The College of Health Sciences (CHS) organized a Quality Assurance (QA) training on Monday 19th June 2023. The purpose of this training was to promote a Quality Assurance culture in the College of Health Sciences, and create awareness on quality assurance mechanisms and practices among the Staff.
Among the facilitators were Dr. Cyprian Misinde (Director, Quality Assurance), who presented about the role of the Quality Assurance and Gender Committee, Dr. Famba Pakoyo (Dean, School of Health Sciences), who represented the Principal, College of Health Sciences, Prof. Damalie Nakanjako and presented about the importance of Curriculum/programme review. Irene Rebecca Namatende presented about the status of Quality Assurance at CHS and its benefits to teaching, learning, research, innovations and community service. Mr. Eric Tumwesigye presented about the goal of the Makerere University Gender Mainstreaming Programme and Dr. Henry Kajumbula presented on quality assurance in laboratories. One of the participants affirmed that the training was timely amongst the staff of the College of Health Sciences.
Highlights of Presentations
The role of the Quality Assurance & Gender Committee (Dr. Cyprian Misinde)
- To promote the University quality culture within the College/School/Institute
- To establish and monitor quality standards and practices
- Review and evaluate Quality Assurance Systems and procedures
- Attend to specific recommendations from UQAC on Quality Assurance issues
- To handle irregularities issues of staff and students
- Link up with the QA
Status of Quality Assurance at CHS (Irene Rebecca Namatende)
Irene presented about the inception of quality assurance and the role of the QA Office at CHS.
- Cultivate a culture of continuous improvement in the college.
- Monitoring teaching and learning at every beginning of semester.
- Carry out assessments. i.e., online student assessment, self-assessment, peer review, etc.
- Support the office of the Principal in compiling Annual reports
- Developing key performance indicators in all the CHS departments/ units.
- Secretariat to the CHS Quality Assurance and Gender Committee among others.
- Secretariat to the CHS Strategic Planning Committee.
Benefits of QA
Increasing stakeholder satisfaction, enhancing the college efficiency in teaching, learning and research.
Importance of curriculum Review (Dr. Pakoyo F. Kamba)
World is constantly changing
- Maintain relevance of academic programmes for the job market
- Incorporation new knowledge areas/recent scientific developments
- Compliance with prevailing trends, e.g.
- Innovations in teaching and learning
- Gender equality.
- Sexual and gender-based violence
- Environmental responsiveness
- Policy changes e.g., Anti-homosexuality law
- Competence-based education, problem-based learning
- IT revolution, including advent of Internet.
- Genomics revolution
- International harmonization, e.g., EAC
The Gender Mainstreaming Programme (Mr. Eric Tumwesigye)
Goal of the Mak GMP
To promote gender equality and women’s empowerment in Makerere University and beyond.
The mandate of Mak GMP
To mainstream gender in all the functions of the University, namely: Teaching and Learning; Research and Innovations; Knowledge Transfer Partnerships and Networking and Support Services.
Innovations using low cost locally available materials for point of use water treatment system unveiled
The College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology (CEDAT) conducted a Research Dissemination of two studies aimed at the Development of Materials for point of use water treatment systems.
The investigations were conducted by a team of researchers comprised of P. W. Olupot, H. M. Kalibbala, E. Menya, G.M. Wangi, J. Jjagwe, J. Wakatuntu, M. Turyasingura, R. Walozi, C. Kanyesigye and R. N. Kulabako.
The dissemination event held on Wednesday 29th November 2023 follows the successful completion of two MakRIF supported Research projects namely; Development of rice husk based granular activated carbon for point-of-use water treatment systems and Development of zeolite-based nanocomposite filters for drinking water treatment.
Apac District gains from CEDAT’s Research on Piloting a Rural Broadband Connectivity Model and Efficacious patient management system
The School of Engineering at the College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology (CEDAT) shared findings of research that was conducted in Apac Districts through two projects namely Piloting a Rural Broadband Connectivity Model (RCBM) and Efficacious patient management system (EPMS).
The findings of the research sponsored by the Government of Uganda through the Makerere University research and Innovation Fund(MakRIF) were disseminated during a dissemination seminar held in the College on Friday 24th November 2023, where it was revealed that Apac the host District greatly benefited from the services that not only led to the increased uptake of internet services but also gained through other socio economic areas.
Application Forms for Admission to Public Universities 2024/2025
The Academic Registrar, Makerere University informs all Head Teachers of A ‘Level schools that application forms for admission to public universities for senior six candidates (UACE 2023) for the 2024/2025 academic year will be ready for collection from the university from Monday 4th December, 2023.
The application forms should be collected from the Office of the Academic Registrar, Senate Building, Level 3, Makerere University.
Issuing of the application forms will start on Monday, 4th December 2023 on payment of a non-refundable application fee of Uganda Shs. 52,000/=(fifty two thousand Uganda shillings only) per application form.
You are advised to get a pay reference number (PRN) using the ACMIS system (http://pay.mak.ac.ug) to enable you pay the application fees in any bank used by Uganda Revenue Authority (URA).
The forms are for Ugandans only.
Please note that only Head Teachers or their authorized representatives will be served.
The closing date for submitting the completed application forms will be Wednesday 31st January, 2024.
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