KAMPALA. Makerere University College of Health Sciences in partnership with Eastern Diaries, a Muslim organization aimed at empowering students with health skills is set to award the best senior six science students to motivate them do science courses at higher institutions of learning.
The awards will be given out 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, Mr Abdulhakim Ssekito, who also represented the Dean of students at the School of Health Sciences, told Daily Monitor that 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.
“This summit will cater for all science students in the areas of Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics, Food and Nutrition and Agriculture. We shall award the 2015 best three science Advanced level students in the different regions of the country.” Mr Ssekito said.
The spokesperson of Eastern Diaries, Mr Hamuza Lubwama, said that most students are capable of doing outstanding things but are later on demoralized because their effort is not recognized.
“By awarding these students, we want them to love science courses the more because this will make them inspire other students. This will definitely lead to competition and at the end, many innovations will come up,” he said.
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.
Mr 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.