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Mak Set to Hold 3rd Edition of MakRun

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Makerere University is set to hold the Third Edition of the Makerere University Endowment Fund Run 2019 (MakRun 2019) on Sunday, 15th September 2019. MakRun is geared towards mobilizing funds for the construction of a Students’ Centre worth UGX15 billion to enhance the quality of student life and experience at the Institution.

Addressing journalists during a press conference held on 9th September 2019, the Acting Director Planning and Development Mr. Kabuye Matia revealed that MakRun is part of Makerere University’s efforts to continuously engage with its stakeholders, alumni, well-wishers and the community. He called upon the public to participate in the MakRun 2019 as a way of contributing to construction of the multipurpose student’s center.

“MakRun aims at bridging a gap between the university and the public. Just like the previous editions, all proceeds from MakRun 2019 will go towards the construction of the Makerere University Students’ Centre. The proposed Students’ Centre will accommodate conference facilities, a one stop information center with entertainment, recreational and commercial facilities,” said Mr. Kabuye.

Mrs. Gloria Nakyeyune Musiitwa, the Secretary Makerere University Endowment Fund noted that they have collected UGX 400,000,000 from the previous runs (2017 and 2018) and the University needs about UGX 7.5Billion to construct the Center.

She said that the third edition covering 5km and 10km will be flagged off at 6:00am at the Freedom Square and encouraged well-wishers to purchase their tickets before the D-day.

“Tickets for the Run cost UGX 15,000 for students and UGX 25,000 and UGX 50,000 for alumni and well-wishers. They are sold at several centers including Makerere University Guest House, Makerere University Printery, Makerere University Main Library, Senate Building and Makerere University Main Building,” said Mrs. Musiitwa.

The Acting Manager, Communication and International Relations, Dr. Muhammad Kiggundu Musoke, revealed that the University Council approved the MakRun as an annual event and appealed to the alumni to give back to the University by participating in the MakRun 2019.

MakRun 2019 is organized by Makerere University Endowment Fund and sponsored by DFCU Bank, Airtel, Post Bank and UBA Bank.

Article by Esther Joy Nakibombo, Volunteer Mak Public Relations Office
 

 

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Veteran Professor changed Makerere and Higher Education

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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

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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

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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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