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The 56th and 57th Graduation Ceremonies



The Academic Registrar, Makerere University wishes to announce that the 56 th and 57 th Graduation Ceremonies will be held on Thursday 27 thand Friday, 28 thSeptember, 2007. The Ceremonies start at 9.00a.m. each day in the Freedom Square. Candidates from the different Academic Units will receive their awards on different days.

The Academic Registrar, Makerere University wishes to announce that the 56 th and 57 th Graduation Ceremonies will be held on Thursday 27 thand Friday, 28 thSeptember, 2007. The Ceremonies start at 9.00a.m. each day in the Freedom Square. Candidates from the different Academic Units will receive their awards on different days.

Candidates from the following Academic Units will receive their awards on

Thursday, 27 th September, 2007 :


Doctor of Philosophy (Educational Management)

Doctor of Philosophy (Education)

Doctor of Philosophy (Civil Engineering)

Doctor of Philosophy (Medicine)

Doctor of Philosophy (Environment)




Master of Public Health

Master of Education

Master of Science Human Resource Management in Education

Master of Arts in Educational Management

Master of Science Molecular Biology

Master of Veterinary and Preventive Medicine

Master of Medicine

Master of Science Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Master of Science Anatomy

Master of Engineering Civil Engineering

Master of Science Civil Engineering

Master of Science Mechanical Engineering

Master of Arts in Human Rights

Master of Arts Ethics and Public Management

Master of Arts

Master of Arts in Leadership and Human Relations

Master of Arts in Land Use and Regional Development

Master of Arts in Peace and Conflict Studies

Master of Science in Information Science

Master of Information Technology

Master of Science in Computer Science

Master of Fine Art

Master of Science in Environment and Natural Resources



Postgraduate Diploma in Education

Postgraduate Diploma Mass Communication

Postgraduate Diploma Environmental Journalism and Communication

Postgraduate Diploma Information Technology

Postgraduate Diploma Computer Science



Diploma in Project Planning and Management

Diploma in Library and Information Studies

Diploma in Records and Archives Management

Diploma in Commonwealth Youth



Bachelor of Environmental Health Science

Bachelor of Industrial and Fine Arts

Bachelor of Library and Information Science

Bachelor of Science in Wildlife Health and Management

Bachelor of Animal Production Technology and Management

Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine

Bachelor of Biomedical Laboratory Technology

Bachelor of Adult and Community Education

Bachelor of Dental Surgery

Bachelor of Science in Medical Radiography

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Bachelor of Pharmacy

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery

Bachelor of Science in Construction Management

Bachelor of Architecture

Bachelor of Science in Surveying

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

Bachelor of Arts in Music

Bachelor of Arts in Drama

Bachelor of Mass Communication

Bachelor of Development Studies

Bachelor of Urban Planning

Bachelor of Secretarial Studies

Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Management

Bachelor of Tourism

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

Bachelor of Information Technology

Bachelor of Science with Education

Bachelor of Arts with Education

Bachelor of Education

Candidates from the following Academic Units will receive their awards on

 Friday, 28 th September, 2007:



Doctor of Philosophy (Forestry)

Doctor of Philosophy (Environmental Science)

Doctor of Philosophy (Botany)

Doctor of Philosophy (Biochemistry)

Doctor of Philosophy (Physics)

Doctor of Philosophy (Agriculture)



Master of Laws

Master of Organizational Psychology

Master of Science Clinical Psychology

Master of Science

Master of Arts Gender Studies

Master of Arts Public Administration and Management

Master of Arts in International Relations and Diplomatic Studies

Master of Arts in Sociology

Master of Arts in Social Sector Planning and Management

Master of Science Agricultural Economics

Master of Science Agriculture Extension Education

Master of Science Applied Human Nutrition

Master of Science Crop Science

Master of Science Soil Science

Master of Science Food Science and Technology

Master of Arts Demography

Master of Arts Population and Development

Master of Science in Population and Reproductive Health

Master of Science Quantitative Economics

Master of Statistics

Master of Arts Economic Policy Management

Master of Arts Economic Policy and Planning

Master of Business Administration

Master of Human Resource Management

Master of Science Accounting and Finance

Master of Science Marketing



Postgraduate Diploma in Demography

Postgraduate Diploma in Statistics



Diploma in Leisure and Hospitality Management

Diploma in Transport Management

Diploma in Catering and Hotel Management

Ordinary Diploma in Secretarial and Information Management

Ordinary Diploma in Financial Services and Business Computing



Bachelor of Community Psychology

Bachelor of Science in Wood Science and Technology

Bachelor of Community Forestry

Bachelor of Science in Forestry

Bachelor of Social Work Social Administration

Bachelor of Arts (Social Sciences)

Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Technology

Bachelor of Agricultural Extension Education

Bachelor of Science in Horticulture

Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Land Use and Management

Bachelor of Agribusiness Management

Bachelor of Science in Agriculture

Bachelor of Industrial Chemistry

Bachelor of Conservation Biology

Bachelor of Science in Ethnobotany

Bachelor of Science in Sports Science

Bachelor of Science in Fisheries and Aquaculture

Bachelor of Science

Bachelor of Science in Business Statistics

Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science

Bachelor of Science in Quantitative Economics

Bachelor of Statistics

Bachelor of Science in Population Studies

Bachelor of Arts in Development Economics

Bachelor of Arts in Economics

Bachelor of Commerce

Bachelor of Catering and Hotel Management

Bachelor of Leisure and Hospitality Management

Bachelor of Office and Information Management

Bachelor of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management

Bachelor of Business Computing

Bachelor of International Business

Bachelor of Human Resource Management

Bachelor of Commerce

Bachelor of Business Administration

Candidates are advised to check with the respective offices of their Deans/Directors to confirm whether or not their names are on the Graduation lists.

Find here below General Information on Graduation Ceremonies:


 Each graduand is allowed one invitation card for two of his/her selected guests only. Graduands will be required to submit the names of the two guests they wish to invite for the ceremony and thereafter their invitation cards will be issued. Cards and gowns will be collected from 24 th to 27 th September, 2007.


  • Cellular (mobile) phones Alcohol
  • Dangerous weapons Canned food and drinks
  • Cameras (video and still cameras) Pocket radio
  • Fire arms Large bags
  • Cells/batteries & chemicals Bottled drinks

Amos Olal-Odur


10 th September 2007

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Government Sponsorship Admission Lists 2022/23 Verified by Districts



Students hold a group discussion in the Arts Quadrangle, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda. Date taken: 13th April 2018.

The Office of the Academic Registrar Makerere University is pleased to announce that the following  candidates have been verified by their respective Districts for admission to the  programmes indicated against their names under the District Quota Scheme.

Follow the link below for the list:

Batch I

Students verified by Districts for the Programmes 2022/23 Academic Year

Batch II

Students verified by Districts for the Programmes 2022/23 Academic Year

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Student Registration for Semester I 2022/2023



(a) First Years
Every new student admitted to a programme of study of Makerere University was issued a provisional admission letter with fees structure for payment of requisite fees. This enables privately sponsored first year students pay at least 60% tuition and all functional fees before issuance of original admission letters which should be collected from the respective Colleges/Schools.

For a candidate to qualify to be a bonafide student of the University, he/she MUST be
registered. Registration is a mandatory requirement of the University which must be
done within the specified time at the beginning of the semester. Failure to do so will
automatically lead to your place being forfeited to another candidate. Official
Registration/Verification of documents is on going using the Academic Information
Management System (ACMIS)
used by Makerere University.

Ensure that you complete all the required registration formalities within the prescribed
time as per the Fees Payment Policy and registration programmes provided by your
respective Colleges. The system cycle will be closed on 3Qth November, 2022.

Registration Requirements
For registration purposes all first year students MUST produce their Original documents
as indicated on their admission letters for validation and verification purposes. At the end
of the online registration exercise, new students will be required to submit 3 photocopies
of their academic documents which will be dully signed and stamped by their Registrars
for record purposes.

(b) Continuing Students
Continuing students also use the Academic Information Management System (ACMIS) for
registration for Academic Year 2022/2023. Continuing students should register online by
accessing the registration Menu in the Student Portal and selecting the first option labeled
“Self Registration” and click the REGISTRATION NOW option.

The Cycle for online registration for the Academic year 2022/2023, Semester One is open
for all continuing students. The system cycle will be closed on 30th November, 2023.

(c) Students who belong to the under listed categories are advised to contact their College/School Registrars before they can register.

(i) Retakes Cases
(ii) Stay Put Cases
(iii) Withdrawal cases
(iv) Audited Courses
(v) Extension Cases
N. B. Each student should pay National Council for Higher Education fee of 20,000/ = per year and UNSA Subscription of 2,000/= per year before registration.

(d) In case of any problem, consult your College/School Registrar. College Accountants are responsible for providing the financial status to all students and generating lists of paid up students to the Deans. They will also clear paid up students to be issued the examination permits before sitting University examinations for Semester One, 2022/2023 Academic year.

Prof. Buyinza Mukadasi

Download the Communication from Academic Registrar here

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A Delegation from Netherlands Visits Makerere University



On Monday 14th November 2022, a delegation from the Royal Kingdom of the Netherlands visited Makerere University to discuss capacity building, scholarships, research and approaches to developing the Technical and vocational education and training (TVET) and Higher Education programme.

The visiting delegation consisted of Mr Siemen Tuinstra, Deputy Director, Department of Social Development; Mr Theodore Klouvasa, Coordination Policy Officer, Education & Youth Responsible for the development of the new TVET & Higher Education Programme; Ms Hilde de Bruijn – Senior Policy Officer and Ms Joy Acom-Okello, the Policy Officer Humanitarian Affairs and Migration at the Netherlands Embassy in Kampala.

