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A.      QUOTA FOR DIPLOMA HOLDERS

          (i)      For Government Sponsorship

The number of candidates admitted to each programme under the Diploma Holders Avenue should not exceed 5% of the intake per programme, except for Bachelor of Adult and Community Education whose quota for Diploma Holders is up to 30% of the intake for the programme.

For the Private Scheme the quota for Diploma Holders applicants varies as will be determined by each Faculty/Institute/School.

  1. The following Programmes have no Diploma Scheme.
  2. B.Sc. Nursing
  3. B.Sc. Education
  4. B.A. Education
  5. B. Sc (Actuarial Science)

B.      REQUIRED PERFORMANCE IN THE DIPLOMAS

          At least Second Class, Credit or equivalent performance.

C.      FACULTY REQUIREMENTS (The required Diplomas)

COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES

 B.Pharm, MBChB, BDS,

 A Diploma in any of the following health disciplines:

  1. Medical Laboratory Technologists
  2. Radiographers
  3. Physiotherapists
  4. Anaesthetic Officers
  5. Medical Assistants
  6. Orthopaedic Officers/assistants
  7. Clinical Ophthalmic Officers
  8. Environmental Health Officers
  9. Public Health Dental Assistants
  10. Public Health Assistants
  11. Dispensers/Pharmacy Technicians
  12. Psychiatry Clinical Officers
  13. Uganda Registered Nurses/Midwives
  14. Occupational Therapy
  15. Orthopaedic Technology.

1.2     Bachelor of Science in Medical Radiography

A Diploma in Medical Radiography of Makerere University or its equivalent from recognised Institutions.

1.3     Bachelor of Environmental Health Science

A Diploma in Environmental Health Science of Makerere       
University or its equivalent from recognised Institutions.

2.       FACULTY OF VETERINARY MEDICINE

2.1     Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine

A Diploma from the Veterinary Training Institute, Entebbe or Bukalasa Agricultural College.

2.2     Bachelor of Biomedical Laboratory Technology

An Ordinary Diploma in Laboratory Technology or its equivalent from a recognised Institution.
         
2.3     Bachelor of Science in Wildlife Health and Management

A Diploma in Wildlife Ecology, Veterinary Sciences, Agriculture, Animal Science, Forestry, Environmental Science, Animal Nursing or their equivalent from recognised Institutions.

2.4     Bachelor of Animal Production Technology and Management.

An Ordinary Diploma in Animal Health and Production (or its equivalent) from a recognised Institution.

3.       FACULTY OF AGRICULTURE

3.1     Bachelor of Agricultural Extension Education

A Diploma or its equivalent from a recognised Agricultural related Tertiary Institution.  Eligible candidates must have a related Post Diploma working experience of at least 2 years.

          3.2    Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Engineering

An ordinary Technician Diploma, with at least credit 3 in Mathematics, from a recognised Institution of Higher Learning.

3.3     Bachelor of Science in Agriculture

A National Diploma in Agriculture or Animal Husbandry or its equivalent obtained from a recognised Institution of Higher Learning.

3.4     Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Technology

A National diploma in either Food Science, or Food Technology, or Veterinary Science, Forestry or Agriculture or the equivalent from recognised Institutions.

3.5     Bachelor of Science in Agricultural land Use and         Management

A Diploma or its equivalent in relevant fields from recognised Institutions.

3.6    Bachelor of Agribusiness Management

A National Diploma or its equivalent in Agricultural Business Studies and relevant fields from recognised Institutions.

3.7    Bachelor of Science in Horticulture

A National Diploma or its equivalent in Horticulture, Forestry, Agriculture or Biological Sciences from a recognised Institutions.

3.8     Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition

          Holders of the following Second Class or Credit Diplomas are eligible for admission

                   a)       Diploma in Education, Applicants must have studied the following subjects:  Biology, Chemistry, Agriculture, Home Economics.

                   b)       The Higher National Diploma from a recognized Institution in any of the following:

Chemistry, Human Nutrition, Home Economics, Food Science, Science and Technology, Catering, Agriculture, Health, Social Work.

c)       Ordinary Diploma from a recognized Institution in any of the following:

  • Science Technology (Biology)
  • Science Technology (Chemistry, Biochemistry)
  • Food Processing
  • Agriculture, Biology
  • Diploma in any of the Paramedical Institutions
  • Medical Laboratory Technologists
  • Radiographers
  • Physiotherapists
  • Anaesthetic Officers
  • Medical Assistants
  • Orthopedic Officers/assistants
  • Clinical Ophthalmic Officers
  • Environmental Health Officers
  • Public Health Dental Assistants
  • Public Health Assistants
  • Dispensers/Pharmacy Technicians
  • Psychiatry Clinical Officers
  • Uganda Registered Nurses/Midwives
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Orthopedic Technology.

     

4.       FACULTY OF FORESTRY AND NATURE CONSERVATION

4.1      Bachelor of Science in Forestry

A National Diploma in Forestry or Agriculture, or its equivalent from recognised Institutions.

4.2      Bachelor of Community Forestry

A National Diploma or its equivalent of good Standing in Forestry or other related agricultural sciences from a recognised Institution.

4.3      Bachelor of Science in Wood Science and Technology

A National Diploma or its equivalent in Forestry or related Technical fields, from a recognised Institution.
5.       FACULTY OF TECHNOLOGY

5.1     B.Sc. (Civil Engineering), BSc. (Electrical Engineering) and B.Sc.  (Mechanical Engineering)

A relevant Ordinary Diploma or its equivalent, with a Credit in Mathematics, from UPK, or any of the UTCs.

5.2     B.Sc. Telecommunications Engineering)

A Uganda National Examinations Board Ordinary Technical

Diploma or its equivalent (Credit Class).

Applicant should have obtained a Credit Pass in Mathematics.

          5.3     Bachelor of Science in Surveying
 
A Diploma from Entebbe Surveying School or its equivalent.  The applicants should have:

a)       Passed all the subjects of the final part at the same sitting.

  1.       b)     An overall average mark of at least 60% in all the                
  2.                   examinations.
  3.       c)      An average mark in Mathematics of at least 70%.

5.4     Bachelor of Architecture

(i)      An Ordinary Diploma in Architectural Draughtsmanship or its equivalent from UPK or any other recognised Institutions.

Applicants should have obtained at least a Credit 3 in the Building Construction and Drawing subject of the Diploma.

5.5     B.Sc. (Land Economics), B.Sc. (Quantity Surveying),
B.Sc. (Construction Management)

  • A UNEB Ordinary Diploma in Building and Civil
  • Engineering or its equivalent (Credit Class).
  • Applicant should have passed Mathematics, Building

Construction and Drawing with at least Credit 4 (four).

5.6     Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering

Candidates must hold UNEB Credit Ordinary Technical Diploma or its equivalent with Credit Pass in Mathematics.

6.       FACULTY OF LAW

6.1      Bachelor of Laws

Any diploma from a recognised Institution of Higher Learning.

7.       INSTITUTE OF STATISTICS AND APPLIED ECONOMICS

7.1    Bachelor of Statistics

EITHER:       A Diploma in Statistics (at Intermediate Professional Level) from the East African Statistical Training Centre, Dar-es-Salaam or its equivalent.

OR:              Any other Diploma from a recognised Institution with Mathematics as a major subject.

Initially, on an experimental basis and subject to review a candidate who is a holder of a Diploma of at least Credit grading obtained at the East African Statistical Training Centre, Dar es Salaam, will on admission to the Bachelor of Statistics Programme, be exempted from the first year and will thus enter the programme in the second year.  The holders of Pass Diplomas may be admitted to B.Stat Year I.

7.2     Bachelor of Science (Quantitative Economics)

A Diploma from a recognised Institution. The Diploma Programme must have involved Mathematics as a major subject.

7.3     Bachelor of Science in Population Studies

Any diploma from a recognised Institution.

7.4     Bachelor of Science in Business Statistics

At least a Second Class or Credit Diploma from a recognised Institution with Mathematics as a subject.

