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Advert: Bsc. Degree & Diploma in Palliative Care 2021/2022

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The Academic Registrar, Makerere University in partnership with the Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care in Africa (Hospice Africa Uganda) invites applications for the Bachelor of Science in Palliative Care and Diploma in Palliative Care, tenable at Hospice Africa Uganda for the academic year 2021/2022 commencing in February, 2022.

The mission of the programme is to produce palliative care experts from a range of health disciplines who can take on clinical, service development, educational, managerial and research and development roles to build on palliative care across the region in both private and public sectors.

Admission Requirements:
(A) Bachelor of Science in Palliative Care (BPC)

This is a 3-Year programme undertaken by distance learning with (4) weeks compulsory residential training at the beginning of each academic year at Hospice Africa Uganda. It has two entry levels:
(i) Entry at Year I:

Diploma holders including; registered nurses/Midwives/Comprehensive Nurses, Clinical Officers, Pharmacy Technicians, Physiotherapists, Occupational therapists, and any other relevant and related health sciences diploma. Degree holders include; medicine, dentistry and pharmacy.

(ii) Entry at Year II:

Applicants with a Diploma in Palliative Care from Makerere University/Hospice Africa Uganda,

OR

Diploma in Palliative Care from a recognized Institution of higher learning.


(B) Diploma in Palliative Care (DPC)
This is a One-Year programme undertaken by distance learning with (4) weeks compulsory residential training at the beginning of the academic year at Hospice Africa Uganda.

• Diploma holders including; Registered nurses/Midwives, Comprehensive nurses/Midwives, Clinical Officers, Pharmacy Technicians, Physiotherapists, Occupational therapists, and any other relevant and related health sciences diploma.

Essential Selection Criteria:
All applicants must fulfill the following Criteria:
• Must possess the required academic qualification. Certified copies of certificates, diploma and degrees (Not photocopies of certified copies) from the awarding Institution must be attached to the application form.
• Must possess a Uganda ordinary Certificate of Education (“0”) level or its equivalent with at least 5 passes obtained at the same sitting.
• Must possess the Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (“A”) level or its equivalent with at least 1 principal pass and 2 subsidiary passes obtained at the same sitting.

• Must be able to meet the financial obligations of the course being applied for.

Course fees:
Tuition for the course will be; $1,900 per year for International students and $1400 for East African students.
National Council for Higher Education Fees – Shs.20, 000/ = per year paid directly to the Council.
UNISA Subscription Fee – Shs.2000/= per year.

Application:
Application is on line. More information can be obtained from Hospice Africa Uganda or can be downloaded from https://www.hospice-africa.org/. A system generated completed form
together with certified copies of Diploma/Degree transcripts and Certificates from the
awarding Institutions must be submitted by 26th Nov. 2021.

Makerere University Online Application Portal User Guide
Applicants should access the Institution’s Admissions URL https://apply.mak.ac.ug (click
“HOW TO APPLY” for guidelines).
Create your account, by clicking on the “REGISTER NOW” button, Use your full name, email
address and mobile no.

Please note that your name must be similar to the one on your supporting academic documents for your application to be considered valid.

If you changed your names please go to Senate Building Office 301 with an affidavit supporting the name change.
A One Time Password (OTP) will be sent to both your e-mail and mobile number. The system will prompt you to change the password to one you can easily remember.

To fill an application form the applicant clicks on the “APPLY NOW” button displayed on the appropriate running scheme; HOSPICE.

Click and fill all the SECTIONS OF THE FORM one SECTION at a time. SAVE each FORM
SECTION before moving to the next SECTION. When complete, SUBMIT the Application.

Obtain a payment reference number by clicking on “Pay for Form” button.

Make payment of a non refundable application fee of Shs.50,000/ = for Ugandans and an equivalent of US $ 75 for international at any of the banks used by Uganda Revenue
Authority (URA).

All enquiries should be addressed to;
The Academic Registrar,
Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care in Africa,
Hospice Africa Uganda,
P.O. Box 7757, Kampala, Uganda.
Physical address: Plot 130, Makindye Road, Kampala
For further details, contact the Institute Academic Registrar, 256 41 4 266867/510089/
Fax: + 256 41 510087
Tel: + Mobile +256 704161129, +2560702878609
Email: educ@hospice-africa.org
Copy to:ar@hospice-africa.org

WARNING
Applicants are strongly warned against presenting forged or other people’s academic documents to support their applications for admission. The consequences, if discovered, are very grave indeed.

The Academic Registrar has not appointed any agent to act on his behalf to solicit for additional funds other than the application fees stated above.

Alfred Masikye Namoah
ACADEMIC REGISTRAR

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Mak Claims Lion’s Share of Jim Leech Fellowship Cohort 1 2020-2021 Awards

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Female graduands pose for the camera in January 2018 after a session of the 68th Graduation Ceremony, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda. Photo credit: GMD

Makerere University Alumni have claimed the lion’s share of fellowships awarded by Cohort 1 of the Jim Leech Mastercard Foundation Fellowship on Entrepreneurship 2020-2021. According to the recently concluded selection by Queens University, Canada, sixteen (16) out of the sixty (60) Jim Leech Fellows selected are from Makerere University, seven (7) of them being Mastercard Foundation Scholars/Alumni.

