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Academic Registrar Communication on 71st Graduation

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May 10, 2021

All Graduands 2021
MAKERERE UNIVERSITY

At it’s 169th Meeting held on 24th March, 2021, the Senate approved the proposal from the Ceremonies Committee to host a blended Graduation Ceremony. This is therefore to inform you that the 71st Graduation Ceremony will be a “blended” one, with a few university officials, Ph.D graduands, Masters Graduands and First Class undergraduate graduands physically present. The rest of the graduands and parents/ guardians will attend virtually. It will be live on television and transmitted on all Makerere University social media platforms. The ceremony is scheduled to take place from Monday 17th to Friday 21st May, 2021.

According lo the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) crowd gathering in one place is prohibited. It is against this background that physical attendance will only be limited to the following categories:-

  • Ph.D Degree Graduands
  • Masters Degree Graduands
  • First Class Honours Degree Graduands

Please note that all graduands’ names will be read out during the live television coverage and live streaming on social media platforms. The students who take an oath from the College of Health Sciences and College of Veterinary Medicine, Animal Resources and Bio-Security shall lake the oath online.

The graduation fees for the 71st Graduation Ceremony are as indicated below:-

Ugandans/East AfricaInternational Students
Convocation fees UGX 10,000/=US $ 10
Graduation feesUGX 40,000/=US $ 60
Certificate feesUGX 30,000/=US $30
TranscriptUGX 30,000/=US $30
TotalUGX 110,000/=US $ 110

From this breakdown, graduation fees must be paid as a package totaling UGX. 110,000/ = for Ugandans/ East Africa and US $130 for International students respectively.

PH.D GRADUANDS
In addition to the above fees all Ph.D graduands should pay Shs. 50,000 for a Cylinder.

Graduation Gowns
The University has approved Gown suppliers for every College as listed here below. You should therefore purchase gowns from the named suppliers who will be based in your respective Colleges/Schools. Please note that Ph.D graduands have their own special graduation gown that can be purchased from the suppliers on order.

SNSUPPLIERCONTACTSUPPLY COLLEGESGRADUATION DAY
1.Ms. Winfred+256-772-655 175College of Natural Sciences (CON AS)
College of Health Sciences (CHS)
School of Law (SOL)
Monday 17th May, 2021
2.Ms. Fundi Building Centre+256-772-451 717College of Agricultural and Environmental
Sciences (CAES)
College of Education and External Studies
(CEES)
Tuesday 18th May, 2021
3.Ms. Mmacks Investment+256-772-418 275College of Business and Mgt Sciences
(COBAMS)
College of Computing and Information
Sciences (COCIS)
College of Vet. Medicine, Animal Resorces &
Bio-Security
(COVAB)
Wednesday 19th May, 2021
4.Ms. Mmacks Investment+256-753-220 800Makerere University Business SchoolThursday 20th May, 2021
5.Ms. Sokana Ltd+256-772-984 564College of Humanities & Social Sciences
(CHUSS)
Friday 21st May, 2021
6.Ms. Clanok Garmets+256-775-154 614College of Engineering Design Art and Technology
(CEDAT)
Friday 21st May, 2021
7.Ms. Goreth Kisekulo+256-772-456 786Directorate of Research and Graduate TrainingMonday 17th – 21st May, 2021

You should therefore purchase gowns from the named suppliers who will be based in your respective Colleges/Schools.

Please note that PhD graduands have their own special graduation gown that can be purchased from the suppliers on order.

Alfred Masikye Namoah
ACADEMIC REGISTRAR

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A Successful Ph.D. Defense by Vianney Andrew Yiga

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The CEDAT community is proud to share our congratulations to Vianney Andrew Yiga following his successful Ph.D. defense that happened yesterday Monday 3rd October 2022 at the College of Engineering, Design, Art, and Technology (CEDAT).

His Thesis was titled; Thermal Stability of Fiber- Reinforced Polylactic Acid Composites for Flameretarded Applications.

The candidate was supervised by Eng. Dr. Michael Lubwama and Eng. Dr. Peter W. Olupot both from the Department of Mechanical Engineering, at CEDAT.

Dr. John Wasswa, Department of Chemistry, College of Natural Sciences (CONAS), Makerere University was the opponent that interrogated the candidate to enable a clear understanding of the study.

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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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