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Mak-MAP Sign Agreement on Modern Pig Farming at MUARIK

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Makerere University has today, Friday 22nd December 2017 entered into a Joint Venture Agreement (JVA) with Moon Agriculture and Processing Company Limited (MAP Co. Ltd.) aimed at setting up a modern pig farm and processing facility at the Makerere University Agricultural Research Institute Kabanyolo (MUARIK). The Agreement was signed on behalf of Makerere University by the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe and Principal-College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES), Prof. Bernard Bashaasha and on behalf of MAP by Mr. Joseph Moon and Mr. Peter Moon.

In the introductory remarks Prof. Bashaasha thanked Mr. Joseph and Peter Moon for choosing to partner with Makerere University. In particular, he observed that Mr. Joseph Moon was no stranger to the Ugandan business scene, having been the brains behind Kampala’s first street parking company Green Boat Entertainment Limited (GBEL), hi-tech photo studio DOLICO as well as other businesses.

Prof. Bashaasha noted that whereas CAES had for a long time been engaged in pig farming and production, the JVA would enable Makerere students to be exposed to the industry’s latest modern practices, especially elements related to disease control.

Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe (L) and Mr. Peter Moon (R) sign the Joint Venture Agreement-JVA on behalf of Makerere and MAP respectively

In his remarks, Mr. Joseph Moon said that the JVA is framed on the basis of improving the pig value chain in Uganda, with the CAES being the starting point. He hoped that the agreement would go a long way in boosting Uganda’s pig production during the initial 10 year period, especially as the country still imports semen for specific pig breeds.

The Vice Chancellor in his remarks thanked MAP for choosing to partner with Makerere, noting that this was timely, in an era where Public-Private-Partnerships (PPPs) are being encouraged. He went on to say that although Makerere has in the recent past been pushing for real estate developments on its prime lands around Kampala, PPPs in agriculture; owing to its great potential, were a welcome innovation.

Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe (L) hands over an assortment of Mak souvenirs to Mr. Joseph Moon (R) shortly after the JVA signing ceremony

“Makerere has approximately 1,000 acres of agricultural land within an 80km radius of Kampala. We are therefore happy that you are going to set up a facility to not only improve the University’s revenue but also equip our students with skills in modern pig production and processing,” said Prof. Nawangwe.

After the JVA signing ceremony, the Vice Chancellor handed over Makerere souvenirs to the delegation. The signing ceremony was witnessed by Mrs. Lillian Helen Kuteesa on behalf of MAP’s Lawyer-Nangwala, Rezida & Co. Advocates, Mr. Gordon Murangira-PA to the Vice Chancellor and Mr. S.L. James Lee, a MAP official.

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Advert: Mature Age Entry Scheme – Private Sponsorship 2024/2025

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Students sit for an exam in the pre-COVID era, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda.

The Academic Registrar, Makerere University invites applications for the Undergraduate
Programmes under the Mature Age Entry Scheme only for Private Sponsorship for
2024/2025 Academic Year.
Non-Refundable Application fee of Shs. 50,000/= for Ugandans OR $75 Equivalent for
Internationals, plus bank charge should be paid in any of the banks used by Uganda
Revenye Authority after generating a Payment Reference Number (PRN).

  • Apply using the Institution’s Applications Portal URL:https: //apply.mak.ac.ug
  • Application is for candidates who passed the Mature Age Entry Examinations of December 17, 2022 and February 24, 2024 only.
  • Any candidate who passed the examinations in mentioned above and was not admitted on Government/ Private sponsorship for December 17, 2022 sitting, and for Government sponsorship for February 24, 2024 sitting, is eligible to apply for admission on Private Sponsorship for 2024 /2025 Academic Year.

The closing date for applying will be Friday 26th July, 2024.

Further details can be accessed by following this link.

Prof. Mukadasi Buyinza
ACADEMIC REGISTRAR

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Diploma/Degree Holders Admission Lists 2024/25

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Main Library, Makerere University. Photo taken on 29th February 2016.

The Office of Academic Registrar, Makerere University has released lists of Diploma/Degree Holder applicants admitted under Private/Self Sponsorship for the academic year 2024/25. Please note that admission is subject to verification of academic documents by the awarding institutions.

The admission list is displayed here below:

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African Futures Research Leadership Program: Cohort 5 – Call for Scholars

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Participants at the initial AAP convening participate in design-thinking exercises to help imagine the future of partnerships between MSU and Africa. Photo: AAP

The Alliance for African Partnership (AAP) is seeking applicants for the fifth cohort of the AAP African Futures Research Leadership Program. This competitive visiting scholar program supports early career researchers from the AAP consortium to work for one year under the mentorship of faculty members from MSU and their home institution, focusing on building skills in research for impact, writing scholarly and/or policy publications, disseminating of research results, and developing grant proposals for external support. Scholars will also participate in a structured professional development program while building bridges and lasting connections with MSU contacts and across their cohort. 

The main objective of the African Futures program is to strengthen the capacity of a cadre of African researchers to return to their home institutions and become scientific leaders in their community, establish long-term partnerships with MSU faculty, co-create innovative solutions to Africa’s challenges, and in turn become trainers of the next generation of researchers. This program aims to address the gender gap in Africa, where only 30% of researchers are women, so scholars selected for the program will be women, or men who can demonstrate they are committed to support efforts towards gender equity in higher education institutions in Africa. The research areas that the scholars will engage in during the program should be aligned to AAP’s research priority areas

The AAP Management Team requests applications from early career researchers to participate in the next cohort, with work to begin virtually in February 2025. Scholars will spend September – December 2025 at MSU for the in-person portion of the program, followed by another period of virtual collaboration, ending in early 2026. The scholar and mentor team will receive a small grant for research and professional development activities including conference attendance and publication. Scholars will also receive a stipend during their time at MSU, visa application support, and round-trip travel from their home institution.

Eligibility

  • Citizen of an African country 
  • Completion of a PhD degree within the last 10 years 
  • Employed as an Academic Staff member at one of the AAP African consortium universities including Egerton University, Makerere University, University of Dar es Salaam, Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Botswana, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, University Cheikh Anta Diop, University of Arts and Humanities, Bamako, United States International University-Africa, and University of Pretoria 
  • Have documented approval of leave or sabbatical to participate in the program for the in-person period 
  • Have a mentor at their home institution that will serve as a collaborator and mentor
  • Research must be in one of the AAP priority areas
  • Applicants may only submit one proposal to AAP in this round of funding. Prior scholars are not eligible to apply. 

To learn more about the program, including how to apply, click below

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Applications to be an African Futures scholar are due August 18, 2024

Additional program dates:

  • Program start date (virtual): February 2025
  • In-person program: Sept – Dec 2025
  • Program end date: February 2026

Please contact Jose Jackson-Malete at jacks184@msu.edu or +1 517-353-6989 with any questions.

Source: AAP

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