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.
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.
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.