Our own Dr. John Mango Magero (Associate Professor), will be inducted as a Fellow of the Uganda National Academy of Sciences (UNAS) on the 29th October, 2021. This award is in recognition of his record of excellence in supporting the development of mathematics in Uganda and the region over the past two decades. Dr. Mango joins other faculty of the College of Natural Sciences (CoNAS) who have already been awarded as fellows of UNAS. John Mango is widely published and has mobilized resources resulting into the training of close to 30 Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees in Mathematics in Uganda, this is an outstanding record in Makerere’s 100years of existence due to be celebrated in 2022. The products of Prof. Mango’s efforts are staff members at public universities of Uganda including Makerere, Busitema, Gulu, Kyambogo and Mbarara University.
In his own words, Prof. Mango said ‘he attributes his great achievements to the almost 20-year period of his close collaboration with International Science Program (ISP at Uppsala University in Sweden), eleven years of collaboration with Sida; the mentorship received from Prof. Livingstone Luboobi and five Nordic professors- Leif Abrahamsson, Bengt Ove Turesson, Peter Sundin, Paul Vaderlind and Matti Helio are deep-rooted in his minds’. He also highlighted the conducive work environment created by the Makerere University Top Management, Principal, Deans and Head of Mathematics Department of the College of Natural Sciences. John further noted ‘he appreciates the support and friendship of all his colleagues in the Department of Mathematics, they have all supported him whenever necessary. Many thanks mathematicians!’