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Introduction

Makerere University embarked on an ambitious project, with the support of external partners, to integrate information and communication technology (ICT) in all its functions as one of the critical elements of its strategic plan. Within the context of this plan, the vision of ICT is “University wide access to, and utilisation of Information and communication Technology to enhance the position of Makerere University as a centre of academic excellence and its contribution to the sustainable development of society.”

In recognition of the global scarcity of ICT expertise, and to contain escalating costs that would result from multiple hiring of such expertise, DICTS was set up as a central service unit to provide expert services and guidance to all academic and administrative units of the University.

Functions
Policy support advocacy
Secretariat and administrative arm of the Council ICT Committee
Day to day ICT Policy and Master Plan interpretation for users
Offering ICT awareness workshops to user units to facilitate understanding of the benefits of integrating ICT into all University function within the context of the ICT Policy and Master Plan.
Recommending policy and policy objective adjustments to the ICT Steering Committee.

ICT Master Plan Implementation
Project formulation and sourcing of funds within the context of the ICT Master Plan
Liaison with external development partners and ICT consultants
Project planning and management support to the Project Committees set up for the various projects under the ICT Master Plan
Offering ICT planning, design, procurement, installation and maintenance guidance and support to all user units. This applies to both software and hardware.Makerere University ICT Policy Master plan phase2 (2005-2009).

Management, Control and Maintenance of ICT Resources
Ownership, management, control and maintenance of the University’s common ICT resources. These include the backbone and all backbone points of presence as well as the Network Operations Centre (NOC) which incorporates email and Internet/intranet services.
Management, control and maintenance of ICT resources owned by the units responsible for the main systems and databases. This includes centrally located servers (for databases and software) for the Academic Records Information System, the Library Information System, the Finance Information System and the Human Resource Information system.
Development, implementation and monitoring of access policy, security policy, and service level agreements.
Web page design, posting and maintenance.

Makerere University ICT Policy (2005-2009) 

Knowledge Centre
Providing technology and application foresight for the University so that user units can leverage technology to maximum advantage while minimising the risks of obsolescence.
Internet Kiosks
DICTS administration is located at Flat B5, Lincoln Flats (Opposite the Guild Canteen, before the Senate Building).Tel: +256 41 4531437
The Network operations Center is on the ground floor of the Faculty of Computing and Information Technology building.
For your ICT needs please contact the Helpdesk on telephone number +256 41 4531343 or Email: helpme@dicts.mak.ac.ug or Visit our website: http://dicts.mak.ac.ug/

Introduction

Makerere University embarked on an ambitious project, with the support of external partners, to integrate information and communication technology (ICT) in all its functions as one of the critical elements of its strategic plan. Within the context of this plan, the vision of ICT is “University wide access to, and utilisation of Information and communication Technology to enhance the position of Makerere University as a centre of academic excellence and its contribution to the sustainable development of society.”

In recognition of the global scarcity of ICT expertise, and to contain escalating costs that would result from multiple hiring of such expertise, DICTS was set up as a central service unit to provide expert services and guidance to all academic and administrative units of the University.

Functions
Policy support advocacy
Secretariat and administrative arm of the Council ICT Committee
Day to day ICT Policy and Master Plan interpretation for users
Offering ICT awareness workshops to user units to facilitate understanding of the benefits of integrating ICT into all University function within the context of the ICT Policy and Master Plan.
Recommending policy and policy objective adjustments to the ICT Steering Committee.

ICT Master Plan Implementation
Project formulation and sourcing of funds within the context of the ICT Master Plan
Liaison with external development partners and ICT consultants
Project planning and management support to the Project Committees set up for the various projects under the ICT Master Plan
Offering ICT planning, design, procurement, installation and maintenance guidance and support to all user units. This applies to both software and hardware.Makerere University ICT Policy Master plan phase2 (2005-2009).

Management, Control and Maintenance of ICT Resources
Ownership, management, control and maintenance of the University’s common ICT resources. These include the backbone and all backbone points of presence as well as the Network Operations Centre (NOC) which incorporates email and Internet/intranet services.
Management, control and maintenance of ICT resources owned by the units responsible for the main systems and databases. This includes centrally located servers (for databases and software) for the Academic Records Information System, the Library Information System, the Finance Information System and the Human Resource Information system.
Development, implementation and monitoring of access policy, security policy, and service level agreements.
Web page design, posting and maintenance.

Makerere University ICT Policy (2005-2009) 

Knowledge Centre
Providing technology and application foresight for the University so that user units can leverage technology to maximum advantage while minimising the risks of obsolescence.
Internet Kiosks
DICTS administration is located at Flat B5, Lincoln Flats (Opposite the Guild Canteen, before the Senate Building).Tel: +256 41 4531437
The Network operations Center is on the ground floor of the Faculty of Computing and Information Technology building.
For your ICT needs please contact the Helpdesk on telephone number +256 41 4531343 or Email: helpme@dicts.mak.ac.ug or Visit our website: http://dicts.mak.ac.ug/

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Aptitude Test Exam Results for the Mature Age Entry Scheme 2023/2024

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The Office of Academic Registrar, Makerere University has released Aptitude Test Examination results for the Mature Age Entry Scheme Examinations held on Saturday 17th December, 2022.

The Candidates who scored 50% and above in the aptitude test passed the aptitude examination and will have their programme -specific examination paper marked. Those who scored less than 50% failed.

