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Prof. Nawangwe urges staff on Professionalism

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The Deputy Vice Chancellor (Finance and Administration), Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe has appealed to Makerere University staff to be principled and result oriented.

Prof. Nawangwe was on Thursday (13th July, 2017) speaking to a congregation at Makerere University Guest House during the farewell party of Mrs. Mary K. Tizikara, the former Director Human Resources.

“Public servants need to be principled, exemplary and should not be compromised by unprincipled people. They should remain professional and objective during their time of service,” Prof. Nawangwe said.

Citing Mrs. Tizikara as a best example, Prof. Nawangwe asked the members of staff at the Directorate of Human Resources to emulate her hardworking nature, objectivity and professionalism.

“She has guided The Makerere University Appointments Board very well through different Chair persons, given advice that has helped the Board to remain objective and professional in the decisions they have taken,” Prof. Nawangwe remarked.Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe, the Deputy Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration flanked by Mrs. Dorothy Sennoga-Zake, the Acting Director- Human Resources handing over a Certificate of Service to the outgoing Director Mrs. Mary K. Tizikara

Amidst applause from the audience comprising Members of University Management, College Principals, Staff from the Directorate of Human Resources and other invited guests, Prof. Nawangwe presented a Certificate of Service to Mrs. Mary K. Tizikara in recognition of her dedicated service as Director Human Resources (May 2012-June 2017). The Certificate of Service was signed by the Vice Chancellor of Makerere University, Prof. John Ddumba-Ssentamu.

The Guest of Honour, Mrs. Tizikara said: “I have been able to serve selflessly. I am glad that I have completed my term of service. When there are opportunities, please take them up and compete for better opportunities.”

Mrs. Tizikara thanked God for enabling her to successfully complete her tenure. She expressed her sincere gratitude to the staff in the Directorate of Human Resources for the cordial relationship and teamwork.

The Acting Director Human Resources, Mrs. Dorothy Sennoga-Zake commended Mrs. Tizikara for the leadership role that resulted in the drafting of the Makerere University Human Resource Manual, expansion of the HR function through supporting the recruitment of Human Resource Managers as well as College Human Resource Officers; and spearheading capacity building trainings that enabled staff in the Directorate to accumulate a wealth of experience.Ms Kevin Nabiryo, Ms Dorothy Zake and Ms Josephine Nalweyiso present a gift from the Directorate of Human Resources to the outgoing Director Mrs Mary Tizikara

Cognizant that Mrs. Tizikara is a Chartered Human Resource Specialist, Mrs. Sennoga-Zake said Mrs. Tizikira is a key resource in the human resource domain, and hoped that the team in the Directorate will continue to tap into her vast knowledge.

Giving a vote of thanks, the Labour and Welfare Officer-Ms Janet Nabukeera applauded the staff in the Directorate of Human Resources for according her utmost cooperation during the coordination of the farewell party. She then invited the Guest of Honour, Mrs. Mary K. Tizikara, Special guests, Members of Management, College Principals present, staff, friends and well wishers to a sumptuous dinner prepared by Makerere University Guest House.

Article by: Marion Apio, Volunteer, 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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