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The Vice Chancellor’s speech on the 59th Graduation ceremony

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This colorful graduation ceremony has a total of 12,346 students graduating with PhDs, Masters degrees, bachelors degrees and diplomas in various fields, and this is the biggest ever number of graduands ever in a year. Of this number, there are 30 PhDs.

This colorful graduation ceremony has a total of 12,346 students graduating with PhDs, Masters degrees, bachelors degrees and diplomas in various fields, and this is the biggest ever number of graduands ever in a year. Of this number, there are 30 PhDs.

Welcome remarks

It is with great pleasure that I once again welcome you to Makerere University on the 59th graduation ceremony. You are all most welcome. Let me also take this opportunity to wish you a happy and prosperous 2009. As a university we have began the New Year with hope that it will be a good year for us as we seek to take Makerere to greater heights.

Graduation Statistics

This week we have a total of 12,346 students graduating with PhDs, Masters degrees, bachelors degrees and diplomas in various fields, and this is the biggest ever number of graduands ever in a year. Of this number, there are 30 PhDs. This is also an increase from the last graduation. Of these, five (5) are female and 25 male. Mr. Chancellor Sir, four (4) of these are Joint PhDs in Medicine awarded jointly by Makerere University and the Karolinska Institute of Sweden.

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A total of 878 students are graduating with masters degrees, of which 336 are female and 542 are male. In addition, 34 female and 76 male students making a total of 110 are graduating with Post Graduate diplomas while 231 are undergraduate diplomas, with 126 female and 105 male.

The majority of graduands this week are undergraduates with 5197 female and 5900 male totalling 11,097.

The female graduands make up 46.2% while the males are 53.8%. Mr. Chancellor Sir, the percentage figures clearly indicate that we are making great strides in our efforts to educate more female students and make Makerere a truly equal opportunities institution in line with the National objectives of empowering the women. You will recall Sir, that last year we had 43.7% females and 57.3% male. These figures show that the gap has closed significantly and we will soon realise parity.

Graduands

A total of 180 of the graduands this week have attained First Class degrees and I would like us all to commend them on their achievement. Last year we had 58 First Class degrees. This brings to mind the old joke that either the examinations were easy or the students are becoming cleverer or both. Whichever of these, I certainly commend them on their achievement.

Mr. Chancellor Sir, the best student overall this year is Ishengoma Emmanuel who scored a CGPA of 4.91 out of 5.0 in Bachelor of Industrial and Fine Arts. He is also the best in the humanities. Mr. Olaka Joseph Derrick performed best in the Sciences with a CGPA of 4.86 with a BSc in Computer Science.

While there are significant challenges in managing the increasing numbers of university students, the bigger number of graduands is a testimony to the role Makerere plays in meeting the vast demand for higher education in the country and in helping to build a human resource for national development.

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Launch of Mak-RIF Round 4 Awards & PhD Call for Proposals

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Mak-RIF 4 Awards and PhD Call For Proposals, 29th September 2022, 9:00 to 10:00 AM EAT.

Makerere University received funding from the Government of the Republic of Uganda, earmarked to support high impact Research and Innovations. This unique initiative arose after engagements between the top University Management and the Government of Uganda. This fund illustrates the increasing importance that the Government attaches to Research and Innovation as a driver of development and transformation. The objective of the fund is to increase the local generation of translatable research and scalable innovations that address key gaps required to drive Uganda’s development agenda. 

In the Financial years 2019/2020, 2020/2021 and 2021/2022 the Government of the Republic of Uganda through Mak-RIF has funded implementation of over 750 multidisciplinary research and innovations within the various Colleges, while engaging multiple stakeholders within and outside Makerere University. The Grants Management Committee (GMC) has finalized the award process for the Mak-RIF round 4 call for funding for this Financial Year 2022/2023.

The Grants Management Committee (GMC) hereby invites you to the Launch of the Mak-RIF Round 4 awards and PhD Call for Proposals scheduled to take place tomorrow Thursday 29th September 2022 from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. EAT. 

Please use the following details to join the launch.

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwpcu-urDIjE9ZgxdsbEmA2IkNMMiJVECt_ 
Meeting ID: 884 5662 9992
Password: 292624

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Notice: Makerere Disability Scheme 2022/23 Medical Review Exercise

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One of the PWD graduands at the 69th Graduation during the Session held on 17th January 2019.

The Academic Registrar, Makerere University invites persons with disability who applied for admission to public universities under the disability entry scheme for 2022/2023 Academic Year to appear for medical/review exercise at Makerere Unive, Senate Building, Level Two (2) in the Telepresence Centre.

NOTE: Only those who have the minimum entry requirements of at least two principal passes at A’ Level or its equivalent and at least five (5) passes at O’ Level or its equivalent will be interviewed.

 Only candidates who sat ‘a’ level in 2020, 2019 and 2018 are eligible for admission.

THE EXERCISE WILL BE CONDUCTED ON 3rd, 4th and 5th October, 2022 respectively from 9.00 A.M – 1.00 P.M each day.

IMPORTANT:

(i) If you fail to appear on any of the given days above, there will be no other chance for you.

(ii) Applicants with Government Scholarship for the previous years are not eligible for admission

ALFRED MASIKYE NAMOAH

Acting. ACADEMIC REGISTRAR

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Uganda’s policymakers implored to address forest loss, plastic & water pollution

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Left to Right: Prof. Gunnar Köhlin, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe, Amb. Maria Håkansson, Commissioner Julius Mafumbo and Prof. Edward Bbaale posing for a group photo before the opening ceremony on 22nd September 2022: Photo by EfD-Mak Centre.

The Vice Chancellor Professor Barnabas Nawangwe on Thursday 22nd September, 2022 participated in the opening of the EfD Annual meeting hosted by Makerere University at Speke Resort Munyonyo where he appealed to government to implement the ban on kaveera and address other environmental issues.

The opening ceremony moderated by the EfD Global Hub Manager Gunnar Köhlin and was graced by Uganda’s Minister for Water and Environment represented by the Commissioner for Water, Mr. Julius Mafumbo and the Swedish Ambassador to Uganda, H.E. Maria Håkansson.

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