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Dark Spots a Priority in Mak-SHARP Lighting

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The Deputy Vice Chancellor in charge of Finance and Administration (DVC F/A), Dr. Barnabas Nawangwe, officially handed over the site to SHARP Electronics; the company that will install solar street lighting around the Makerere University Main Campus. Priority will be given to the key streets, like University Road and dark spots around CoVAB, CEES, MTSIFA and the Chemistry Department, CoNAS before rolling out to other parts of the University. “Violent attacks on our students have been a major concern especially in these dark spots. Some of our students leave campus late in the night after lectures or using the Library facility. We are grateful to SHARP Electronics for this initiative and believe that our collaboration will be of mutual benefit since you will run adverts on the LED screens to be installed along with the lights,” said the DVC F/A.

Sample Solat Street Lighting as installed by SHARP Electronics along University Road, Makerere University, Kampala UgandaA total of 120 lights will be installed under this project. The MD, SHARP Electronics, Mr. Patrick Katto clarified that some of the tree branches in areas where light poles are to be installed will be pruned to prevent shadows from obstructing the solar powered lights. These high-tech lights from the U.S.A cost approximately 15m shillings each, inclusive of installation costs and insurance.  They have a life-span of 20years, 10 of which are under warranty.

According to the Director Estates and Works Eng. Fred Nuwagaba, the lights will be professionally installed. “One such light (Pictured Right) was installed outside the Main building for demonstration purposes and has been working seamlessly since May 2012. As you drive along University Road at night, you cannot miss how brightly it illuminates the area,” he emphasized.

SHARP Electronics will start preparatory works for erection of the first batch of lights within two weeks.

The light boxes to be installed on these lights will carry adverts and various messages including those from the University Management, the Students’ Guild, and facts about Makerere University. In addition, up to 10 LED screens will be strategically positioned on campus to carry the same information as the light boxes. These efforts will be coordinated by the Estates and Works Department and the Public Relations Office.

 

By Marion Alina, Public Relations Office

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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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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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