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Mak to strengthen the PhD in Social Studies taught at MISR

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“The interdisciplinary PhD in Social Sciences taught at Makerere Institute of Social Research (MISR) is an institutionalized programme of Makerere University approved by the University Senate and Council in 2011 and endorsed by the National Council for Higher Education in 2012,”  highlighted Mr. Bruce B. Kabaasa, the Chairperson of Makerere University Appointments Board.

During a special press conference focusing on interdisciplinary PhD in Social Studies held on Tuesday 26th July 2016, Mr. Kabaasa reiterated that the interdisciplinary PhD in Social Sciences offered at MISR is on course and conforming to the regulations governing PhD and research training at Makerere University.

The Acting Vice Chancellor, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe stressed that Makerere University Management is committed to supporting the development of the interdisciplinary PhD in Social Studies.

“The University Management will continue to work with all stakeholders to support the PhD in Social Studies taught at MISR. It is one of the best social research programmes in Africa,” said Prof. Nawangwe, the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Finance and Administration).

Mr. Kabaasa informed the media that the Makerere University Appointments Board at a meeting held on Friday 22nd July 2016 finalised the discussion of the Report of the In-Depth investigation into the issues at Makerere Institute of Social Research (MISR) carried out from 21st April to 25th May 2016. He pointed out that one of the terms of reference required the Committee to review the management of the PhD programme at MISR.

Guided by the recommendations contained in the Investigation Committee report, Mr. Kabaasa re-affirmed the commitment of Makerere University to strengthening the interdisciplinary PhD in Social Studies at MISR.

To strengthen the PhD Programme, the Makerere University Appointments Board and Makerere University Management agreed as follows:

  • The MISR establishment structure will be reviewed to take into account the current mandate of MISR. The review will take into consideration among others, the creation of a post of Deputy Director to ease delegation, transfer of knowledge and management of transition.
  • The University will explore alternative financing for the PhD programme in the event of decreased donor funding.
  • MISR will continue to follow the Directorate of Research and Graduate Training guidelines in identifying Supervisors.
  • The MPhil/PhD programme will be protected as a University programme which needs to be nurtured to maturity.
  • All Research fellows at MISR will be required to participate in the PhD programme.

The following Members of the University Management attended the special press conference: Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe-Deputy Vice Chancellor Finance and Administration, Dr Henry Alinaitwe, Mr. Charles Barugahare-University Secretary, Mr. Augustine Tamale-University Bursar, Mrs Mary Tizikara-Director, Human Resources, Mr. Cyriaco Kabagambe-Dean of Students, Mr. Goddy Muhumuza, Acting Director Legal Affairs.

For more information on the interdisciplinary PhD in Social Studies, please log on to:
https://misr.mak.ac.ug/graduate-education

Written by:   Mak Public Relations Office

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Veteran Professor changed Makerere and Higher Education

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Professor Pancras John Mukasa Ssebuwufu (L) receives a plaque and citation from RUFORUM Board Member and Vice Chancellor Ndejje University-Professor Eriabu Lugujjo (Right) on 6th May 2021 at the RUFORUM Secretariat, Plot 155 Garden Hill, Makerere University Main Campus,

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.

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Japan Africa Dream Scholarship (JADS) Program 2021/2022

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Japan Africa Dream Scholarship (JADS) Program 2021/2022. Photo credit: AfDB

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.

Application Procedures

  1. Applicant requests for information and application forms and procedures from the chosen JADS partner university. For any inquiries, please contact JADS@AFDB.ORG
  2. Applicant completes required documents and sends them to the university.
  3. University evaluates and selects applicants.
  4. University sends selected candidates to the AfDB.
  5. AfDB reviews submissions from universities, prepares and approves the final list.
  6. AfDB contacts selected awardees, and informs the universities.

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WHS Regional Meeting Africa 2021: Finance Chairperson’s Update

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Prof. Tonny J. Oyana, Finance Chairperson, World Health Summit Regional Meeting Africa, June 2021.

SOPs: Our plan is to have 200 sets of people in different spacious rooms…

Prof. Tonny j. oyana, finance chairperson whs regional meeting africa

We are sincerely grateful to our sponsors…

Over 15 core sponsors…

Sessions: 60% Virtual, 40% Onsite…

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