728 x 90

January 2019

You are here

Proscovia Nabatte's picture

Chancellor Urges African Leaders to Solve Unemployment by Supporting Domestic Enterprises

The Chancellor, Prof. Ezra Suruma (Right) hands over the ACCA Uganda Award to Ms. Tumukunde Elizabeth, the best performing student in Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting Option) during the 2nd Session of the 69th Graduation Ceremony at Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

The Chancellor of Makerere University Prof. Ezra Suruma has challenged African Governments to evaluate the effect of entrusting their respective economies to foreigners as a way of solving unemployment among their populations.  Speaking during the second session of the 69th Graduation Ceremony on Wednesday, 16th January 2019, Prof. Ezra Suruma said that African governments have withdrawn from investing and supporting domestic enterprises hence permitting foreigners to dominate the economy and operate on private basis.

Mark Wamai's picture

Mak Hosts Second Phase of GREAT Gender-responsive Legume Breeding Course

GREAT Gender-responsive Legume Breeding Course facilitators and participants from Burkina Faso, Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Mali, Ghana, Zambia, Senegal and Nigeria wave to the camera at the course opening on 14th January 2019 at Forest Cottages, Bukoto, Kampala Uganda

Makerere University is hosting the second phase (week 2) of the Gender-responsive Legume Breeding Course under the project titled, “Gender-responsive Researchers Equipped for Agricultural Transformation (GREAT). GREAT is a 5-year (2015-2020) collaboration between Cornell University in Ithaca, New York and Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Proscovia Nabatte's picture

Mak 69th Graduation Kicks Off: President Museveni Honoured

The President of the Republic of Uganda and Visitor of Makerere University-H.E. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni (3rd L), First Lady-Hon. Janet Kataaha Museveni (2nd L), Hon. Dr. John Chrysostom Muyingo (L), Chancellor-Prof. Ezra Suruma (3rd R), Chairperson Council-Mrs. Lorna Magara (C), Vice Chair-Rt. Hon. Daniel Fred Kidega (2nd R), Vice Chancellor-Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe (4th R) and the Mace bearer (R) on Day1 of the 69th Graduation Ceremony. President Museveni received Mak's Outstanding Scholarly Authorship Award

Makerere University has awarded the President of the Republic of Uganda and Visitor, H.E. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni with her Outstanding Scholarly Authorship Award. Handed over to him by the Makerere University Chancellor, Prof. Ezra Suruma during the first session of the 69th Graduation Ceremony on Tuesday, 15th January 2019, President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni was recognized for his authorship of Katondoozi, the first ever Thesaurus in the sub-Saharan region.
 

Proscovia Nabatte's picture

Maths teachers urged to adopt modern methods of teaching to enhance students’ abilities

Some of the participants posing for a photo with the Chancellor, Prof. Ezra Suruma (4th L) and the Director for Education Standards in the Ministry of Education and Sports, Dr. Kedress Turyagyenda (5th L) after recieving their certificates on Friday 11th January 2019 at Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

The Director for Education Standards in the Ministry of Education and Sports Dr. Kedress Turyagyenda, has urged mathematics teachers and trainers to adopt the recently developed technologies of teaching to enhance students’ abilities of learning mathematics. This was at the closing ceremony of the 10 days residential training of primary and secondary Mathematics teachers from Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya and Tanzania; held on 11th January 2019 at Makerere University.  

Mark Wamai's picture

Prof. Kirumira Hands Over Office

Front Row: The DVCAA-Dr. Umar Kakumba (3rd L) with L-R: Mr. Walter Yorac Nono, Outgoing Principal CHUSS-Prof. Edward Kirumira, Acting Principal-Dr. Josephine Ahikire, Dr Julius Kikooma and Dr. Aaron Mushengyezi with Deans and Members of CHUSS staff at the handover on 14th January 2019, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

The Outgoing Principal of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHUSS), Prof. Edward K. Kirumira on the 14th January, 2018 handed over to the Acting Principal Dr. Josephine Ahikire. The handover ceremony held in the Literature Resource Centre was presided over by the Director Human Resource, Mr. Andrew Abunyang. It was witnessed by the Deputy Vice Chancellor in charge of Academic Affairs, Dr. Umar Kakumba; the Director Legal Affairs, Mr. Henry Mwebe; the Director Internal Audit, Mr. Walter Yorac Nono, and Deans and senior administrative staff of CHUSS.

