Stanbic Bank supports Makerere varsity’s centenary celebrations with UGX 150 million donations

By Opeyemi Babalola Towards recognizing the service of the Makarere University to humanity since 100 years ago, the Stanbic Bank Uganda Limited, has donated UGX 150 million to mark the varsity’s centenary celebrations. In a statement made available on the University’s website, recently, the varsity noted that the bank’s contribution was timely and will be instrumental in boosting activities lined up on the university calendar in commemoration of a hundred years of Makerere’s existence. The activities include Public Lectures, a Centenary Conference, and Centenary Run, among many others that can…

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Makarere University to revamp Buyana stock farm for practical learning 

By Opeyemi Babalola  Makerere University is committed to ensuring the revamping of Buyana Stock Farm for practical learning, revenue generation, outreaches to the communities as well as research, the Vice Chancellor,  Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe said recently during a tour of the facility.  Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe led an entourage of staff that included the University Secretary, Mr. Yusuf Kiranda, officials from the Estates and Works Directorate, the Dean of Students Mrs. Winnifred Kabumbuli as well as staff from CoVAB. Addressing a meeting held at the farm, the VC said, “I was involved…

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Uganda CEES Launches Teacher Education Project to Offer Masters & PhD Scholarships

By Moyosore Salami The College of Education and External Studies (CEES) has launched the teacher education project, which intends to support the implementation of the National Teacher Policy. The project is a collaboration between Makerere University, Kyambogo University, Uganda National Institute of Teacher Education and University of Bergen. The project, Capacity Building for Research-Based Teacher Education (CABUTE), will offer 16 masters scholarships, 8 PhD scholarships, 4 post-doctoral fellowships for researchers in the field of teacher education. The project is also set to put in place infrastructure for training of music…

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Uganda officially launches preparations for the FASU Championships October 2021

With just days to the 2nd Kings of Africa University Rugby 7s and 2nd FASU Tennis championships, the Association of Uganda University Sports (AUUS) has officially launched the preparations for the events today in Kampala. While addressing a press conference at the Imperial Royale hotel, Ms. Peninnah A. Kabenge, President AUUS, reaffirmed their readiness to host the competitions at Makerere University. “We’re aware of the current COVID 19 pandemic and therefore sought all relevant clearances to hold the event under strict observance of the set Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).” said Peninnah. About…

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Makerere U Researchers Design Community-led Behavioural Change Model to Control Rate of Type 2 Diabetes among Rural Population

ByMark Wamai/Makerere University News Globally the proportion of undiagnosed diabetes is high, standing at 46.5%. In high-income regions like Europe, of all persons with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM), 39.3% are undiagnosed. Low-income countries in Africa have the highest prevalence of undiagnosed diabetes, estimated at 66.7%. In Uganda alone, a steady increase in the number of diabetes cases has been observed. Despite the increasing burden of diabetes in the country, little is known about the socio-cultural norms influencing type 2 diabetes risky behaviors, especially in rural areas to inform action.…

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Advances in Trustworthy AI

By Mark Wamai/Makerere University News The first installment of the What’s Next in AI Seminar Series Africa, Advances in Trustworthy AI took place on Wednesday 18th August, 2021–a recording of the same is may be viewed by clicking the embedded video below The second installment takes places tomorrow as per the details listed below. Seminar 2: Advances in Learning, Reasoning & Language Understanding Date: Wednesday, 25 August 2021 Time: 4:00 – 7:00 PM EAT Topics: IBM Project Debater AI and NLP for Social Good  NLP for African and Low Resource Languages Neuro-Symbolic AI and Logical Neural Networks…

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