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Pakasa Forum Advises Mak Students on Self-Employment

L-R: Vision Group's CEO-Mr. Robert Kabushenga and Head of Marketing and Communication-Ms. Susan Nsibirwa chat with Chairperson of the Uganda Manufacturers Association-Ms Barbara Mulwana after the 9th Pakasa Forum on 11th October 2018, CoBAMS Auditorium, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

The Chief Executive Officer of Nice House of Plastics and Chairperson of Uganda Manufacturer Association, Ms Barbara Mulwana, has advised university students to engage in innovative ways of job creation.  This was during the 9th Pakasa Forum held on Thursday 11th October 2018; to give young entrepreneurs skills on how to start business and survive in a competitive business environment.

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Influence of Biology Education on Knowledge and Attitudes towards Biodiversity Conservation among A’level Biology Students in Wakiso District

The E-Learning And Teacher Education (ELATE) Building, College of Education and External Studies (CEES), Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

There is increasing loss of biodiversity both globally and locally. Important determinants of this loss are mainly human induced. This study assessed level of knowledge and attitudes of A’ level biology students towards biodiversity conservation. This was a cross-sectional study carried out among A’level biology students in Wakiso District. A total of 326 participants from ten sampled schools in the district were selected using simple random sampling.

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University of Agder Seeks Collaboration with Mak

The DVCAA-Dr. Ernest Okello Ogwang (3rd R Front Row) and University of Agder's Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences-Dr Anne Halvorsen (2nd R Front Row) with staff from both institutions after the courtesy call on the Vice Chancellor, 10th October 2018, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

The University of Agder in Norway is seeking collaboration with the Department of Social Work and Social Administration at Makerere University. On 10th October 2018, a team of nine faculty from the University of Agder led by the Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences, Dr Anne Halvorsen paid a courtesy call on the Vice Chancellor to present their interests and further discuss modalities for collaboration.

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Catholic University of Eichstatt-Ingolstadt Visits Mak, Promotes Relations

L-R: Prof. Dr. Ulrich Kropač, Simone Rieger, DVCAA-Dr. Ernest Okello Ogwang, KU President-Prof. Dr. Gabriele Gien, Prof. Tonny Oyana and Ms. Martha Muwanguzi (all holding the Mak scarf earlier given to the KU President), Prof. Dr. Klaudia Schultheis, Thomas Sporer and Dr. Christian Klenk after the courtesy call on 10th October 2018, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

A delegation of six led by the President of the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt (KU), Prof. Dr. Gabriele Gien, on Wednesday, 10th October 2018 visited Makerere University and paid a courtesy call on the Vice Chancellor. They were received by on behalf of Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe by the Acting Vice Chancellor and Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic Affairs), Dr. Ernest Okello Ogwang, The Principal College of Computing and Information Sciences (CoCIS), Prof. Tonny Oyana and the International Office’s Ms. Martha Muwanguzi.

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Design and analysis of two-phase sample survey: Statistical application software

An aerial view of R-L: the School of Statistics and Planning, Departments of Chemistry and Mathematics, Colleges of Engineering-CEDAT, Natural Sciences (JICA Building)-CoNAS and Agriculture-CAES. Partly visible in the background is the surrounding Kikoni neighbourhood, October 2018, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

The purpose of this project was to develop computer application software to estimate parameters in double sampling design. Double sampling or two-phase sampling is used in a wide variety of surveys which includes situations of non-response, missing data, populations that are rare, remote or hard to access, sampling at multiple occasions and in quality control studies.

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CoBAMS to Host Pakasa Forum and 3rd Annual Entrepreneurship Expo

The Principal CoBAMS-Prof. Eria Hisali (C),  Dr. Peter Turyakira (L), Dr. Cathy Mbidde (2nd R) New Vision's Mr. Joseph Byaruhanga and a colleague (2nd L & 3rd R respectively) and the article authors Rachael Kanyi (3rd L) and Esther Joyce Nakibombo (R) after the Media Briefing on 8th October 2018, CoBAMS, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

Over 1,500 Makerere University students in the Department of Marketing and Management under the College of Business and Management Sciences (CoBAMS) are prepared to showcase innovative ideas during the 3rd Annual Entrepreneurship Expo 2018.

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Mak Signs MoU with Tsinghua-China’s Top University

The Vice Chancellor-Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe (4th L) and Assoc. Prof. Huang Yu (3rd L) are joined by L-R: Ms. Ritah Namisango, Prof. Peter Atekyereza, Ms. Martha Muwanguzi (Rear), Dr. Vincent Ssembatya (Rear), Zhang Pengbin, Prof. Tonny Oyana, Dr. Ruth Nalumaga and Mr. Walter Yorac Nono in a group photo after the MoU signing on 8th October 2018, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

Makerere University on Monday, 8th October 2018 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Institute of Public Safety Research (IPSR), Tsinghua University, Beijing China. Tsinghua is China’s leading University recently ranked twenty second globally by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019.  

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Siemens Stiftung Technology Innovation Award

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The Siemens Stiftung Technology Innovation Award aims to identify simple technological innovations with business potential to empower people around the world! Take part in our innovation challenge and win the empowering people.

The deadline to apply for our innovation challenge to empower people is fast approaching. Hurry! Submit your sustainable solutions today and you stand a chance to win empowering people. Award 2019! The competition identifies simple technological innovations with a business potential supporting living conditions in developing regions across the world!

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Only 1 Day Left for the Agrilinks Young Scholars Food Security Blog Contest

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Entries for this blog contest closed on 11th October 2018 at 6:59am Eastern Africa Time-EAT

What did you discover this summer – a breakthrough in the lab or the classroom? Have a great story from the field to share? If so, Agrilinks.org wants to hear from you!

The Agrilinks Young Scholars Food Security Blog Contest is a great opportunity for students around the world to get published and showcase their work to a global community of 14,000+ professionals in food security, agricultural development and beyond.

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President Museveni launches Julius Nyerere Leadership Centre

H.E. President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni (R) is joined by Vice Chancellor-Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe (2nd R), Principal CHUSS-Prof. Edward Kirumira (2nd L), Council Member-Hon. Thomas Tayeebwa (L) and other officials at the unveiling of the Julius Nyerere Leadership Centre on 6th October 2018, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

The President of the Republic of Uganda, H.E Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has launched The Julius Nyerere Leadership Centre at Makerere University. The Centre is a collaboration between Makerere University and the Uganda Management Institute (UMI).

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