Jobs Career Vacancies at Management Sciences for Health- MSH Uganda

District Computerization Coordinator SURE Project

Responsibilities:
• Reports to the Technical Advisor Pharmaceutical Information Portal; and works closely with the District teams to ensure the successful roll out a maintenance of the electronic Medicines Management Information System (eMMIS) at the hospitals.
• Coordinates and supervises the design and roll out of data collection and analysis tools to be used by eMMIS supervisors.
• Supervises SURE M & E.LMIS coordinators.
• Collaborates with national level partners to ensure automated systems are able to generate medicines commodity data necessary for planning and monitoring of drug logistics.
• Ensures that deployed systems are efficiently functional.
• Works closely with data Warehouse Architect to ensure the deployed systems generate then feed required raw data, t the Pharmaceutical Information Portal at MOH.

Qualifications
• Degree in information technology, Health information systems r degree in Pharmacy/ logistic management combined with strong computer skills. Masters degree or equivalent experience is an added advantage.
• Strong computer skills.
• Experience in network and systems administration.
• Experience in data management and system integration.
• Experience in conceptualization and design of automated health information systems preferably in the field of health.
• Knowledge of M&E including development and data analysis.
• Knowledge of best practices in health commodities supply chain management in the public sector.
• Working experience in Uganda public health sector is added advantage.
• Excellent communication and documentation skill and ability to work with minimum supervision.





Pharmaceutical Field Coordinator - Mbarara SURE Project

Responsibilities
• Provide support to districts under Uganda SURE inn planning, implementing and monitoring pharmaceutical management.
• Work with district health management teams to ensure all SURE technical assistance capacity building and pharmaceutical information system are adequately implemented.
• Coordinate pharmaceutical management supervision activities in the assigned districts to ensure all districts and sub-districts are able to adopt good practice.
• Provide support to national pharmaceutical.

Qualifications
• Bachelors degree in pharmacy or equivalent
• At least 3 years work experience in providing pharmaceutical management services.
• Long term working experience in Uganda with
• Demonstrated ability to collaborate with other stake holder sin developing creative and strategic solutions to achieve common goals.
• Capacity building skills and experience.
• Demonstrated strong organizational administrative and communications skills including excellent writing skills.
• Ability and willingness to travel extensively in he assigned region.






Assistant Pharmaceutical Field Coordinators – Lira Mbarara SURE Project

Responsibilities:
• Under SURE, provides support to assigned districts in planning, implementing and monitoring pharmaceutical management interventions.
• Works closely with district health management teams to ensure all SURE technical assistance capacity building and pharmaceutical information systems activities are well implemented and results documented.
• Ensures all lower level facilities are regularly supervised.
• Ensures performance assessment is done during supervision.
• Assist in assessing, analyzing and reporting on the pharmaceutical situation in the districts and health sub districts.

Qualifications:
• Pharmacist, pharmacy technician, or degree in a health area with demonstrated experience in supply chain.
• Work experience of at least 3 years in health commodities supply chain.
• Experience in supervision and performance monitoring of health facilities in health commodities logistics management.
• Long term working experience in Uganda
• Demonstrated ability to collaborate with other stake holder sin developing creative stand strategic solutions to achieve common goals.
• Demonstrated strong organizational administrative and communication skills.
• Ability and willingness to travel extensively in the assigned region.





Quality Assurance Specialist – STRIDES for Family Health Project

Responsibilities
• Development and implementation of the STRIDES quality assurance/performance improvement activities in the 15 collaborating districts at both public and private health facilities.
• Develop basic standards of care at each level.

Qualifications:
• Degree in public health or related field of job
• At least 5 years of demonstrated experience in developing, implementing an monitoring quality assurance programs in health.
• Demonstrated ability to plan an coordinate with a variety of collaborators i
• Excellent communication and computer skills.
• Relevant clinical experience is considered important advantage.

All applications should be addressed to:

The Human Resources Partner – MSH, Plot 15 Princess ANN Drive Bugolobi,
P.O. Box 71419
Kampala
Email: HRUG@msh.or

Dead line: 4th February 2011.

