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MUBS Alumni to fund the School’s PhD Programme

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The MUBS Alumni kick started the “Giving back to MUBS” drive by contributing Ugs. 5m towards sponsoring the PhD programme at MUBS. The MUBS alumni will fund two (2) PhD scholarships every year. They also proposed that one scholarship will be competed for by all staff and the second scholarship will be for women. The Human Resource Office will annually announce the award and invite applications. Interested parties will apply and be required to write an application and compete for it based on a literature review paper they will be requested to submit. This is after an evaluation of their research, teaching, service to community, marking, supervising and invigilation. Women can compete for both but only women will compete for the women fellowship.

PhD is the minimum requirement for a person who wants to pursue a career as a lecturer in a university. Unfortunately, MUBS has not had the privilege of securing scholarships from different funding agencies. MUBS has used its own resources to fund PhDs in the school. A lot has been done but given the need for financial resources in many aspects of the school activities, there is need for MUBS to identify additional sources of funding and the first source to be tapped into were the MUBS Alumni

The contributions were made public by Hon. Col. (Rtd) Dr. Bright Rwamirama, Chairman of MUBS Alumni Association at the MUBS Alumni homecoming dinner which took place on Friday, January, 20 2017 at the MUBS Main Campus, Nakawa, The dinner attracted former students, staff and faculty of the former National College of Business (NCBS) students, Former Faculty of Commerce, and MUBS. In the event, the alumni discussed how they could contribute to the development of MUBS.

“I am very happy to be here tonight, I feel good to associate with MUBS, being part of this great institution gives me a lot of pride. As we gather today, it is very important we reflect on the MUBS journey. It has not been a simple one, there has been many ups and downs, but as years go by, MUBS gets better and better, nobody can stop its growth,” noted Hon. Rwamirama.

“We thank Government for creating this Institution which has contributed to the spread of knowledge, and we are proud that the MUBS alumni are contributing to the development of the nation wherever they are. If it had not been the MBA I obtained from MUBS, I would not have been appointed a Minister. We have a duty to make life continuous. We have been under Makerere University, and that is why the number of in MUBS PhDs are few. However, I want to thank the Principal Prof. Waswa Balunywa and your team for supporting and sponsoring the PhD programme, despite the limited resources. We shall contribute money in a pool to ensure that the number of PhDs in the School grow big annually”, noted Hon. Rwamirama

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