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Schlumberger boosts Mak’s Petro & Geosciences training

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Schlumberger, the world’s leading oilfield services provider has boosted Petroleum Geosciences and Production training in Makerere University by giving support worth USD 3.5million to the Department of Geology and Petroleum Studies, College of Natural Sciences.

Schlumberger, the world’s leading oilfield services provider has boosted Petroleum Geosciences and Production training in Makerere University by giving support worth USD 3.5million to the Department of Geology and Petroleum Studies, College of Natural Sciences.

The Schlumberger Oilfield Eastern donation covers software licenses, hardware installation, support and maintenance. The donation also covers training seminars for both the students and lecturers.

The Chief Guest at the event and Permanent Secretary Ministry of Education and Sports Mr. Francis Lubanga commended Schlumberger Oilfield Eastern limited for the timely support to the Government of Uganda, “This donation will make a marked contribution to Government’s efforts to develop infrastructure for the Petroleum Geosciences and Production lab to facilitate the petroleum geosciences course,” he said.

Mr. Lubanga also commended the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development through the Norwegian-funded programme; Strengthening the Management of the Oil and Gas sector in Uganda, for donating furniture to the Laboratory, before declaring the facility launched. The Laboratory is housed in the Department of Geology and Petroleum Studies, College of Natural Sciences, Makerere University and was launched on Tuesday 18th October 2011.

Schlumberger is passionate about developing human resource and as such has chosen Uganda to be at the forefront of Schlumberger’s mission to advance fundamental and applied research in geosciences, and Makerere University to be the implementing institution.

The Schlumberger delegation included the Vice President, Testing Services-Europe, Caspian and Africa, Group Managing Director-Eastern and Southern Africa, Country Director-Uganda, and the Recruiting and University Relations Manager.

The Schlumberger, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development joint collaboration with Makerere University  is meant to enhance skill development especially the practical aspect, with the goal of producing graduates with the ability to integrate into the oil and gas industry without need for further training.

The Schlumberger donation includes; Petro and Technology integrated software applications, with the respective licenses, Software application training for the Petroleum Geosciences and Production programme lecturers, Data acquisition and processing seminars, and ongoing application support for all donated software. In addition Schlumberger will continue to give practical training and assistance to the Department of Geology and Petroleum Studies.

The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Venansius Baryamureeba thanked Schlumberger for the institutional donation and pledged to continue working with the company to deliver the right human resource for the Oil and Gas Industry. He thanked Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development for identifying Makerere as a partner institution especially at a time when training of basic sciences is very expensive for universities. Prof. Baryamureeba thanked the Ministry of Education and Sports for creating an enabling environment that favours collaboration. He requested the Ministry to support Makerere’s quest to produce world-class human resource for the Oil and Gas industry by further supporting the basic sciences.

A memorandum of understanding was then signed and Lecturers who had participated in a one-week training workshop organized by Schlumberger received certificates on use of the Petro Software.

 

 

 

mwamai@admin.mak.ac.ug, Public Relations Office

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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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