I very warmly welcome you to the College of Business and Management Sciences, Makerere University. The College is mandated to undertake training, practice-oriented research as well as public and community engagement in the fields of economics, statistics, commerce, business, population sciences and actuarial sciences. This mission is supported by a dedicated team of highly talented and trained individuals in these different areas of specialisations.
A special welcome goes to all current and prospective students. We are here to nurture your talents. To this effect, we are in the process of completing transition to a learner centered pedagogy. This will enable us learn from one another. I urge you to fully embrace this approach in order to maximise the learning outcomes. I also encourage you to remain very focused on the journey ahead and use support structures at the College, including those that enable you appreciate concepts in smaller groups. We are committed to bridging any gaps between staff and students that might still exist, and always feel free to approach any of our structures for support that you may require.
To our stakeholders in the public and private sector domains I urge you to take advantage of our initiatives such as the policy lab series to support you in terms of policy making and advocacy. We also provide more customised support to policy making and communities, through among others, the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center; the Environment for Development Center; the Center for Population and Applied Statistics; and, the Center of Excellence for Public Investment Management.
Our ambition is to make it to the very top and it is my humble appeal to invite all of you to be part of this journey by supporting and participating in some of flagship initiatives such as the College Endowment Fund, the Policy Labs and Infrastructure Expansion.
I also invite all our stakeholders to continually engage us and provide feedback to enable us improve. It is a unique priviledge for me to be of service to all of you.