8.       MAKERERE UNIVERSITY BUSINESS SCHOOL

8.1     Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Business        Administration

(a)      A Diploma from the former National College of Business Studies and its sister Colleges of Commerce in:

(i)      Business Studies

Marketing (both Ordinary and Higher Diplomas)

(b)     A Diploma in Cooperatives from the Uganda Cooperative College, Kigumba.

(c)      The professional qualifications in courses such as CPA (Kenya), ACCA, ICMA, ICSA or their equivalent.

Diploma in Education with a bias in Business Education.

The following levels of passing are acceptable.

(a)      For the Business Studies and Marketing Diplomas:
          Credit in Principal or Core subjects, and

(b)     For the Professional Courses:  applicants should have passed the first level or stage of the professional courses such that the applicants would have been allowed to proceed to the second level or stage.

8.2     Bachelor of Catering and Hotel Management

     The following Diplomas or their equivalents:

  1. Uganda Diploma in Hotel and Institutional Catering
  2. Diploma in Business Studies
  3. Higher Diploma in Marketing
  4. Diploma from the Institute of Bankers
  5. Business Diploma from NTCs
  6. Diploma in Co-operatives

8.3     Bachelor of Human Resource Management.

          A Diploma from a recognised Institution

8.4     Bachelor of International Business

          A Diploma from a recognised Institution.

8.5     Bachelor of Leisure and Hospitality Management

A Diploma from a recognised Institution

8.6     Bachelor of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management.

A Diploma from a recognised Institution.

8.7     Bachelor of Business Computing

A Diploma from a recognised Institution
8.8     Bachelor of Procurement and Supply Chain Management

EITHER :      A Diploma in any discipline from a recognised institution

OR          :    A candidate should have completed level one of any professional course.

8.9     Bachelor of Office and Information Management.

A Diploma from a recognised Institution.

8.10   Bachelor of Real Estate Business Management

(i)      A candidates must hold a Credit Diploma in Business related discipline from a recognized Institution and must have passed Mathematics with Credit at O’Level.

(ii)      Candidates who completed Level One of the following Professional Courses ACCA, CIM, CIPS, ICSA, CPA and must have passed Mathematics with Credit at O’Level.

8.11   Bachelor of Science in Marketing

A Credit Diploma in any discipline from a recognized Institution or Candidates who have completed Level One of any Professional Courses.

8.12   Bachelor of Business Statistics

A relevant Credit Diploma from a recognized Institution with a bias in statistics.  Candidates who have completed Level One of any Professional Course are eligible with a bias in statistics.

8.13   Bachelor of Science in Finance

(i)      A candidate must hold a Credit Diploma in Business related discipline from a recognised Institution and must have passed Mathematics with at least a Credit at O’Level.

(ii)      Candidates who completed Level One of the following Professional Courses ACCA, CIM, CIPS, ICSA, CPA and must have passed Mathematics with at least a Credit at O’Level.

8.14   Bachelor of Leadership and Governance

          A candidate must hold a Second Class Diploma in any discipline from a recognised Institution
8.15   Bachelor of Arts in Economics

(i)      A candidate must hold a Credit Diploma in Business related discipline from a recognized Institution and must have passed Mathematics with at least a Credit at O’Level.

(ii)      Candidates who completed Level One of the following Professional Courses ACCA, CIM, CIPS, ICSA, CPA and must have passed Mathematics with at least Credit at O’Level.

8.16   Bachelor of Transport and Logistics Management

A candidate must hold a Credit Diploma from a recognized Institution.

8.17   Bachelor of Science in Accounting

(i)      A candidate must hold a Credit Diploma in Business related field with a Credit in Principal or Core courses like Quantitative Mathematics from a recognized Institution.

(ii)      Candidates who completed Level One of relevant professional Courses will also be eligible.

8.18   Bachelor of Travel and Tourism Management

(i)      A candidate must hold a Credit Diploma in any discipline from recognized Institution.

(ii)      Candidates who completed Level One of relevant professional Courses will also be eligible.

9.       FACULTY OF COMPUTING AND INFORMATION SCIENCE

9.1     Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

A Diploma in Computer Science, Engineering, Business Studies, Information Technology, Statistics or any other diploma with Mathematics as one of the subjects from any recognised Institution

9.2     Bachelor of Information Technology

A Diploma from a recognized Institution in any discipline or its equivalent.
 

9.3     Diploma in Computer Science and Information Technology

 Possess a Diploma from any recognized institution

For Certificate Holders   – a candidate must be a holder of at least Credit certificate in Computer Science or related field from a recognized   institution.

9.4     Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering

Candidates should possess at least a Second Class (Lower Division) Diploma in Computer Science, Engineering, Statistics or Any Diploma with either Mathematics or Computer Science as one of the subjects from any recognized Institution.

9.5     Bachelor of Information Systems

Candidates should possess at least a Second Class (Lower Division) Diploma in Computer Science or any other Diploma with business or computing aspects from any recognized Institution.

10.     FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES      
         
10.1   Bachelor of Arts (Social Sciences)

Any diploma from a recognised Institution.

10.2      Bachelor of Social Work and Social Administration

Any diploma from a recognised Institution.

11.     FACULTY OF ARTS

11.1   Bachelor of Arts

Any diploma from a recognised Institution.

11.2   Bachelor of Mass Communication

Any diploma from a recognised Institution.

11.3   Bachelor of Development Studies

Any diploma from a recognised Institution.

11.4   Bachelor of Urban Planning

Any diploma from a recognised Institution.

11.5   Bachelor of Arts in Music

A diploma in Music, Dance and Drama or a Diploma in Music from a recognised Institution.

11.6   Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Management

Any diploma from a recognised Institution.

          11.7   Bachelor of Tourism

Any diploma from a recognised Institution.

11.8   Bachelor of Arts in Dance

A Diploma in Music, Dance and Drama or a Diploma in Dance from a recognised Institution.

11.9     Bachelor of Arts in Drama

A Diploma in Music, Dance and Drama or a Diploma in Drama
from a recognised Institution.

11.10  Bachelor of Secretarial Studies

(a)      EITHER        A Secretarial Studies diploma from a recognised
                   Institution.

(b)     OR      Advanced Level Certificates in Secretarial
Studies from a recognised Institute, in the following subjects:

1.  Shorthand Stage III     –        100 w.p.m
2.  Typewriting III             –          50.w.p.m.
3.  Business English Stage III and

  1. Any two other subjects from among:
  2. Secretarial Duties Stage II
  3.    Office Practice/Management Stage
  4.   Commerce/Economics Stage II
  5.  (iv)  Accounting Stage II
  6. (v)   General Principles of Law Stage II
  7.   Marketing Stage II

Obtained from UNEB or an equivalent examining body.
12.     SCHOOL OF INDUSTRIAL AND FINE ARTS

 Bachelor of Industrial and Fine Arts

(a)      A Diploma from a recognised Institution with Art, Design, Technical Drawing as a bias or Art  and Design related course like Fashion Design, Computer graphics, Photography and Architecture.

Diplomas other than in Fine Art but with One-year Certificate in Art or Design Discipline from recognised Institutions and a portfolio of work in Art or Design Discipline.

NOTE:    This category of candidates should also possess an Advanced Level Certificate with at least One Principle Pass in Art or Technical Drawing.

13.      EAST AFRICAN SCHOOL OF LIBRARY AND INFORMATION
           SCIENCE

13.1  Bachelor of Library and Information Science

Candidates must hold a Credit Diploma from any of these fields or related discipline from recognized Institution:

(i)      Diploma in Library and Information Science
(ii)      Diploma in Records and Archives Management
(iii)     Diploma in Library and Information Science
(iv)     Diploma in Information Management
(v)      Diploma in Publishing and Book Trade

The applicants should be strongly recommended by their employers.

13.2  Bachelor of Records and Archives Management

Candidates must hold at least a Second Class or Credit Diploma from recognized Institutions:

(i)      Diploma in Records and Archives Management
(ii)      Diploma in Library and Information Science
(iii)     Diploma in Information Management
(iv)     Diploma in Information Technology
(v)      Diploma in Computer Science
(vi)     Diploma in Secretarial Studies
(vii)    Diploma in Public Administration
Any related Diploma from any recognized Institution 

14.     FACULTY OF SCIENCE

14.1   Bachelor of Science

(a)      A Diploma in Education from National Teachers Colleges.

