Concept Brief to CMCEC July 2011x

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MAKERERE UNIVERSITY





Concept Brief




COOPERATION BETWEEN CHINA NATIONAL MACHINERY INDUSTRY COMPLETE
ENGINEERING CORPORATION AND MAKERERE UNIVERSITY FOR INFRASTRUCTURE
DEVELOPMENT





UGANDA



July

2011









1.0

BACKGROUND OF THE PROJECT

Higher
Education in Uganda has had several transformations: Access to higher education
has increased from one public university and less than 7000 students to more than
approximately 56,000 by 2005/06;
1

Similarly, public universities increased from one to
five by

2005/06; Three of these public institutions were upgraded from tertiary and other
vocational institutions. Despite this advancement, gross enrolment ration still remains at
3.5% compared to the sub Saharan average of 6%
2

and the world average of 24%.
Fur
thermore, these developments have not been matched by increase in resources, indeed
public support to higher education reduced from 12% to 9 of the total education sector
budget by FY2009/10.


In the case of Makerere University, which has been in existenc
e for more than 80 years, the
bulk of the infrastructure 90% was constructed before 1970, similarly the laboratories
have not been refurbished since the infrastructure were put in place.
At the same time
w
hereas the main campus continues to be congested, s
everal of the university estates


is
being affected by encroachers, examples of this are Katanga, Kololo and Kabanyolo. The
university has taken the initial step to establish governance structures that favour the
creation of semi
-
autonomous units in the f
orm of Colleges. It is expected that these will
increase efficiency and effectiveness of university education delivery. More so enable the
university prepare for the expected
surge

of applicants as a result of the UPE and USE
outputs that have reached the
university entry point.


Government support through the presidential intuitive towards equipping research
laboratories in the College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology has been a welcome
move. Similarly the proposed programme for rehabilitation an
d infrastructure
development with ADB support is eagerly awaited. Nonetheless it is clear that the resource
requirement for infrastructure rehabilitation and construction, research and knowledge
transfer is enormous, and it is important that it is handled
from several fronts if we are to
uplift the standards of higher education in Uganda to international levels.



2.0

JUSTIFICATION OF THE PROJECT


At the global level it has increasingly been acknowledged that higher education is the
vehicle that

has the potential to move economies from agrarian subsistence to knowledge
based

economies

(KBE). It has also been acknowledged that the gap between the
knowledge base of developed and developing economies is continuously widening
(World
Bank, 2000)
.
Bloom, Canning, & Chan (2006) have demonstrated that Africa is in danger of
being left behind as other countries make

gigantic leaps in science and technology
enhanced by the information age.





1

NCHE State of Higher Education, 2005

2

UNESCO Institute of statistics fact sheet July 2009.No 1
http://www.uis.unesco.org/template/pdf/ged/2009/Fact_Sheet_2009_SSA.pdf

The Government of Ugan
da has to be at the forefront in supporting higher education to
play it role in that enable the country
to
compete within a globalised environment.
The
infrastructure development programme provides an avenue to ensure that universities are
adequately reso
urced in fulfilling this role.
While access and equity are key aspect of any
education system, the concept of quality and completeness of the education provided is
fundamental to the eventual application of the knowledge generated and/or attained. This
ca
n only be achieved is there is substantial investment by the public sector
.

Th
e proposed programme

will not only save costs but will also establish Uganda as an
exemplar in education that is relevant to development and service needs of the population.


T
he university emphasis on health and agriculture derives from the national development
plan and focus on human development.
It is an attempt to balance the knowledge base with
the principle requirements for national development.
Seventy five percent of the

Ugandan
population depends on Agriculture this makes agriculture a primary focus for university as
part of its efforts to meet the development needs of the Country.


In the case of health, several ‘top notch’ citizens have access to health care at exorbi
tant
rates in continental hospitals in Nairobi and South Africa as well as internal facilities in
India. The bulk of the population which is less privileged cannot access these services. The
establishment of a teaching hospital creates the opportunity for
a larger percentage of the
population to access such facilities.


For agriculture and livestock development, these are not only the mainstay of more than
60% of the population but also the prime

base for the Ugandan Economy in terms of
employment and resource generation.

