Today I was hosted as one of the panelists of the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Africa (RUFORUM)'s First Webinar Series. The theme for the Webinar was "Learning From A Crisis: University Leaders’ Response To The COVID-19 Pandemic". I discussed how Makerere University has responded to COVID-19 right from when I flagged off the donation of surgical masks to our partners Xiangtan University to our continued support to Government's efforts to fight against this pandemic. I also discussed how we are dealing with the issue of digital divide in the student community.
I thank Prof. Christine Dranzoa, Vice Chancellor, Muni University for chairing the session.
Please click the link below to access the YouTube recording of the discussion.
Inaugurating Hi-Res Electron Microscope
We inaugurated the first ever Vapour Pressure Sigma 300 High Resolution Scanning Electron Microscope in East and Central African region. I thank the Government for this investment which will spur research in Nanotechnology including medicines, minerals, life sciences and others.
Signing MoU with Uganda Police
I signed an important MoU with the Uganda Police Force for training police officers in Peace and Conflict resolution, leading to award of MA in Peace and Conflict Studies of Makerere. I thank the Police for partnering with us in the effort to modernise and professionalize the police force.
Eid Aduha Wishes
On behalf of Management, I wish our Moslem brothers and sisters a peaceful Eid Aduha celebration. Eid Aduha, like many religious celebrations seeks to promote peace and love for all humanity. I therefore join our gallant members of staff from the Moslem faith in celebrating this day. I wish all of you happiness and prosperity, as you continue to be part of a great team as, WE BUILD FOR THE FUTURE!
ALLAH BLESS YOU!