The BBC World Service will for five days, starting Sunday 24th to Thrusday 28th broadcast live from the Freedom Square, Makerere University in the first ever Science Festival in Uganda, celebrating the role of Africa in Global Science.
The Vice Chancellor Professor John Ddumba-Ssentamu will be featured on Science Africa show slated to air on Thursday 28th March 2013. Throughout the course of the week, scientists from African and the World over will be interviewed and away from the show hold Masterclasses to share experiences in specific disciplines with Students and Staff of Makerere University.
These include; Prof. Justin Jonas-Rhodes University, Prof. Tejinder Verdee-CERN. Dr. Ashitey Trebi-Ollennu-NASA. Prof. Jimmy Pittchar-International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology, Dr. Katcho Karume-Goma Volcanological Observatory, Prof. Peter Piot-London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Prof. Nelson Sewankambo-CHS, Prof. Pontiano Kaleebu-MRC UVRI, Dr. Godfrey Asea-WEMA Uganda, Dr. Florence Lubwama Kiyimba-Agricultural Technologist among others.
Owing to technical operations, some of the pre-recorded shows will require members intending to be part of the audience to sign up before hand. Please see below for those details
Sunday 24th March 2013: Science Africa-Airing 5-6pm [Maximum 100 participants in Audience]
Monday 25th March 2013: Science Africa-Airing 12-1pm [Maximum 100 participants in Audience], World Have Your Say-Airing 2-3pm [20-30 participants in Audience]
Tuesday 26th March 2013: Science Africa-Airing 12-1pm [Maximum 100 participants in Audience]
Wednesday 27th March 2013: Science Africa-Airing 12-1pm [Maximum 100 participants in Audience], World Have Your Say-Airing 2-3pm [20-30 participants in Audience]
Thursday 28th March 2013: In the Balance-Airing 9-10:30am [20-30 participants in Audience], Science Africa-Featuring Prof. J. Ddumba-Ssentamu, Airing 12-1pm [Maximum 100 participants in Audience], World Have Your Say-Airing 2-3pm [20-30 participants in Audience]
Please see downloads for brief profiles of the Scientists.
You may also Click here to view detailed Programme by day
Innovations using low cost locally available materials for point of use water treatment system unveiled
The College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology (CEDAT) conducted a Research Dissemination of two studies aimed at the Development of Materials for point of use water treatment systems.
The investigations were conducted by a team of researchers comprised of P. W. Olupot, H. M. Kalibbala, E. Menya, G.M. Wangi, J. Jjagwe, J. Wakatuntu, M. Turyasingura, R. Walozi, C. Kanyesigye and R. N. Kulabako.
The dissemination event held on Wednesday 29th November 2023 follows the successful completion of two MakRIF supported Research projects namely; Development of rice husk based granular activated carbon for point-of-use water treatment systems and Development of zeolite-based nanocomposite filters for drinking water treatment.
Apac District gains from CEDAT’s Research on Piloting a Rural Broadband Connectivity Model and Efficacious patient management system
The School of Engineering at the College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology (CEDAT) shared findings of research that was conducted in Apac Districts through two projects namely Piloting a Rural Broadband Connectivity Model (RCBM) and Efficacious patient management system (EPMS).
The findings of the research sponsored by the Government of Uganda through the Makerere University research and Innovation Fund(MakRIF) were disseminated during a dissemination seminar held in the College on Friday 24th November 2023, where it was revealed that Apac the host District greatly benefited from the services that not only led to the increased uptake of internet services but also gained through other socio economic areas.
Application Forms for Admission to Public Universities 2024/2025
The Academic Registrar, Makerere University informs all Head Teachers of A ‘Level schools that application forms for admission to public universities for senior six candidates (UACE 2023) for the 2024/2025 academic year will be ready for collection from the university from Monday 4th December, 2023.
The application forms should be collected from the Office of the Academic Registrar, Senate Building, Level 3, Makerere University.
Issuing of the application forms will start on Monday, 4th December 2023 on payment of a non-refundable application fee of Uganda Shs. 52,000/=(fifty two thousand Uganda shillings only) per application form.
You are advised to get a pay reference number (PRN) using the ACMIS system (http://pay.mak.ac.ug) to enable you pay the application fees in any bank used by Uganda Revenue Authority (URA).
The forms are for Ugandans only.
Please note that only Head Teachers or their authorized representatives will be served.
The closing date for submitting the completed application forms will be Wednesday 31st January, 2024.
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