The applicants must have studied any of the following subjects:
Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Economics, Physics,
Geography or Agriculture.

(b)     At least an ordinary Diploma from the Uganda Polytechnic, Kyambogo or the UTCs and

The applicants must have studied any of the following subjects:
Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry.
                  
  c)       A Diploma from any of the following Agricultural Colleges:
Arapai, Nyabyeya, Fisheries Training Institute Entebbe, Bukalasa, Busitema, Veterinary Training Institute- Entebbe.

The candidates should have studied any of the following subjects:
Agriculture, Biology.

d)       A diploma from any of the Schools of Health (Medicine)

Radiographers, Dispensers, Nurses, Medical Laboratory
Technicians or Environmental Health Officers.

14.2   Bachelor of Science in Ethnobotany

Holders of a Diploma in Science based subjects with a bias in
Biology, Chemistry or Agriculture from recognised Institutions
may be admitted to the programme.

14.3   Bachelor of Science in Industrial Chemistry

(a)      An ordinary Diploma of UPK, UTCs and recognised
Technical Colleges with qualifications in Chemistry and Mathematics or related fields.

(b)     A Diploma in Education with Chemistry and either
          Mathematics or Physics.

14.4   Bachelor of Science in Fisheries and Aquaculture

    Diploma in Fisheries Management and Technology, Aquaculture Yacht and Boat Building, Veterinary Sciences or the equivalent from recognised Institutions.
14.5   Bachelor of Sports Science

          A Diploma in the relevant subjects:

          Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Geography, Mathematics, Commerce from ITEK, UPK, School of Hygiene, Paramedical Institute and other recognised Institutions of Higher Learning.

14.6   Bachelor of Science in Geological Resource Management

          A Diploma from a recognised Institution with a bias in Physical
          Sciences:  Mathematics, Physics, chemistry.

          14.7   Bachelor of Science in Conservation Biology

          Diplomas from recognised Institutions with a bias in Biology, chemistry, Forestry, Wildlife, Animal Husbandry, Environmental Education and Environmental Management.

14.8   Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Geosciences and Production

          The applicant must have obtained at least a Second Class Diploma in Science based disciplines with a bias either in Physics, Chemistry or mathematics or a Higher Diploma in Engineering and /or Geosciences.

15.     INSTITUTE OF ADULT AND CONTINUING EDUCATION

    1. Bachelor of Adult and Community Education up to (30% of the intake) 

          (a)     Diploma in Adult Education
          (b)     Diploma in Social Development
          (c)     Diploma in Co-operatives
          (d)     Diploma in Agriculture
          (e)     Diploma in Public Health
          (f)      Diploma in Animal Husbandry
          (g)     Diploma in Fisheries, and

          Any other Diplomas which prepare professionals for extension work or other community work.

16.     INSTITUTE OF PSYCHOLOGY

          16.1   Bachelor of Community Psychology

          A Diploma or its equivalent from a recognised Institution in any      of the following disciplines:
         
          Social Work, Counselling, Occupational Therapy, Psychiatry   and Education.

16.2   Bachelor of Industrial and Organizational Psychology

          Holders of at least a second class Diploma or its equivalent from     an Institution recognized by Makerere University.

17.     FACULTY OF ECONOMICS AND MANAGEMENT

17.1   Bachelor of Arts in Economics

          A Diploma from a recognised Institution in relevant    fields/subjects (Economics, Mathematics)

17.2   Bachelor of Arts in Development Economics

          At least a Second Class Diploma award from a recognised     Institution of higher learning.

17.3   Bachelor of Business Administration

Holders of Degree or at least a Second Class/Credit Diploma from a recognised Institution in the areas of Business Administration, Accounting, Cooperatives and Business Studies of at least a Lower Second-Class and a Credit in Principal or core subjects for the programme.

17.4   Bachelor of Procurement and Supplies Management

          A candidate must possess a Degree or at least a Second Class Diploma award from a recognised Institution.

18.     INSTITUTE OF ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES

          Holders of Relevant Diploma (at least a Second Class) in Science related subjects from Makerere University or other recognized   Institutions.

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A.      QUOTA FOR DIPLOMA HOLDERS

          (i)      For Government Sponsorship

The number of candidates admitted to each programme under the Diploma Holders Avenue should not exceed 5% of the intake per programme, except for Bachelor of Adult and Community Education whose quota for Diploma Holders is up to 30% of the intake for the programme.

For the Private Scheme the quota for Diploma Holders applicants varies as will be determined by each Faculty/Institute/School.

  1. The following Programmes have no Diploma Scheme.
  2. B.Sc. Nursing
  3. B.Sc. Education
  4. B.A. Education
  5. B. Sc (Actuarial Science)

B.      REQUIRED PERFORMANCE IN THE DIPLOMAS

          At least Second Class, Credit or equivalent performance.

C.      FACULTY REQUIREMENTS (The required Diplomas)

COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES

 B.Pharm, MBChB, BDS,

 A Diploma in any of the following health disciplines:

  1. Medical Laboratory Technologists
  2. Radiographers
  3. Physiotherapists
  4. Anaesthetic Officers
  5. Medical Assistants
  6. Orthopaedic Officers/assistants
  7. Clinical Ophthalmic Officers
  8. Environmental Health Officers
  9. Public Health Dental Assistants
  10. Public Health Assistants
  11. Dispensers/Pharmacy Technicians
  12. Psychiatry Clinical Officers
  13. Uganda Registered Nurses/Midwives
  14. Occupational Therapy
  15. Orthopaedic Technology.

1.2     Bachelor of Science in Medical Radiography

A Diploma in Medical Radiography of Makerere University or its equivalent from recognised Institutions.

1.3     Bachelor of Environmental Health Science

A Diploma in Environmental Health Science of Makerere       
University or its equivalent from recognised Institutions.

2.       FACULTY OF VETERINARY MEDICINE

2.1     Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine

A Diploma from the Veterinary Training Institute, Entebbe or Bukalasa Agricultural College.

2.2     Bachelor of Biomedical Laboratory Technology

An Ordinary Diploma in Laboratory Technology or its equivalent from a recognised Institution.
         
2.3     Bachelor of Science in Wildlife Health and Management

A Diploma in Wildlife Ecology, Veterinary Sciences, Agriculture, Animal Science, Forestry, Environmental Science, Animal Nursing or their equivalent from recognised Institutions.

2.4     Bachelor of Animal Production Technology and Management.

An Ordinary Diploma in Animal Health and Production (or its equivalent) from a recognised Institution.

3.       FACULTY OF AGRICULTURE

3.1     Bachelor of Agricultural Extension Education

A Diploma or its equivalent from a recognised Agricultural related Tertiary Institution.  Eligible candidates must have a related Post Diploma working experience of at least 2 years.

          3.2    Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Engineering

An ordinary Technician Diploma, with at least credit 3 in Mathematics, from a recognised Institution of Higher Learning.

3.3     Bachelor of Science in Agriculture

A National Diploma in Agriculture or Animal Husbandry or its equivalent obtained from a recognised Institution of Higher Learning.

3.4     Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Technology

A National diploma in either Food Science, or Food Technology, or Veterinary Science, Forestry or Agriculture or the equivalent from recognised Institutions.

3.5     Bachelor of Science in Agricultural land Use and         Management

A Diploma or its equivalent in relevant fields from recognised Institutions.

3.6    Bachelor of Agribusiness Management

A National Diploma or its equivalent in Agricultural Business Studies and relevant fields from recognised Institutions.

3.7    Bachelor of Science in Horticulture

A National Diploma or its equivalent in Horticulture, Forestry, Agriculture or Biological Sciences from a recognised Institutions.

