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Russia left out in attending Queen’s Funeral Ceremony

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Following Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine, Russia has been excluded from attending the funeral of the fallen Queen Elizabeth II that will take place on Monday, September 19th.

According to the inside sources, the funeral space has been created for only about 2,000 people including the distinguished heads of state with exclusion of Russia’s Putin.

The Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, Maria Zakharova criticized the decision to exclude Russia as being a political motive to suppress Russians. Termed it “immoral” and “blasphemous”.

‘’ We see this British attempt to use the National tragedy, which has touched the hearts of millions of people around the world, for geographical purposes to settle scores with our country… as deeply immoral, ’Maria Zakharova said in a statement.
‘’ this is particularly blasphemous towards Elizabeth II’s memory,’’ added the Foreign Ministry spokesperson.

United Kingdom, a top member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization(NATO), pledged to support Ukraine against Russia in the Ukraine war.

At the death of the Queen , Putin took his brotherhood moment, off from watching the war, and sent condolence message to Prince Charles in what he said, ‘’ The most important event I the recent history of the United Kingdom are inextricably linked with the name of Her Majesty. For many decades, Elizabeth II rightfully enjoyed the love and respect of her subjects, as well as authority on the world stage.’’

Upon this long heart felt message, London decision still did not spare Russia, only to block Putin from attending the funeral.

The exclusive attendees of the Queen’s funeral include, President of Unite States, who will be welcomed by the Prime Minister of United Kingdom, Liz Truss in a private meeting on political challenges and trade dealings. The Chinese Vice President, Wang Qishan will also attend the meeting on behalf of President Xi Jinping.

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DEADLINE: 31 March 2023

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  • All businesses must be business ideas or an early stage company in the range of 0 to 5 years old

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We Can be Our Brothers’ Keepers in this Economic Crisis

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It has been witnessed that at least every low income earner, in all corners of Uganda, is suffering from hunger or is at the edges of facing it.
I’m speaking this on behalf of a student who is supported by that already suffering Ugandan parent.

In the Universities, institutions, colleges, secondary and primary schools, the biggest number of students have their parents who are either selling high taxed commodities or typically peasants who are hit by drought in Northern, Eastern, Western, or Central regions or any town in Uganda. However, it is a mournful moment to here that these parents or guardians are facing it hard to cope with life. The rhetorical question rises; what is that Student in the learning cradle facing?. And it’s worse with our brothers and sisters from Karamoja Subregion. Reports say that by September the number of deaths will surpass 20 million. Of course if there no one to be their brother’s keeper.

At the University where I stand, a student supported by that economic grieved parent can only afford a single meal, or pass a day without one. The high commodity prices are not Students’ friendly. Besides, even those in primary and secondary schools are starved with meals that have very little or no single nutrition contents yet served with a lot watery beans and a slice of Posho to only keep them alive. To say, “add me some more is an offence”. The move is “eat to live not live to eat”. Schools can’t speak this, but they have found a hard moment in feeding these adolescent stage youths. In the recent reports aired out in media, children from different schools across the country have complained about the very little food their schools are giving them.

Back to Universities, those students sponsored by Government are becoming frontiers of the mourning. I have met with at least quota of these students. They complain that in this situation, their parents already know that Government is facilitating them to study. Some parents go ahead and ask support or a share on the little allowances these students receive. But look, this Semester at Makerere University, Government sponsored Students received half of this allowance, and it couldn’t be enough to pay for food and living allowances.

For those on private schemes, the same suffering is pronounced. They have ventured into “Tukekereze” slogan. You either spend wisely or starve.

But, the Bible talks about the Good Samaritans which I think could be the same heart with other Holy Books. The brothers God has blessed, this is the time you rise and “Be your brothers’ Keeper” Cain refused to be his brother’s Keeper and the soil swallowed Abel.
If you have something to offer, this is the time you stretch that hand and pull the brother out of the lion’s den _hunger.

If you are certainly defined as a predatory leader or civil servant, can’t you see that many people will die because you want to take away the valuable resources.
Just be your brothers’ Keeper and no one will die of hunger or malnutrition. President Uhuru Kenyatta already began these campaigns in his cradle when he ordered for the reduction in the prices of Maize Flour. This can be possible with Uganda. I’m sure Government of Uganda can be part of this campaign too.
We can all be our brothers’ keepers.

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Makerere University Calls for Applicants for Undergraduate Programmes for the Academic Year 2022/2023

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The Academic Registrar, Makerere University invites applications from Ugandan, East African, South Sudan and international applicants for the undergraduate programmes listed below under the private sponsorship scheme for the 2022/2023 Academic Year.

