Makerere University Chancellor Prof. George Mondo Kagonyera, has applauded the strong relationship Makerere has with the Government of Uganda and development partners which he said has led to fundamental changes and developments in this great institution.
Addressing the press in the Makerere University Main Building on 23rd January 2015, Prof. Kangonyera recognized the support that government renders to Makerere when he said that, “The University is grateful for its warm working relationship with the Government of Uganda which the government has always offered to ensure that success is registered.”
The Chancellor greatly appreciated the cordial relationship that the university has built with the President of Uganda, H.E Gen. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni. This, he said, has brought fruitful results to both staff and students of Makerere.
“The university acknowledges the President’s support towards the attainment of Makerere’s mission of providing innovative teaching, learning, research and services responsive to national and global needs. I am grateful to H.E Gen. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni for not only accepting to take over the entire wage bill of public universities but also having pledged to enhance the pay of the Professors to the tune of 15million shillings pro rata,” Prof. Kagonyera said.
The Chancellor applauded the significant role played by the Inspector General of Police – Gen. Kale Kayihura in cementing a symbiotic relationship between government and Makerere University, in addition to maintaining peace and security at the university. He added that Makerere University has been able to record important developments in academia, research and innovations and also widen her financial base through the wonderful Mak-Government-Development partner relationships.
“Makerere University has been able to renew the 10 years funding contract from University of Bergen to enhance joint research and teaching; staff and students exchange and exchange of information and technology. The institution also launched the Makerere University Holdings Company and Makerere University Endowment Fund (MakEF) to help in laying further strategies for improving Makerere University’s finances,” the Chancellor remarked.
“The Executive Director of Uganda Investment Authority, Eng. Dr. Frank Ssebowa, has on behalf of the government, handed over 100 acres of land to Makerere University’s Centre for Research in Transport Technologies (CRTT). The 3 billion shillings Solar Street lighting (Mak So-Lite) Project is as a result of a partnership between Makerere University and SHARP-Electronics“he said.
Prof Kagonyera therefore called upon more government and private partners to collaborate with Makerere University for the betterment and development of this great institution.
By Nabatte Prossy, Intern-Public Relations Office
Veteran Professor changed Makerere and Higher Education
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.
Japan Africa Dream Scholarship (JADS) Program 2021/2022
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.
- Applicant requests for information and application forms and procedures from the chosen JADS partner university. For any inquiries, please contact JADS@AFDB.ORG
- Applicant completes required documents and sends them to the university.
- University evaluates and selects applicants.
- University sends selected candidates to the AfDB.
- AfDB reviews submissions from universities, prepares and approves the final list.
- AfDB contacts selected awardees, and informs the universities.
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