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Vice Chancellor’s Media Briefing December 2017

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The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe, on Friday, 22nd December 2017 held the monthly press briefing, to highlight the advancements made in as far as promoting the University’s core functions during his first 100 days in office.

In the strategic direction of Administrative and Financial Re-structuring and Sustainability, Prof. Nawangwe gave updates on the recently concluded Makerere University Property Investor Conference. He lauded University Staff who in the wake of this conference had also come up with suggestions of investing in some of the proposed projects.  

Under the strategic direction of rebranding and quality of service delivery, the Vice Chancellor gave updates on the planned introduction of central examination marking and timely issuance of testimonials and transcripts to students. Prof. Nawangwe further gave updates on the College Review Committee whose findings will help improve the collegiate system, as well as the operationalisation of the Open, Distance and E-Learning Strategy, aimed at increasing access to flexible and quality technology supported learning.

Prof. Nawangwe concluded his presentation by giving updates on the commissioning of IAA Healthcare to provide services under the Staff Health Insurance Scheme, which is fully funded by the University Council. He also highlighted a number of Memoranda of Understanding and Agreements signed with various local and international partners, including the latest, signed with Moon Agriculture and Processing Company Limited (MAP Co. Ltd) to develop a modern pig farming and processing plant at the Makerere University Agricultural Research Institute Kabanyolo (MUARIK).

Prof. William Bazeyo addresses the Media on outstanding balances for prospective graduands

In the presentation that followed, the Acting Deputy Vice Chancellor (Finance & Administration), Prof. William Bazeyo thanked all students slated to graduate during the 68th Graduation Ceremony in January 2018 for responding to the circular urging them to clear all outstanding balances with the University. He nevertheless reminded all prospective graduands who owe the University money to clear their balances in time, in order to be added to the graduation list. He also took the same opportunity to remind the leadership at Makerere University Business School (MUBS) that Management has a directive from the University Council to omit names of MUBS graduands whose share of functional fees is yet to be received by Makerere University. He therefore urged MUBS leaders to remit all funds owed to Makerere University in time.  

The Vice Chancellor's presentation was also supplemented with input from the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic Affairs)-Dr. Ernest Okello Ogwang and Ag. Human Resource Director-Mrs. Dorothy Sennoga Zake. Present at the Media Briefing were the University Bursar-Mr. Augustine Tamale, Director of Research and Graduate Training (DRGT)-Prof. Buyinza Mukadasi, Director of ICT Support-Mr. Frank Kitumba and Senior Public Relations Officer, Ms. Ritah Namisango.

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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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