Each applicant should:

EITHER

Have the Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) with at least five passes, or its equivalent and at least two principal passes at Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) obtained at the same sitting. For day programmes only candidates who sat A’ Level in 2020, 2019 and 2018 are eligible to apply and for evening, afternoon, and external programmes, a candidate is not restricted on the year of sitting A Level. Detailed information on the weighting system can be accessed by following this link.

OR
Hold at least a Second Class/Credit (or equivalent classification) Diploma or otherwise as specified in the Diploma Holders’ requirements from a recognised chartered institution, relevant to the programme applied for. Certified copies of academic transcripts and certificates (not photocopies of certified copies) from the awarding institutions and one passport size photograph must be submitted to Office 315 level three (3) Senate Building after applying online. Details of the Diploma holders’ admission requirements for the 2021/2022 academic year can be found here: https://www.mak.ac.ug/application-procedures/diploma-holders

OR

Be a Graduate from a RECOGNISED CHARTERED UNIVERSITY. Certified copies of academic transcripts and certificates (not photocopies of certified copies) from the awarding Institutions and one Passport size photography MUST be submitted to Office 315, Level three (3) Senate Building after applying online.

OR

Have a Makerere University Mature Age Certificate for 2021/2022 OR 2022/2023 Academic Years.

(i) (a) Applications are submitted online for all applicants but Diploma/Degree Holders and Internationals will have to submit CERTIFIED COPIES of their transcripts and certificates and a passport size photograph to OFFICE 315 AND 316, LEVEL 3, SENATE BUILDING.

  (b)   Other relevant information can be obtained from UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSIONS OFFICE, LEVEL 3, SENATE BUILDING OR CAN BE found on the University Website.                                

 (ii)  A non-refundable application fee of Shs.50,000/= for Ugandans, East African and s. Sudan applicants or $75 or equivalent for internationals  plus bank charges should be paid in any of the banks used by Uganda Revenue Authority.                                           

 (iii)       CANDIDATES WHO HOLD GRADES X, Y, Z, 7 AND 9 OF ‘O’LEVEL RESULTS SHOULD NOT APPLY BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR ADMISSION.                                               

 (iv)       Diploma Holder applicants who hold class three (3) diploma certificates or pass Diplomas are not eligible for admission and therefore should not apply, except where stated in the Diploma Holders requirements.                                           

How to Submit you application(User Guide)                                             

1. Applicants should access the Institution’s Admissions URL https://apply.mak.ac.ug/ (Click on “HOW TO APPLY” for guidelines)                                           

2. Create your account, by clicking on the REGISTER NOW. Use your full name, e-mail and Mobile No.  Please note that your name must be similar to the one on your supporting academic documents for your application to be considered valid.  If you changed your names please go to Senate Building Office 611 with a deed poll and gazette supporting the name change.                                         

3. The system will prompt you to change the password to the one you can easily remember.

4. To fill an application form the applicant clicks on the APPLY NOW button displayed on the appropriate running scheme (E.g. UNDERGRADUATE – DIRECT ENTRY, MATURE AGE, Diploma)                        

5. Click and fill all the SECTIONS OF THE FORM one SECTION at a time. SAVE each FORM SECTION before moving to the next SECTION. When complete SUBMIT the Application                                             

6. Obtain a payment reference number by clicking on “Pay for Form” Button  

7. Make a payment at any of the banks used by Uganda Revenue Authority                                            

MOBILE MONEY PAYMENT STEPS:

  1. Dial 2726# on either MTN or Airtel
  2. Select option 3-Admission
  3. Select option 3-Pay Fees
  4. Enter reference number obtained from Application portal
  5. Details of Application form will be confirmed
  6. Enter PIN to confirm payment
  7. The closing date for receiving applications for undergraduate admissions is Friday 29th July 2022.

WARNING:

Applicants are strongly warned against presenting forged or other people’s academic documents to support their applications for admission. The consequences, if discovered, are very grave indeed.
Do not buy any other documents not originating from the Academic Registrar’s Office. Those who buy them do so at their own risk.
The Academic Registrar has not appointed any agent to act on his behalf to solicit for additional funds other than the application fee stated above.
Further details including fees structure can be accessed by following the link: Advert for Private Sponsorship Undergraduate Admissions 2022/23 Academic Year

Further information can be obtained by following the links below:

Full advert: Applications for undergraduate courses 2022/2023
Weighting System and other Information
Diploma Requirements

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