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.
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.
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.
“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
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.
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.
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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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