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (Ghana) at eleven (11) had the second highest number of fellows awarded followed by University of Pretoria (South Africa) with seven (7). The University of Abomey Calavi (Benin) followed with four (4) fellows in the program that selected fellows from twenty one (21) institutions.

These included; Africa Nazarene University (Kenya), African Institute for Mathematics (South Africa), Ashesi University (Ghana), Carnegie Mellon University (Rwanda) and Covenant University (Nigeria). Others were Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Federal University of Technology and Ladoke Akintola University of Technology all from Nigeria, McGill University (Canada) and Moi University (Kenya).

Mphohadi College (South Africa), Obafemi Awolowo University (Nigeria), Southern New Hampshire University (United States) and United States International University (Kenya) were the others. The list was completed by University for Development Studies (Ghana), University of Gondar (Ethiopia) and University of Cape Town (South Africa).

We congratulate all Jim Leech Fellows 2020-2021 from Makerere University upon their successful selection.

Please see Downloads for the full list.

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Makerere University 87th Guild President, GRCs Sworn In

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Mrs Winfred Kabumbuli and 87th Guild President Shamim Nambassa during the Swearing in Ceremony. Photo by Alex Mugalu

The newly elected Makerere University Guild President, Cabinet and Guild Representatives have been sworn in today, 26th November 2021 to effectively commence duties.

The swearing-in-ceremony took place at the CTF 2 Auditorium, presided over by the Dean of Students Mrs. Winifred Kabumbuli who represented the Vice Chancellor Professor Barnabas Nawangwe.

On a brilliant event graced by many elders, both the outgoing and incoming students’ representatives, a number of guild representatives from Halls of Residence, Colleges, Schools, Persons with Disabilities, Dag Hammarskjold Hall, Kabanyolo hostels and Galloway Hall were sworn in. The Guild President Ms. Shamim Nambassa and her Guild Cabinet were also sworn in.

87th Guild President Shamim Nambassa taking Oath. Photo by Alex Mugalu
87th Guild President Shamim Nambassa taking Oath. Photo by Alex Mugalu

At the beginning of this month, Ms. ShamimNambassa won the Guild Presidential race after garnering 5,610 Valid Votes, representing 54.16% of the total ballot count. Ms. Nambassa replaced Ivan Ssempijja in the office.

After swearing in, H.E. Nambassa said she is excited to lead the student guild that will usher in Makerere’s 100 years of existence celebrations. “I assume office at a very critical time when Makerere University is about to celebrate 100 years. For the 87 years of the 100 the students’ guild has been around but I am only the 5th lady out of the 87,” Nambassa briefly stated.

Representing the Vice Chancellor, the Dean of Students Mrs. Winifred Kabumbuli applauded the outgoing Guild leadership for the good leadership they have exhibited during their term of service.

GRCs taking Oath. Photo by Alex Mugalu
GRCs taking Oath. Photo by Alex Mugalu

“I thank the outgoing guild leadership led by Ivan Ssempijja for the outstanding performance. I must admit that they contributed to quality enhancement of academic and social well being of students.”

Mrs. Kabumbuli also acknowledged the central role played by the guild electoral commission led by chairman William Kananga for organising a petition-less election. “The electoral commission, thank you very much, you are exceptional, excellent much less unsurpassed, indeed you were fit for the purpose, you deserve all the accolades,” she said.

Students With Disabilities swearing in. Photo by Alex Mugalu
Students With Disabilities swearing in. Photo by Alex Mugalu

In a speech read by the Dean of Students, the Vice Chancellor Professor Barnabas Nawangwe congratulated the newly elected leaders for the triumph. “I congratulate all those who stood for various posts and were successfully elected as well as those who have been appointed in various positions of the executive leadership of the guild, I warmly congratulate you. I also thank the voters who turned up to vote in big numbers”.

Professor Nawangwe also appealed to the newly sworn-in leaders to cooperate with University administration to ensure the wellbeing of students.

 “To the new guild leadership, I appeal to you to begin your work with dedication and humility knowing very well that you have been called upon to serve your university beyond self. Please pay special attention to the University Council, the Senate, the College Boards and other statutory organs, the GRC as well as policies, procedures and regulations of the University. In particular, the guild leadership should join Management to encourage students to pay fees in the remaining time,” Prof Nawangwe added.

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School of Statistics and Planning receives ICT equipment worth $500,000

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The School of Statistics and Planning today received a consignment of ICT equipment worth $500,000 from the East African Community. The purchase of the equipment was facilitated by funding from the World Bank to the East African Community.
The equipment was this morning received by Dr. JB Asiimwe, the HoD of Planning and Applied Statistics, Mr David Kisitu, the Systems Administrator and Mr Frank Namugera from the Department of Planning and Applied Statistics.
The equipment includes 153 desktop computers, laptops, digital cameras, computer tables, power banks, UPS, cooling systems, security cameras, network accessories and computer chairs among other things.
The equipment will go a long way in improving teaching and learning as the university moves to be a research led institution.

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