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Prof Barnabas Nawangwe Hands Over to Acting DVCFA Prof William Bazeyo

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The Vice Chancellor Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe has today Friday 15th September 2017 handed over office as Deputy Vice Chancellor (Finance & Administration) to Prof. William Bazeyo.

According to the Chairperson of Council, Eng. Dr. Charles Wana-Etyem, Prof. William Bazeyo with a track record in resource mobilization and frugal financial management will serve in this capacity pending the appointment of a substantive Deputy Vice Chancellor (F&A).

The handover ceremony took place in the Office of the Deputy Vice Chancellor (F&A) and was presided over by Mr. Bruce Balaba Kabaasa, Chairman Appointments Board who represented the Chairperson of the University Council, Eng. Dr. Charles Wana-Etyem.

In his hand over remarks, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe congratulated Prof. William Bazeyo upon being appointed the Acting Deputy Vice Chancellor (Finance & Administration) effective 1st September 2017 and wished him a successful tenure.

Prof. Nawangwe commended the University Council for quickly identifying a suitable person to replace him adding that the office of Deputy Vice Chancellor (F&A) is a busy one.

Prof. Nawangwe said that by choosing Prof. Bazeyo as the Acting Deputy Vice Chancellor (F&A), the University Council identified the best resource mobiliser. He pledged to fully support Prof. William Bazeyo in the execution of duties.

The following Officers attended the handover meeting: The Chairperson Finance, Planning, Administration and Investment Committee (FPAIC), Hon. Thomas Tayebwa, The Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic Affairs – Dr. Okello-Ogwang,  The Academic Registrar- Mr. Alfred Masikye-Namoah, The University Bursar–Mr. Augustine Tamale, The Director Legal- Goddy Muhanguzi Muhumuza, The Acting Director Internal Audit-Mr. Benson Barigye, and Mr Sanyu Lawrence who represented the Directorate of Human Resources.

In his remarks, Prof. Bazeyo thanked the University Council for giving him another opportunity to serve Makerere University in a different capacity.
Prof. Bazeyo revealed that he was planning to go back to teaching after his deanship at the School of Public Health, College of Health. His 8-year tenure as Dean School of Public Health ends next week.

Prof. Bazeyo promised to give his best to Makerere University, where he has spent most of his productive years. He pledged to use his tested and proven resource mobilization skills to raise money for Makerere University.

Mr. Kabaasa said that after the installation of Prof. Nawangwe as Vice Chancellor, the office of the Deputy Vice Chancellor (F&A) fell vacant and the University Council had to quickly identify someone to fill the gap.

Mr. Kabaasa on behalf of the University Council assured Prof. Bazeyo that the University system will be kept open to allow him continue with his innovative ways of resource mobilization.

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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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