MSH -Management Sciences for Health Jobs Vacancies

Job Title: Pharmaceutical Field Coordinator - Mbarara SURE Project

Responsibilities
• Provide support to districts under Uganda SURE inn planning, implementing and monitoring pharmaceutical management.
• Work with district health management teams to ensure all SURE technical assistance capacity building and pharmaceutical information system are adequately implemented.
• Coordinate pharmaceutical management supervision activities in the assigned districts to ensure all districts and sub-districts are able to adopt good practice.
• Provide support to national pharmaceutical.

Qualifications
• Bachelors degree in pharmacy or equivalent
• At least 3 years work experience in providing pharmaceutical management services.
• Long term working experience in Uganda with
• Demonstrated ability to collaborate with other stake holder sin developing creative and strategic solutions to achieve common goals.
• Capacity building skills and experience.
• Demonstrated strong organizational administrative and communications skills including excellent writing skills.
• Ability and willingness to travel extensively in he assigned region.

All applications should be addressed to:

The Human Resources Partner – MSH, Plot 15 Princess ANN Drive Bugolobi,
P.O. Box 71419
Kampala
Email: HRUG@msh.or

Dead line: 4th February 2011.

Quality Assurance Specialist Job Vacancy in Uganda– STRIDES for Family Health Project

Job Title: Quality Assurance Specialist – STRIDES for Family Health Project

Responsibilities
• Development and implementation of the STRIDES quality assurance/performance improvement activities in the 15 collaborating districts at both public and private health facilities.
• Develop basic standards of care at each level.

Qualifications:
• Degree in public health or related field of job
• At least 5 years of demonstrated experience in developing, implementing an monitoring quality assurance programs in health.
• Demonstrated ability to plan an coordinate with a variety of collaborators i
• Excellent communication and computer skills.
• Relevant clinical experience is considered important advantage.

All applications should be addressed to:

The Human Resources Partner – MSH, Plot 15 Princess ANN Drive Bugolobi,
P.O. Box 71419
Kampala
Email: HRUG@msh.or

Dead line: 4th February 2011.

Assistant Pharmaceutical Field Coordinators Job Vacancy in Uganda (Lira, Mbarara)- SURE Project

Job Title: Assistant Pharmaceutical Field Coordinators – Lira Mbarara SURE Project

Responsibilities:
• Under SURE, provides support to assigned districts in planning, implementing and monitoring pharmaceutical management interventions.
• Works closely with district health management teams to ensure all SURE technical assistance capacity building and pharmaceutical information systems activities are well implemented and results documented.
• Ensures all lower level facilities are regularly supervised.
• Ensures performance assessment is done during supervision.
• Assist in assessing, analyzing and reporting on the pharmaceutical situation in the districts and health sub districts.

Qualifications:
• Pharmacist, pharmacy technician, or degree in a health area with demonstrated experience in supply chain.
• Work experience of at least 3 years in health commodities supply chain.
• Experience in supervision and performance monitoring of health facilities in health commodities logistics management.
• Long term working experience in Uganda
• Demonstrated ability to collaborate with other stake holder sin developing creative stand strategic solutions to achieve common goals.
• Demonstrated strong organizational administrative and communication skills.
• Ability and willingness to travel extensively in the assigned region.



All applications should be addressed to:

The Human Resources Partner – MSH, Plot 15 Princess ANN Drive Bugolobi,
P.O. Box 71419
Kampala
Email: HRUG@msh.or

Dead line: 4th February 2011.

District Computerization Coordinator Job Vacancy in Uganda- SURE Project

Job Title: District Computerization Coordinator SURE Project

Responsibilities:
• Reports to the Technical Advisor Pharmaceutical Information Portal; and works closely with the District teams to ensure the successful roll out a maintenance of the electronic Medicines Management Information System (eMMIS) at the hospitals.
• Coordinates and supervises the design and roll out of data collection and analysis tools to be used by eMMIS supervisors.
• Supervises SURE M & E.LMIS coordinators.
• Collaborates with national level partners to ensure automated systems are able to generate medicines commodity data necessary for planning and monitoring of drug logistics.
• Ensures that deployed systems are efficiently functional.
• Works closely with data Warehouse Architect to ensure the deployed systems generate then feed required raw data, t the Pharmaceutical Information Portal at MOH.