3.8     Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition

          Holders of the following Second Class or Credit Diplomas are eligible for admission

                   a)       Diploma in Education, Applicants must have studied the following subjects:  Biology, Chemistry, Agriculture, Home Economics.

                   b)       The Higher National Diploma from a recognized Institution in any of the following:

Chemistry, Human Nutrition, Home Economics, Food Science, Science and Technology, Catering, Agriculture, Health, Social Work.

c)       Ordinary Diploma from a recognized Institution in any of the following:

  • Science Technology (Biology)
  • Science Technology (Chemistry, Biochemistry)
  • Food Processing
  • Agriculture, Biology
  • Diploma in any of the Paramedical Institutions
  • Medical Laboratory Technologists
  • Radiographers
  • Physiotherapists
  • Anaesthetic Officers
  • Medical Assistants
  • Orthopedic Officers/assistants
  • Clinical Ophthalmic Officers
  • Environmental Health Officers
  • Public Health Dental Assistants
  • Public Health Assistants
  • Dispensers/Pharmacy Technicians
  • Psychiatry Clinical Officers
  • Uganda Registered Nurses/Midwives
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Orthopedic Technology.

     

4.       FACULTY OF FORESTRY AND NATURE CONSERVATION

4.1      Bachelor of Science in Forestry

A National Diploma in Forestry or Agriculture, or its equivalent from recognised Institutions.

4.2      Bachelor of Community Forestry

A National Diploma or its equivalent of good Standing in Forestry or other related agricultural sciences from a recognised Institution.

4.3      Bachelor of Science in Wood Science and Technology

A National Diploma or its equivalent in Forestry or related Technical fields, from a recognised Institution.
5.       FACULTY OF TECHNOLOGY

5.1     B.Sc. (Civil Engineering), BSc. (Electrical Engineering) and B.Sc.  (Mechanical Engineering)

A relevant Ordinary Diploma or its equivalent, with a Credit in Mathematics, from UPK, or any of the UTCs.

5.2     B.Sc. Telecommunications Engineering)

A Uganda National Examinations Board Ordinary Technical

Diploma or its equivalent (Credit Class).

Applicant should have obtained a Credit Pass in Mathematics.

          5.3     Bachelor of Science in Surveying
 
A Diploma from Entebbe Surveying School or its equivalent.  The applicants should have:

a)       Passed all the subjects of the final part at the same sitting.

  1.       b)     An overall average mark of at least 60% in all the                
  2.                   examinations.
  3.       c)      An average mark in Mathematics of at least 70%.

5.4     Bachelor of Architecture

(i)      An Ordinary Diploma in Architectural Draughtsmanship or its equivalent from UPK or any other recognised Institutions.

Applicants should have obtained at least a Credit 3 in the Building Construction and Drawing subject of the Diploma.

5.5     B.Sc. (Land Economics), B.Sc. (Quantity Surveying),
B.Sc. (Construction Management)

  • A UNEB Ordinary Diploma in Building and Civil
  • Engineering or its equivalent (Credit Class).
  • Applicant should have passed Mathematics, Building

Construction and Drawing with at least Credit 4 (four).

5.6     Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering

Candidates must hold UNEB Credit Ordinary Technical Diploma or its equivalent with Credit Pass in Mathematics.

6.       FACULTY OF LAW

6.1      Bachelor of Laws

Any diploma from a recognised Institution of Higher Learning.

7.       INSTITUTE OF STATISTICS AND APPLIED ECONOMICS

7.1    Bachelor of Statistics

EITHER:       A Diploma in Statistics (at Intermediate Professional Level) from the East African Statistical Training Centre, Dar-es-Salaam or its equivalent.

OR:              Any other Diploma from a recognised Institution with Mathematics as a major subject.

Initially, on an experimental basis and subject to review a candidate who is a holder of a Diploma of at least Credit grading obtained at the East African Statistical Training Centre, Dar es Salaam, will on admission to the Bachelor of Statistics Programme, be exempted from the first year and will thus enter the programme in the second year.  The holders of Pass Diplomas may be admitted to B.Stat Year I.

7.2     Bachelor of Science (Quantitative Economics)

A Diploma from a recognised Institution. The Diploma Programme must have involved Mathematics as a major subject.

7.3     Bachelor of Science in Population Studies

Any diploma from a recognised Institution.

7.4     Bachelor of Science in Business Statistics

At least a Second Class or Credit Diploma from a recognised Institution with Mathematics as a subject.

8.       MAKERERE UNIVERSITY BUSINESS SCHOOL

8.1     Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Business        Administration

(a)      A Diploma from the former National College of Business Studies and its sister Colleges of Commerce in:

(i)      Business Studies

Marketing (both Ordinary and Higher Diplomas)

(b)     A Diploma in Cooperatives from the Uganda Cooperative College, Kigumba.

(c)      The professional qualifications in courses such as CPA (Kenya), ACCA, ICMA, ICSA or their equivalent.

Diploma in Education with a bias in Business Education.

The following levels of passing are acceptable.

(a)      For the Business Studies and Marketing Diplomas:
          Credit in Principal or Core subjects, and

(b)     For the Professional Courses:  applicants should have passed the first level or stage of the professional courses such that the applicants would have been allowed to proceed to the second level or stage.

8.2     Bachelor of Catering and Hotel Management

     The following Diplomas or their equivalents:

  1. Uganda Diploma in Hotel and Institutional Catering
  2. Diploma in Business Studies
  3. Higher Diploma in Marketing
  4. Diploma from the Institute of Bankers
  5. Business Diploma from NTCs
  6. Diploma in Co-operatives

8.3     Bachelor of Human Resource Management.

          A Diploma from a recognised Institution

8.4     Bachelor of International Business

          A Diploma from a recognised Institution.

8.5     Bachelor of Leisure and Hospitality Management

A Diploma from a recognised Institution

8.6     Bachelor of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management.

A Diploma from a recognised Institution.

8.7     Bachelor of Business Computing

A Diploma from a recognised Institution
8.8     Bachelor of Procurement and Supply Chain Management

EITHER :      A Diploma in any discipline from a recognised institution

OR          :    A candidate should have completed level one of any professional course.

8.9     Bachelor of Office and Information Management.

A Diploma from a recognised Institution.

8.10   Bachelor of Real Estate Business Management

(i)      A candidates must hold a Credit Diploma in Business related discipline from a recognized Institution and must have passed Mathematics with Credit at O’Level.

(ii)      Candidates who completed Level One of the following Professional Courses ACCA, CIM, CIPS, ICSA, CPA and must have passed Mathematics with Credit at O’Level.

8.11   Bachelor of Science in Marketing

A Credit Diploma in any discipline from a recognized Institution or Candidates who have completed Level One of any Professional Courses.

8.12   Bachelor of Business Statistics

A relevant Credit Diploma from a recognized Institution with a bias in statistics.  Candidates who have completed Level One of any Professional Course are eligible with a bias in statistics.

8.13   Bachelor of Science in Finance

(i)      A candidate must hold a Credit Diploma in Business related discipline from a recognised Institution and must have passed Mathematics with at least a Credit at O’Level.

(ii)      Candidates who completed Level One of the following Professional Courses ACCA, CIM, CIPS, ICSA, CPA and must have passed Mathematics with at least a Credit at O’Level.

8.14   Bachelor of Leadership and Governance

          A candidate must hold a Second Class Diploma in any discipline from a recognised Institution
8.15   Bachelor of Arts in Economics

(i)      A candidate must hold a Credit Diploma in Business related discipline from a recognized Institution and must have passed Mathematics with at least a Credit at O’Level.

(ii)      Candidates who completed Level One of the following Professional Courses ACCA, CIM, CIPS, ICSA, CPA and must have passed Mathematics with at least Credit at O’Level.

8.16   Bachelor of Transport and Logistics Management

A candidate must hold a Credit Diploma from a recognized Institution.

8.17   Bachelor of Science in Accounting

(i)      A candidate must hold a Credit Diploma in Business related field with a Credit in Principal or Core courses like Quantitative Mathematics from a recognized Institution.

(ii)      Candidates who completed Level One of relevant professional Courses will also be eligible.

