Makerere University Chief Security Officer, ACP Kasimo Thomas has warned students against mob injustices and other forms of indiscipline. Addressing over 10,000 students on 27th August 2015 during the Freshers’ orientation held in the Makerere University Freedom Square, Kasimo said that mob injustice is a disgraceful act which can lead to more insecurity in the community.
“Some people have mistaken mob injustice to be a form of justice and as such, many people have fallen victim to this problem. I should clearly state that as the Chief Security Officer of Makerere University; I boldly condemn the acts of mob injustices. I therefore advise the students to always report any suspect to the police,” he said.
He also advised students to desist from any unlawful activity such as participating in strikes and mobilisation to support causes that lead to violence, loss of life and property emphasizing that such acts would lead them to prison and/or being dismissed from the University.
This academic year 2015/2016, Makerere University admitted approximately 20,000 students. The Makerere University Academic Registrar Mr. Alfred Masikye Namoah congratulated the students upon their admission to Makerere University. He assured the freshers that they made the right choice to join the best University in Africa. Mr. Masikye then advised the students to pay tuition and functional fees due to the University as per the deadlines stipulated in the information packages given to them, emphasized adherence to the rules and regulations governing the University, and need for each student to attend all lectures during their academic pursuit.
Mr. Charles Ssentongo, Ag. Deputy Registrar (Undergraduate Admissions) called upon the Freshers to take registration exercise seriously. “For you to be recognised as a student, you must be registered with the University. I encourage you to follow the registration schedule provided and to use the names and particulars as stated in your provisional admission letters,” he said.
The Makerere University Guild President, H.E Bala David, urged the students to prioritize academic excellence; participate in other university activities; and ensure that they are healthy.
He advised the students to always contact the Guild Office for guidance on different aspects including life at campus.
Reiterating the need for academic excellence, Prof. Abasi Kiyimba, the Deputy Principal, Makerere University-College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHUSS), advised the freshers to focus on academics so that in the years to come they take on the mantle of teaching, learning and research at the University.
“Work hard and excel. There is need for a new generation of academics to replace the outgoing ones,” he said.
The Dean of Students Makerere University, Mr. Cyriaco Kabagambe encouraged students to respect and have faith in God. Mr. Kabagambe explained that understanding and having faith in God generates a disciplined person, reduces on the crime rate and restores peace and order.
Other members of staff who addressed freshers were: Ag Director University Health Services Dr. Margaret Wandera, Manager Counselling and Guidance Centre, Mr. Henry Nsubuga, Head, Sports and Recreation Department Ms. Penninah Kabenge, Ag Deputy Registrar, Undergraduate Admissions, Department of Academic Registrar Mr. Charles Ssentongo and Ms. Ritah Namisango, Makerere University Senior Public Relations Officer. They emphasised the need for academic discipline, guided the students on the registration as well as the teaching and learning process at the University.
Article by Nabatte Proscovia, 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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