The students, who are dispatched to different areas for a month under the Community Based Education Research and Services- COBERS course unit, demanded to be facilitated or be permitted to choose affordable locations.
Dr. Byamugisha told URN in an exclusive interview that prior to the renovation of the hospital, the delivery of health services had become difficult and expensive to manage.
All this has improved, despite the insatiable demands at the Hospital. Following months of renovation work, Dr. Josaphat K. Byamugisha, the Director of the newly transformed Makerere Health Services says he breathes with a sigh of relief.
Despite scoring highly, the search committee, declined to recommend Professor Moses Joloba for appointment on grounds that there were several complaints against him. However, the committee noted that there was no conclusive report on the status of the complaints as well as disciplinary action by either management or Appointments Board.
“The recommended candidate for Principal MakCHS, has never been Chair/ Head of Department, but has been a substantive Dean (School of Medicine) for only three months, having service previously as Deputy Dean –a position that does not exist in the University Structure,” say staff of the college in their petition to council.
According to the report, the search committee arrived at the candidates after a series of activities that included shortlisting, assessing candidates’ documents, review of Human Resource record, candidates’ profiles and face-to-face interviews as well as public presentations.
The Senate agreed that Chancellor Merkel is an outstanding leader who has tremendously influenced society including global health and health security and that she has exceptionally contributed to humanity, a recommendation that has been upheld and approved by the Council today.
The students, Esther Namanda, Paul Sentamu, Jeremiah Okumu and Richard Ssekitto are graduates of Bachelor Science in Nursing from Makerere University, who wanted to join the Medicine and Surgery Programme in year three.
The US-based institution first came into Uganda in 1988, after a Presidential invitation to Nobel Laureate Dr Frederick C. Robbins, to assist the country to deal with the HIV/AIDS epidemic. From the beginning, the Collaboration focused on building capacity and providing training through research on HIV/AIDS and TB.
Yusuf Kagere and Alziik Namutebi while appearing before the George Omunyokol Staff Appeals Tribunal on Thursday said they were not ready to proceed because the copy of the minutes received from the university had inaccuracies.