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Mak DHR Recognises Mrs. Sennoga-Zake’s Dedicated Service

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It was a moment of joy when the former Manager, Staff Training and Development, Welfare and Retirement Benefits, Mrs. Dorothy Sennoga-Zake accompanied by her family joined staff from the Directorate of Human Resources (DHR) and other invited guests to celebrate her dedicated service to Makerere University. The farewell party was held at the Makerere University Guest House Gardens on Thursday, 14th March 2019.

Mrs. Sennoga-Zake thanked her colleagues in the Directorate of Human Resources for inviting her to such a great function as they bid her farewell and advised them to treasure their jobs so as to uphold the good name of the University. She expressed her gratitude to the Vice Chancellor of Makerere University Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe for the endless support rendered to her and to the Directorate of Human Resources.

“I convey my appreciation to Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe for the support rendered to me when he was still the Deputy Vice Chancellor Finance and Administration, and even when he became the Vice Chancellor the door to his office was always open to me,” said Mrs. Sennoga-Zake.

The DVCAA-Dr. Umar Kakumba (L) hands over a gift to Mrs. Dorothy Sennoga-Zake (2nd R) and her son (R) as Mr. Andrew Abunyang (2nd L) and members of the Zake family witness

Mrs. Sennoga-Zake revealed that it was because of the support from the members of the Directorate that she was able to work diligently and happily and that Makerere University holds a special place in her heart.

“I have made lifetime friends at Makerere University and I regard the Directorate of Human Resources staff as my family. In that case I will always cherish and remain part of Makerere University forever,” said Mrs. Sennoga-Zake.

She advised colleagues to dedicate themselves towards their work as this will lead them to better positions. She also encouraged them to always look out for each other, not only in good times, but also in times of sorrow because that is what friends do for each other. Mrs. Sennoga-Zake thanked members of Management, the Directorate of Human Resources and her family for the support rendered to her during the execution of duties.

Mrs. Sennoga-Zake joined Makerere University as a student in 1980. On 31st May 1988, she was appointed as an Administrative Assistant in the University Secretary’s Department. She was then promoted to the ranks of Senior Administrative Assistant, Assistant Secretary and Senior Assistant Secretary within the same unit in 1989, 1992 and 1999 respectively.

The Director DHR-Mr. Andrew Abunyang gives his remarks at the farewell

On 27th September 2006, she was appointed as Acting Manager of the Employment Division, on 1st August 2009 she was re-designated Senior Employment Officer in the same Division and less than a year later on 1st June 2010, she was promoted to the rank of Manager.

Mrs. Sennoga-Zake was on 1st July 2016 transferred to the position of Manager, Staff Training and Development, Welfare and Retirement Benefits. She was then appointed as Acting Director, Directorate of Human Resources on 1st July 2017 and following the Appointment of Mr. Andrew Abunyang as substantive Director, she resumed her managerial duties on 12th April 2018. On 21st November 2018, she reached the mandatory retirement age of sixty years and officially retired from University service.

Representing the Vice Chancellor Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe, the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic Affairs) Dr. Umar Kakumba applauded the Directorate of Human Resources for organizing a farewell party for Mrs. Dorothy Sennoga-Zake which is a sign of appreciation for her dedicated service rendered to the Directorate.

“It is a great pleasure for me to join you all this evening at this happy occasion, as we bid farewell to one of our very own long serving colleagues Mrs. Dorothy Sennoga-Zake. The fact that we are all gathered here speaks volumes of not only your great service to Makerere University but also of your warm personality. Please accept my sincere appreciation of both these aspects,” said Dr. Kakumba.

Mrs. Sennoga-Zake (2nd Right) receives a farewell gift from DHR Secretaries in appreciation of her leadership

He revealed that it is rare to find someone who has served the same institution for over thirty years and upon retirement, is still full of vigor and passion just like Mrs. Sennoga-Zake and therefore, her efforts are worth appreciating. Dr. Kakumba then handed over a plaque and other gifts to Mrs. Sennoga-Zake in recognition of her dedicated service.

Speaking on behalf of the staff in the Directorate of Human Resources, the Director, Mr. Andrew Abunyang described Mrs. Sennoga-Zake as a patient and kind woman who wishes every one well and prayed that God would bless her with more years.

He thanked Mrs. Sennoga-Zake for the warm reception accorded to him in the Directorate of Human Resources and for briefing him on the policies of the University and how to run the Directorate. This, he noted, helped him easily fit into the Makerere University environment.

