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We Must Rebrand Makerere University

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The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe while attending the 6th Guild Session on November 18, 2017 called upon the Guild Representative Councilors (GRCs) to rebrand the image of the Great Makerere.

He emphasised that it was the role of the University leaders irrespective of their offices to protect the good name of Makerere University. He condemned hooliganism by students which tarnishes the image of the University. “I was surprised by student leaders who at times lead students into acts that undermine the name and image of the University. How can students really fight for food?” Prof. Nawangwe marveled.

He pointed out that drug and alcohol misuse are some of the major causes of hooliganism among students and informed the GRCs that a committee will be set up to investigate the matter, and the campus police alerted to apprehend the offenders.

In a bid to avoid hooliganism, Samantha Agwang Naluyima the GRC Mary Stuart advised the University to engage students and involve them in numerous activities/programmes.

Prof. Nawangwe also warned lecturers who absent themselves from their duties. “Lecturers who are failing to meet their roles and duties are to face it rough. My office will handle it without fear or favour,” Nawangwe said.

The Vice Chancellor also revealed plans to introduce central marking to ensure that students receive their results on time.

“With effect from the 2018/19 academic year, marking of exams shall be done in one place at the same time to avoid issues such as delayed issuance of and missing marks,” he expressed.

Ms Jackie Ayorekire, the Ag. Manager (Revenue and Grants) appreciated the Vice Chancellor for his openness to the students’ body which has bridged the gap.
Ayorekire called upon students to always clear tuition fee in time in order to ease the day- to-day running of the University.

The Guild President Makerere University, H.E. Paul Kato, commended the cooperation of the office of the Vice Chancellor with the students’ leaders and the students’ body at large.

In an effort to rebuild the University’s image, the office of Vice Chancellor and the Department of Estates and Works are renovating halls of residence and sports facilities. The University is scheduled host the Third FISU World University Netball Championships in September2018.

The entire Students’ Guild and Mr. Gordon Murangira, the Personal Assistant to the Vice Chancellor attended the Session

Article by Geofrey Magoba Kyeyune, Bachelor of Journalism and Communication

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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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