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Fairwell to Prof. Mark Simmons ( Fulbright Scholar) from Colorado State University Fulbright Scholar
The Department of Plant Sciences, Microbiology and Biotechnology (College of Natural Sciences (CoNAS), Makerere University) is hosting Prof. Mark Pitkin Simmons from Colorado State University in the U.S.A as a Fulbright Scholar for the academic year 2016/2017. He will be based at the Makerere University Herbarium. During his stay, Prof.
Students of Senior 3 from the Green Hill Academy visited the Makerere University Herbarium on 11th October 2016. The students toured the botanical garden and the collection of the dried plant specimens. This is a move by the school to provide a practical view of what the students learn in class theoretical work. The visit was also intended to popularise science among the students. The group had visited the College of Health Sciences, Makerere before visiting the Herbarium.
MHU is under of the Dep’t of Botany
Head of Dep’t is the director of the herbarium & botanic garden
Day-to-day running is headed and supervised by the Curator
Assistant Curators specifically attend to collections management in the herbarium & botanic garden
Herbarium Assistants (technicians) do the practical aspects like database management, mounting and plant identification
Candidates with at least a lower second degree in Botany, Botany combined with Zoology or any other relevant subjects like Geography, Chemistry, Forestry, Agriculture (crop science) and Environmental Science from a recognized University may be admitted to the course. Eligible candidates may be government or privately sponsored.
OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME
The main objective of this programme is to produce graduates with more advanced knowledge and research skills in various disciplines of plant science which are relevant to scientific development and conservation of plant diversity for socio-economic development of the country
After completion of the MSc degree programme, the graduate should be able to
The overall objective of the programme is to produce sufficiently trained persons who will put ethnobotany on a sound scientific base for sustainable use and management of plant resources for posterity. The specific objectives of the programme are:
1. To advance and diffuse indigenous knowledge of plants for conservation of our national heritage.
2. To establish a cadre of well-trained personnel that will make greater contributions to the utilisation and conservation of plant genetic resources.