Access the links below for the lists categorised under Science-based and Humanities based programmes respectively:

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Mak Participates in New Vision Education Expo 2023

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Ms Joyce Muhanguzi, Senior Assistant Registrar in the Department of the Academic Registrar (L) interacts with visitors during the New Vision Education Expo 2023.

Makerere University is participating in the New Vision Education Expo 2023 to strengthen its niche as the leading provider of education services.

The three-day New Vision Expo (Friday 27th January 2023 to Sunday 29th January 2023) at the Uganda Institute of Information and Communications Technology (UICT) Nakawa brings on board players in the education and business fields to forge partnerships to improve the quality and outcomes of education in Uganda.

Makerere University seeks to maximally utilize the three days to ensure that the participants at the Education Expo gain a deeper understanding of its 100 year journey of providing excellent services to humanity through academic programmes, services offered and ongoing efforts aimed at producing employable graduates as well as entrepreneurs.

Ms Joyce Muhanguzi, has a one-on-one session with visitors to the Makerere University exhibition space.
Ms Joyce Muhanguzi, has a one-on-one session with visitors to the Makerere University exhibition space.

The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe highlights that Makerere University values stakeholder engagements and partnerships.  “The New Vision Expo 2023 presents Makerere University with an opportunity to enhance stakeholder engagements. It is about consolidating the relationships with schools, prospective students and parents, and partners in the education sector. I applaud the CEO of Vision Group-Mr. Don Wanyama for coming up with the Education Expo.”

To respond to the information needs of stakeholders, Makerere University has lined up a team of experienced staff from the Department of the Academic Registrar, the Admissions Office, Public Relations Office, Career Guidance experts as well as the Institute of Open Distance and e-Learning (IODeL) under the College of Education and External Studies (CEES).

According to the Principal PRO of Makerere University Ms. Ritah Namisango, the Education Expo provides a platform to reach out to the clients that Makerere University exists to serve. “You must be in touch with your prospective parents, students as well as schools and partners that continue to recommend you as the leading university in the region. Makerere University has celebrated 100 years of excellent service to humanity (1922-2022). So, as we continue to promote the academic programmes, innovations and services that we offer, we are ready to listen, interact and learn from respective stakeholders about what they expect from the University as we embark on the next 100 years.”

Ms. Ritah Namisango (L) and Ms. Joyce Muhanguzi interact with members of the public.
Ms. Ritah Namisango (L) and Ms. Joyce Muhanguzi interact with members of the public.

The New Vision Expo 2023 is happening at an opportune (holiday) time, which accords the students, parents and guardians quality time to visit the exhibition and interact with experts in the education sector.

In addition, Makerere University has recently advertised its academic programmes and it is preparing to receive students for the Academic year 2023/2024. Sharing her experience about the interaction with participants who visited the Makerere University exhibition space, Ms Joyce Muhanguzi, Senior Assistant Registrar in the Department of the Academic Registrar noted that most of the prospective students and parents wanted to know about the academic programmes, the subject combinations that students should study to qualify to apply for the respective academic programmes, and the available admission avenues i.e. government sponsorship, private sponsorship, diploma entry, direct entry, national merit, talented sports entry and district quota programme).

Mr. Dennis Kibuuka (L) has a one-on-one session with a visitor to the Makerere University exhibition space.
Mr. Dennis Kibuuka (L) has a one-on-one session with a visitor to the Makerere University exhibition space.

Ms Joyce Muhanguzi and Mr. Dennis Kibuuka’s interaction focused on students who expressed their desire to join Makerere University in the coming years, and needed a case by case approach to their information needs, career guidance and linkages to Professors and Administrative staff in the respective Colleges at Makerere University.

The prospective students and parents also disclosed that in addition to the information on the Makerere University website, they welcome interactive and friendly approaches such as the New Vision Education Expo where they are presented with a golden opportunity to interact with Makerere University officials face-to-face.

At the New Vision Education Expo 2023, Makerere University joins other exhibitors that include; Government agencies, NGOs, Telecom companies, Banks, Insurance companies, Kindergartens/Daycare Centres, Primary and Secondary schools, Ugandan and Kenyan Universities, International schools, Study Abroad Agencies, Vocational institutions, Scholastic materials suppliers and SME service providers.

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73rd Graduation Highlights

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The Chancellor, Prof. Ezra Suruma (R) confers the Doctor of Philosophy upon Dr. John Kalule from CEES (L) during the Second Session of the 72nd Graduation Ceremony of Makerere University held on 24th May 2022 in the Freedom Square.

The 73rd Graduation Ceremony of Makerere University will be held from Monday 13th to Friday 17th February 2023 following the schedule below:

Monday, 13th February, 2023
College of Health Sciences (CHS)
College of Natural Sciences (CoNAS)
School of Law (SoL)

Tuesday, 14th February, 2023
College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES)
College of Education and External Studies (CEES)

Wednesday, 15th February, 2023
College of Business and Management Sciences (CoBAMS)
College of Computing and Information Sciences (CoCIS)
College of Veterinary Medicine, Animal Resources and Bio-security (CoVAB)

Thursday, 16th February, 2023
Makerere University Business School (MUBS)

Friday, 17th February, 2023
College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology (CEDAT)
College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHUSS)

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