8.18   Bachelor of Travel and Tourism Management

(i)      A candidate must hold a Credit Diploma in any discipline from recognized Institution.

(ii)      Candidates who completed Level One of relevant professional Courses will also be eligible.

9.       FACULTY OF COMPUTING AND INFORMATION SCIENCE

9.1     Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

A Diploma in Computer Science, Engineering, Business Studies, Information Technology, Statistics or any other diploma with Mathematics as one of the subjects from any recognised Institution

9.2     Bachelor of Information Technology

A Diploma from a recognized Institution in any discipline or its equivalent.
 

9.3     Diploma in Computer Science and Information Technology

 Possess a Diploma from any recognized institution

For Certificate Holders   – a candidate must be a holder of at least Credit certificate in Computer Science or related field from a recognized   institution.

9.4     Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering

Candidates should possess at least a Second Class (Lower Division) Diploma in Computer Science, Engineering, Statistics or Any Diploma with either Mathematics or Computer Science as one of the subjects from any recognized Institution.

9.5     Bachelor of Information Systems

Candidates should possess at least a Second Class (Lower Division) Diploma in Computer Science or any other Diploma with business or computing aspects from any recognized Institution.

10.     FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES      
         
10.1   Bachelor of Arts (Social Sciences)

Any diploma from a recognised Institution.

10.2      Bachelor of Social Work and Social Administration

Any diploma from a recognised Institution.

11.     FACULTY OF ARTS

11.1   Bachelor of Arts

Any diploma from a recognised Institution.

11.2   Bachelor of Mass Communication

Any diploma from a recognised Institution.

11.3   Bachelor of Development Studies

Any diploma from a recognised Institution.

11.4   Bachelor of Urban Planning

Any diploma from a recognised Institution.

11.5   Bachelor of Arts in Music

A diploma in Music, Dance and Drama or a Diploma in Music from a recognised Institution.

11.6   Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Management

Any diploma from a recognised Institution.

          11.7   Bachelor of Tourism

Any diploma from a recognised Institution.

11.8   Bachelor of Arts in Dance

A Diploma in Music, Dance and Drama or a Diploma in Dance from a recognised Institution.

11.9     Bachelor of Arts in Drama

A Diploma in Music, Dance and Drama or a Diploma in Drama
from a recognised Institution.

11.10  Bachelor of Secretarial Studies

(a)      EITHER        A Secretarial Studies diploma from a recognised
                   Institution.

(b)     OR      Advanced Level Certificates in Secretarial
Studies from a recognised Institute, in the following subjects:

1.  Shorthand Stage III     –        100 w.p.m
2.  Typewriting III             –          50.w.p.m.
3.  Business English Stage III and

  1. Any two other subjects from among:
  2. Secretarial Duties Stage II
  3.    Office Practice/Management Stage
  4.   Commerce/Economics Stage II
  5.  (iv)  Accounting Stage II
  6. (v)   General Principles of Law Stage II
  7.   Marketing Stage II

Obtained from UNEB or an equivalent examining body.
12.     SCHOOL OF INDUSTRIAL AND FINE ARTS

 Bachelor of Industrial and Fine Arts

(a)      A Diploma from a recognised Institution with Art, Design, Technical Drawing as a bias or Art  and Design related course like Fashion Design, Computer graphics, Photography and Architecture.

Diplomas other than in Fine Art but with One-year Certificate in Art or Design Discipline from recognised Institutions and a portfolio of work in Art or Design Discipline.

NOTE:    This category of candidates should also possess an Advanced Level Certificate with at least One Principle Pass in Art or Technical Drawing.

13.      EAST AFRICAN SCHOOL OF LIBRARY AND INFORMATION
           SCIENCE

13.1  Bachelor of Library and Information Science

Candidates must hold a Credit Diploma from any of these fields or related discipline from recognized Institution:

(i)      Diploma in Library and Information Science
(ii)      Diploma in Records and Archives Management
(iii)     Diploma in Library and Information Science
(iv)     Diploma in Information Management
(v)      Diploma in Publishing and Book Trade

The applicants should be strongly recommended by their employers.

13.2  Bachelor of Records and Archives Management

Candidates must hold at least a Second Class or Credit Diploma from recognized Institutions:

(i)      Diploma in Records and Archives Management
(ii)      Diploma in Library and Information Science
(iii)     Diploma in Information Management
(iv)     Diploma in Information Technology
(v)      Diploma in Computer Science
(vi)     Diploma in Secretarial Studies
(vii)    Diploma in Public Administration
Any related Diploma from any recognized Institution 

14.     FACULTY OF SCIENCE

14.1   Bachelor of Science

(a)      A Diploma in Education from National Teachers Colleges.

The applicants must have studied any of the following subjects:
Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Economics, Physics,
Geography or Agriculture.

(b)     At least an ordinary Diploma from the Uganda Polytechnic, Kyambogo or the UTCs and

The applicants must have studied any of the following subjects:
Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry.
                  
  c)       A Diploma from any of the following Agricultural Colleges:
Arapai, Nyabyeya, Fisheries Training Institute Entebbe, Bukalasa, Busitema, Veterinary Training Institute- Entebbe.

The candidates should have studied any of the following subjects:
Agriculture, Biology.

d)       A diploma from any of the Schools of Health (Medicine)

Radiographers, Dispensers, Nurses, Medical Laboratory
Technicians or Environmental Health Officers.

14.2   Bachelor of Science in Ethnobotany

Holders of a Diploma in Science based subjects with a bias in
Biology, Chemistry or Agriculture from recognised Institutions
may be admitted to the programme.

14.3   Bachelor of Science in Industrial Chemistry

(a)      An ordinary Diploma of UPK, UTCs and recognised
Technical Colleges with qualifications in Chemistry and Mathematics or related fields.

(b)     A Diploma in Education with Chemistry and either
          Mathematics or Physics.

14.4   Bachelor of Science in Fisheries and Aquaculture

    Diploma in Fisheries Management and Technology, Aquaculture Yacht and Boat Building, Veterinary Sciences or the equivalent from recognised Institutions.
14.5   Bachelor of Sports Science

          A Diploma in the relevant subjects:

          Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Geography, Mathematics, Commerce from ITEK, UPK, School of Hygiene, Paramedical Institute and other recognised Institutions of Higher Learning.

14.6   Bachelor of Science in Geological Resource Management

          A Diploma from a recognised Institution with a bias in Physical
          Sciences:  Mathematics, Physics, chemistry.

          14.7   Bachelor of Science in Conservation Biology

          Diplomas from recognised Institutions with a bias in Biology, chemistry, Forestry, Wildlife, Animal Husbandry, Environmental Education and Environmental Management.

14.8   Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Geosciences and Production

          The applicant must have obtained at least a Second Class Diploma in Science based disciplines with a bias either in Physics, Chemistry or mathematics or a Higher Diploma in Engineering and /or Geosciences.

15.     INSTITUTE OF ADULT AND CONTINUING EDUCATION

    1. Bachelor of Adult and Community Education up to (30% of the intake) 

          (a)     Diploma in Adult Education
          (b)     Diploma in Social Development
          (c)     Diploma in Co-operatives
          (d)     Diploma in Agriculture
          (e)     Diploma in Public Health
          (f)      Diploma in Animal Husbandry
          (g)     Diploma in Fisheries, and

          Any other Diplomas which prepare professionals for extension work or other community work.

16.     INSTITUTE OF PSYCHOLOGY

          16.1   Bachelor of Community Psychology

          A Diploma or its equivalent from a recognised Institution in any      of the following disciplines:
         
          Social Work, Counselling, Occupational Therapy, Psychiatry   and Education.

16.2   Bachelor of Industrial and Organizational Psychology

          Holders of at least a second class Diploma or its equivalent from     an Institution recognized by Makerere University.

17.     FACULTY OF ECONOMICS AND MANAGEMENT

17.1   Bachelor of Arts in Economics

          A Diploma from a recognised Institution in relevant    fields/subjects (Economics, Mathematics)

17.2   Bachelor of Arts in Development Economics

          At least a Second Class Diploma award from a recognised     Institution of higher learning.