Even in the current state the Agricultural research
institute is still the leading
destination of farmers and the youth for knowledge transfer in
agricultural technologies. Esta
blishing the Agricultural and Environmental Sciences College
at the 650 acre facility will have a multiplier effect within the agricultural sector.
Similarly
the development of a livestock skills development centre will enhance the capacity of
productive
engagement in the
animal and agricultural sector
.


Both the
N
uclear
S
cience and
Technology

facility and the
Remote Sensing; and National
Earth Observation Unit
are designed to place the country at a science and technology level

commensurate with other deve
loping countries in Africa and Asia
.
Research under this
initiative will be geared towards energy, weather patterns, oil and mineral
development
.




3.0

PROJECT SCOPE


The project will focus on establishing facilities to accommodate expanded
enrolment but also facilitate the relevance of university services to national
development in the areas of Agriculture, livestock resources, Health, Education and
performing arts.


(a)

Off campus infrastructure development in line with the newly established
college governance structures
-



(b)

On campus infrastructure development


4.0

TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION


The proposed project will have two principal components, each of these components

wi
ll
include
the relevant technical cooperation with institutions
/universities from the People’s
Republic of China.



1.


Infrastructure Development Off Campus


This component will have four sub components namely:


a)

The Establishment of the
College of
Agricultural and Environmental
Sciences Kabanyolo

b)

The establishment of a teaching hospital within the vicinity of Kampala
under the College of Health Sciences

c)

Development of regional centres for the College of Education and External
Studies

d)

Development of
an animal resources skills development centre in
Nakyesasa under the School of Veterinary Medicine


2.

Infrastructure Development On Campus


This component has four sub components


a)

Five facilities for the College of Natural Sciences

b)

Multi
-
purpose centre for
the College of Education and External Studies

c)

Establishment of a Centre for Performing Creative and Screen Arts under the
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

d)

Redevelopment of the Gymanisium and Sports Facilities at the Main Campus


3.

Administration and

Support




5.0
COMPONENTS AND ACTIVITIES



Component 1:

Infrastructure Development Off Campus


This component will have four sub components namely:


1.

The Establishment of the
College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
Kabanyolo

The university
envisages moving and establishment of the College of Agricultural
and Environmental Sciences at the 650 acre facility in Kabanyolo. The facility is
currently operating as the Agricultural Research Institute. Support would go
towards:

a)

Construction of an ad
ministration block

b)

Construction of Lecture halls

c)

Construction of research laboratories

d)

Out
-
reach & dissemination centre
-

skills development



Irrigation system: This is for demonstration both Agriculture
and Forestry are profitable ventures (Commercial
farming)



Green house for producing seed materials both for crops and
Forestry.



Diary processing line



Fish ponds and forestry and environmental development



2.

The establishment of a teaching hospital within the vicinity of Kampala
under the College of Health

Sciences


The proposed teaching hospital will be constructed on Makerere University owned land at
Katalemwa, a suburb of Kampala.


The teaching hospital specifications include The proposed teaching hospital shall consist of
(but not limited to) the foll
owing units:

a)

An Administrative building for the college and the different schools

b)

Lecture theatres and auditorium

c)

Biomedical Sciences Laboratories for purposes of training research and services.

d)

Tutorial rooms


for the delivery of the Problem Based Learni
ng curriculum

e)

Teaching space to accommodate a projected total number of 2000 students (both
under graduate and post graduate) for MBChB, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing
Sciences, Public health ,etc.

f)

Adequate Outpatient facilities that will comprise of the var
ious clinics both for
patient service and student training. Health care is continuing to take on the model
of outpatient or ambulatory care. This requires a robust outpatient unit providing
adequate space for student clerkships at the various specialized c
linics, including a
day care surgical unit. Suggest about 50 out pt rooms to cover diff disciplines at a
given time

g)

Patient beds of between 1000


1500 in patients

h)

Specialized operating theatres

i)

Ambulatory renal dialysis unit

j)

A distinct dental hospital w
ithin the teaching hospital complex with its own teaching
space, outpatient, inpatient and theatres.

k)

Some Research laboratories


microbiology, hematology, molecular, pharmacology ,
physiology


esp clinical related research.

l)

Accommodation facilities for
graduate clinical students, visiting residents and
scholars.

m)

Catering facilities and Recreation facilities for faculty and students

n)

Adequate Parking spaces


for staff and patients, properly demarcated, so staff,
students have their space and visitors, pat
ients their space with access restrictions
e.g. charged parking slots.

o)

Good airflow, gardens, good ambience


3.

