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Mak Participates in Workers’ OSH Marathon 2019

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Makerere University participated in the OSH Worker's Marathon 2019 held on Sunday, 28th April 2019 at the Uganda Manufacturers Association (UMA) Show grounds, Lugogo.

Organised by the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development, the Marathon is aimed at encouraging adherence to Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) policies for workers at the Work place.

This year's Marathon (6kms) on the theme, Recognising a disadvantaged Informal Worker, attracted close to 1,000 participants from 36 companies in Uganda.  Mr. David Mugisa, the Commissioner of Occupational Safety and Health flagged off the runners.

Team Captain: Assoc. Prof. Eria Hisali (Left) and Assistant Team Captain, Ms. Ritah Namisango (Right) during the warm up exercise

The Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development in partnership with the Friends of Workers Uganda (FOWU) informed the participants that the proceeds from the Workers' OSH Marathon 2019 would be used to enhance the working safety conditions of a disadvantaged informal sector worker.

The Makerere University Team Captain, Dr. Eria Hisali was among the first 30 runners who dared the 6kms route and returned to UMA Show Grounds Lugogo within the expected record time.  Dr. Eria Hisali is the Principal of the College of Business and Management Sciences (CoBAMS), Makerere University.

The Assistant Team Captain who is also the Principal Public Relations Officer, Ms. Ritah Namisango applauded Makerere University staff for participating  in the marathon and encouraged them to continue with physical activities such as running, aerobics, rope skipping among others for the benefit of their health.

One of the Makerere University Staff running

“To the Makerere University staff Marathon team, thank you for participating and for supporting this worthwhile cause.  I encourage you to continue with physical activities for your own good.  I wish you good health. Keep up the spirit and I look forward to your participation in the Workers’ OSH Marathon next year.”

The 2019 Makerere University Staff Marathon team consisted of the following members:  Dr. Eria Hisali, Ms Ritah Namisango, Dr. Sandra Kasoma, Ms Christine Amito, Mr. Kirabo Joseph, Ms Connie Masane, Mr. Okello Isaac, Mr. Besy Wandera,  Mr. Perez Kwetuma, Ms Nabatte Proscovia,  Mr. Ogabe Emmanuel, Ms Namakoye Harriet, Mr. Ekojot Daniel, Ms Lunyolo Petwa, Mr. Owori Hudson and Mr. Nehemiah Adeyia.  

Giving the closing remarks, Mr. Martin Wandera, the Director of Labour, Employment, Occupational Safety and Health from the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development highlighted that the marathon was one of the activities that preceded the celebrations to mark the International Occupational Safety and Health day.  Mr. Wandera used the same opportunity to remind workers in Uganda to participate in the celebrations scheduled to take place on Monday 29th April 2019 starting at 8:30am at KCCA-UMA Show Grounds.

Article by: Ms. Rachael Kanyi, Volunteer, Mak Public Relations Office.

Photos by: Mr. Joseph Buwule, Landmark Media Consultancy Limited

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Advert: Mature Age Entry Scheme – Private Sponsorship 2024/2025

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Students sit for an exam in the pre-COVID era, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda.

The Academic Registrar, Makerere University invites applications for the Undergraduate
Programmes under the Mature Age Entry Scheme only for Private Sponsorship for
2024/2025 Academic Year.
Non-Refundable Application fee of Shs. 50,000/= for Ugandans OR $75 Equivalent for
Internationals, plus bank charge should be paid in any of the banks used by Uganda
Revenye Authority after generating a Payment Reference Number (PRN).

  • Apply using the Institution’s Applications Portal URL:https: //apply.mak.ac.ug
  • Application is for candidates who passed the Mature Age Entry Examinations of December 17, 2022 and February 24, 2024 only.
  • Any candidate who passed the examinations in mentioned above and was not admitted on Government/ Private sponsorship for December 17, 2022 sitting, and for Government sponsorship for February 24, 2024 sitting, is eligible to apply for admission on Private Sponsorship for 2024 /2025 Academic Year.

The closing date for applying will be Friday 26th July, 2024.

Further details can be accessed by following this link.

Prof. Mukadasi Buyinza
ACADEMIC REGISTRAR

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Diploma/Degree Holders Admission Lists 2024/25

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Main Library, Makerere University. Photo taken on 29th February 2016.

The Office of Academic Registrar, Makerere University has released lists of Diploma/Degree Holder applicants admitted under Private/Self Sponsorship for the academic year 2024/25. Please note that admission is subject to verification of academic documents by the awarding institutions.

The admission list is displayed here below:

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African Futures Research Leadership Program: Cohort 5 – Call for Scholars

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Participants at the initial AAP convening participate in design-thinking exercises to help imagine the future of partnerships between MSU and Africa. Photo: AAP

The Alliance for African Partnership (AAP) is seeking applicants for the fifth cohort of the AAP African Futures Research Leadership Program. This competitive visiting scholar program supports early career researchers from the AAP consortium to work for one year under the mentorship of faculty members from MSU and their home institution, focusing on building skills in research for impact, writing scholarly and/or policy publications, disseminating of research results, and developing grant proposals for external support. Scholars will also participate in a structured professional development program while building bridges and lasting connections with MSU contacts and across their cohort. 

The main objective of the African Futures program is to strengthen the capacity of a cadre of African researchers to return to their home institutions and become scientific leaders in their community, establish long-term partnerships with MSU faculty, co-create innovative solutions to Africa’s challenges, and in turn become trainers of the next generation of researchers. This program aims to address the gender gap in Africa, where only 30% of researchers are women, so scholars selected for the program will be women, or men who can demonstrate they are committed to support efforts towards gender equity in higher education institutions in Africa. The research areas that the scholars will engage in during the program should be aligned to AAP’s research priority areas

The AAP Management Team requests applications from early career researchers to participate in the next cohort, with work to begin virtually in February 2025. Scholars will spend September – December 2025 at MSU for the in-person portion of the program, followed by another period of virtual collaboration, ending in early 2026. The scholar and mentor team will receive a small grant for research and professional development activities including conference attendance and publication. Scholars will also receive a stipend during their time at MSU, visa application support, and round-trip travel from their home institution.

Eligibility

  • Citizen of an African country 
  • Completion of a PhD degree within the last 10 years 
  • Employed as an Academic Staff member at one of the AAP African consortium universities including Egerton University, Makerere University, University of Dar es Salaam, Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Botswana, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, University Cheikh Anta Diop, University of Arts and Humanities, Bamako, United States International University-Africa, and University of Pretoria 
  • Have documented approval of leave or sabbatical to participate in the program for the in-person period 
  • Have a mentor at their home institution that will serve as a collaborator and mentor
  • Research must be in one of the AAP priority areas
  • Applicants may only submit one proposal to AAP in this round of funding. Prior scholars are not eligible to apply. 

To learn more about the program, including how to apply, click below

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Applications to be an African Futures scholar are due August 18, 2024

Additional program dates:

  • Program start date (virtual): February 2025
  • In-person program: Sept – Dec 2025
  • Program end date: February 2026

Please contact Jose Jackson-Malete at jacks184@msu.edu or +1 517-353-6989 with any questions.

Source: AAP

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