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Directors from USAID Feed the Future Innovation Labs visit Makerere University: impressed with the DANRE/KSU project’s progress

The Head of the Department of Agribusiness and Natural Resource Economics Dr. Gabriel Elepu presenting to the delegates.

On 23rd May 2018, 40 Directors from USAID Feed the Future Innovation Labs visited Makerere University Department of Agribusiness and Natural Resource Economics (DANRE). The remarkable visit aimed at assessing the progress of the DANRE/KSU project of Up-Grading and Enhancing the Institutional Capacity of the Department. 

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School of Law Set to Celebrate 50 Years of Existence

Chairperson Law@50 Organising Committee-Retired Justice Lameck Mukasa (C) with Vice Chancellor-Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe, Ag. Principal, School of Law-Dr. Christopher Mbazira, Deputy Principal-Dr. Ronald Naluwairo and other members of the committee during the Press Conference, 29th May 2018, LAW, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

The School of Law, Makerere University will this year celebrate 50 years of existence as the premier Law School in Uganda. The Climax of the planned events will be on 12th October 2018, where the Alumni Association will be officially launched and a fundraising drive commissioned.
 

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The church’s role in reviving Sunday observance among the youth of Achilet Parish in light of Dies Domini

An elevated shot of the School of Social Sciences, CHUSS and Main Building as seen from the Senate Building, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

The study has been carried out on the Church’s role in reviving Sunday observance among the youth of Achilet Parish. Right from the very beginning of the early Church, Sunday has always been revered at the heart of Christianity. Christians converged on Sunday, the day of Jesus Christ’s Resurrection, the fundamental event upon which our Christian faith rests. However, amidst the importance Sunday, the Lord’s Day, we notice that Changes in socioeconomic conditions have led to profound modification of social behaviour and hence of the character of Sunday.

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Mak Implements Low Cost Water Harvesting, Irrigation & Vegetable Value Addition in Hoima

The Project Principal Investigator, Dr. Joshua Wanyama makes a presentation to stakeholders during the workshop held on 22nd May 2018 to mark the end of the project, KonTIK Hotel, Hoima, Uganda

Makerere University School of Food Technology Nutrition and Bio engineering has implemented low cost rain water harvesting, irrigation and postharvest value addition technologies among farmer groups in Mid Western Uganda to improve horticultural production and farmers livelihoods.

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Application to Bachelor of Social Development Degree Programme 2018/2019

Makerere University Main Building

The Academic Registrar, Makerere University invites applications for the Bachelor of Arts in Social Development degree programme for Day and Evening tenable at Nsamizi Training Institute of Social Development (Mpigi) for the 2018/2019Academic year. Nsamizi Training Institute of Social Development is affiliated to Makerere University.

Admission Requirements:

Each applicant should either:

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Suicidal tendencies among undergraduate students using alcohol and drugs in Makerere University

Male students walk past the Main Building, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

Substance abuse has globally been estimated at 2 billion alcohol users, 1.3 billion smokers and 185 million drug users by the World Health Organization. The trend of abuse is greatly increasing in the African continent and the users have been reported to shift from mild drugs like cannabis to hard drugs like cocaine. This trend has also streamed into Uganda with a total of 85,000 drug users realized between 2010 -2014. A descriptive quantitative cross-sectional study was carried out among 200 undergraduate students using alcohol and drugs in Makerere University.

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Mak DRGT Reviews Graduate Training Policies and Guidelines

First Deputy Vice Chancellor(Academic Affairs), Dr. Ernest Okello Ogwang (Centre), Director DRGT-Prof. Mukadasi Buyinza (to his Left), Dr. Paul Kibwika (to his right) with other participants during the official opening of The three-day workshop, 24th May 2018, Royal Suites Bugolobi, Kampala Uganda

For three days (23rd to 25th May 2018), members of Makerere University Management, Principals, Deputy Principals, Deans, researchers, staff from the Department of the Academic Registrar, Directorate of Research and Graduate Training (DRGT) and Public Relations Office convened at Royal Suites Bugolobi in a retreat aimed at reviewing policies and guidelines on graduate training.

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1,431 Graduate at MUBS’ 13th Ceremony

The Chancellor Prof. Ezra Suruma (5th L) flanked by the Vice Chancellor-Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe (4th L), Principal MUBS-Prof. Waswa Balunywa and other officials at the 13th Graduation Ceremony, 25th May 2018, Makerere University Business School (MUBS) Nakawa Campus, Kampala Uganda

On Friday, 25th May 2018, Makerere University Business School (MUBS) held the 13th Graduation Ceremony under the theme "Soft skills for business development". 1,431 students graduated with Postgraduate Diplomas, Ordinary Diplomas and Certificates of MUBS. The function was presided over by the Chancellor Makerere University, Prof. Ezra Suruma, who called upon the graduands to use the knowledge and skills gained from MUBS to contribute towards National development.

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Research Reveals Effect of Drying Surface on Mukene Quality and Contamination by Bacteria

The Department of Zoology, Entomology and Fisheries Sciences, School of Biosciences, College of Natural Sciences (CoNAS), Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

A 2018 publication by researchers in the College of Natural Sciences (CoNAS), Makerere University has concluded that the type of surface on which Mukene (Rastrineobola argentea) is dried significantly affects drying time, contamination by bacteria, animal and plant detritus and pebbles, as well as concentration of total volatile base nitrates (TVB-N). Mukene makes up 60% of the total fish catch in Lake Victoria and it is preserved by open sun-drying on various surfaces.

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Creating Youth Employment and Food Security in My Community

Article Author Gad Matayo Sambrumo Image:RUFORUM

I was born in 1993 in Busia County, western Kenya and hold a degree in Agribusiness Management and Enterprise Development from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology. Currently, I am enrolled for a Master of Science in Agri-Enterprise Development at Egerton University funded by RUFORUM under the TAGDev (Transforming African Agricultural Universities to meaningfully contribute to Africa’s growth and development) programme funded by the mastercard foundation.

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