo University, Ndejje University, Mbarara University of Science and Technology and Uganda Martyrs’ University Nkozi.

According to the AIESEC Uganda President Ms Manuela Mueller, most of the leading students have emerged from Makerere University, AIESEC’s biggest partner in Uganda. She also confirmed that 5 students from the computer science class of 2009/2010 Makerere university have participated in this program and are currently working for TCS in India. Ms Mueller made these remarks during the 18th Vice Chancellor’s media briefing, held on 6th June 2011 at Makerere University. She also noted that currently there are Ugandan students working in Japan, Finland and Nigeria, not forgetting those that went to Germany and Colombia last year.

“One of AIESEC‘s biggest achievements this year was organisation of the Career and Education Fair at the Freedom Square – Makerere University, where many employers interacted with students and shared leadership experience which is one of the fundamental goals of AIESEC” Mueller said. She further added that the organization is open to students of all colleges and welcomes all the interested students to seize this opportunity and apply for the second round of recruitment which opened on June 6th 2011.

The software development internship in India is in partnership with TATA Consultancy Services (TCS), a part of the TATA group. TCS is an IT business solutions outsourcing organization that delivers real results to global businesses, ensuring a level of certainty. It has over 160,000 of the world’s best trained IT consultants in 42 countries.

 

Article by Toko Paul, Intern, Public Relations Office, Makerere University.

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Veteran Professor changed Makerere and Higher Education

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Professor Pancras John Mukasa Ssebuwufu (L) receives a plaque and citation from RUFORUM Board Member and Vice Chancellor Ndejje University-Professor Eriabu Lugujjo (Right) on 6th May 2021 at the RUFORUM Secretariat, Plot 155 Garden Hill, Makerere University Main Campus,

When Professor John Ssebuwufu ambled up to receive a certificate of recognition for his ‘exceptional’ contribution to higher education from the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) at Makerere University (MU), he was thinking of many things, such as rewarding staff, that he could have done differently to impact university education more.

But he did what he could have done, under the circumstances.

He presided over MU (in 1993) when student enrolment was 5,000 and left in 2004 when the population was surging to more than 15,000.

He emphasised the use of information communication technologies in almost all the institutions he had been involved in and sent many academic staff on exchanges to boost research and innovation. Now, more African universities engage in ground-breaking research.

So, he proceeded to accept his recognition and make his acceptance speech, which was mostly about gratitude.

Ssebuwufu, 74, who is currently the chancellor at Kyambogo University and the vice-chancellor of the University of Kisubi, is credited for his exemplary leadership and pragmatic methods that have shaped higher education in Uganda and Africa as a whole.

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Japan Africa Dream Scholarship (JADS) Program 2021/2022

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Japan Africa Dream Scholarship (JADS) Program 2021/2022. Photo credit: AfDB

The Japan Africa Dream Scholarship (JADS) Program is a capacity building project by the AfDB and Japan which was initiated in 2017 with the aim of providing two-year scholarship awards to highly achieving African graduate students to enable them to undergo post-graduate studies (i.e. a two-year Master’s degree program) in selected priority development areas on the continent and Japan. The overarching goal the AfDB and the Government of Japan seek to attain is to enhance skills and human resources development in Africa in under the Bank’s High 5s agenda (i.e. “Feed Africa”, “Light up Africa”, “Industrialize Africa”, “Integrate Africa” and “Improve the quality of life of the people of Africa”) and key Japanese development assistance initiatives. JADS core areas of study focus include energy, agriculture, health, environmental sustainability, and engineering. The program also seeks to promote inter-university collaboration and university-industry partnerships between Japan and Africa. Upon completion of their studies, the JADS scholars are expected to return to their home countries to apply and disseminate their newly acquired knowledge and skills in the public and private sectors, and contribute to national and continental socio-economic development.

About the JADS program

The JADS Program is open to applicants from AfDB member countries with relevant professional experience and a history of supporting their countries’ development efforts who are applying to a graduate degree program in energy development and related discipline.  The program does not provide scholarships to any other graduate degree program.

The scholarship program provides tuition, a monthly living stipend, round-trip airfare, health insurance, and travel allowance.

Upon completion of their studies, the beneficiary scholars are expected to return to their home countries to apply and disseminate their newly acquired knowledge and skills, and contribute to the promotion of sustainable development of their countries.

Who is Eligible to Apply?

The program is open to those who have gained admission to an approved Masters degree course at a Japanese partner university. Candidates should be 35 years old or younger; in good health; with a Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent in the energy area or related area; and have a superior academic record. Upon completion of their study programs, scholars are expected to return to their home country to contribute to its economic and social development.

Application Procedures

  1. Applicant requests for information and application forms and procedures from the chosen JADS partner university. For any inquiries, please contact JADS@AFDB.ORG
  2. Applicant completes required documents and sends them to the university.
  3. University evaluates and selects applicants.
  4. University sends selected candidates to the AfDB.
  5. AfDB reviews submissions from universities, prepares and approves the final list.
  6. AfDB contacts selected awardees, and informs the universities.

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WHS Regional Meeting Africa 2021: Finance Chairperson’s Update

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Prof. Tonny J. Oyana, Finance Chairperson, World Health Summit Regional Meeting Africa, June 2021.

SOPs: Our plan is to have 200 sets of people in different spacious rooms…

Prof. Tonny j. oyana, finance chairperson whs regional meeting africa

We are sincerely grateful to our sponsors…

Over 15 core sponsors…

Sessions: 60% Virtual, 40% Onsite…

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