Makerere University is to start awarding best Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) science students as a form of motivation to take up science courses.
The awards will be given out by College of Health Sciences in partnership with Eastern Diaries, a Muslim organization aimed during the national academic summit for the year 2016 slated for Saturday at Makerere University main hall, aimed at inspiring and motivating students to increase their efforts and struggles towards joining courses like Pharmacy, Medicine, Food and Nutrition, Biomedical sciences among others.
The Chairperson organizing committee, Abdulhakim Ssekito, who also represented the Dean of the students at the school of health sciences, said the summit is organized for only Advanced level students and that its packaged with qualitative exhibitions to high school students, inspirational career messages and recognizing the different efforts of the science students.
The spokesperson of Eastern Diaries, Hamuza Lubwama, said that most students are capable of doing outstanding things but are often demoralized because their effort is not recognized.
The occasion will entail activities like parallel exhibitions from all the six colleges of Makerere University, awarding of the 2015 UNEB best science students per science subject, exhibitions from science colleges of other universities, clinical exposures, career guidance and inspirational talks.
Lubwama added that by the end of the summit, students will have learnt how to excel in science subjects and how to effectively prepare for a successful career in profound fields of sciences.