Yaaka Digital learning platform has emerged as one of the runners up at the third Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation finals.
In a glamorous event held in Nairobi, Kenya on 23rd May 2017, Hindu Nabulumba the Yaaka Digital Learning platform ambassador did her final pitch, earning her a prize of £10,000.
The Department of Journalism and Communication (DJC) at Makerere University held its Annual Finalist Dinner on 19th May at Metropole Hotel, Kololo to bid farewell to students who have completed the four-year bachelors’ programme.
The event was graced by Hon. Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda, an alumnus of the Department and Member of Parliament Kyadondo South. He emphasized that the journalism profession highly rides on passion and this should not be lost to upcoming practitioners.
It was a happy afternoon on 6th June 2017 at the Department of Journalism and Communication (DJC) when a section of Staff gathered to witness the handover of a motorcycle to the lab technician Tonny Luggya. The Chair of this Department, Dr. William Tayeebwa, handed over the brand new TVS Star X motorbike to Luggya amidst cheers from Staff.
The Nature of Time
We are always fascinated by what time things begin or end. Rarely do we ask what time itself is. No one has been able to convincingly say what time is apart from using repetitive motion like earth’s rotation along its axis to define a day and earth’s orbit around the sun, which takes about 365 days, to define a year.
The School of Languages Literature and Communication, SLLC, has continued to bond in a welfare association dubbed ‘Tushirikiane’- a Swahili word for ‘let’s come together’ or ‘let’s work together.’
Professor James Kiwanuka-Tondo, a visiting professor at the Department of Journalism and Communication (DJC), has wound up his visit with a call for more academic programmes and an appreciation of the focused direction the Department has taken.
On 29th July 2016, the Department of Journalism and Communication at Makerere University was awash with news of the promotion of Assoc. Professor Goretti Nassanga to full Professor. This highly dedicated member of staff started off as a Lecturer and has since grown through the ranks to take up the most top coveted position in academia.
The Department of Journalism and communication (DJC) in conjunction with Uganda Christian University hosted this years’ East Africa Communications Association Conference, EACA, on 26th- 27th August with key discussions on media and communication in the regional bloc.