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SFEGS Joins the Nation in Celebrating Water and Environment Week

The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe and Members of Management tour the sawmill at Nyabyeya Forestry College (NFC). SFEGS students undertake practical forestry training and internship at NFC.

School of Forestry, Environmental and Geographical Sciences (SFEGS) joined the rest of Uganda in the celebration of the Water and Environment Week that took place between 18th and 22nd March 2019 at the Water Resources Institute, Entebbe.

Prior to the actual week, the School as a member of the National Organising Committee and National Technical Committee participated in the pre-events such as planning and preparation and joining the “Walk for Zoka” forest.

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Tottori Students Successfully Complete Overseas Practical Education Program in Uganda

The Deputy Principal CAES, Assoc. Prof. Gorreti Nabanoga (Left) hands over a certificate to one of the 15 students from Tottori University Japan that completed the three-week Practical Education Program in Uganda, 21st March 2019, CEDAT, Makerere University, Kampala.

“I applaud Makerere University and Tottori University for signing the MoU that has enabled the exchange of knowledge and ideas between staff and students from both institutions. This has given students an opportunity to study, research and experience new things,” said the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic Affairs)-DVCAA, Dr. Umar Kakumba in a speech read by Dr. Gorreti Nabanoga.

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Mak AIMS Student Portal Quick Guide

Students walk along Lincoln Close on the Main Campus, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

The Directorate for ICT Support (DICTS), Makerere University has released a user guide for online student aplications on the AIMS Portal.

Things you need

1. An email address and contact number.
2. Your Admission Letter to pick Key details like Student Number, Registration Number, Program Admitted to, etc.
3. An Internet Connection.

AIMS Student Portal Login Page

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World Bank ACE II Project Communication Officers undergo Training

Jane Anyango from MaRCCI, Makerere University presenting after group work assignment at the ACE II Training, 18th-23rd March 2019, Hilton, Nairobi, Kenya

Over 20 communication experts working with the Eastern and Southern Africa Higher Education African Centers of Excellence (ACE II) Project have undergone training in communication to equip them with skills and knowledge to improve the communication function in their respective centers.

The one-week training was held from 18th to 23rd March, 2019 and was officially opened and closed by Deputy Secretary, the Inter University Council for East Africa (IUCEA) Prof. Mike Kuria at Hilton Hotel Nairobi.

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Assessing the impact of new food policy adopted by public universities in Uganda Case study: Makerere University

A group of students performs during the Students Guild Annual Cultural Gala on 3rd November 2018, University Hall, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

The main objective of the study was to assess the impact on new food policy adopted by public Universities in Uganda a case study of Makerere University with a purpose of finding out if the students are food secure. 5 Halls of residence were selected and 400 students were interviewed with the aid of questionnaires.

It was found out that there is a relationship between food security and money given to students by the University. It was further found out that there was no relationship between food security and college of the student.

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Safe Bangle Innovation at the YALI Fellowship 2019

Safe Bangle Innovation at the YALI Fellowship 2019 Image:RAN

It was a great and wonderful opportunity to be among the few selected entreprenuers that participated in the YALI Regional Leadership Center for East Africa (YALIRLCEA) at Kenyatta University in Nairobi, Kenya. I interacted with a huge pool of multi-lingual, and multi-cultural individuals; young leaders doing so much to change their communities in the 14 countries of East and Central Africa. After the orientation, we were hosted at Brackenhurst for two days. This is where the real experience of YALIRLCEA begun.

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New ISO Standard Trainings @CoCIS

Block B of the College of Computing and Information Sciences (CoCIS), Makerere University, Kampala Uganda. CoCIS in partnership with Computer Forensics Consults will offer ISO Certification Training

The College of Computing and Information Sciences (CoCIS), Makerere University through its Centre for Innovations and Professional Skills Development (CIPSD) has partnered with Computer Forensics Consults to offer ISO standard trainings.

The ISO standards are a set of international standards on quality and quality assurance developed to help companies effectively document the quality control system elements to be implemented to maintain an efficient quality control system.

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Mak-Case Western Set to Celebrate 30 Years of Collaboration

R-L: The Vice Chancellor-Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe, Nnabagereka of Buganda Her Royal Highness Sylvia Nagginda, CWRU President Barbara Snyder and other delegates at the symposium on higher education in East Africa, Serena Hotel, Kampala Uganda

Makerere University and Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) are set to mark 30 years of collaboration.

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Mak Participates in the 11th Higher Education Exhibition

Dr. Ian Clarke (Right) flips through a copy of the Mak News Magazine during his visit to the Makerere University Stall at the 11th NCHE Higher Education Exhibition, 21st March 2019, UMA Exhibition Hall, Lugogo Showgrounds, Kampala Uganda. 2nd Left is ariticle author Ms. Proscovia Nabatte

Makerere University has demonstrated her readiness to fully participate in the 11th Edition of the NCHE Annual Higher Education Exhibition; a three-day 21st – 23rd March 2019, event being held at the Lugogo Show Grounds. Exhibiting institutions have been allocated stalls in the Uganda Manufacturers Association (UMA) Exhibition Hall.

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World Water Day 2019 Case Study Sharing Opportunity

Researchers from AfriWatSan consortium testing the quality of water from a shallow well in Lukaya Town, Uganda. Image:Royal Society

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology (CEDAT), Makerere University is running a project together with University College London in a bid to better understand the capacity of subsurface water in rapidly growing African towns and cities in order to provide both a source of safe water and receptacle for faecal waste. This project is funded by DFID.