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.
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.
“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
Makerere University Launches National Parenting Draft Manual
By Agnes Namaganda
On July 22nd 2022, Makerere University–Child Health and Development Centre (Mak–CHDC) 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Launch of Mak-RIF Round 4 Awards & PhD Call for Proposals
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
Notice: Makerere Disability Scheme 2022/23 Medical Review Exercise
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
ALFRED MASIKYE NAMOAH
Acting. ACADEMIC REGISTRAR
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