Mr. Abunyang requested the staff and everyone present to follow in Mrs. Sennoga-Zake’s footsteps, deliver good services to the university and retire peacefully when their time comes.

Mrs. Edith Bazanye (Right) makes remarks on behalf of the Zake family during the farewell party on 14th March 2019

“Mrs. Sennoga-Zake has been professional, a good team leader and above all exemplary, I would like to urge the staff in the Directorate of Human Resources to emulate her,” Mr. Abunyang advised.

Mrs. Edith Bazanye, a sister to Mrs. Sennoga-Zake revealed that her sister is blessed for having worked with friendly and caring people from the Directorate of Human Resources. She also thanked Makerere University staff for looking after Mrs. Sennoga-Zake throughout the 30 years she spent while working at the Institution.

Article by Esther Joyce Nakibombo and Rachael Kanyi, Volunteers, Mak Public Relations Office

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Makerere University Launches National Parenting Draft Manual

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The Director of Culture at the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development, Ms. Juliana Naumo Akoryo (Centre) and Dr. Godfrey Siu, the Principal Investigator from Mak-CHDC (Right) interact with a participant at the workshop on 22nd July 2022, Kampala.

By Agnes Namaganda

On July 22nd 2022, Makerere UniversityChild Health and Development Centre (MakCHDC) launched a draft manual for the National Parenting Standards. The Centre has been working together with the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development (MGLSD) with funding from UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund), to develop standards that are agreeable to all organisations in the country that are involved in parenting work. The draft manual was being presented to members of a consortium that brings together all these organisations together, called the Parenting Agenda Consortium.

“We produce many documents and they are shelved,” Irene Ayot Chono, who was speaking on behalf of UNICEF said. “We hope that this document will not be one of them,” she emphasized.

Irene Ayot Chono-UNICEF, urging participants to utilize the manual once it is complete.
Irene Ayot Chono-UNICEF, urging participants to utilize the manual once it is complete.

Dr. Godfrey Siu, the Principal Investigator from Mak-CHDC who presented the draft manual to participants, emphasized that if any organization is doing parenting work, there should be a minimum package that they should offer.

Draft Manual Content

The manual which will have several modules. These modules will be delivered face-to-face in 1.5 hour sessions. Some of these include; Module 6 which will focus on “understanding responsible masculinity and fatherhood” and on “understanding the concept of head of family.”The draft manual also proposed that Module 11 focuses on Parenting in the 21st Century. Some of the sessions in this module will include Children and Technology, Contemporary Influence on Children and Modernity, Culture and Morality.Module 9 will focus on Parenting for Adolescents and some of the suggested sessions within this module are Needs for Adolescents and The Art of Communicating with Adolescents. Module 5 will focus on Preventing Violent Parenting and Promoting Alternative Discipline Strategies while Module 10 will be about Parenting to Address the Mental Health for Children and Adults.

Dr. Godfrey Siu, the Principal Investigator from Mak-CHDC presenting the contents of the National Parenting Standards Draft Manual.
Dr. Godfrey Siu, the Principal Investigator from Mak-CHDC presenting the contents of the National Parenting Standards Draft Manual.

Participants’ suggestions

After the presentation, participants raised several suggestions for discussion and consideration. These included whether there should be a module on spirituality since Uganda is a strongly religious nation. There was also the concern of how children in remand homes should be parented. Another concern raised by a participant was as to whether teachers who make an undeniable contribution to parenting, should be taken through the parenting manual.

A participant gives her input at the National Parenting Standards Draft Manual launch.
A participant gives her input at the National Parenting Standards Draft Manual launch.

In her closing remarks, Ms. Juliana Naumo Akoryo, the Director of Cultural Affairs at the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development (MGLSD) said that the manual is for the parenting organisations to utilize and not for MGLSD.

The Director of Culture at the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development, Ms. Juliana Naumo Akoryo making closing remarks at the workshop.
The Director of Culture at the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development, Ms. Juliana Naumo Akoryo making closing remarks at the workshop.

Ms. Chono also adjured the team behind the manual to use picture illustrations in the manual that can be relatable by the Ugandan parents.

Contact: Agnes Namaganda – agnesvioletnamaganda@gmail.com

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

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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:
https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwpcu-urDIjE9ZgxdsbEmA2IkNMMiJVECt_ 
Meeting ID: 884 5662 9992
Password: 292624

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Notice: Makerere Disability Scheme 2022/23 Medical Review Exercise

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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.

IMPORTANT:

(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

ALFRED MASIKYE NAMOAH

Acting. ACADEMIC REGISTRAR

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