Makerere University Chancellor Prof. Ezra Suruma has called upon all stakeholders of Makerere University to join the Katikkiro of Buganda Ow’ekitiibwa Charles Peter Mayiga in the Makerere University Run that is scheduled to take place this Sunday 25th March 2018. Addressing journalists on 22nd March 2018, the Chancellor said that the Run is not only geared towards resource mobilisation but it is also a platform for building synergies among stakeholders.
“The run is part of our efforts for continuous engagement with our stakeholders to appeal to their philanthropic nature to contribute to the Makerere University Endowment Fund and the Students Centre project,” he said.
In the same spirit, the Chancellor appealed to students, staff, alumni and well-wishers of Makerere University to contribute to developments that will benefit future generations of students at the great institution.
“We expect to have 5,000 students, staff, alumni and other well-wishers to participate in the run. Brick by brick we are confident that we shall build the Students Centre that will not only make all our Alumni proud of their Alma Mater but also create a lasting impression on the young generation,” said the Chancellor.
According to Mr. Brian Nsubuga Miiro one of the Sports Tutors on the MakRun Technical team, designs for the MakRun2018 routes are already out and runners are expected to tackle 5km, 10km or 15km depending on their endurance. The starting point for all three routes will be the Makerere University Freedom Square. All runners taking part in the MakRun2018 will exit the Campus via the Main Gate, turn right at the Wandegeya junction to YMCA, then onto Buganda Road, cross to Lourdel Road, and take a left to join Yusuf Lule road.
At this point, the 5km runners will proceed to Mulago Roundabout while the 10km and 15km runners will turn right and proceed to the Fairway Hotel junction. 5km runners will proceed to Binaisa Road and at Kubbiri Round about, take a left along Bombo Road and re-enter the University through the Eastern Gate and proceed to the Freedom Square via Nsibirwa Hall and the Main Library.
Both the 10km and 15km runners will take the left at onto John Babiha (Acacia) Avenue and then separate at the Upper Kololo Terrace junction, where the 15km runners will turn right. The 10km runners will continue along John Babiha (Acacia) Avenue and at City Oil take a left onto Kira Road and proceed to Mulago Roundabout. At the roundabout they will turn right onto Binaisa Road and follow the rest of the route as the aforementioned 5km runners back to the Freedom Square.
“Then we have the 15km for the giants who will proceed along Upper KololoTerrace, turn left onto Lugogo By-pass, and then turn left onto Kira Road at the junction. They will continue along Kira Road until the Mulago Roundabout where they will follow the rest of the route back to the Freedom Square like their 5km and 10km counterparts” added Mr. Nsubuga.
Makerere University is seeking to raise UGX15billion through the alumni, well-wishers and development partners to construct the Student’s Centre that will enhance the quality of student life and experience. The Centre will serve as a collective place that reflects dynamism of the 21st century student in the digital age. It will be a one stop Student Information centre with a state of the art Auditorium with 2,000 seating capacity and a Wall of Fame.
According to the Director, Planning and Development Department (PDD) Dr. Florence Nakayiwa, the proposed Mak Students Centre will also accommodate Conference facilities, Cafeterias, Internet Kiosk, Memorabilia Shop, Bookshop, Recreational Sports Arena as well as Entertainment and Social amenities.
“The Centre is one of our strategies to create a versatile and holistic graduate of Makerere University that will serve national needs effectively. The auditorium, instructional spaces, banking halls and commercial entities will be the best-equipped and most accessible spaces available to the greater Makerere University community,” she added.
“We are calling upon students and former students of Makerere University to support the cause. As much as we have received free tickets from different people, let us also buy tickets to show our willingness to develop our university. The students Centre we are constructing is going to be of our own benefit. It might not benefit us now, but we are building for the future. Our children, brothers, sisters and friends will have to enjoy the fruits we left behind,” said outgoing Guild President, H.E Kato Paul.
On the same day, the Rotary Club of Kampala City Makerere in conjunction with Nakasero Blood Bank has organized a blood donation drive targeting friends and well-wishers (who will be in the Freedom Square, but not run the 5km, 10km or 15km routes) to donate blood in order to save lives.
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Veteran Professor changed Makerere and Higher Education
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.
Japan Africa Dream Scholarship (JADS) Program 2021/2022
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.
- Applicant requests for information and application forms and procedures from the chosen JADS partner university. For any inquiries, please contact JADS@AFDB.ORG
- Applicant completes required documents and sends them to the university.
- University evaluates and selects applicants.
- University sends selected candidates to the AfDB.
- AfDB reviews submissions from universities, prepares and approves the final list.
- AfDB contacts selected awardees, and informs the universities.
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