Following series of earlier meetings of the UNESCO Chair, Uganda networks were formed and research areas identified and this included PRA methodology among others.

Robert Jjuuko is a PhD candidate at the University of Groningen Globalization Studies Groningen (GSG)  was leading a research team from Bukalasa Agricultural College. Robert closely collaborates with the UNESCO Chair Uganda. The team undertakes research on a number of issues one of which is the concept and application of “Internship” in tertiary institutions. The team recognize ARU  for offering a unique internship program to students undertaking the 4-year Bachelor of Rural Development. This degree program includes a practicum period of 1 month followed by a one-year internship program.

UNESCO Chair Team in a meeting with the Academic Registrar, Faculty Dean and the Quality Assurance Officer

The team visited the main campus of the ARU today 28th March 2018m and spent over 2 hours interacting with the Academic Registrar – Dr. David Mutekanga, the Dean – Mr. Ben Nuwagaba and the Quality Assurance Officer – Mr. Anthony Lwanga. Later they made a courtesy call on the VC – Dr. Mwalimu Musheshe.

Group photo with Bukalasa Agricultural College Research Team

The meeting among other things clearly identified many learning areas and also developed a way forward which includes more meetings to discuss the details of mentoring processes for the students and hosting Bukalasa intern students at ARU campus.


ARU Hosts Bukalasa Agricultural College Research Team
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