Qualifications
• Degree in information technology, Health information systems r degree in Pharmacy/ logistic management combined with strong computer skills. Masters degree or equivalent experience is an added advantage.
• Strong computer skills.
• Experience in network and systems administration.
• Experience in data management and system integration.
• Experience in conceptualization and design of automated health information systems preferably in the field of health.
• Knowledge of M&E including development and data analysis.
• Knowledge of best practices in health commodities supply chain management in the public sector.
• Working experience in Uganda public health sector is added advantage.
• Excellent communication and documentation skill and ability to work with minimum supervision.

Pharmaceutical Field Coordinator - Mbarara SURE Project

Responsibilities
• Provide support to districts under Uganda SURE inn planning, implementing and monitoring pharmaceutical management.
• Work with district health management teams to ensure all SURE technical assistance capacity building and pharmaceutical information system are adequately implemented.
• Coordinate pharmaceutical management supervision activities in the assigned districts to ensure all districts and sub-districts are able to adopt good practice.
• Provide support to national pharmaceutical.

Qualifications
• Bachelors degree in pharmacy or equivalent
• At least 3 years work experience in providing pharmaceutical management services.
• Long term working experience in Uganda with
• Demonstrated ability to collaborate with other stake holder sin developing creative and strategic solutions to achieve common goals.
• Capacity building skills and experience.
• Demonstrated strong organizational administrative and communications skills including excellent writing skills.
• Ability and willingness to travel extensively in he assigned region.

All applications should be addressed to:

The Human Resources Partner – MSH, Plot 15 Princess ANN Drive Bugolobi,
P.O. Box 71419
Kampala
Email: HRUG@msh.or

Dead line: 4th February 2011.

Mbarara University of Science & Technology (MUST) Academic Calender 2010-2015

Academic Calender 2010-2015

2010/2011 ACADEMIC YEAR

Semester I 2010/2011

* From Saturday, 14th August 2010 to Saturday, 11th December 2010 (17 Weeks)

Semester I 2010/2011 Holiday

* From Saturday, 11th December 2010 to Saturday, 22nd January 2011 (6 Weeks)

Semester II 2010/2011

* From Saturday, 22nd January 2011 to Saturday, 21st May 2011 (17 Weeks)

Semester II 2010/2011 Recess

* From Saturday, 21st January 2011 to Saturday, 16th July 2011 (8 Weeks)

Semester II 2010/2011 Holiday

* From Saturday, 16th July 2011 to Saturday, 13th August 2011 (4 Weeks)

ACADEMIC YEAR 2011/2012

Semester I 2011/2012

* From Saturday, 13th August 2011 to Saturday, 10th December 2011 (17 Weeks)

Semester I 2011/2012 Holiday

* From Saturday, 10th December 2011 to Saturday, 28th January 2012 (7 Weeks)

Semester II 2011/2012

* From Saturday, 28th January 2012 to Saturday, 26th May 2012 (17 Weeks)

Semester II 2011/2012 Recess

* From Saturday, 26th May 2012 to Saturday, 21st July 2012 (8 Weeks)

Semester II 2011/2012 Holiday

* From Saturday, 21st July 2012 to Saturday, 18th August 2012 (4 Weeks)

ACADEMIC YEAR 2012/2013

Semester I 2012/2013

* From Saturday, 18th August 2012 to Saturday, 15th December 2012 (17 Weeks)

Semester I 2012/2013 Holiday

* From Saturday, 15th December 2012 to Saturday, 26th January 2013 (6 Weeks)

Semester II 2012/2013

* From Saturday 26th January 2013 to Saturday, 25th May 2013 (17 Weeks)

