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Assistant Lecturers Advised to Work with Passion at 5th Pedagogical Skills Training



The Acting Director Gender Mainstreaming Directorate (GMD) Dr. Euzobia Baine Mugisha has urged Makerere University Assistant Lecturers to work with passion while delivering their services, as this will help stand out as ethical professionals. This was during the 5th Pedagogical Skills Training for Makerere University Assistant Lecturers held on Wednesday, 17th October 2018 in the Quality Assurance Tele-presence Center, Senate Building, Makerere University.

Some of the participants in the 5th Pedagogical Skills Training engaged in a group discussion

The three-day Training, was organized by the Directorate of Human Resources and drew 35 participants from the College of Engineering, Design Art and Technology (CEDAT) and College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) with an aim of providing Assistant Lecturers with skills and techniques that will boost their teaching aptitude and advance the quality of teaching at Makerere University.

Illustrations such as these were used to enhance the training

Dr. Baine also advised the Assistant lecturers to always take time to study and understand the University Policies as it will help them uphold their ethics and keep them focused on their jobs while at the University.

Emphasizing the issue of good legacy, Dr. David Onen, a Coordinator at the East African School of Higher Education Studies and Development urged the Assistant Lecturers to always adhere to good job ethics and professionalism as guidelines to deliver good services which will always help them leave a good legacy for their students.

Dr. David Onen urged the Assistant Lecturers to adhere to good ethics and professional conduct

“Let the job profession and ethics guide you if you are to leave a good legacy. Be that serious teacher who will be talked about by your students for being professionally upright by doing the right things in the right way. Let students appreciate your work after seeing the good fruits from you,” said Dr. Onen

Dr. Ronald Bisaso stressed the need for all lecturers to undergo Pedagogical Skills Training

The Dean of the East African School of Higher Education Studies and Development Dr. Ronald Bisaso recommended that all lecturers and teachers should undertake the Pedagogical Skills Training. “We are here to share what we know and learn what we don’t know, I therefore request that we openly share,” he said.

Assistant Lecturers contribute to the one of the discussions of the day

Some of the topics to be discussed during the three days training include;

  • Higher education (its environment and dynamics)
  • Learning theories, style and changing philosophy of learning
  • Curriculum design and development, modes and practices
  • Learning goals and learning outcomes
  • Pedagogical Design
  • Technology for improved training and learning
  • Student support

Dr. Bisaso urged participants to take the Pedagogical Skills Training seriously and encouraged them to put into practice what they would have learnt during the three days training.

Article by: Rachael Kanyi and Esther Joyce Nakibombo, Communication Volunteers-PR Office

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Launch of Mak-RIF Round 4 Awards & PhD Call for Proposals



Mak-RIF 4 Awards and PhD Call For Proposals, 29th September 2022, 9:00 to 10:00 AM EAT.

Makerere University received funding from the Government of the Republic of Uganda, earmarked to support high impact Research and Innovations. This unique initiative arose after engagements between the top University Management and the Government of Uganda. This fund illustrates the increasing importance that the Government attaches to Research and Innovation as a driver of development and transformation. The objective of the fund is to increase the local generation of translatable research and scalable innovations that address key gaps required to drive Uganda’s development agenda. 

In the Financial years 2019/2020, 2020/2021 and 2021/2022 the Government of the Republic of Uganda through Mak-RIF has funded implementation of over 750 multidisciplinary research and innovations within the various Colleges, while engaging multiple stakeholders within and outside Makerere University. The Grants Management Committee (GMC) has finalized the award process for the Mak-RIF round 4 call for funding for this Financial Year 2022/2023.

The Grants Management Committee (GMC) hereby invites you to the Launch of the Mak-RIF Round 4 awards and PhD Call for Proposals scheduled to take place tomorrow Thursday 29th September 2022 from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. EAT. 

Please use the following details to join the launch.

Register in advance for this meeting: 
Meeting ID: 884 5662 9992
Password: 292624

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Notice: Makerere Disability Scheme 2022/23 Medical Review Exercise



One of the PWD graduands at the 69th Graduation during the Session held on 17th January 2019.

The Academic Registrar, Makerere University invites persons with disability who applied for admission to public universities under the disability entry scheme for 2022/2023 Academic Year to appear for medical/review exercise at Makerere Unive, Senate Building, Level Two (2) in the Telepresence Centre.

NOTE: Only those who have the minimum entry requirements of at least two principal passes at A’ Level or its equivalent and at least five (5) passes at O’ Level or its equivalent will be interviewed.

 Only candidates who sat ‘a’ level in 2020, 2019 and 2018 are eligible for admission.

THE EXERCISE WILL BE CONDUCTED ON 3rd, 4th and 5th October, 2022 respectively from 9.00 A.M – 1.00 P.M each day.


(i) If you fail to appear on any of the given days above, there will be no other chance for you.

(ii) Applicants with Government Scholarship for the previous years are not eligible for admission



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Uganda’s policymakers implored to address forest loss, plastic & water pollution



Left to Right: Prof. Gunnar Köhlin, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe, Amb. Maria Håkansson, Commissioner Julius Mafumbo and Prof. Edward Bbaale posing for a group photo before the opening ceremony on 22nd September 2022: Photo by EfD-Mak Centre.

The Vice Chancellor Professor Barnabas Nawangwe on Thursday 22nd September, 2022 participated in the opening of the EfD Annual meeting hosted by Makerere University at Speke Resort Munyonyo where he appealed to government to implement the ban on kaveera and address other environmental issues.

The opening ceremony moderated by the EfD Global Hub Manager Gunnar Köhlin and was graced by Uganda’s Minister for Water and Environment represented by the Commissioner for Water, Mr. Julius Mafumbo and the Swedish Ambassador to Uganda, H.E. Maria Håkansson.

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