Mark Wamai's picture

Mak-MKU Expand Joint Collaboration to Institutional Level

Seated: Prof. Stanley Waudo (L) and Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe (C) sign the MoU while DVCAA-Dr. Umar Kakumba (R) and Standing L-R: Prof. Mwangi Peter Wanderi, Dr. Bibianne Waiganjo, Prof. Charles Ibingira, Prof. Fred Masagazi Masaazi and Mr. Henry Mwebe witness on 14th January 2019, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

Makerere University and Mount Kenya University (MKU) on Monday, 14th January 2019 officially expanded their collaboration to institutional level following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). Signed on behalf of Mak by the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe and on behalf of MKU by the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Stanley Waudo, the MoU is a follow-up of an earlier one signed on 19th September 2017 between the two institutions’ Colleges of Health Sciences.

Mark Wamai's picture

Prof. Mnason Tweheyo Hands Over Office to New Dean, School of Forestry

The Principal CAES-Prof. Bernard Bashaasha (C) hands over the Instruments of Power to Incoming Dean SFEGS-Assoc. Prof. Fred Babweteera (R) as Outgoing Dean SFEGS-Prof. Mnason Tweheyo (L) applauds on 11th January 2019, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

•    Don’s biggest success in two 4-year terms was improving students’ morals and curbing strikes
•    Tweheyo pledges to uphold good stewardship of students and university property and to oppose anyone who puts personal interests before the university’s
•    Staff hail Prof. Tweheyo for integrity, generosity and sacrificial service to the university

Mark Wamai's picture

Dr. Badat-Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Meets VC over Grants to CHUSS

The Vice Chancellor-Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe (3rd R) with the AWMF Programme Director, International Higher Education and Strategic Projects-Dr. Saleem Badat (3rd R) and L-R: Coordinator AWMF Grants at Mak-Dr. Edgar Nabutanyi, Acting Principal CHUSS-Dr. Josephine Ahikire, Dean School of Liberal and Performing Arts-Dr. Patrick Mangeni and Dean School of Psychology-Dr. Julius Kikooma after the courtesy call on 11th January 2019, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

The Programme Director, International Higher Education and Strategic Projects at the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Dr. Saleem Badat has visited Makerere University to follow up on the grants given to the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHUSS) in 2018. In 2017, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation approved a grant worth USD5million to the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences for a period of five years.

Mark Wamai's picture

DAAD In-Country In-Region Competitive Masters & PhD Scholarships 2019

An aerial photo of the Main Building and Freedom Square (foreground) with the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHUSS)-Left, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) in collaboration with Makerere University is once again in a position to offer up to 6 PhD scholarships in Plant Breeding and up to 8 Masters scholarships in Environment and Natural Resources for the 2019 intake:

Host Institution(s):

Makerere University, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

Mark Wamai's picture

Mak, AATF, PASTTA Project Evaluate 35 Soybean Varieties from across Africa

Makerere University Plant breeder and soybean researcher, Prof. Phinehas Tukamuhabwa (with cap) interacts with farmers in Mubuku during the field visits 3rd and 5th January 2019, Kasese Uganda

The College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES), Makerere University in partnership with the African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF) and the Soybean Innovation Lab through the Partnerships for Seed Technology Transfer in Africa (PASTTA) project on 3rd and 5th January 2019 conducted soybean field days at Mubuku Irrigation Scheme in Kasese and Ngetta ZARDI in Lira respectively. A total of 35 soybean varieties from across Africa were being evaluated; dubbed Pan African Soybean trial.

Pages