Semester II 2012/2013 Recess

* From Saturday, 25th May 2013 to Saturday, 20th July 2013 (8 Weeks)

Semester II 2012/2013 Holiday

* From Saturday, 20th July 2013 to Saturday, 17th August 2013 (4 Weeks)

ACADEMIC YEAR 2013/2014

Semester I 2013/2014

* From Saturday, 17th August 2013 to Saturday, 14th December 2013 (17 Weeks)

Semester I 2013/2014 Holiday

* From Saturday, 14th December 2013 to Saturday, 25th January 2014 (6 Weeks)

Semester II 2013/2014

* From Saturday 25th January 2014 to Saturday, 24th May 2014 (17 Weeks)

Semester II 2013/2014 Recess

* From Saturday, 24th May 2014 to Saturday, 19th July 2014 (8 Weeks)

Semester II 2013/2014 Holiday

* From Saturday, 19th July 2014 to Saturday, 16th August 2014 (4 Weeks)

ACADEMIC YEAR 2014/2015

Semester I 2014/2015

* From Saturday, 16th August 2014 to Saturday, 13th December 2014 (17 Weeks)

Semester I 2014/2015 Holiday

* From Saturday, 13th December 2014 to Saturday, 24th January 2015 (6 Weeks)

Semester II 2014/2015

* From Saturday 24th January 2015 to Saturday, 23rd May 2015 (17 Weeks)

Semester II 2014/2015 Recess

* From Saturday, 23rd May 2015 to Saturday, 18th July 2015 (8 Weeks)

Semester II 2014/2015 Holiday

* From Saturday, 18th July 2015 to Saturday, 15th August 2015 (4 Weeks)

How to Apply- Mbarara University of Science & Technology (MUST)

How do I Apply?

Invitations for the 2011/2012 intake shall be made in due course.

Application forms can be obtained from the Academic Registrars office Mbarara University of Science and Technology or our laison office Room 407 main building Makerere University Kampala

Contacts:
| P.O BOX 1410, Mbarara, Uganda
Tel: +25648520394 / +25648521373 | Fax: +25648520782
Kampala Liason Office Tel: +256-41-533162

Tuition Fees Structure for Postgraduate Courses at Mbarara University of Science & Technology (MUST)

1. Postgraduate Diploma in Development Studies

Application fees

* Shs. 25,000

Registration/ Examination fees

* Shs. 200,000

Tuition fees

* Shs. 700,000

Guild/Sports fees

* Shs. 20,000

2. All Masters Programmes

Application fees

* Shs. 25,000 (Ugandans),
* $50 (Foreign Students)

Registration/ Examination fees

* Shs. 100,000 (Ugandans) Per Annum
* $ 125 (Foreign Students) Per Annum

Library fees

* Shs. 100,000 (Ugandans) Per Annum
* $ 125 (Foreign Students) Per Annum

Laboratory fees

* Shs. 300,000 (Ugandans) Per Annum
* $ 300 (Foreign Students) Per Annum

Tuition fees

* Shs. 2,000,000/ Shs. 3,500,000(MPH) (Ugandans) Per Annum
* $ 3,500(Foreign Students) Per Annum

Examination fees

* Shs. 200,000 (Ugandans) Per Annum
* $ 200 (Foreign Students) Per Annum

Administration fees

* Shs. 150,000 (Ugandans) Per Annum
* $ 150 (Foreign Students) Per Annum

Book Bank fees

* Shs. 200,000 (Ugandans) Per Annum
* $ 200 (Foreign Students) Per Annum

Medical Capitation fees

* Shs. 50,000 (Ugandans) Per Annum
* $ 100 (Foreign Students) Per Annum

Guild/Sports fees

* Shs. 20,000 (Ugandans) Per Annum
* $ 20 (Foreign Students) Per Annum

Please Note
MUST can change Fees at any time

Tuition Fees Structure for Undergraduate Courses at Mbarara University of Science & Technology (MUST)