Development of regional centres for the College of Education and External
Studies


1.

Regional Centres in Arua, Fort Portal, Hoima, Kabale
, Lira, and Soroti these will include :

a)

Offices

b)

Seminar rooms

c)

Library & Reading space

d)

Students Computer lab

e)

Staff Computer lab

f)

Mini Multi
-

purpose Science Lab

g)

Study materials store


4.

Development of an animal resources skills development centre in Nakye
sasa
under the School of Veterinary Medicine


The project will finance the rehabilitation and expansion of facilities at the Vet school, current
Nakyesasa farm and turn them into prime regional Centres for
S
kills, and Technology, essential for
P
roduction,
E
mployment and
D
evelopment in the
A
nimal Industry
.

Facilities to be developed include

a)

Poultry, diary, apiary and aquaculture production units

b)

Laboratory facilities Poultry, diary, apiary and aquaculture

c)

Bio
-
security research & appropriate technology
development

d)

Mini abattoir and Butchery

e)

Teaching
-

circulation facilities for the target population


5.

Development a Nuclear Science and Technology Facility


a)

A Collection of buildings for Department of Nuclear Science and Technology. These
will range from specialized Nuclear sciences laboratories, lecture rooms, office
space, stores research units. The University will identify land for this facility as it
need
s to be built in a particular location off the main campus


Component 2:

Infrastructure Development On Campus


This component has four sub components


1.

College of Natural Sciences


Multipurpose building with three
distinct
wings to
cater for


a)

Biosciences Research Laboratory with Full Equipment in School of Biological
Sciences for research in



Ethno biology



Hydrobiology, Fisheries and Aquaculture



Pathology and Parasitology



Molecular Genetics, Microbiology and Biotechnology



Ecophysiology and cons
ervation



Systematics and Evolution Biology

b)


Petroleum Studies Institute with
s
pecialize
d

laboratory and field equipment,
College Library, 3 Lecture theatres, Conference Hall, and College Administration
with underground parking

c)

Center for Astronomy, Space

Physics, Remote Sensing; and National Earth
Observation Unit fully operational with all the High tech telescopic equipment


2.

Multi
-
purpose centre for the College of Education and External Studies


The multipurpose facility is designed to enhance teacher education and the capacity to
deliver science education in line with the national thrust of improvement in science and
technology. This facility was originally designed using internally generate reve
nue. The
process however could not continue due to limited resources. The facility includes

a)

College administrative offices

b)

One
-
stop service Centre for students

c)

Seminar and lecture rooms to accommodate 4000 students


d)

E Learning Unit

e)

Materials production

Unit

f)

Library space

g)

Computer and
Science Lab
oratories

for demonstration classes


3.

Establishment of a Centre for Performing Creative and Screen Arts under the
College of Humanities and Social Sciences


The Performing Arts Theatre will comprise of main th
eatre, rehearsal halls and
experimental theatre stages, labs for music, studios, radio and television.


The proposed structure will occupy a space of 8,000sq Meters, comprising of Music,
Dance, Drama wings, Film, Dance and Music Studios, Auditoriums, Caf
eteria,
administrative offices, with other support facilities.


Building Specifications Include

a)

2,000 seat Amplified Hall for large scale productions

b)

500 seat Acoustical Hall for concert, opera, dance and drama

c)

350 seat auditorium

d)

200 seat amphitheatre

e)


Four 200 seat Multi
-
Purpose Hall for small groups

f)

Rehearsal Hall

g)

Common areas, including plaza, lobby, box office, catering and food
service, offices, administrative and service areas

h)


Education space


lecture and seminar rooms


4.

Redevelopment of the
Gymn
asium

and Sports Facilities at the Main Campus


This will
serve a dual purpose, provide recreation and sports services for the entire
university community, but also act as the academic base for the B
achelor of science sports
science.



6.0 REFERENCES


Bloom, D., Canning, D., & Chan, K. (2006).
Higher Education and Economic Development in
Africa.
. Washington D.C.: Human Development Sector Africa Region, Commissioned
by the World Bank (AFTHD).

World Bank. (2000).
Higher Education in Dev
eloping Countries Peril and Promise, the Task
Force on Higher Education and Society.
. Washington D.C.