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Resolutions of the Emergency Meeting of Makerere University Council-4th March 2020

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During its emergency meeting held on 4th March 2020, the University Council considered the report of the Legal, Rules and Privileges Committee on the matter of the proposed amendments to the Students Guild Election Regulations.

Council noted:

  1. That during the emergency meeting of 29th October 2019, the University Council requested the student leaders to submit their proposed amendments to the election regulations in writing;
  2. That the students’ written proposals were received on 19th February 2020 more than three months since Council requested the students to make their submissions;
  3. That the Guild Elections had been extended on request of the student leadership to allow time for consideration of the proposed amendments to the regulations;
  4. That the Legal Rules and Privileges Committee did a commendable job to study the student proposals and present a report for consideration of Council;

 

Council Agreed:

  1. To approve the following amendments to the Makerere University Students Guild Constitution (Elections) Regulations No.1 of 2018
  1. To revise the definition of “hooliganism” to remove the word noise as follows:

“Hooliganism” means violent, rowdy and or vulgar behaviour towards others or the public and includes wilful destruction of property.

  1. To provide for the following definition of “student”:

“Student” means a person registered for an academic programme at Makerere University for an academic year with full semester loads.

  1. To insert regulation 5(a)(viii) as follows:

Shall not be a student in his or her final year of study.

  1. To insert regulation 5(a)(ix) as follows:

Shall provide a certificate of academic standing issued by the Academic Registrar.

  1. To amend regulation 5(b) to read as follows:

5(b) A student aspiring for a position in the Guild Representative Council (GRC), Students Common Room (SCR), College Academic Leadership, Electoral Commission or as a Guild Speaker, Deputy Speaker, Guild Clerk or Deputy Clerk, shall fulfill all conditions in 5(1)(a) above except 5(1)(a)(iii) which shall not be a mandatory requirement.

  1. To insert regulation 5(c) as follows:

A student shall not be appointed to a position in the Guild cabinet unless he or she fulfils the conditions in 5(1)(a) above except 5(1)(a)(iii) which shall not be a mandatory requirement.

  1. To amend regulation 5(2) as follows:

All intending candidates shall be verified and issued a certificate of Academic Standing by the Academic Registrar within seven days from the time when the student applies for the same from the Academic Registrar.

  1. To amend regulation 7(1) to read as follows:

Any aspiring candidate, for the position of Guild President, GRC/ Hall Chairperson and SCR, shall pay a non-refundable nomination fee of UGX. 200,000/-, UGX. 80,000/- and UGX. 50,000/- respectively to a designated University account and no club, society, organization or any other organ of the Guild shall charge a fee higher than UGX. 200,000/- to any candidate to contest for any position of leadership.

  1. To insert regulation 7(2) as follows:

All aspiring candidates who comply with all the provisions of these regulations shall be issued with a certificate of nomination by the Electoral Commission.

  1. To remove regulation 7(5) on number of rallies
  1. To amend regulation 7(5), which is now regulation 7(6) to read as follows:

The open Guild presidential campaigns (rallies) shall be held within designated spaces of the University Campus but not within the Halls of residence or places designated as lecture space.  The Electoral Commission in consultation with the Dean of Students and the Director of Estates and Works shall designate and gazette the areas for the rallies provided always that any candidate during a campaign period shall be free to go and campaign within any space at the University in accordance with these regulations.

  1. To amend regulation 7(8), which is now 7(9) to read as follows:

All rallies and debates shall take place within 10 calendar days at the stipulated campaign venues and shall take place between the hours of 3pm -6pm, during weekdays, and between 8am-6pm, during weekends/Public Holidays.

  1. That take immediate effect and be gazetted immediately.

………………………                                                                                    ………………………

Lorna Magara (Mrs)                                                                                     Yusuf Kiranda

CHAIRPERSON                                                                                          SECRETARY

 

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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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