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Deans’ Forum Underlines Academic Leadership Roles

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The Office of the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic Affairs)-DVCAA on Wednesday 26th February 2020 hosted the Inaugural Deans’ Forum at a half-day workshop held at Grand Global Hotel, Makerere. The Forum which brings together Deans from 29 Schools of Makerere University has its origins in the series of training and sensitisation workshops for academic leaders organized by the DVCAA and Directorate of Research and Graduate Training (DRGT) starting mid-2019.

The Dean Makerere University School of Public Health (MakSPH) and Inaugural Chair of the Deans’ Forum, Prof. Rhoda Wanyenze thanked attendees for taking time off to learn from each other and together, contribute to academic excellence of students at both graduate and undergraduate levels.

The DVCAA-Dr. Umar Kakumba (Centre), Dr. Aaron Mushengyezi (Left) and Prof. Rhoda Wanyenze (Right) share a light moment as the latter makes her remarks during the Makerere University Deans' Forum on 26th February 2020, Grand Global Hotel, Kampala Uganda.

“As we move towards being a research-led university, it is important that we position ourselves to collectively be part of negotiating changes for better support to students, especially at graduate level” she explained.

Prof. Wanyenze then introduced other members of the Deans’ Forum as: Dr. Aaron Mushengyezi-Languages, Literature and Communication, Dr. Gilbert Maiga-Computing and Informatics Technology, Dr. Robert Tweyongyere-Veterinary Medicine and Animal Resources, Dr. Ronald Naluwairo-Law, Dr. Edward Bbaale-Economics and Dr. Grace Kibanja-Psychology. The DVCAA Dr. Umar Kakumba is the founding Patron of the Deans’ Forum.

The DVCAA and Founding Patron of the Makerere University Deans' Forum-Dr. Umar Kakumba makes his presentation during the workshop, 26th February 2020, Grand Global Hotel, Kampala Uganda.

In his address, the DVCAA noted that whereas the Makerere University Senate has been in existence for a long time, Deans seldom get the opportunity to interact outside these sessions. He therefore thanked the Inaugural Chairperson and Executive for embracing the idea and developing guiding documents such as a draft constitution and an annual work plan.

Dr. Kakumba then made a presentation on “Delivering on the roles as Dean in Makerere University, based on his experience as Dean, School of Business, College of Business and Management Sciences (CoBAMS) for eight years. This was followed by a presentation by the Director Quality Assurance, Dr. Vincent Ssembatya on “Academic Process: Teaching, Examination and Student Supervision”.

L-R: Dr. Ronald Bisaso, Dr. Betty Ezati and other Deans listen as Dr. Ronald Naluwairo (3rd Left) makes his contribution during the Makerere University Deans' Forum, 26th February 2020, Grand Global Hotel, Kampala Uganda.

Other presentations on the day were made by; the Deputy Registrar (Senate Division), Ms. Patience Mushengyezi on “Academic Polices and Senate Roles” and the Director Human Resources, Mr. Andrew Abunyang represented by Mr. Richard Mugisha, Manager Performance and Appraisal on “Roles on Deans in Human Resource Management (Performance Management)”. The last presentation of the day was delivered by the Senior Performance Officer, Directorate of Human Resources, Mr. Julius Lebo on “Labour Relations and Conflict Resolution”.

Some of the presentations lined up for future workshops of the Deans’ Forum will cover the role of Deans in attracting and managing grants.

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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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