17.3   Bachelor of Business Administration

Holders of Degree or at least a Second Class/Credit Diploma from a recognised Institution in the areas of Business Administration, Accounting, Cooperatives and Business Studies of at least a Lower Second-Class and a Credit in Principal or core subjects for the programme.

17.4   Bachelor of Procurement and Supplies Management

          A candidate must possess a Degree or at least a Second Class Diploma award from a recognised Institution.

18.     INSTITUTE OF ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES

          Holders of Relevant Diploma (at least a Second Class) in Science related subjects from Makerere University or other recognized   Institutions.

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The Guest of Honour-Hon. Dr. John C. Muyingo (4th R), Chairperson of Council-Mrs. Lorna Magara (3rd R), Vice Chancellor-Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe (3rd L), Permanent Secretary MoES-Ms. Ketty Lamaro (2nd R), Chancellor Emeritus-Prof. Ezra Suruma (R), Country Program Head Mastercard Foundation Uganda-Ms. Meralyn Mungereza (4th L), Chairperson Mak-RIF GMC-Prof. Fred Masagazi-Masaazi (2nd L) and DARP Project PI-Mrs. Patience Mushengyezi (L) at the launch event on 19th April 2024. Launch of the Digitalization of Academic Records and Processes (DARP) project by the Minister of Education and Sports, Hon. Janet Kataaha Museveni represented by the State Minister for Higher Education, Hon. John C. Muyingo, 19th April 2024, Freedom Square, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda.

By Ritah Namisango

“This initiative, funded by the Government of Uganda through Makerere University Research and Innovations Fund in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation, represents a significant step forward in our efforts to modernize and digitalize our academic processes. It’s therefore with great pleasure and pride that I launch the Digitalization of Academic Records and Processes project at Makerere University, and I commission the Registry of Students’ Records and the Archive of Students’ Records,” stated the Minister of Education and Sports, Hon. Janet Kataaha Museveni represented by the State Minister for Higher Education, Hon. John C. Muyingo.

As the world continually evolves from manual and traditional methods of records management to modern and digitalized processes, Makerere University launched the Digitalization of Academic Records and Processes (DARP) project to ease the storage, retrieval and acquisition of academic documents by her stakeholders.

The project has digitalized records and implemented new processes as well as established a digital state-of-the-art storage facility at the Senate Building to securely store university academic documents. The digitization process comes along with a university policy that guides on how to record, manage, retrieve and dispose of records not in use. This project is designed to reduce on the substantial amount of space that paper storage systems occupy as well as safeguard records from disasters like fire.

Left to Right: Mrs. Patience Mushengyezi, Mrs. Lorna Magara, Hon. Dr. John C. Muyingo and Prof. Fred Masagazi-Masaazi at the Commissioning of the Archive of Students' Records. Launch of the Digitalization of Academic Records and Processes (DARP) project by the Minister of Education and Sports, Hon. Janet Kataaha Museveni represented by the State Minister for Higher Education, Hon. John C. Muyingo, 19th April 2024, Senate Building, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda.
Left to Right: Mrs. Patience Mushengyezi, Mrs. Lorna Magara, Hon. Dr. John C. Muyingo and Prof. Fred Masagazi-Masaazi at the Commissioning of the Archive of Students’ Records.

Officiating at the launch of the DARP project on Friday 19th April, 2024 at Makerere University Freedom Square, Hon. John C. Muyingo, affirmed on behalf of Hon. Janet Kataaha Museveni that the launch was a significant milestone in the history of Makerere University.

The Education and Sports Minister further noted that in today’s fast-paced world, universities must manage massive amounts of academic information, and efficient record keeping necessitates that the information is accurate, accessible and secure, benefiting both the institution and its stakeholders. She noted that the DARP system would streamline the processes of managing and accessing academic records, resulting in significant timesaving for students and other stakeholders at the university and beyond.

“Digitalization of academic records and processes is an innovation set to revolutionize the way records are managed by addressing pressing public concerns such as efficiency, security, integrity and accessibility as well as eliminating the unnecessary delays in the processes. The traditional manual approach, while effective in its time has become increasingly challenging to sustain in this digital world, therefore, digitalizing academic records and processes provide crucial responses to the monotonous questions that the outdated manual system never addressed,” stated the Minister’s speech.

The Foundation Stone Commissioning of the Archive of Students' Records. Launch of the Digitalization of Academic Records and Processes (DARP) project by the Minister of Education and Sports, Hon. Janet Kataaha Museveni represented by the State Minister for Higher Education, Hon. John C. Muyingo, 19th April 2024, Senate Building, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda.
The Foundation Stone Commissioning of the Archive of Students’ Records.

Having outlined the challenges and risks that the traditional paper-based record keeping systems present such as the storage space factor, the risk of mixing active and inactive records, the high rate of wear and tear as well as vulnerability to manipulation of records, the Minister commended Makerere University on the enviable track record of efficiently managing and securely storing its academic documents, Senate minutes, curricula, examination results and students files for nearly a century, despite political upheavals and other challenges.

She observed that digitalized systems would make academic records more accessible to the students and eliminate the frustration of delays caused by bureaucratic inefficiencies and the outdated paper system, enabling them to timely take the necessary steps in academic and professional progression.

As the University embarked on its journey of digital transformation, Hon. Janet Kataaha Museveni equally applauded Makerere for continuously upholding its commitment to academic excellence, research and innovation. She advised the fraternity to stay committed to the principles of innovation and inclusiveness that define the University. As such, she urged them to embrace the digital transformation wholeheartedly so as to harness the power of technology and enable Makerere University to remain a beacon of excellence in the academic world.

Right to Left: Hon. Dr. John C. Muyingo, Mrs. Lorna Magara, Prof. Fred Masagazi-Masaazi, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe, Prof. Umar Kakumba, Prof. Justine Namaalwa and Ms. Meralyn Mungereza during a tour of the Archive of Students' Records. Launch of the Digitalization of Academic Records and Processes (DARP) project by the Minister of Education and Sports, Hon. Janet Kataaha Museveni represented by the State Minister for Higher Education, Hon. John C. Muyingo, 19th April 2024, Senate Building, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda.
Right to Left: Hon. Dr. John C. Muyingo, Mrs. Lorna Magara, Prof. Fred Masagazi-Masaazi, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe, Prof. Umar Kakumba, Prof. Justine Namaalwa and Ms. Meralyn Mungereza during a tour of the Archive of Students’ Records.

“Since its establishment in 1922, Makerere University has been a beacon of knowledge and learning, shaping the minds of generations of students and contributing significantly to the development of our nation, Africa and the world at large. Thank you for these brains. Your hard work, expertise, and dedication were instrumental in building this DARP project to realization. I am confident that you will have a lasting and positive impact on this university and the entire education sector, not only in Uganda, but the entire world,” said Hon. Janet Museveni.

The First Lady expressed her gratitude for the partnership with Mastercard Foundation and the support it renders in advancing education and innovation at Makerere University.

The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe highlighted that the launch of the DARP project was not only a landmark achievement for Makerere University, but also a confirmation of the importance that the University Council and Management attach to the role that digitalization and e-services play in implementation of the University strategic plan that continually strives for a professionally managed university.

Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe delivers his remarks at the launch. Launch of the Digitalization of Academic Records and Processes (DARP) project by the Minister of Education and Sports, Hon. Janet Kataaha Museveni represented by the State Minister for Higher Education, Hon. John C. Muyingo, 19th April 2024, Freedom Square, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda.
Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe delivers his remarks at the launch.

The Vice Chancellor revealed that the official launch of the DARP Project, undertaken in-house by a hardworking team of University staff, was a financial gain on the part of the University and an additional asset in the quest to improve efficiency and effectiveness as far as the University academic records and processes are concerned.

“Our current drive has been the continued digitalization of various business processes and services so as to be more responsive to the dynamic needs of our students, staff and stakeholders. We have been able to achieve this through intentional development of our in-house information systems development capacity, which has saved us a lot of funds in terms of initial purchase as well as annual license renewal costs,” said the Vice Chancellor.  

