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90 take part in Mak-SU ADA 2nd Joint Doctoral School

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The Directorate of Research and Graduate Training (DRGT), Makerere University and the African Doctoral Academy (ADA) at Stellenbosch University (SU) have this week 12th to 16th September 2016 held the second Joint Doctoral School with two courses on Doctoral Supervision and Becoming a Lecturer. The course on Doctoral Supervision is being attended by 40 senior academics from Makerere University, Muni University, Kyambogo University, Gulu University, Ndejje University, Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST) and Busitema University. Similarly, that on Becoming a Lecturer: Teaching and Learning in Higher Education is being attended by 50 early career academics from the same institutions.

The 1st Joint Doctoral School attracted over 100 participants from five public universities in Uganda and was held from 18th to 29th April 2016 at Makerere University. During the training participants tackled two cross cutting courses on Philosophy of Methods and Writing and Publishing an article.
Prof. David Owiny, Deputy Director DRGT (L) makes opening remarks at the School on Monday 12th Sept 2016 as Ms. Corina Du Toit (2nd L), Prof. Magda Fourie (2nd R) and Prof. Jan Botha (R) listen
The Joint Doctoral School is a result of discussions held between Makerere University and Stellenbosch University in June 2015. DRGT hosted Mr. Christoff Pauw, Manager, International Academic Networks and Ms. Corina Du Toit, Head, African Capacity Programme both of the Postgraduate and International Office at Stellenbosch University. After the meeting, it was agreed that cross–cutting courses through Joint Doctoral Schools should be conducted at Makerere University.

Opening the Joint Doctoral School on Monday 12th September 2016, the Deputy Director DRGT, Professor David Owiny, on behalf of the Director DRGT, Prof. Mukadasi Buyinza   welcomed the facilitators from SU and thanked them for offering their time to train at Makerere University. Identifying himself as an Alumnus of SU, Prof. Owiny thanked the African Doctoral Academy (ADA) for funding the joint doctoral school.
Participants from Ugandan Universities pose with the Facilitators and Prof. David Owiny (Centre) on the opening day of the Mak-SU Joint Doctoral School, 12th Sept 2016, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda
Professor Owiny also recognized the sacrifice that participants had made to attend the courses, especially on the first day which was a public holiday. He encouraged participants to stay hroughout the entire one-week course.

Commenting on the course, the Director, Prof. Mukadasi Buyinza noted that over years, DRGT has realized the need to develop joint doctoral training programmes with other well ranked Universities in Africa. “To achieve our goal, we are implementing a collaborative doctoral school programme with the African Capacity Programme and International Office at Stellenbosch University, South Africa” he said.
Prof. Jan Botha (L) facilitates his class on Day 2 of the Mak-SU Joint Doctoral School, 13th Sept 2016, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda
In her remarks, Ms. Du Toit informed participants that Stellenbosch University’s long term collaborative partnership with Makerere University was the basis of hosting the Joint Doctoral Schools at Makerere. She expressed her pleasure conducting the second Joint Doctoral School and thanked DRGT for coordinating the school. She then wished participants a fruitful week of training.

The course on Doctoral Supervision was facilitated by Prof. Jan Botha from the Stellenbosch University, Centre for Research on Evaluation, Science and Technology (CREST), while the second Becoming a Lecturer: Teaching and Learning in Higher Education was by Prof Magda Fourie-Malherbe, Centre for Higher and Adult Education, SU and Dr Sonja Strydom, Centre for Learning Technologies, SU.
Prof. Magda Fourie-Malherbe (L) listens intently as a partcipant makes his presentation during the Joint Doctoral School, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda
The course concluded today Friday 16th September with a ceremony where participants in the two courses were awarded academic certificates by Stellenbosch University.  

Article by Public Relations Office and DRGT

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Makerere University Launches National Parenting Draft Manual

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The Director of Culture at the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development, Ms. Juliana Naumo Akoryo (Centre) and Dr. Godfrey Siu, the Principal Investigator from Mak-CHDC (Right) interact with a participant at the workshop on 22nd July 2022, Kampala.

By Agnes Namaganda

On July 22nd 2022, Makerere UniversityChild Health and Development Centre (MakCHDC) launched a draft manual for the National Parenting Standards. The Centre has been working together with the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development (MGLSD) with funding from UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund), to develop standards that are agreeable to all organisations in the country that are involved in parenting work. The draft manual was being presented to members of a consortium that brings together all these organisations together, called the Parenting Agenda Consortium.

“We produce many documents and they are shelved,” Irene Ayot Chono, who was speaking on behalf of UNICEF said. “We hope that this document will not be one of them,” she emphasized.

Irene Ayot Chono-UNICEF, urging participants to utilize the manual once it is complete.
Irene Ayot Chono-UNICEF, urging participants to utilize the manual once it is complete.

Dr. Godfrey Siu, the Principal Investigator from Mak-CHDC who presented the draft manual to participants, emphasized that if any organization is doing parenting work, there should be a minimum package that they should offer.

Draft Manual Content

The manual which will have several modules. These modules will be delivered face-to-face in 1.5 hour sessions. Some of these include; Module 6 which will focus on “understanding responsible masculinity and fatherhood” and on “understanding the concept of head of family.”The draft manual also proposed that Module 11 focuses on Parenting in the 21st Century. Some of the sessions in this module will include Children and Technology, Contemporary Influence on Children and Modernity, Culture and Morality.Module 9 will focus on Parenting for Adolescents and some of the suggested sessions within this module are Needs for Adolescents and The Art of Communicating with Adolescents. Module 5 will focus on Preventing Violent Parenting and Promoting Alternative Discipline Strategies while Module 10 will be about Parenting to Address the Mental Health for Children and Adults.

Dr. Godfrey Siu, the Principal Investigator from Mak-CHDC presenting the contents of the National Parenting Standards Draft Manual.
Dr. Godfrey Siu, the Principal Investigator from Mak-CHDC presenting the contents of the National Parenting Standards Draft Manual.

Participants’ suggestions

After the presentation, participants raised several suggestions for discussion and consideration. These included whether there should be a module on spirituality since Uganda is a strongly religious nation. There was also the concern of how children in remand homes should be parented. Another concern raised by a participant was as to whether teachers who make an undeniable contribution to parenting, should be taken through the parenting manual.

A participant gives her input at the National Parenting Standards Draft Manual launch.
A participant gives her input at the National Parenting Standards Draft Manual launch.

In her closing remarks, Ms. Juliana Naumo Akoryo, the Director of Cultural Affairs at the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development (MGLSD) said that the manual is for the parenting organisations to utilize and not for MGLSD.

The Director of Culture at the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development, Ms. Juliana Naumo Akoryo making closing remarks at the workshop.
The Director of Culture at the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development, Ms. Juliana Naumo Akoryo making closing remarks at the workshop.

Ms. Chono also adjured the team behind the manual to use picture illustrations in the manual that can be relatable by the Ugandan parents.

Contact: Agnes Namaganda – agnesvioletnamaganda@gmail.com

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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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