Fees Structure -Undergraduate

1. Bachelor of Science with Education, Bachelor of Computer Science and Bachelor of Development Studies

Application fees

* Shs. 25,000 (Ugandans),
* $50 (Foreign Students)

Registration/ Examination fees

* Shs. 200,000 (Ugandans) Per Annum
* $ 400 (Foreign Students) Per Annum

Tuition fees

* Shs. 1,200,000 (Ugandans) Per Annum
* $ 1,800 (Foreign Students) Per Annum

Guild/Sports fees

* Shs. 20,000 (Ugandans) Per Annum
* $ 20 (Foreign Students) Per Annum

2. Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, Bachelor of Pharmacy, Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science and Bachelor of Nursing Science

Application fees

* Shs. 25,000 (Ugandans),
* $50 (Foreign Students)

Registration/ Examination fees

* Shs. 200,000 (Ugandans) Per Annum
* $ 400 (Foreign Students) Per Annum

Tuition fees

* Shs. 1,920,000 (Ugandans) Per Annum
* $ 3,200 (Foreign Students) Per Annum

Guild/Sports fees

* Shs. 20,000 (Ugandans) Per Annum
* $ 20 (Foreign Students) Per Annum

Residence (If available)

* Shs. 840,000 (Ugandans) Per Annum
* $ 840 (Foreign Students) Per Annum

3. Bachelor of Information Technology, Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering and Bachelor of Business Administration

Application fees

* Shs. 25,000 (Ugandans),
* $50 (Foreign Students)

Registration/ Examination fees

* Shs. 200,000 (Ugandans) Per Annum
* $ 400 (Foreign Students) Per Annum

Tuition fees

* Shs. 1,400,000 (Ugandans) Per Annum
* $ 2,200 (Foreign Students) Per Annum

Guild/Sports fees

* Shs. 20,000 (Ugandans) Per Annum
* $ 20 (Foreign Students) Per Annum

3. Diploma in Science Laboratory Technology

* Shs. 1,000,000 Per Annum

4. Certificate in Science Laboratory Technology

* Shs. 850,000 Per Annum

Please note:
Mbarara University can change fees at any time

Postgraduate Degree and Postgraduate Diploma Courses offered at Mbarara University of Science & Technology (MUST)

1. FACULTY OF DEVELOPMENT STUDIES

a) Postgraduate Diploma in Development Studies (offered evening only)

Should at least be a holder of a good first degree from a recognized University. Course duration is 1 year.

b) M.A in Development Studies

A candidate must hold a good Bachelors’ degree in any development related discipline. A postgraduate Diploma in Development Studies from Mbarara University of science and Technology will be an added advantage.

2. FACULTY OF SCIENCE

a) Master of Science in Biology

A candidate must have an Honours degree of at least Second Class Lower Division from a recognized University in Botany/Zoology/Ethnobotany/Forestry/Agriculture/Veterinary Medicine.

Have an undergraduate dissertation in areas especially related to Biology for the non Botany/Ethnobotany applicants.

Applicants of Zoology/Botany who offered 3:2:2 will have an added advantage.

b) Master of Science in Mathematics

candidate must have an Honours degree of at least Second Class-Lower Division from a recognized University majoring in Mathematics

3. FACULTY OF MEDICINE

(Course duration for a,b,c and d below is 2 years)

a) Master of Science in Anatomy

b) Master of Science in Physiology

c) Master of Science in Pharmacology

d) Masters of Public Health (MPH)

Requirements for (a, b, c and d) above A good Bachelors’ degree in Medicine and Surgery or its equivalent form a recognized University, a Bachelor in Health Sciences i.e. Human Medicine and Veterinary, Dentistry or Nursing and at least 2 years of relevant field experience, Social Science or any other health related field, a degree in Social Sciences e.g Social work, Sociology, Economics, Demography with at least two years or relevant field experience, a degree in the Biological Sciences such as Statistics, Environmental Sciences, Biology, Laboratory Sciences and at least two years of relevant field experience

Course duration for (e, f. g, h, i, j, k and l) below is 3 years)

e) Master of Medicine in General Surgery

f) Master of Medicine in Internal Medicine

g) Master of Medicine in Paediatrics & Child Health

h) Master of Medicine in Dermatology

i) Master of Medicine in Anaesthesia

j) Master of Medicine in Ophthalmology

k) Master of Medicine in Obstetrics/Gynaecology

l) Master of Medicine in Community Practice/Family Medicine

Requirements for (e, f, g, h, i, j, k and l) above

Be a holder of MBChB or its equivalent and should be registered with Uganda Medical & Dental Practitioners Council.

