Deans and HODs pose for a photo with international collaborators at the Launch of MAP EVOLUTION Africa on 11th March 2019

Students from vets without boarders donate books and Lab equipment to COVAB.

Dr. Ahmed Abd El Wahed explaining how a field lab kit works.

Korean Technological Farmers and Educationists pay a Courtesy Call to the Deputy Vice Chancellor

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On the 9th of August 2019, Professor Robert Tweyongyere the Dean for School of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Resources Makerere University led a Delegation of 6 Korean Technological Farmers.... Read More

THE SAFEFISH PROJECT EMBARKS ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF NATURAL ENEMIES OF BACTERIA (BACTERIOPHAGE)

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The SafeFish Project held a stakeholders’ buy- in workshop on 15th August, 2019 at Grand Global Hotel, Kampala to launch its activities on the development of Bacteriophage cocktails as disease bio-control.. Read More

Summer School Students Sampling in Queen Elizabeth National

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CoVAB Students together with Mississippi State University students collecting samples from a darted elephant at Queen Elizabeth National Park during their field work. Read More......

Becoming A New Generation (BANG) Team holds a Sexual Health Workshop at COVAB

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On the 15th of August 2019, The Becoming A New Generation (BANG) Team held a Workshop at the College of Veterinary Medicine, Animal Resource and Biosecurity Read More

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OF COVAB’S VETERINARY EDUCATORS

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Dr. Samuel Oketch a veterinary medicine and animal welfare lecturer and a FEP beneficiary as well talking to students about his experience at Michigan State University.

CoVAB takes initiative to support the development of its Academic staff’s teaching capacity through international trainings. Among the many participants in the 2018 Faculty Exchange Program (FEP) was our very own Dr. Samuel Oketch.

As a participant attached to Michigan State University (MSU), USA, Dr. Oketch shared his experience in FEP with fellow CoVAB scientific researchers, academic staff and students through a report on “Reflections on the USDA Faculty Exchange Program 2018,” which he presented on 19th September, 2019 in the College Media Hall.

He informed the audience of FEP’s aim which is; to promote the development of sound science, policy, teaching and researching techniques in Veterinary Medicine. FEP enhances the teaching ability of agricultural and veterinary educators from institutions of higher learning in developing countries.

As an effort to learn from other international universities’ teaching styles in addition to having a favorable learning experience for students, reflections were made on MSU’s Veterinary teaching and learning environment to mention but a few which included; well-equipped laboratories and theatres for animal surgeries with technical experts. The institution also strongly promotes research culture through the commemoration of the Phi Zeta Research Day, when various researchers get to publicly share their study findings. The institution as well participates in community service and outreaches, in addition to the high spirit of alumni contribution towards University activities such as; renovations, support towards sports games which is also a perfect platform for professional networking.   

With these reflections launched to CoVAB administrators and academic staff, this laid a platform for discussions on how to enhance students’ learning experience. The Chair of the seminar session, Prof. Samuel Majalija, who is also the College Deputy Principal encouraged students to apply for international opportunities in veterinary training to build on their knowledge on how professional veterinary activities are done. 

This engagement also stemmed into creation of a platform for final year students to publicly present their research work as a way of sustainably promoting the research culture in Makerere University. Due to the exchange program being costly, this also brought on board discussions on having Makerere University apply for more grants to support students’ participation in this program.        

The Exchange Program for teaching staff is funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) which offers fellowships in USA to agriculture and veterinary medicine educators for selected countries in sub-Saharan Africa.

BBLT students in practical lesson

BBLT students in practical lesson. Read more.....

Commemorating the World Rabies DayCommemorating the World Rabies Day. Read More....

Participants warming up after the two races

CoVAB in the 2018 Mak Endowment Fund Run. Read More......