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Mak to partner with UBA to promote financial literacy

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Makerere University is set to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Uganda Bankers Association(UBA) aimed at promoting financial literacy among staff and students. The mutual partnership will also focus on incorporating financial literacy in the University curriculum and hosting of workshops/seminars. 
The Uganda Bankers Association is the umbrella body of 25 commercial banks and one Development Bank operating in Uganda. The UBA member commercial banks are licensed and regulated by the Bank of Uganda under the Financial Institutions Act 2004.

Addressing the Makerere University Management, Mr. Emmanuel Turyamuhika Kikoni- the Executive Director, Uganda Bankers Association highlighted that Makerere University, with a population of over 40,000 students and staff, is one of the critical and valued strategic partners of banks. He noted that many UBA member banks are strongly represented at Makerere University; the University and its staff and students are good customers of UBA member banks as depositors, borrowers and consumers through various banking outlets.

Makerere University is an institution that trains business and economics; we thought it worthy collaborating with it in promoting our financial literacy programme to sensitize Ugandans on money, the principles of its effective handling, borrowing and investment activities,” he said.

Mr. Emmanuel Kikoni talking to Vice Chancellor Prof. John Ddumba-Ssentamu after the meeting.The Vice Chancellor, Prof. John Ddumba-Ssentamu appreciated UBA’s proposal on financial literacy and expressed the institution’s readiness for partnership.
“We are glad that you have chosen Makerere University as your partner institution. Makerere University embraces private-public partnerships. We welcome the financial literacy programme. We also know the vital services banks provide. I believe that our community will benefit tremendously from your services when you actively engage with them,” said the Vice Chancellor.

On the implementation of the financial literacy programme, the Vice Chancellor stated that the UBA team would work with the Makerere University College of Business and Management Sciences in liaison with the mandated offices in the University including the Office of the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic Affairs), Dean of Students and the Public Relations Office.

Prof. Ddumba-Ssentamu reiterated the need for both parties to sign a Memorandum of Understanding that will describe the terms and conditions of their mutual partnership. To expedite the MoU, the Vice Chancellor advised the UBA team to work with the Makerere University  Legal Office. He equally encouraged the UBA team to develop a program activity that both parties would follow during the implementation of the partnership activities.

The team from UBA comprised the following: The Executive Director Mr. Emmanuel Turyamuhika Kikoni, the Chairman of the Association Mr. Fabian Kasi, Vice Chairman Mr. Balbir Singh Dhaka, Manager Research Mr. Solomon Ichumar and Consultant Mr. Daniel K. Nsibambi.

The Makerere University  team comprised the following: Deputy Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs-Associate Prof. Okello Ogwang; Ag. University Secretary-Mr. Charles Barugahare; Ag.University Librarian-Dr. Helen Byamugisha; Ag. University Bursar-Ms Deborah Nalule; Academic Registrar-Mr. Alfred Masikye Namoah; Dean of Students-Mr. Cyriaco Kabagambe; Ms Naome Kiconco representing the Mak Legal Office; Ms Caroline Nanono-Personal Assistant to the Vice Chancellor; and Ms Ritah Namisango-Senior Public Relations Officer. The meeting was held on 13th October 2015 in the Main Building Council Room.

Article by:  Mak-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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