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December 2018

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Multicultural society, stress and drug abuse among adolescents

The Languages Block, School of Languages, Literature and Communication, College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHUSS), Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

This study aimed at finding out the relationship between multicultural society, stress and drug abuse among adolescents. The study targeted 100 adolescents in Rubaga Division, Kampala district among different communities and cultures. Both male and female were sampled and actively participated in the study. Study results showed that there is a significant relationship between multicultural society and drug abuse among adolescents.

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Sorption of heavy metals from wastewater using ash from Water Hyacinth (Eichornia Crassipes)

The College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology (CEDAT), Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

The main objective of this study was to investigate the use of water hyacinth ash in Sorption of heavy metals from wastewater. This was through determining; the characteristics of the water hyacinth plants obtained from Port Bell Luzira, the physiochemical characteristics of wastewater obtained from Nakivubo Channel and the Sorption efficiency of water hyacinth ash as biosorbent in the Sorption of Iron, Copper and Cadmium ions from wastewater.

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The effects of change management processes on employee performance: The case of World Vision Uganda

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

This study sought to find out the effects of organization change management processes on employee performance in World Vision Uganda because in 2012, as a result of reduced funding from donors World Vision Uganda realigned its strategies and operations to address the challenges the organization faced in its operating context. Focus was laid on establishing how organization change processes, interpersonal relationships, and ownership of organization change processes influence performance of employees.

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Analysis of the streets of Kampala City to meet the needs of pedestrians: A case study of Central Division

An elevated shot of the stairway, pedestrian walk and parking lot at the College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology (CEDAT), Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

The study is about analysis of streets of Kampala city to meet the needs of pedestrians in central division. The research will basically look at street infrastructure that are viable for all pedestrians including those with physical disabilities. As a component of the built environment as ancient as human habitation, the street sustains a range of activities vital to civilization. Its roles are as numerous and diverse as its ever-changing cast of characters.

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Analyzing the performance and contribution of UPE in Uganda: A Case Study of Primary Schools in Kira Town Council

The School of Economics and the School of Business, College of Business and Management Sciences (CoBAMS), Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

The study sought to analyze the performance and contribution of UPE program to the educational sector in Uganda with the with the following specific objectives; to establish whether there has been an improvement in PLE performance as a result of UPE program; to find out whether there has been an improvement on physical facilities as a result of UPE program; to find out whether parental input to pupils while at school has an effect on their PLE performance; to assess the influence of time taken by government to disburse funds on the performance of UPE schools in Kira Town Council to identify

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Prof. Jianguo Chen commends CoCIS on the sci-tech software developed to solve community problems

The Delgeates meeting with the College technical team in the Sensors lab, Makerere University.

Prof. Jianguo Chen from Tsinghua University, Institute of Public Safety Research (IPSR) has commended Makerere University College of Computing and Information Sciences (CoCIS) on the Sci-tech innovations developed by the College to solve community problems. While on tour, on 19th December 2018 at the Artificial Intelligence and Data Science Laboratory; one of Makerere University’s most outstanding community based innovation, Prof.

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Meet Mak Professor with 10 Acres of Livestock Fodder for the December–February Dry Season

Prof. Fred Kabi, an Animal Scientist, CAES, Makerere University demonstrates his alternative way of taking the university lecture room to the communities through growing fodder Kapeka, 15th December 2018

Can Agriculture Professionals roll up their sleeves and blunt the biting effect of drought, occasioned by climate change, on livestock production through research, innovations and entrepreneurship?

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Mrs. Lorna Magara elected Chairperson of Makerere University Council

Mrs. Lorna Magara interacting with the Vice Cahcellor Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe and the Deputy Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration Prof. William Bazeyo.

Mrs. Lorna Magara has been elected Chairperson of Makerere University Council for a four-year term (December 2018 – December 2022). She takes over office from Eng. Dr. Charles Wana-Etyem whose term ended on 19th December   2018. The Council elected Rt. Hon. Daniel Fred Kidega, the former Speaker of the East African Legislative Assembly as Vice Chairperson.

The newly elected Chairperson of Makerere University Council Mrs. Lorna Magara.

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Globalization and its influence on education in Uganda

An aerial photo of the School of Social Sciences, CHUSS and Central Teaching Facility (CTF) 1 to the right, Senate Building to the left and Lincoln Flats and College of Computing and Information Sciences (CoCIS) in the Centre and Pearl of Africa Hotel in the background

This study focuses on globalization and how it has influenced education in Uganda. Education is undergoing continuous changes under the globalization. The effects of globalization on education are largely from swift developments in technology and communication and are bringing about changes in ideas, norms, values, beliefs and knowledge, changing the roles of students and teachers, and producing a shift in society from industrialization towards an information-based society.

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Addressing Corruption in the Public Service: A Virtue Ethical Critique of Uganda's Integrity System

The main entrance to the School of Social Sciences, College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHUSS), Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

In most of Uganda’s public service and the general society, corruption has remained a big challenge that particularly undermines the provision of the public good. This study, therefore, attempted to address this problem by providing a long-term and lasting solution. The concept of corruption was clarified through scrutinising the commonly advanced definitions of corruption.

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