Discussion with the Vice Chancellor

The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe welcomed the visitors to Makerere University and briefed them about the history of the University that started as a technical college in 1922 with 14 students. In 1949, it became a University College affiliated to the University College of London, offering courses leading to the general degrees of its then mother institution. With the establishment of the University of East Africa in June 29, 1963, the special relationship with the University of London came to a close and degrees of the University of East Africa were instituted. On July 1, 1970, Makerere became an independent national university of the Republic of Uganda, offering undergraduate and postgraduate courses leading to its own awards. In 1990, there was liberalization of university education after the World Bank and IMF decided that there should be less spending on university education and introduced structural adjustment programmes. The Government pays a lump sum to the university to sponsor some students and the rest are private students.

The Coordination Policy Officer, Mr Theodore Klouvasa informed the Vice Chancellor about the new programme on TVET and Higher Education that their government was developing. The purpose of their visit was to consult other stakeholders in higher education such as universities, ministries of Education and Sports, Agriculture, Gender and Youth and technical institutions to learn more about the existing collaborations between them and see where the Netherlands government can assist in developing a beneficial programme. How exactly do universities relate with Vocational Institutes and what is the education system in Uganda ad how do donors communicate with the major actors in the education system? How do universities relate with the private sector? If government sponsors some students, how can the scholarships be more inclusive and target the marginalized? Research is very important for all universities. How can they bring more research in the university and what can they add on the PhD infrastructure? Makerere University is strategic partner with the Netherlands having trained many PhDs at Wageningen University, Maastricht University, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam; University of Groningen; Radboud University Nijmegen; Delft University of Technology.

Makerere University has many collaborations globally and has over the years increased partnerships with the government. The College of Health Sciences has done extensive research with the Military in the area of HIV/AIDS; with the Ministry of Water & Mineral Development in the area of water qualities and management; with UNRA with joint research and use of technologies for materials and road construction; with Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Industry and Fisheries in the area of cross boundary animal diseases; with Food processing industries with our School of Food Nutrition and Biotechnology; the Horticulture industries in controlling quality of products for export; the IT companies with our College of Computing and Information Sciences and also the College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology. The University relates well with the Uganda Society of Architects and our architecture students are exposed to the new products on the market such as the new design of roofing tiles. The students share simple technologies learnt in class with the manufacturing companies which have helped in boosting production.

Uganda is affected by a high population growth and many graduates cannot find jobs. The education system needs to be geared towards problem solving techniques to be taught to learners/students at all levels. There is a need to change the mindset of the teachers/professors and the students as well. A mindset programme is to be introduced in the first year of studies for all programmes. Makerere University is also in the process of establishing an incubation hub where the good ideas of students can be developed to start a business. If you want to change the country, you engage the students to do more innovations and encourage production of their ideas.  He informed the delegation that during Covid-19, the government of Uganda provided funds to Makerere University, which were used to equip laboratories and do more research and produce a vaccine. The University also operationalized the online learning by use of technology to minimize the effects of the pandemic.  

The Vice Chancellor disclosed that there is an urgent need to re-tool the teachers in the Vocational institutes to upgrade their practical skills with the trends on the market. Therefore, the training and scholarship by Netherlands for vocational teachers to upgrade skills with latest technologies in universities would be appropriate.

Discussion with the College of Education and External Studies

The Deputy Principal, Dr. Ronald Bisaso received and welcomed the delegation. He represented the College Principal, Prof. Anthony Mugagga.  The Deputy Principal highlighted that regarding the education system in Uganda, some areas have changed and others improved.  He noted that many graduates lack the required skills for the job market. It would therefore be better if Makerere University also benefits from vocational studies and practice. Dr. Bisaso pointed out that the Department of Science, Technology and Vocation Education at the College of Education and External Studies offers a course on vocational studies and they expect to produce 1,500 graduates by 2025. The level of the vocational course offered is gauged by UBTEB (Uganda Business and Technical Examinations Board) that administers examinations and awards National Diplomas.  The investment in the education sector by government is quite minimal with just 11.5% (Higher education getting 6.4% and TVET getting 5.1%). Capacity of the sector needs to be enhanced through training. Professors must acquire entrepreneurial skills before they occupy leadership positions instead of doing so when they are already in the positions. At the College of Education and External Studies (CEES) with a population of 4,000 students, there only 30 doctoral students. CEES partners with the Ministry of Education and Sports through projects such as the Early childhood and development projects. Individual staff are seconded to projects to train and even share experiences.

The Deputy Principal called upon the Netherlands to support knowledge and capacity building of early career academics and partnering with the TVET ecosystem. This includes interventions, trainings and exchanges at various levels and cooperation with different stakeholders such as the government, the private sector, civil society and the Vocational institutes. He advocated for strengthening of existing vocational institutes, establishment of vocational institutes were they do not exist and development of research infrastructure and adoption of TVET across the education system.

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