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May 2018

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Mak Director DICTS hands over office, Mr. Mugabi Samuel Paul appointed Acting Director

Eng. Frank Kitumba handing over office to Mr. Mugabi Samuel Paul. Right, is the Acting Deputy Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration Dr. Eria Hisali.

On 10th May 2018, the Outgoing Director, for ICT Support (DICTs) Eng. Frank Kitumba handed over office to the appointed Acting Director Mr. Mugabi Samuel Paul. 

The handover ceremony took place at the Directorate of ICT Support, College of Engineering Design Art and Technology (CEDAT) and was presided over by Acting Deputy Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration Dr. Eria Hisali.  It was witnessed by Mr. Walter Yorac Nono-the Director of Internal Audit, Mr. Andrew Abunyang- Director of Human Resource and Mr. Henry Mwebe - the Director Legal Affairs.

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Witnessing an Innovation steadily grow is satisfying

RAN Officials (Left) join KCCA Officials at the hand over of an Eco-water Purifier System (Centre) on 14th May 2018, KCCA Health Center IV, Kisenyi, Kampala Uganda. Image:RAN

On May 14th May 2018, it was with great pleasure that I handed over the Eco-water purifier system (Water purification system) to the Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) Health Center IV in Kisenyi one of the suburbs in Kampala. The Eco-water purifier is now serving more than 300 people daily. These people are mainly seeking treatment and management of HIV/AIDs.

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Press Release: RUFORUM Vision 2030 First Five Year Operational Plan Approved by Board

RUFORUM Board Chairperson-Prof. Mabel Imbuga (C) with other members Prof. Eliabu Lugujjo (2nd L), Prof. Mary Okwakol (3rd L) and Executive Secretary Prof. Adipala Ekwamu with other members after the Board Meeting, 12th May 2018, JKUAT, Nairobi Kenya

The first five year (2018-2022) Operational Plan of the RUFORUM Vision 2030 Strategy (The African Universities’ Agenda for Agricultural Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation – AHESTI) has been approved.  The approval took place during the 14th Executive Board Meeting at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, held in Nairobi, Kenya on 12th May 2018 and was chaired by Professor Mabel Imbuga the Board Chairperson.

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Press Release: Dr Uwituze Solange Appointed to The Rwanda Agriculture and Animal Resources Development Board (RAB)

Dr. Uwituze Solange Image:RUFORUM

The RUFORUM Secretariat is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Uwituze Solange, the Manager of Partnerships and Business Management (PBM) unit at RUFORUM Secretariat as the Deputy Director General, in charge of animal resources research and technology transfer of the Rwanda Agriculture and Animal Resources Development Board (RAB) by the Rwanda Cabinet meeting held on 27th April of 2018

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Entrepreneurship Training Transformed My Life: I Started Three Businesses

Article Author Mercyline Jerusa Image:RUFORUM

My name is Mercyline Jerusa and I come from Kakamega County in western Kenya. I am currently pursuing a Master of Science in Agri-enterprise Development at Egerton University with funding from 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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Student presents gift to Prof. Nawangwe: He acknowledges VC’s efforts in maintaining the University’s pride and importance

Joseph Kayongo presenting the gift to the Vice Chancellor.

“I present this gift to you as a sign of appreciation for your tremendous role in nurturing students and your efforts in maintaining the University’s pride and importance. Your relationship with students is indeed well paying. This is my work, through which I have been able to pay my tuition and facilitate myself for the three years I have been here.” This is how overwhelmed Joseph Kayongo started his conversation when he met his Vice Chancellor, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe. 

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Prospective Students advised on building a reputable academic and career path

Mr. Ssentongo interacting with the students.

The Ag. Deputy Registrar (Undergraduate Admissions and Records Division) Mr. Charles Ssentongo, has advised high school students to focus on their future when building a reputable academic and career path. This was during a Mentorship and Career Guidance Workshop organised on 9th May 2018 by Childlife Network Uganda in conjunction with the Office of the Academic Registrar and Makerere University Public Relations Office. 

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Mak Evaluates Continuous Improvement Drive as Self Assessment Report 2017 is Disseminated

The Chairperson Council-Eng. Dr. Charles Wana-Etyem (2nd L) flanked by Vice Chancellor-Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe (3rd L), University Secretary-Mr. Charles Barugahare (L), Academic Registrar-Mr. Alfred Namoah Masikye (R) Guild President-H.E. Papa Were Salim (3rd R) and Vice Guild President-H.E. Kokoi Fiona (2nd R) at the 2nd Self-assessment Report Dissemination Breakfast 10th May 2018, Golden Tulip Hotel, Kampala Uganda

The Quality Assurance Directorate (QAD) at a breakfast meeting held on Thursday, 10th May 2017 disseminated findings of the second Makerere University Self-assessment Report 2017. The meeting which brought together members of University Management, Principals and key stakeholders such as the Guild President was also attended by the Chairperson Council, Eng. Dr. Charles Wana-Etyem.

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University Teams to Check Into Imperial Royale Hotel

Netball players pose for the camera after the WUNC2018 LOC-Imperial Group of Hotels partnership was sealed. Image:WUNC

World University Netball Championships - September 17 to 21

The Local Organising Committee of the 3rd FISU World University Netball Championship has sealed an attractive partnership with the Imperial Group of Hotels.

The hotel chain has offered subisidised rates for over 300 team members, 400 cartons of water and internal transport for all the 12 participating sides.

Makerere University will host the event from September 11 to 21.

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Book on Universal Health Coverage in Uganda Launched: President Uhuru Engaging Mak Researchers on Kenya’s Plans

The State Minister for Primary Health Care, Hon. Sarah Opendi (5th L), EU Acting Head of Cooperation, Mr Thomas Tiedemann (4th L), Acting DVCFA, Prof. William Bazeyo (5th R) with the UHC Book Authors L-R: Dr. Suzanne Kiwanuka, Deputy Dean of MakSPH, Prof. Christopher Garimoi Orach, Commissioner MoH-Dr. Esther Byakika, Principal CHS, Prof Charles Ibingira, Assoc. Prof Freddie Sengooba, Prof. Elizeus Rutebemberwa and Dr Elizabeth Ekirapa-Kiracho at the Launch on 3rd May 2018, Serena Hotel, Kampala Uganda.

She was astonished to have her child admitted in a room with about 5 others, all with respiratory complications requiring urgent interventions like a nebulizer; a device that delivers drugs in the form of mist inhaled into the lungs, and oxygen.


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