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Makerere to hold open day conference to increase employability of graduates

Dr. Muhammad Kiggundu, the Manager Communications and international Relations at Makerere University on Friday. (PHOTO/Javira Ssebwami)

KAMPALA — Makerere University will host an open day on Thursday August 29, in partnership with University of Agder (UiA) Norway and University of Rwanda to increase the employability of graduates.

The event will also be used to implement the Enhancing Quality and Internationalisation of study Programmes through Mobile Transformation Pedagogy (EQIP).

The three universities received a grant from the Norwegian Agency for international cooperation to rollout the much anticipated project that will enable co-creation of knowledge and internationalisation of study programmes.

Prof. Fred Masagazi Masaazi, the Principal College of Education and External Studies at Makerere University told PML Daily, that the project is to increase the employability of graduates through student and staff mobility, internationalisation of study programmes and promotion of transformative pedagogy.

Specifically, he said the project will produce regionally and globally competitive graduates with an international mind.

“We want to increase faculty competence for developing and delivering flexible and engaging curricula relevant for the 21st century global job market and to promote and implement transformative pedagogy through staff and student mobility,” he said.

Dr. Muhammad Kiggundu, the Manager Communications and International Relations at Makerere said that the open day on the project has been organised to take place on Thursday August 29 at Makerere university AVU conference room starting at 8:30am.

He said that day is to launch the project at Makerere and create an awareness for the need and benefits of adopting transformative pedagogy in higher educations.

This day, he added will draw participants from academia, NGOs, public and private sector entities as well as students.

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