Field Attachment Course

In accordance with Makerere University Policy on Field Attachment, the Department of Zoology, Entomology and Fisheries Sciences implements the programme in collaboration with her partners for her undergraduate students. The goal of the programme is to produce graduates who are practically oriented to meet the required job-related competences of their future employers. The programme serves as a platform for linking the University and various partners who consume the services and/or products of the University. Currently, year two students taking Bachelor of Science in Zoology, and Fisheries & Aquaculture benefit from the exercise.

The programme runs during recess term, stretching from late May-Mid August of every academic year. The objectives of the programme are to:

  • enable students get hands-on/real-life experience they are expected to work in when they graduate
  • provide an opportunity for students to apply the principles and techniques theoretically learnt into real-life problem solving situations

  • provide an opportunity for students and academic staff to interact with key stakeholders and potential employers and thus appreciate field situations that will also generate information for curricula review and improvement
  • develop students’ understanding of work ethics, employment demands, responsibilities and opportunities
  • enhance and strengthen linkages between Makerere University and various stakeholders

For the University Partners, the programme offers the opportunity for:

  • participating in the training and review of programs of the University
  • exposure to a pool of potential employees to select from
  • additional human resource for effective and efficient service delivery.

Notably, our students excel in their field attachment exercises. Often, after successful completion of their studies, our students are called back to places where they trained for formal employment.

Our students are placed in different establishments including fish farms, research institutions, government ministries, and private businesses. The following are among the places that our students undergo training. 

  • Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries
  • National Fisheries Resources Research Institute, Jinja
  • Aquaculture Research and Development Centre, Kajjansi
  • Uganda Wildlife Education Centre, Entebbe
  • Uganda Wildlife Authority
  • Zonal Agricultural Research and Development Institutes
  • Uganda Virus Research Institute, Entebbe
  • National Livestock Resources Research Institute
  • Source of the Nile Fish Farm, Jinja
  • Tende Integrated Fish Farms, Garuga
  • Salama Integrated Fish Farms, Busia
  • Nam Fish Farm, Mukono
  • Senya Fish Farms, Masaka