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MAK Launches World University Netball Championship 2018

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Launching the 3rd Edition of the World University Netball Championship on Tuesday 1st August 2017, the Minister of State for Sports, Hon. Charles Bakkabulindi said: “I salute the people who won the bid. This is a national issue. Hosting the Netball Championships presents a lot of opportunities to Uganda and Makerere University. It reminds me of the benefits when Uganda hosted CHOGM.”

Hon. Bakkabulindi unveiled the Championship Logo, website and social media platforms, reiterating the readiness of the Government of Uganda, the Ministry of Education and Sports to support and market the 3rd Edition of the World University Netball Championship scheduled to take place from 15th to 21st September 2018. The event is expected to attract over 10,000 participants across the globe.World University Netball Championships 2018 Logo

Hon. Bakkabulindi said he will work with the Minister of Education and Sports, Hon. Janet Kataha Museveni, who by virtue of her position is the Patron of the Netball Championships, the Association of Uganda University Sports, and Uganda Netball Federation to ensure that the Uganda University Netball Team emerges the Winner.

The International University Sports Federation (FISU) organizes World University Championships and coordinates activities of over 150 national University sports federations, and holds world university championships in the most popular university sports every even year. The Association of Uganda University Sports (AUUS) in conjunction with Makerere University won the bid to host the 3rd Edition of the World University Netball Championship 2018.

Ms Penninah Kabenge, Head-Secretariat, Local Organising Committee revealed that Netball is a rapidly emerging sport in Uganda. Uganda successfully participated at the Netball World Cup finishing in the top 8 and the African Championships currently ranked Number 9 in the world. Thus hosting the World University Netball Championships will enhance the Government of Uganda’s efforts towards promotion of education and sports.Hon Bakabulindi (Centre) launching the World University Netball Championship 2018 website

“Sports is one of the tools that steer development. University sports in particular focuses at a group of youth who are tomorrow's leaders. It should therefore be able to create visible impact on the host and participants. We are motivated by our past performance and record in organizing World University Championships,” Ms. Kabenge remarked.

The Acting Vice Chancellor of Makerere University, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe who is also the President of the Local Organising Committee highlighted that event presents to Makerere University an opportunity to work with Government and stakeholders to refurbish her sports facilities. Prof. Nawangwe disclosed that Makerere University lacked an indoor stadium, and as we prepare to host the Championships, called upon the Government of Uganda, Makerere University community, alumni, the sports fraternity, and other stakeholders to join the fundraising drive aimed at constructing a 3,000 seater multi-purpose indoor stadium at Makerere University.

Re-affirming the readiness of Makerere University to host the Netball Championships, the Chairperson of the Advisory Panel and Resource Mobilization Committee, Hon. Thomas Tayebwa pointed out that their target is to raise UGX.10billion towards the construction of the multi-purpose indoor stadium and organizing the Championship.Some of the members of the Local Organising Committee for the World University Netball Championship 2018 pose for a photo with the chief guest.

“The University is willing to contribute. I call upon individuals, institutions and the Government to give us support. As a team, we shall contribute generously and also reach out to the private sector,” Hon.Tayebwa who is also member of the University Governing Council remarked.

On behalf of the Uganda Netball Federation, Ms Jocelyne Ucanda re-echoed that it is a great achievement for Uganda to host the World University Netball Championship 2018. “The netball story in Uganda is of progression. Let us remember that sports bring young people together. It is our responsibility to provide a secure learning environment for students to value their lives. I promise you due support from the Uganda Netball Federation,” she said.

Article: MAK Public Relations Office

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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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