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Notes for Contributors to the Uganda Journal of Education

Students of Vocational Education paint the Department of Science Technical and Vocational Education (DSTVE) building, CEES as part of their hands-on practical training on 9th May 2019. The students are admitted to the Makerere University Centre for Lifelong Learning as part of the collaboration with the Uganda Business and Technical Examination Board (UBTEB).

The Uganda Journal of Education (UJE) is a peer-reviewed journal hosted by the College of Education and External Studies, Institute of Education Research Makerere University. It seeks critical reviews and in-depth analyses or study findings in all areas of education.  UJE serves as a communication medium among education professionals, policy makers, researchers, students and the community.

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UNMA May 2019 Rainfall Outlook

A rain-washed Main Administration Building and University Road as seen at dawn, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

The Uganda National Meteorological Authority (UNMA) on 6th May 2019 released a review of the rainfall performance for April 2019 and the rainfall outlook for May 2019. A summary of the review reveals that the month of April 2019 was generally characterised by an improvement in rainfall conditions over most parts of the country. However, some parts of Western and Lake Victoria basin received more rainfall compared to other regions in the country.

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MakSPH Seminar: Attitudes of Wealthy Men in Tanzania to HIV

Dr. Yonas Tegegn Woldemariam, the WHO, Country Representative to Uganda delivers a public lecture on 27th March 2019 in the Davies Lecture Theatre, CHS, after signing an MoU with the School of Public Health, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

The Makerere University School of Public Health (MakSPH), College of Health Sciences (CHS) invites you to a Seminar on Wednesday, 22nd May 2019 from 1:00 to 2:00pm.

Title:  Exploring Attitudes towards HIV testing amongst wealthy men in Tanzania  

Presenter:  Dr. Kevin Deane, Queen Mary University of London, UK

Chair:  Dr. David Musoke

Venue: Third Floor, Seminar Room (Room 317), MakSPH

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VC Interacts With AR Staff to Enhance Service Delivery

The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe (2nd Left) and Academic Registrar, Mr. Alfred Masikye Namoah (2nd Right) with the Deputy Registrar (Undergraduate Admissions and Records), Mr. Charles Ssentongo (Left), Principal Public Relations Officer, Ms. Ritah Namisango (Right) and other members of staff from the AR and PR Departments after the interaction on 10th May 2019, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe on Friday, 10th May 2019 briefly interacted with staff from the Academic Registrar (AR)’s Department led by the Academic Registrar, Mr. Alfred Masikye Namoah. The interface was aimed at enhancing service delivery to students, alumni and members of the public.

"You are doing a commendable job, but I would like you to do more. We are here to interact and come up with some new ideas in a bid to serve the students, alumni, staff and other stakeholders better," said the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe.

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5th Mak Self-Assessment Advocates for Diversification

The Vice Chairperson Makerere University Council, Rt. Hon. Daniel Fred Kidega (Right) makes the concluding remarks as the DVCAA-Dr. Umar Kakumba (Centre) and Director QAD-Dr. Vincent Ssembatya (Left) listen at the Self-Assessment Breakfast Meeting, 9th May 2019, Golden Tulip Hotel, Kampala Uganda.

The Quality Assurance Directorate (QAD) on Thursday, 9th May 2019 held a breakfast meeting to update Members of the University Council and Management on the latest findings of the 5th Makerere University Self-Assessment exercise. Held at the Golden Tulip Hotel, the meeting was presided over by the Chairperson of Council Mrs. Lorna Magara, represented by the Vice Chairperson Rt. Hon. Daniel Fred Kidega. It was attended by the Vice Chancellor Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic Affairs)-DVCAA Dr.

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Mak female staff trained on gender and leadership

Dr. Rhoda Wanyenze speaking to participants during the Gender and Leadership training held on 7th May 2019 in the Senate Conference Hall.

Makerere University female staff have been urged to actively participate in the leadership activities of the institution. This was at the Gender and Leadership training; held on 7th May 2019, in the Upper Senate Conference Hall, Makerere University. According to Dr. Rhoda Wanyenze, the Dean School of Public Health- Makerere University, there is need for both female Administrative and Academic staff to access and actively participate in the decision-making processes if they are to realize gender equity at Makerere University.

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Mak's AirQo Project is a US$1.3m Google AI Impact Grantee

The DVCFA-Prof. William Bazeyo (Centre) flanked by AirQo Project Lead-Dr. Engineer Bainomugisha (Left) and Ag. Manager Communication and International Relations-Dr. Muhammad Kiggundu Musoke (Right) addresses the Media during the Briefing on 8th May 2019, CoCIS, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

Google has announced Makerere University’s AirQo Prototype among the best 20 Artificial Intelligence projects that will share $25 million in grants from Google.org. AirQo is an air monitoring project that uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) and low-cost technologies to generate and quantify data on air pollution in the designated areas in Uganda.

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Bachelor of Laws Government Admission List 2019/2020

Former Lubaga South MP, Hon. John Ken Lukyamuzi with fellow Bachelor of Laws Graduands on Day 4 of the 69th Graduation Ceremony, 18th January 2019, Freedom Square, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda.

The Office of the Academic Registrar, Makerere University has released admission lists for students admitted to the Bachelor of Laws under Government Sponsorship for the Academic Year 2019/2020.

Please note that the list below contains those who were admitted under the Direct (A' Level Leavers), Diploma and Mature Age Entry Schemes.

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RAN Hosts Fiery Inaugural Innovation Fireplace with Entrepreneurs

L-R: Mr. Ricky Rapa one of the Co-founders and Director of SafeBoda and Phillipa Makobore, Head of Instrumentation at Uganda Industrial Research Institute (UIRI) at the Inaugural Innovation Fireplace, 3rd May 2019, ResilientAfrica Network (RAN), Plot 28 House 30, Makerere University, Upper Kololo Terrace, Kampala Uganda. Image:RAN

The first edition of the RAN Innovation Fireplace kicked off on the evening of Friday, May 3rd 2019. The Innovation Fireplace in real sense had participants sit around a fire to chat and learn from Ugandan entrepreneurs and was guided by the theme: “In-building Scale from the on-set”. These events are a platform that RAN is providing to the ecosystem of innovators and entrepreneurs to engage and discuss critical topics that are pertinent to their ventures.

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Mak Students Sensitized On Sexual Harassment

Director Euzobia Baine Mugisha speaking at the Sexual Harassment Dialogue held on 26th April 2019

Hundreds of turned up to students attend a public dialogue on sexual harassment held on Friday 26th April 2019 in the Makerere University Main Hall under the theme “Zero Tolerance to Sexual Harassment”.

Stop sexual harassment, break the silence, and speak out” said Dr. Euzobia Baine Mugisha, the Director-Makerere University Gender Mainstreaming Directorate.

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