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Mak VC Prof. Nawangwe Sponsors 200 Students for MakRun 2018

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The Vice Chancellor of Makerere University, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe has sponsored 200 students to participate in the coming MakRun 2018. The Run will take place on Sunday 25th March 2018 and will be flagged off by, the Katikkiro of Buganda, Ow'ekitiibwa Charles Peter Mayiga who is also an alumnus of the University at 7:00am in the Makerere University Freedom Square.

The Makerere University Endowment Run (MakRun) is geared towards mobilizing funds for the construction of a Students’ Centre worth UGX 15 billion to enhance the quality of student life and experience. Addressing journalists during the Makerere University Vice Chancellor’s Monthly Briefing on Friday 16th March 2018, Prof. Nawangwe said that 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 worth 2000 seating capacity and Wall of Fame.

The proposed Mak Students Centre will also accommodate Conference facilities, Cafeterias, Internet Kiosk, Memorabilia Shop, Bookshop, Recreational Sports Arena (pool, chess, table tennis, and gym), Entertainment and Social Areas,” he said.

Prof. Nawangwe applauded the College Principals who have enormously contributed to the initiative by sponsoring 100 students per college to participate in the Run. He also appreciated the staff, students, gallant alumni and members of the general public who have supported the initiative. He called upon each and every one who would love to see great developments at Makerere University to join the Katikkiro of Buganda as he contributes towards the noble cause.

“Tickets for the Run cost UGX15,000 for students and UGX25,000 and UGX 50,000 for alumni and well-wishers. They are sold at several centres including the Planning and Development Department, Makerere University Printery, Makerere University Guest House, the 10 Colleges of Makerere University, and Piato Restaurant, along Lumumba Avenue. We are again rallying your support for this noble cause, by urging all of you to warm up and get ready to participate in the MakRun 2018. Come and we make a change,” he said.

Last year, Makerere University Endowment Fund organised its first ever Makere University Endowment Run (MakRun). officially flagged off by Hon. Rebecca Kadaga; the Speaker of the Parliament of Uganda, the inaugural run convened thousands of people including staff, students, gallant alumni and members of the general public. A sum of UGX 247,845,000 (two hundred forty seven million eight hundred forty five thousand Uganda Shillings) was raised from the Run, both in cash and pledges.

Article: Mak Public Relations Office

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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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