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Back To School: The PR, Media practitioners who took advantage of Makerere’s new Masters courses

By Davis Mugabi

Makerere University’s Department of Journalism and Communication last October launched the Master of Strategic and Corporate Communication and the Master of Journalism and Multimedia with a call on Management and Government to elevate the department to a school of Journalism and Communication.

Kampala Gazette understands that a number of Media and PR practitioners have embraced the new courses.

They are:

Sarah Kagingo

Kagingo (pictured) wears many hats. She is the former Special Presidential Assistant for Communication who is credited for digitizing President Museveni’s communication. Currently, she leads Soft Power Communications, a firm she founded. She serves the board of Private Sector Foundation Uganda ( PSFU) as the elected Vice Chairperson. She previously served as the Principal Press Secretary, Office of the Speaker of the Parliament of Uganda.

Mildred Tuhaise

Tuhaise is a media personality and currently works with NBS TV.

Alex Bukumunhe

Bukumunhe is a renowned print journalist cum Communications Officer. He previously worked with the Red Pepper as a senior Court Reporter. Currently, Bukumnhe works with Uganda Human Rights Commission – UHRC as a Communications Officer.

Mary Nankinga

Previously, Nankinga worked with the Observer. However, she crossed to the Forces and now works with the Uganda Police Force in the office of the Spokesperson.

Brenda Ker

Ker is a staff in the Directorate of Communications at Parliament.

Paul Mwirigi Muriungi

Mwirigi is a seasoned PR person in the country. Currently, he is the Managing Director, Capital One Group, a PR firm, and has just been elected the Vice President PRAU Governing Council.

Sharon Katusiime

While Katusiime is said to have had her first degree along the PR lane, she has found peace and comfort in the print media. She worked previously with the Red Pepper as a features writer. Currently, she works with the Daily Monitor as a sub editor.

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