Have a recent certificate of good standing issued to the candidate by the registering authority.

Documentary evidence of Internship training indicating the disciplines and dates

Evidence of professional experience in a recognized institution for at least 2 years since full registration.

Undergraduate Degree and Diploma Courses at Mbarara University of Science & Technology (MUST)

1.1 DIRECT ENTRY

a) Bachelor of Science with Education: (Course Duration: 3 years)

At least 2 Principal Passes in Mathematics and Physics or Biology and Chemistry

b) Bachelor of Computer Science (Course Duration: 3 years)

At least 2 Principal Passes one of which MUST be in Mathematics and the other in any of the following subjects; Physics, Chemistry and Economics.

c) Bachelor of Development Studies (Course Duration: 3 years)

Should have obtained a credit in English at Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) level and at least 2 Principal Passes one of which must be in Economics.

d) Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (Course Duration: 5 years)

At least 2 Principal Passes in Biology and Chemistry and at least a Subsidiary Pass in either Physics or Mathematics.

e) Bachelor of Pharmacy (Course Duration: 4 years)

Admission requirements same as (d) above.

f) Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science (Course Duration: 4 years)

Admission requirements same as (d) above.

g) Bachelor of Nursing Science (Course Duration: 4 years)

Admission requirements same as in (d) above

h) Bachelor of Information Technology (Course duration: 3 years)

A credit in Mathematics at 'O' level (UCE)


At least 2 principal Passes in any 'A' level subjects

i) Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering (Course Duration: 4 years)

Two advanced level passes in Mathematics and Physics and at least a subsidiary pass in Chemistry or Economics

j) Bachelor of Business Administration ( Course Duration: 3 years)

At least 2 prinicipal passes either in Economics or Mathematics in UACE and a credit in Mathematics at UCE

OR

Holds UDBS or ODBS or HFM Diploma recognised by the University or completed at least level one of CPA, ACCA or CIMA

k) Diploma in Science Laboratory Technology (Duration: 2 years)

An Advanced Certificate of Education or its equivalent.

With a Principal Pass in Biology, Chemistry or Physics

And a pass in Mathematics obtained from Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) or its equivalent.

OR

A Certificate in Science Laboratory Technology with at least a credit pass or its equivalent from a recognized institution plus two years experience.

l) Certificate in Science Laboratory Technology (Duration: 1 year)

A credit in two science subjects i.e. Chemistry and Biology or Physics.

A pass in Mathematics and English.



1.2 COMPLETION PROGRAMMES

a) Bachelor of Nursing Science (BNS) Completion Program (Duration: 2 years)

Should;

Be Registered as either Nurses or Midwives or Comprehensive Nurses or Psychiatric Nurses or Paediatric Nurses.


Be registered or eligible for registration with Uganda Nurses and Midwives Council.


Have been in clinical practice for at least two years after full registration.


Candidates must submit portfolio addressing their achievements of prior learning. This will be used in the selection process for admission.


Sit and pass an entrance examination in Anatomy, Physiology and Microbiology.
Sit for an oral examination (those who pass written examinations)

b) Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science (BMLS) Completion Program (Duration: 2 years)

Should;

Be a holder of Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology from a recognised institution.


Must be registered with Allied Health Professionals Council and must have worked for at least two (2) years as Health Laboratory Professional.


Submit two reference reports one from current employer (s) and the other from the institution where the Diploma training was done.


