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Wollega University to learn from Makerere University

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A delegation of staff from Wollega University in Ethiopia paid a courtesy call on the Vice Chancellor Makerere University on Friday 10th November 2017 to share experiences and learn from the good practices at Makerere University.

Led by the Vice President Dr. Dunkana Negussa, the team said they were in Makerere University to learn from the experiences of a long standing, highly regarded University on the African continent.

Dr. Dunkana Negussa said Wollega University is a young institution that has been in existence for only ten years but with high dreams and aspirations and that Makerere University was one such institution to learn from as one of the oldest and academically stable institution with high ranking in the region.

While receiving the delegation on behalf of the Vice Chancellor Prof. Barbanas Nawangwe, the Deputy Vice Chancellor Academic Affairs, Dr. Ernest Okello Ogwang commended the management of Wollega University for choosing to come to Makerere University to share ideas and experiences.

He said Makerere University is indeed a leader in the academic area in Africa and that this can be confirmed from the great leaders in Africa who went through the gates of Makerere University, citing the examples of Kenneth Kaunda, Mwai Kibaki and others.Deputy Vice Chancellor Academic Affairs, Dr. Ernest Okello Ogwang showing the guests a photograph of former Chancellors of University of East Africa

Dr. Okello Ogwang welcomed the move by Wollega University to come and study how Makerere University operates but expressed disappointment over the lack of interest in the arts and humanities area. He observed that although the interest from the visiting team was in the area of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), language and humanities in general are equally important as a mode of instruction used in STEM.

The Deputy Vice Chancellor Academic Affairs advised the team to identify key persons with whom to initiate relations in the specific areas of interest in the respective units and that the formalization of the relations in the form of a Memorandum of Understanding would follow in due course to further strengthen the relationship between the two Universities.

The Visiting team expressed interest to learn from the operations in the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences (CAES), College of Education and External Studies (CEES), Directorate of Research and Graduate Training (DRGT) among others.

Other members on the visiting team included Dr. Temesgen Garoma, the Administrative Vice President, Dr. Negash Gelata, Business and Development Vice President, Dr. Hirpa Legesse, Research and Technology Transfer Vice President, Dr. Tifhseit Salomon, Community Engagement and University Industry Linkage Vice President.

Article by:  Ms Harriet Musinguzi, Communication Officer, School of Law

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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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Uganda’s policymakers implored to address forest loss, plastic & water pollution

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Left to Right: Prof. Gunnar Köhlin, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe, Amb. Maria Håkansson, Commissioner Julius Mafumbo and Prof. Edward Bbaale posing for a group photo before the opening ceremony on 22nd September 2022: Photo by EfD-Mak Centre.

The Vice Chancellor Professor Barnabas Nawangwe on Thursday 22nd September, 2022 participated in the opening of the EfD Annual meeting hosted by Makerere University at Speke Resort Munyonyo where he appealed to government to implement the ban on kaveera and address other environmental issues.

The opening ceremony moderated by the EfD Global Hub Manager Gunnar Köhlin and was graced by Uganda’s Minister for Water and Environment represented by the Commissioner for Water, Mr. Julius Mafumbo and the Swedish Ambassador to Uganda, H.E. Maria Håkansson.

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