Prof. Nawangwe stated that the DARP project has greatly contributed to the timely and improved service delivery to students and clients. He added that the ultimate goal is to enable students download their own transcripts without need for elaborate physical processes at the university.

Members of Council and Management follow proceedings during the DARP Project Launch. Launch of the Digitalization of Academic Records and Processes (DARP) project by the Minister of Education and Sports, Hon. Janet Kataaha Museveni represented by the State Minister for Higher Education, Hon. John C. Muyingo, 19th April 2024, Freedom Square, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda.
Members of Council and Management follow proceedings during the DARP Project Launch.

“During the 74th graduation ceremony, Makerere University was able to issue academic transcripts to qualifying students before graduation. I am pleased to inform you that we succeeded in issuing of academic transcripts before the graduation date because of the DARP project, which we are launching today. With the digitalization of students’ academic records, the University is now in a better position to provide the required information and data on time,” said the Vice Chancellor.

Prof. Nawangwe elaborated that Makerere, being Uganda’s Premier University has been a major beneficiary of several initiatives aimed at improving ICT infrastructure and connectivity. He added that the University has been able to achieve this largely due to the generous donations of the Government of Uganda and other development partners. He thanked His Excellency Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, the President of Uganda whose support led to the creation of the Research and Innovations Fund (Mak-RIF) in the 2019/2020 financial year with initial funding of UGX 30 Billion.

He revealed that the funding has continued to be availed throughout the last five financial years, which is clear demonstration that the Government of Uganda esteems Research and Innovation as catalysts to Uganda’s continued march from a peasant to a modern and prosperous country.

Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe (Right) presents a plaque to Mrs. Patience Mushengyezi (Left) as her husband and Vice Chanellor, Uganda Christian University, Prof. Aaron Mushengyezi (Centre) witnesses. Launch of the Digitalization of Academic Records and Processes (DARP) project by the Minister of Education and Sports, Hon. Janet Kataaha Museveni represented by the State Minister for Higher Education, Hon. John C. Muyingo, 19th April 2024, Freedom Square, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda.
Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe (Right) presents a plaque to Mrs. Patience Mushengyezi (Left) as her husband and Vice Chanellor, Uganda Christian University, Prof. Aaron Mushengyezi (Centre) witnesses.

“I am proud to say that Mak-RIF has transformed Makerere’s academic and research landscape tremendously. Over the last five Financial Years, we have worked with other key stakeholders including Government ministries, institutions, agencies, organizations, and the private sector. Together, we have continued to increase the local generation of translatable research and scalable innovations that address key gaps required to drive Uganda’s development agenda, especially the un-funded priorities” stated Prof. Nawangwe.

 In the same spirit, the Vice Chancellor applauded the Principal Investigator and Team Leader DARP, Mrs. Patience Rubabinda Mushengyezi and all the Team Members for the hard work that has improved the status of academic records and processes from manual processes to e-services. The DARP project is a collaboration between the Academic Registrar’s Department, College of Education and Externals Studies (CEES), College of Computing and Information Sciences (CoCIS) and the Directorate of Information and Communication Technology Support (DICTS). The DARP Project team includes: Prof. Betty Ezati, Dr. Peace Tumuheki, Dr. David Luyombya, Dr. Joyce Bukirwa, Ms. Ruth Iteu Eyoku, Mr. Juma Katongole, Mr. Joshua Muhumuza and Mr. Lubowa Gyaviira.

 The Vice Chancellor also thanked the Makerere University Research and Innovations Fund (Mak-RIF) and the Mastercard Foundation for supporting different phases of the DARP Project.

Some of the members of the DARP Project Team from Left to Right: Prof. Betty Ezati, Ms. Ruth Iteu Eyoku, Mr. Joshua Muhumuza, Dr. Joyce Bukirwa, Dr. David Luyombya and Mr. Juma Katongole. Launch of the Digitalization of Academic Records and Processes (DARP) project by the Minister of Education and Sports, Hon. Janet Kataaha Museveni represented by the State Minister for Higher Education, Hon. John C. Muyingo, 19th April 2024, Freedom Square, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda.
Some of the members of the DARP Project Team from Left to Right: Prof. Betty Ezati, Ms. Ruth Iteu Eyoku, Mr. Joshua Muhumuza, Dr. Joyce Bukirwa, Dr. David Luyombya and Mr. Juma Katongole.

Mrs. Lorna Magara, the Chairperson of Makerere University Council acknowledged that launching the DARP project at Makerere University marked a significant step forward in digitalizing higher education services. She underscored that the transformational power of digitalization could not be overstated. She stated that by implementing an Academic Records Management System, the University would streamline the tracking and retrieval of academic files and establish a robust platform for digital certification and record verification.

“In an era where credential fraud poses a significant challenge, the DARP Project reinforces transparency, trust, and confidence in our academic processes. It is testament to our commitment to excellence. The DARP Project heralds a new era; one where our certificates and transcripts are shielded against increasingly sophisticated forgeries. By providing digitally verifiable academic documents, we empower employers worldwide to expedite verification procedures,” she articulated.

The Chairperson stated that Makerere University aims to create a dynamic and integrated learning environment with a goal to equip students with the skills and knowledge needed to thrive in an ever-evolving world.  She emphasized the need to prioritize student-centeredness and adaptability which vision perfectly aligns with the DARP Project to ensure that the most deserving students can compete fairly in the job market alongside genuinely qualified candidates.

Mrs. Lorna Magara makes her remarks at the DARP Project launch. Launch of the Digitalization of Academic Records and Processes (DARP) project by the Minister of Education and Sports, Hon. Janet Kataaha Museveni represented by the State Minister for Higher Education, Hon. John C. Muyingo, 19th April 2024, Freedom Square, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda.
Mrs. Lorna Magara makes her remarks at the DARP Project launch.

She advised that a system’s effectiveness hinges on the quality of input it receives, therefore, meticulous attention to detail is essential to ensure that the necessary information is accurately fed into the system to yield the expected outcomes. She recommended that vigilant effort has to be invested in ensuring quality processes in how the information is gathered and fed into the system, and the quality of persons tasked to do the work.

Mrs. Magara praised the DARP Principal Investigator for initiating the project in support of the University’s efforts to; address the critical element of maintaining integrity of academic records, significantly contributing to the University’s commitment to digitizing systems, and upgrading the process of archiving of records for ease in verification, certification, and retrieval.

She also extended appreciation to the Government of Uganda for the provision of funds through Mak-RIF, and to Mastercard Foundation for the provision of equipment and other support that will facilitate safe processing and storage of the academic documents.

Launch of the Digitalization of Academic Mrs. Lorna Magara (Centre) applauds as Hon. Dr. John C. Muyingo (Right) and Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe (Left) shake hands following the official launch of the DARP Project. Records and Processes (DARP) project by the Minister of Education and Sports, Hon. Janet Kataaha Museveni represented by the State Minister for Higher Education, Hon. John C. Muyingo, 19th April 2024, Freedom Square, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda.
Mrs. Lorna Magara (Centre) applauds as Hon. Dr. John C. Muyingo (Right) and Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe (Left) shake hands following the official launch of the DARP Project.

The Principal Investigator and Team Leader, DARP project, Mrs. Patience Rubabinda Mushengyezi proclaimed that the launch of the project was the birth of a new era in records management at Makerere University.

To enable the audience to understand and appreciate the situation before the DARP project, Mrs. Mushengyezi shared a documentary that highlighted the transformation from a purely manual process to a digital one. She added that the digitalization of student records from the 1980s changes the narrative of delays and long queues to fast, timely and friendly services to the students.

The Principal investigator disclosed that the DARP project team’s aspiration was to have the digitalization of students’ records rolled out in all the schools and colleges of the University. She observed that because of the hard work of the DARP team, they now have clear and well organized documents and the ‘ugly’ records shall never be seen again since they no longer exist. She expressed gladness that what started as a vision had become reality, culminating in the launch of the DARP project.

