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University Secretary Emphasizes Self-evaluation among College Leaders

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The Acting Makerere University Secretary Dr. Eria Hisali has urged College Leaders to develop a self-evaluation mechanism that can help them align their achievements and accomplishments  to the university goals and objectives. This was during the closure of the two days induction workshop organized by the Directorate of Human Resources, Makerere University.

Speaking to College Principals, Directors, Deans and Heads of Department on 31st October 2017, Dr. Eria  Hisali  said that evaluating one’s performance does not only improve on individual services delivery among University workers but also contributes towards the development of the University at large.  He encouraged participants present to consider self-evaluation as one of the best methods of looking at performances and setting both job and career goals.

Ag. Director HR-Mrs. Dorothy Sennoga Zake (L), Mr. Ssanyu Lawrence (R), Dr. Peter Turyakira (Rear) during the Induction cermony

“Self-evaluation ensures that you prepare thoughtfully for your performance development planning, it helps to initiate an inner dialogue on your interests, performances and accomplishments. The method encourages personal growth, and facilitates career development. Remember a good return does not only sell an individual but also the University as a whole. Desirable and satisfying outputs scale the University to the greater heights both nationally and internationally,” he echoed.

He applauded the Staff Training and Development Division in the Human Resources Directorate for organizing the two days induction which he believed will improve on service delivery among University Officers.

The Acting Director of the Human Resources, Mrs. Dorothy Sennoga Zake thanked the members present for their positive participation in the induction.  She encouraged participants to continue reminding themselves of the key issues that have been shared during the induction training as a way of tracking the contribution of the training in the execution of their duties.

Facilitators-Dr. Hellen Byamugisha (L), Ms. Ritah Namisango (R), Mr. Eric Tumwesigye (Rear: 2nd L) with other participants during Day 2 of the Induction

“Learning is a continuous process, so let us continue sharing what we know and what we have learnt from the induction to help ourselves be efficient on our jobs,” she said.

The second day of the induction featured several presentations from University officials. In the presentation focusing on the role of College Leaders and College Registrars in the Collegiate System, the University Academic Registrar Mr. Alfred Namoah Masikye introduced the new decentralized system of issuing graduates’ transcripts to participants. According to Mr. Namoah Masikye, graduates will be in position to receive Academic transcripts from their respective Colleges.

“To ease service delivery, the University Central Management has decentralized the issuance of Makerere University academic transcripts. With this arrangement, the Academic Registrar will send printed Makerere University academic transcripts to the Office of the Principal in the respective Colleges and graduates will be in position to receive Academic transcripts from the respective Colleges. The Academic Registrar is putting in place several modalities to ensure the successful implementation of this decision,” he said.

Deputy Principal CAES-Dr. Gorettie Nabanoga (with mic) contributes to the discussion during day two of the Induction

The Senior Public Relations Officer Ms. Ritah Namisango called upon the college leaders to participate in, support and partner with the Public Relations and Communication offices to effectively communicate the milestones in teaching and learning, research and innovations as well as knowledge transfer partnerships and networking. Ms Namisango also highlighted the various sections of the Makerere University Communication Policy which stipulate the role of each office, University Management and members of staff in the execution of a two-way flow of information as well as effective communication processes.

Mr. Eric Tumwesigye appealed to the college leaders to emphasize the importance the Makerere University Policy and Regulations on Sexual Harassment Prevention to both staff and students. He urged them to revitalize the Anti-Sexual Harassment Committees, Gender Focal Persons at Colleges and put into consideration the needs of students with disabilities.

Other presenters included; The Acting University Librarian Dr. Hellen M. Byamugisha, Acting Director Internal Audit Mr. Benson Barigye, and the Labour Relations Officer Ms. Janet Nabukeera.

HRD Staff-Ms. Josephine Nalweyiso (L) and Mr. Godwin Okiror (R) were part of the team that organised the Induction Workshop

The second day of the induction was moderated by: Dr. Andrew Ellias State, Dr. Zahara Nampewo, Dr. Rose Nabirye Chalo, Dr. Sarah Ssali, Dr. Betty Ezati, Dr. Nakawunde Kulabako, Dr. Engineer Bainomugisha and Dr. Kamba Pakoyo. The training climaxed with award of certificates to participants.

Article by Kanyi Racheal, Volunteer, 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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