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Prof. Bazeyo appeals to international students to embrace the Students-Management open door policy

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The Deputy Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration Prof. William Bazeyo has appealed international students to embrace the students-management open door policy that allows students to interact freely with Makerere University Management. This was during the Orientation Meeting for Makerere University international students of Academic Year 2018/2019. Addressing over 200 students on 20th August 2018, Prof. William Bazeyo said students should be free to meet any member of the University Management in case they need help. 

“You are entitled to see any person from the University leadership.  We are here for you and we are meant to serve you. Call me, send me a text.  you can even WhatsApp me in case you need help. Do not hesitate to approach any office for support. We want you to fulfil your academic objectives but also enjoy the social benefits of studying at Makerere University,” he said.

Prof. Bazeyo informed the students of the existence of the Policy and Regulations against Sexual Harassment and encouraged them to openly defy the sexual harassment vice and stand strong for their academic rights. He advised students to be security cautious and urged them to utilize the help of the students’ leadership and the International Office during their stay at the University.

 Prof. William Bazeyo addressing the international students in the Makerere University Senior Common Room.

“Avoid walking at night and if you are, walk in groups. Don’t forget to carry your identity cards wherever you go. don’t leave your valuables unattended to and please avoid dark spots,” he advised.

He encouraged students to concentrate on their academics and fully participate in the free and open exchange of ideas.  He assured the students of the commitment of the University Management and staff to help students create a positive university experience with a unique opportunity that will enable them develop lifelong passion for learning.

The Head of International Office Ms. Martha Muwanguzi welcomed the students to Makerere University a premier university in Africa. “It is great pleasure and privilege to welcome you to Makerere University. We are pleased that you have chosen to complete part of your studies in this great institution. At Makerere University, you will not only be rewarded with the best education and world class qualifications, but you will also be enriched with the cultural diversity and experience. You are taking on a special challenge of studying in a foreign country with a foreign culture. That takes courage and great deal of commitment,” she said. 

Ms. Martha Muwanguzi welcoming the international students to Makerere University.

Ms. Muwanguzi encouraged students to utilize the services of the International Office when she said, “the International office is happy to be the reference point for all your queries both academically and socially in liaison with other administrative units within the University. We will do our best to support you during you stay. We want your experience at Makerere University to be a positive one both academically and personally.”

Representing Mr. Charles Ssentogo-the Deputy Registrar (Undergraduate Admissions and Records Division), Ms. Macrine Namaganda encouraged students to make use of their time and opportunities. “Talk to people, ask questions and exchange ideas with others. Don’t be afraid to enter into discussions with fellow students or to explain your perspectives to your lecturers. In that way, you will learn more about us and will also learn new ways of doing things,” she stated. 

Mr. Didus Bamwine who represented the Manager-Counselling and Guidance Centre, called upon students to utilize the counselling and guidance services. “we handle academic issues, psychological issues and also love and relationships. Do not hesitate to come to our offices in case you need help. We offer free Counselling and guidance services,” he said. 

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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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