The Professor received the award letter dated 28th February, 2015 from the Executive Curator, NEF Dr. Nkem Khumbah on the results of NEF Fellows Program Applications. On behalf of the NEF Scientific Program Committee (SPC), Dr. Nkem congratulated Prof. Banadda upon his selection as Next Einstein Fellow for the class of 2015.
Prof. Noble Banadda reading out the list of graduands during the recent Makerere 65th Graduation ceremony
“The SPC was particularly impressed with your scientific achievements and your potential for leadership — both strongly supported by your referees. In these critical times, as Africa and the world seek to catalyze its development through scientific advancement, we look forward to the NEF Fellowship strengthening your ability to play a leadership role in that process”. Part of the statement from Dr. Nkem read.
Dr. Nkem also said he was waiting for the response from Prof. Banadda not later than 7th March, 2015. As per application criteria, accepting the NEF Fellowship award includes consent for NEF to use ones name and material in its promotions, and to be featured as a NEF ambassador.
“Once again, my congratulations on receiving this prestigious award. We very much hope you will accept this NEF Fellowship and join us on our long journey to propel the best of science in Africa onto the global scientific stage”. He stated.
Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) and USAID -Uganda Biodiversity Program donate 300 National Park Information books to the School of Forestry, Environmental and Geographical Sciences ( SFEGS )
• SFEGs , UWA and USAID to fast track the signing of an MOU
• 60 female students to take internship in all Ugandan National Parks
The School of Forestry, Environmental and Geographical Sciences (SFEGS) has received 300 National Park Educational and Informational Guide books. The books were handed over by the Executive Director Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA), Dr. Andrew Seguya to the Dean SFEGS on 11th February 2015.
The handover ceremony was held at the SFEGS conference room and attended by the Chief of Party of the United States Agency for International Development USAID - Uganda Biodiversity Program, COP Kaddu Sebunya.
Also present were the Director Makerere University Directorate of Graduate Research and Training Prof. Mukadasi Buyinza, Chair Department of Forestry Biodiversity and Tourism Prof. Philip Nyeko and Chair Department of Geography, Geo informatics and Climatic Sciences Dr. Fredrick Tumwine among others.
The information materials were produced by the Uganda Wild life Authority (UWA) with funding from the USAID - Uganda Biodiversity Program, implemented by Africa Wildlife Foundation (AWF). The publications came in four packages providing information for Lake Mburo, Murchison Falls , and Kidepo Valley National Parks and the Uganda Bird Checklist.
•Over 5000 candidates graduate from six colleges
•About 400 graduate from CAES
•Graduands urged to have a positive attitude towards “blue color jobs”and always remember sacrifices others have made towards their education and to be honest
•Management congratulates government for the support and accepting to take over the entire wage bill of Public Universities
•Ms. Ruth Morris Keesling awarded an honorary Doctorate of science.
Makerere University’s 65th Graduation ceremony kicked off on the 21st January , 2015. About 5000 candidates from six colleges were awarded diplomas, degrees and PhDs in different disciplines.
The six colleges included the College Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, College of Health Sciences, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Animal Resources and Bio Security, College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology, and College of Natural Sciences.
About 400 candidates graduated from CAES. Of these 12 were awarded Doctorates, about 73 awarded Masters degrees and about 300 were awarded Bachelors degrees .
The Vice Chancellor Makerere University Prof. John Ddumba -Ssentamu described the graduation ceremony as part of the cherished culture of Makerere University, and one of the few opportunities that graduands, parents, guardians and members of Staff come together to celebrate a worthwhile journey.