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Assoc. Prof. Paul Muyinda praises researchers at MAKCEES for attaching undergraduate students to research projects

Makerere University, College of Education and External Studies through its Department of Adult and Community Education conducted a methodology workshop from April 5, 2019 to April 11, 2019. The Department has been collaborating with the University of Jyväskylä and the University of Oulu on the CS-Learn research Project. The project is funded by the Academy of Finland's Programme for Development Research

CS-LEARN is a consortium project between the University of Jyväskylä and the University of Oulu.  CS-LEARN combines research groups with complementary expertise in development research and educational philosophy from the Universities of Jyväskylä (JYU) and Oulu, and partners with adult education in Makerere University, Uganda and development studies at the University of Dodoma, Tanzania

While addressing the participants, MAKCEES Deputy Principal Associate Professor Paul Birevu Muyinda who represented the college Principal Prof. Fred Masagaazi Masaazi thanked the Project PI, Academy of Finland Research Fellow Tina Kontinen from the University of Jyväskylä (JYU) for choosing to partner with Makerere University.  He also thanked Nankya N. Alice from the Department of Adult and Community Education for speared heading the collaboration between the University of Jyväskylä and the University of Oulu, he praised Nankya Alice, Lecturer from the Department of Adult and Community Education for mentoring young researchers. He said other researchers should introduce students to research  work at an early stage by attaching them to research projects.

Assoc. Prof. Paul Muyinda told to participants, young researchers to dedicate all their efforts on research activities so as to attract more funding. He was grateful that as a result of this project, one of the academic staff (Mr. Karembe Ahimbisibwe) from the department will be able to get a PhD scholarship to study in Finland. He encouraged staff in the department to engage in collaborative research that will impact on the society and attract more PhD scholarships for staff  

The Academy of Finland Research Fellow Tiina Kontinen, the Project PI from the University of Jyväskylä (JYU) stressed that Makerere University is known world over as a university that carries research of impact and she was hope full that the CS-Learn Project research will have impact to the Community

The Dean School of Distance and Lifelong Learning, Dr. Okot Alex stressed that such collaborative research help in lifting the name of the School, Department,  the brand of Makerere University and staff capacity building

Alice Nankya the Project PI at Makerere University stressed that the department of Adult and Community Education is privileged to have collaborated with University of Jyväskylä and the University of Oulu for supporting the Growth into Citizenship in Civil Society Encounters (GROW) (AoF 2015-2019) project that is ending in July 2019. She revealed the project has supported Department by providing a PhD scholarship to one teaching staff. She also said that the project is ending with a book that will be published and a number of chapters are already done.

She also revealed that the project is experiencing a model for student field attachment and there are working with six (6) students.  This model will be presented to Makerere University College of Education and External studies management to see if it can be adopted

Mr. Karembe Ahimbisibwe, the chair, Department of Adult and Community education said that the workshop was attended by young researchers (students), Lecturers, Non Governmental Organisations (NGO’s) and Community Based organisations (CBS). One of the students revealed that it was a great opportunity in her life to seat at a round table with professors and discusses issues that affect the community. She was very grateful to be introduced to research project work at an early age.  Some of the NGO’s that participated at the methodology workshop are KRC and COVOID

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