The applicants who meet the above criteria will be required to sit for an entrance examination consisting of three written papers in (1) Microbiology, (2) Clinical Chemistry, Biochemistryand Histopathology, (3) Haematology, Blood Transfusion which must be passed individually.

c) Diploma in Counselling (Duration: 2 years)

Should;

Should have obtained 6 credits at the same sitting in the Uganda Certificate of Education

Or at least two principal level passes in the Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) or its equivalent


Or be registered Nurses/Midwives


Or holders of Diploma from a recognized Paramedical School


All applicants are required to be working with an institution or NGO where Counselling is part of their work and must have held that position for at least two years.

Mbarara University of Science & Technology (MUST) General Application (Admission) requirements

General Application requirements

The applicant must:

• Hold the Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) or its equivalent with passes in at least 6 credit passes obtained at the same sitting.

• Have at least obtained 2 pricipal passes in advanced level Certificate of Education (UACE)or its equivalent taken at the same sitting, secured in the current year or previous two years.

• For Postgraduate programmes, applicants must have a good honours degree or its equivalent from a recognised University.

Contact the Academic Registrar:

Telephone: +256 4854 20782

Fax:+256 4854 20782

Email: ar@must.ac.ug

Mbarara University of Science & Technology (MUST) Graduation

2011 Graduation Ceremony

From: Saturday January 2011 10:00am
To: Saturday January 2011 29:00pm

Mbarara University of Science and Technology will hold its 17th Graduation Ceremony for the students who successfully completed their studies during the 2009/2010 Academic year on 29 January 2011 at the Pharmacology lecture theater grounds starting at 10:00 a.m

Mbarara University of Science & Technology (MUST)

Mbarara University lies on the banks of the scenic Rwizi River in Mbarara Municipality. Rwizi a tributary of Lake Victoria with its sky blue waters snakes through the famous hills of southwestern Uganda’s grazing lands to Mburo National Park. The Rwizi provides a cool and serene atmosphere to its surroundings.

The vibrant student life on Mbarara campus makes up a vibrant melting pot of different cultures and various student organizations. They cater for a wide range of interests such as culture, politics, religions, spiritual concern and relaxation. There are also a number of well-known and established student activities, such as KinaMUST that add to the unique experience of being a student of MUST.

The university is recognized by National Council for Higher Education in Uganda. With acclaimed national and international recognition for best practices in outreach and community relations from Association of Commonwealth Universities,European Union , Civil Society of Uganda,produces the best development workers and health care professionals.

Vision: To be a centre of academic and professional excellence in Science and Technology.

Mission: To provide quality and relevant education at national and international level with particular emphasis on Science and Technology and its application to community development.

Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST) was established in 1989 following a statute of the National Resistance Council, the then legislative body in Uganda. This was In response to government’s realization that higher education was a critical asset for nation building, at a time when Uganda’s economy and social infrastructure had collapsed, due to civil wars in the 1970’s and 1980’s.

MUST was established in the premises of Mbarara School of Midwifery and Mbarara District hospital. The university under the able leadership of the Vice Chancellor Professor Frederick I.B Kayanja, in collaboration with 4 Cuban professors started the pioneer Faculty of Medicine with 43 students admitted to the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) program.

The University has now expanded to two other faculties, Faculty of Science and Faculty of Development Studies. The university also has two institutes, Institute of Computer Science and Institute of Tropical Forest Conservation (ITFC). ITFC is based in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. The University plans to move to a spacious campus at Kihumuro located 7 km on Mbarara- Bus henyi road in the near future.

Mbarara is positioned 5 hours by car or bus West of Kampala and is Uganda’s 2nd largest densely populated municipality, after Kampala.

The town came to prominence as the centre to all western Ugandan districts. It connects Kabale, Kisoro, Kanungu, Rukungiri, Kasese, Ibanda, Kamwenge Isingiro and Kabarole districts.

This means that Mbarara is logistically very important, especially as major links to Rwanda and The Democratic Republic of Congo also pass through the town.

Today Mbarara is a modern, buzzing and cosmopolitan metropolitan area, which is still growing rapidly.


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