Makerere Communication student wins international scholarship on media development

Brenda Namata

A fourth year student, Brenda Namata has won a scholarship with the International Training Programme (ITP) on media development in Democratic frameworks, by Swedish government agency— Sida. Namata is a communication major and was the best student in the communication policy and regulation course in their third year. In her own words, she is "the youngest, least educated and (least) experienced," amongst those selected and yet she still made the cut.

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Humanities key to faster economic development— Dr Aisha Sembatya Nakiwala

Dr Aisha Sembatya Nakiwala

According to Dr. Aisha Sembatya Nakiwala, Government needs to prioritise the humanities when addressing societal needs because they enable us to look at the social aspects of almost everything. For example by communicating knowledge from other disciplines, people will partake, accept and use this knowledge to support and implement national policies and plans

Meet Uganda’s First Professor in Journalism: Prof. Goretti Nassanga, a lady of firsts!

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.

Vision Group donates computers to Journalism Department

Vision Group has donated 18 computers to the Department of Journalism and Communication, Makerere University as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility.
Speaking at the handover ceremony held at the Department premises on 22nd February, 2013, the Group Board Chairman, Mr David Ssebabi, said that the donation is one of the company’s interventions aimed at promoting skills and professionalism among journalism students.


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