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Admission to the Bachelor of Youth Development Work Programme (BYW) for 2018/2019



The Academic Registrar Makerere University invites applications from suitably qualified persons for the Bachelor of Youth Development Work (BYW) Programme tenable at Makerere University. The BYW Programme is an upgrade of the Commonwealth Youth in Development Diploma Programme (CYP). The Programme is a flexible learning programme that shall be offered using online/blended/distance learning approaches. It shall be delivered using a combination of limited face-to-face sessions (one week at the beginning of each semester) and home study sessions supported by specially designed online and offline study materials and activities. The Programme will commence in February 2018.

Admission Requirements

Direct Entry

A candidate must have:

The Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) with at least five passes or its equivalent. At least two Principal Passes in Arts or Science subjects obtained at the same sitting of the Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education Examinations (UACE) or its equivalent as follows:

  • Essential: Two best done subjects at A’Level.
  • Relevant: The third better done of the remaining A’Level subjects.
  • Desirable: General Paper and Subsidiary Mathematics or Computer Studies.

Diploma Holders Entry Scheme

A candidate must hold at least a Second Class Diploma award in relevant discipline from a recognized institution of higher learning.

Degree Holders Entry Scheme

Holders of other degrees from recognised institutions of higher learning can also be admitted on the Programme. Diploma/Degree holders who have earlier done courses similar to those offered on this programme may be awarded exemptions not exceeding 20% of the programme load with the approval of the College of Education and External Studies (CEES) Academic Board.

  •  Direct Entry applicants MUST attach their Ordinary and Advanced Level Certificates or their equivalent and Birth Certificates.
  • Degree/Diploma holders MUST attach their Ordinary and Advanced Level Certificates or their equivalent, Birth Certificates and Certified copies of their Academic Transcripts(not photocopies of certified copies).
  • Degree/Diploma holder Candidates will be responsible for verification of their academic documents from the awarding Institutions after admission.

Tuition Fees Structure

Ugandan/East Africans& S.Sudan Students – UGX 1,050,000 per Semester
International Students – UGX 2,100,000 per Semester
Functional Fees
Semester One -Ugandan /East Africans & S.Sudan Students -Shs.618,500/=
International Students -Shs.1,114,000/=
Semester Two  -Ugandan /East Africans & S.Sudan Students and International Students-Shs.100,000/=
National Council for Higher Education fees (Per Year) Shs.20,000/=

Application Procedure/How to Apply

Hard copies of application forms are obtainable from the Admission Office, Room 314, Level 3, in the Senate Building after payment of a non-refundable application fee of Ug. Shs 50,000/= (Ugandan applicants) to any Stanbic Bank Branch or DFCU Bank, Centenary Bank or Post Bank using Makerere University paying-in-bank slips. 

Deadline The closing date will be Thursday 25th January, 2018.

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Veteran Professor changed Makerere and Higher Education



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



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



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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