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AfDB Supports Internship Programmes at Mak

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The Uganda Manufacturers Association (UMA) in partnership with the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Sports with support from the African Development Bank (AfDB) organized a two day internship training program to prepare students for the marketplace. The training which was held from 3-4th June 2016 targeted finalist students from the Colleges of Agricultural and environmental Sciences (CAES), Veterinary Medicine, Animal Resources and Biosecurity (COVAB), Computing and Information Sciences (CoCIS) and Natural Sciences (CONAS).

The three year project will benefit students in the Science and Technology fields from Makerere University, Kyambogo University, Busitema University, Gulu University, Mbarara University of Science and Technology and Muni University.The major goal of the project is to ensure that graduates from the benefitting universities are equipped with knowledge and skills that suit the demands of employers and reduce on unemployment rates among the youth in Uganda.

The Vice Chancellor-Prof. John Ddumba-Ssentamu addressed the studentsThe two day training, specific to Makerere University students, was an induction training in Workplace Based Skills as a way of orienting them to the program. The students shall thereafter be posted to companies for a 2-6 months internship period. A total of 725 students were invited for the training, and of these 320 will be placed in various firms under the UMA umbrella company association. This number has risen from 178 in 2015 to 320 students in 2016.

The main objectives of the training were to build confidence by improving communication skills, improve interpersonal relationships whilst enhancing team work, and increase potential by marketing oneself. Others included time management, appreciation of the key principles of occupational health and safety, entrepreneurship skills, report writing, problem solving skills and development of a positive work attitude.
 
The Vice Chancellor-Prof. John Ddumba-Ssentamu while opening the training reminded students that resorting to strikes was a habit they should denounce especially once they have been employed. This program is being implemented by the Planning and Development Department and will run from June through to December 2016.
 
The facilitators of training included Mr. Suula Nkuutu and Mr. Joseph Kyalimpa.
Mr. Kyalimpa makes his presentation
AfDB has in the recent past immensely contributed to development initiatives at Makerere University. Prior to this internship training program, AfDB support has contributed to infrastructural development, refurbishment of teaching and learning facilities as well as purchase of equipment to enhance teaching of science and technology-related disciplines at Makerere University.

Article by Nancy Karunganwa, Planning and Development Department (PDD)

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Advert: Mature Age Entry Scheme – Private Sponsorship 2024/2025

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Students sit for an exam in the pre-COVID era, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda.

The Academic Registrar, Makerere University invites applications for the Undergraduate
Programmes under the Mature Age Entry Scheme only for Private Sponsorship for
2024/2025 Academic Year.
Non-Refundable Application fee of Shs. 50,000/= for Ugandans OR $75 Equivalent for
Internationals, plus bank charge should be paid in any of the banks used by Uganda
Revenye Authority after generating a Payment Reference Number (PRN).

  • Apply using the Institution’s Applications Portal URL:https: //apply.mak.ac.ug
  • Application is for candidates who passed the Mature Age Entry Examinations of December 17, 2022 and February 24, 2024 only.
  • Any candidate who passed the examinations in mentioned above and was not admitted on Government/ Private sponsorship for December 17, 2022 sitting, and for Government sponsorship for February 24, 2024 sitting, is eligible to apply for admission on Private Sponsorship for 2024 /2025 Academic Year.

The closing date for applying will be Friday 26th July, 2024.

Further details can be accessed by following this link.

Prof. Mukadasi Buyinza
ACADEMIC REGISTRAR

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Diploma/Degree Holders Admission Lists 2024/25

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Main Library, Makerere University. Photo taken on 29th February 2016.

The Office of Academic Registrar, Makerere University has released lists of Diploma/Degree Holder applicants admitted under Private/Self Sponsorship for the academic year 2024/25. Please note that admission is subject to verification of academic documents by the awarding institutions.

The admission list is displayed here below:

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African Futures Research Leadership Program: Cohort 5 – Call for Scholars

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Participants at the initial AAP convening participate in design-thinking exercises to help imagine the future of partnerships between MSU and Africa. Photo: AAP

The Alliance for African Partnership (AAP) is seeking applicants for the fifth cohort of the AAP African Futures Research Leadership Program. This competitive visiting scholar program supports early career researchers from the AAP consortium to work for one year under the mentorship of faculty members from MSU and their home institution, focusing on building skills in research for impact, writing scholarly and/or policy publications, disseminating of research results, and developing grant proposals for external support. Scholars will also participate in a structured professional development program while building bridges and lasting connections with MSU contacts and across their cohort. 

The main objective of the African Futures program is to strengthen the capacity of a cadre of African researchers to return to their home institutions and become scientific leaders in their community, establish long-term partnerships with MSU faculty, co-create innovative solutions to Africa’s challenges, and in turn become trainers of the next generation of researchers. This program aims to address the gender gap in Africa, where only 30% of researchers are women, so scholars selected for the program will be women, or men who can demonstrate they are committed to support efforts towards gender equity in higher education institutions in Africa. The research areas that the scholars will engage in during the program should be aligned to AAP’s research priority areas

The AAP Management Team requests applications from early career researchers to participate in the next cohort, with work to begin virtually in February 2025. Scholars will spend September – December 2025 at MSU for the in-person portion of the program, followed by another period of virtual collaboration, ending in early 2026. The scholar and mentor team will receive a small grant for research and professional development activities including conference attendance and publication. Scholars will also receive a stipend during their time at MSU, visa application support, and round-trip travel from their home institution.

Eligibility

  • Citizen of an African country 
  • Completion of a PhD degree within the last 10 years 
  • Employed as an Academic Staff member at one of the AAP African consortium universities including Egerton University, Makerere University, University of Dar es Salaam, Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Botswana, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, University Cheikh Anta Diop, University of Arts and Humanities, Bamako, United States International University-Africa, and University of Pretoria 
  • Have documented approval of leave or sabbatical to participate in the program for the in-person period 
  • Have a mentor at their home institution that will serve as a collaborator and mentor
  • Research must be in one of the AAP priority areas
  • Applicants may only submit one proposal to AAP in this round of funding. Prior scholars are not eligible to apply. 

To learn more about the program, including how to apply, click below

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Applications to be an African Futures scholar are due August 18, 2024

Additional program dates:

  • Program start date (virtual): February 2025
  • In-person program: Sept – Dec 2025
  • Program end date: February 2026

Please contact Jose Jackson-Malete at jacks184@msu.edu or +1 517-353-6989 with any questions.

Source: AAP

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