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MUASA Awards Outstanding Members



The Makerere University Academic Staff Association (MUASA) has awarded outstanding members and key stakeholders for supporting its agenda, activities/programmes and vibrancy.

This was during the MUASA end of year party held on Friday, 14th December 2018 at the Senior Staff Canteen, Makerere University.

MUASA recognised the Vice Chancellor of Makerere University, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe as the outstanding personality towards supporting MUASA activities.

Prof. William Bazeyo, the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Finance and Administration) was recognised for the excellent service as the most globally decorated member for the Year 2018.

Some of the Members of the MUASA Executive including Chairperson-Dr. Deus Kamunyu Muhwezi (3rd L), General Secretary-Dr. Michael Walimbwa (2nd L), Treasurer-Dr. Hussein Oria (3rd R), Representative to Council-Dr. Helen Nkabala (2nd L) among others at the End of Year Party on 14th December 2018, Senior Staff Canteen, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda. Image: Facebook/Dr. Deus Kamunyu Muhwezi

Dr. Sarah Ssali was awarded as the most active senior female MUASA member. Dr. Ssali is the Dean of the School of Women and Gender Studies at Makerere University. She has served as the MUASA representative to the University Council for 8 years.

Dr. Paddy Musana received an award in appreciation of his efforts as the male long serving MUASA member. Dr. Alice Merab Kagoda received the award in recognition of her efforts as the female long serving member.

Receiving the award, Dr. Kagoda said: “I urge all of you to emulate me and work hard for the betterment of both MUASA and Makerere University.”

Mr. Keith Muhakanizi was awarded for supporting higher education in Uganda. The award in recognition of the young star that is supportive of MUASA activities was given to Ms. Lilian Mbabazi.

Speaking at the party, the Chairperson MUASA, Dr. Deus Kamunyu Muhwezi appreciated MUASA members for their cooperation and called upon them to continue with the hard work to ensure that students at Makerere University get high quality education.

The 2018 Award to the Vice Chancellor Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe in recognition of his outstanding contribution towards supporting MUASA Activities

“Our children must have the best education that is why we must work hand in hand with the Vice Chancellor, Principals, Deans and Heads of Department to produce the best graduates worldwide,” said Dr. Kamunyu Muhwezi.

He highlighted some of the MUASA achievements for the year 2018 as follows: The Vice Chancellor setting up a Common Good Committee to discuss the Common Good Allowances, setting up of the MUASA book bank, as well as an operational MUASA SACCO.

Dr. Kamunyu Muhwezi called upon the academic staff to bring their books to the MUASA book bank for sale and wished them a merry Christmas and a happy new year 2019.

Dr. Paul Muyinda, the Deputy Principal College of Education and External Studies (CEES) who was also the Master of Ceremony expressed gratitude to the MUASA committee for organising the end of year party which created an opportunity for them to meet as a family.

Article by:  Mak Public Relations Office

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Veteran Professor changed Makerere and Higher Education



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



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



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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