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IBBU Nigeria Delegation Pays Courtesy Call, Courts Mak

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A delegation from the Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University (IBBU), Lapai-Niger State, Nigeria has today 2nd March 2017 paid a courtesy call on the Vice Chancellor and extended a hand of collaboration to Makerere University. The four-man delegation from IBBU was led by the institution’s Vice Chancellor Prof. Muhammad M. Maiturare and received by the acting Vice Chancellor and Principal College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHUSS)-Prof. Edward Kirumira, as well as the Principal College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES)-Prof. Bernard Bashaasha.

The delegation’s visit to Makerere University was facilitated by the Ugandan High Commissioner to Nigeria-H.E. Nelson Ocheger who also accompanied the team. H.E. Ocheger thanked the Office of the Vice Chancellor for receiving the delegation on short notice and shared that the visit was based on IBBU’s intention to promote organic agriculture in Nigeria as well as other countries where Nigeria has diplomatic missions.

“I have already informed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as well as the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries and other Ministries about IBBU’s intentions. The delegation has also just returned from Iganga where they intend to start a pilot project” shared the High Commissioner.

In his remarks, Prof. Maiturare thanked H.E. Nelson Ocheger for making the contact with Makerere and the acting Vice Chancellor for granting his delegation audience. He shared that although IBBU was state-owned University founded on 12 years ago, it is actively involved in cutting edge research in agriculture and other disciplines. He congratulated Makerere upon the recently concluded 67th Graduation and noted that the almost 15,000 graduands surpassed IBBU’s entire student population!
The IBBU Vice Chancellor-Prof. Muhammad M. Maiturare (L) receives the souvenir Mak Mug from Ag. Vice Chancellor Prof. Edward Kirumira during the courtesy call
He commended the institution for maintaining her number three position in Africa and noted that it was a pleasure for IBBU to interface with Makerere in terms of research as well as the foreseeable staff and student exchanges. “We therefore extend a hand of collaboration to Makerere University and look forward to a mutually beneficial relationship.

Prof. Edward Kirumira warmly welcomed Prof. Maiturare and the IBBU delegation to Makerere University and shared the Vice Chancellor-Prof. John Ddumba-Ssentamu’s apologies for not being able to personally meet the team. “The Vice Chancellor is currently away on official duty,” he added.

He commended the High Commissioner and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for facilitating the visit, observing that this would foster Internationalization of the collaboration. “This initiative by the Ministry of Foreign affairs will create ownership of the collaboration and make it easy to bring other Government agencies on board. We look forward to a strong tripartite collaboration” added Prof. Kirumira.

The acting Vice Chancellor further encouraged the IBBU delegation to take advantage of the research already conducted by the Iganga-Mayuge Health and Demographic Surveillance Site (IMHDSS) “a lot of research has been conducted at the household level, which findings will provide a lot of useful information to your pilot project” concluded Prof. Kirumira.

The delegation is slated to visit the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) and interface with administrators and researchers. They also expressed interest in interfacing with the leadership of the Actuarial Science programme at Makerere University.

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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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