Mrs. Patience Mushengyezi makes her presentation at the launch. Launch of the Digitalization of Academic Records and Processes (DARP) project by the Minister of Education and Sports, Hon. Janet Kataaha Museveni represented by the State Minister for Higher Education, Hon. John C. Muyingo, 19th April 2024, Freedom Square, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda.
Mrs. Patience Mushengyezi makes her presentation at the launch.

“Today, Makerere University is launching a new era of digital transformation in the management of students’ records and service delivery. We are changing the narrative of long queues, lengthy processes and we are now moving to efficient and digital services. We are here also to commission the registry of the students’ records and archive. The registry has been fitted with modern shelves with the capacity of storing over 30,000 students files but as we have seen, there is room for improvement and expansion. The archive has been fitted with modern shelves that have a capacity of storing over 100,000 students’ files and 21 wagons will store 170,000 students’ files,” Mrs. Mushengyezi declared.

Recalling the genesis of the DARP Project, Mrs. Mushengyezi shared that when the Government allocated support to the university’s research and innovations fund in 2019, she approached her colleagues and together, they submitted a project proposal. The project identified several challenges which were affecting records management at Makerere University namely; manual records handling, inadequate storage space, inadequate security for records, inexistent policy on records management, and lack of a system to streamline records management. The DARP project therefore set out to address these gaps with the ultimate goal of operating e-services.

“The objectives of DARP Project were to digitalize academic processes including students’ files and examination results and other documents like senate minutes. We wished to establish a students’ records verification and certification Centre. We also wanted to use ICT to improve efficiency in conducting senate meetings and to archive existing manual documents into properly bound and referenced files. It has been a lot of hard work by the project team, but we have seen God’s hand in this transformational journey. I wish to say that we have achieved 95% of our objectives,” Mrs. Mushengyezi stated.

Dignitaries enjoy a light moment during the launch of the DARP Project. Launch of the Digitalization of Academic Records and Processes (DARP) project by the Minister of Education and Sports, Hon. Janet Kataaha Museveni represented by the State Minister for Higher Education, Hon. John C. Muyingo, 19th April 2024, Freedom Square, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda.
Dignitaries enjoy a light moment during the launch of the DARP Project.

The Principal Investigator noted that the DARP project had created efficiency in the academic Registrar’s department with ability to generate reports on number of students by categories such as course, graduation cohort, academic disciplines i.e. Medicine, Law, Engineering etc., current enrolment and progression, as well as policies passed by the University Senate per year, and so on.

She thanked the Government of Uganda for funding the entire process by providing laptops, access control systems, CCTV cameras, printers, furniture, archival boxes, the 21 shelves, the wagons, stationery and facilitation of the entire team. She also thanked Mastercard Foundation for the support through the relief fund.

She appreciated the entire Makerere University Council and Management for the support rendered towards the establishment of the DARP project and for prioritizing the Project as a university programme. In a very special way, she acknowledged Prof. William Bazeyo, the former Deputy Vice Chancellor (Finance and Administration), Prof. Fred Masagazi Masaazi-Chairperson of Mak-RIF Grants Management Committee (GMC), Prof. Umar Kakumba, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic Affairs), Mr. Alfred Masikye Namoah, former Academic Registrar and the Academic Registrar, Prof. Buyinza Mukadasi, the University Secretary, Mr. Yusuf Kiranda, Deputy Registrars namely Mr. Charles Ssentongo and Mr. Tom Otim, for providing tireless support.

 In addition, she recognized the supervisors in the Directorate of Research and Graduate namely Prof. Edward Bbaale and Ms. Prossie Nakayiki.

Left to Right: Former Vice Chancellor-Prof. George Kirya, Chaplain St. Francis-Rev. Dr. Lydia Nsaale Kitayimbwa, Prof. Aaron Mushengyezi and other members of the family. Launch of the Digitalization of Academic Records and Processes (DARP) project by the Minister of Education and Sports, Hon. Janet Kataaha Museveni represented by the State Minister for Higher Education, Hon. John C. Muyingo, 19th April 2024, Freedom Square, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda.
Left to Right: Former Vice Chancellor-Prof. George Kirya, Chaplain St. Francis-Rev. Dr. Lydia Nsaale Kitayimbwa, Prof. Aaron Mushengyezi and other members of the family.

The Principal Investigator, Mrs. Mushengyezi also appreciated the members of staff whom she referred to as DARP Foot Soldiers for organizing, sorting and scanning the records.

In recognition of her selfless service and leadership, the DARP project team members through the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe presented Mrs.  Patience Mushengyezi with a plaque and bouquet of flowers.

The DARP project launch was graced by the Chancellor Emeritus, Prof. Ezra Suruma, Members of Parliament, Vice Chancellors of other Universities, former Vice Chancellors, former Deputy Vice Chancellors in charge of Finance and Administration, the Makerere University Students’ Guild, and Mrs. Mushengyezi’s family. It was moderated by Dr. Zahara Nampewo, the Deputy Principal of the School of Law and Ms. Ritah Namisango, Principal Public Relations Officer and Chairperson of the Protocol, Publicity and Media Sub-Committee for the launch.

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Mak holds Mental Health Awareness Campaign for International Students

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Mr. Henry Nsubuga, Mr. Peter Mwanja, Dr. Gardner Herbert and other officials pose with International Students at the event on 12th April 2024. Mental Health Awareness Campaign organized by the International Students Union in partnership with the Counselling and Guidance Centre, International Office and Office of the Dean of Students, 12th April 2024, Senate Conference Hall, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda, East Africa.

By Betty Nabisubi

On Friday 12th April 2024, over 100 international students convened at Makerere University to participate in the Mental Health Awareness Campaign organized by the International Students Union in partnership with the Counselling and Guidance Centre, International Office and Office of the Dean of Students.

The campaign, which included both physical and virtual participants, rallied international students to always ask for help. The annual event enables students to participate in engaging discussions, and provides a platform for them to openly share and address personal and academic challenges, both on and off campus.

The aim of holding a mental health awareness campaign for international students in the university is to promote mental well-being and provide support and resources for students facing mental health challenges. Furthermore, it seeks to raise awareness about common mental health issues, reduce stigma surrounding mental illness, and educate students on available mental health services and support networks. Additionally, it aims to empower students to recognize signs of distress, encourage help-seeking behavior, and foster a supportive and inclusive campus community where students feel comfortable discussing mental health concerns.

Mr. Peter Mwanja, Warden of University Hall represented the Office of the Dean of Students. Mental Health Awareness Campaign organized by the International Students Union in partnership with the Counselling and Guidance Centre, International Office and Office of the Dean of Students, 12th April 2024, Senate Conference Hall, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda, East Africa.
Mr. Peter Mwanja, Warden of University Hall represented the Office of the Dean of Students.

In line with the Mental Health Awareness Campaign theme; It is ok to ask for help, each Official urged the international students to seek guidance and support from the right offices and entities within the Makerere University system.

The Office of the Dean of Students represented by Mr. Peter Mwanja, Warden of University Hall emphasized the importance of students seeking help rather than isolating themselves in their hostels when faced with problems. He urged students to refrain from complaining about lack of assistance, but instead take action by speaking up when faced with challenges. Mr. Mwanja pledged to stand with the students throughout their academic journey so as to ensure that they have a fruitful stay at Makerere University.

In the same spirit, the Manager of the Makerere University Counselling and Guidance Centre, Mr. Henry Nsubuga called upon international students to utilize their services. He appealed to students to seek for help whenever they feel distressed.

Manager of the Makerere University Counselling and Guidance Centre, Mr. Henry Nsubuga. Mental Health Awareness Campaign organized by the International Students Union in partnership with the Counselling and Guidance Centre, International Office and Office of the Dean of Students, 12th April 2024, Senate Conference Hall, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda, East Africa.
Manager of the Makerere University Counselling and Guidance Centre, Mr. Henry Nsubuga.

“Please come to the Centre when you need help. The Centre is ready to provide assistance upon any distress signal. I assure you that nobody will judge you for not being okay. We have professional counsellors who are willing to help,” remarked Mr. Nsubuga.  The Makerere University Counselling and Guidance Centre is conveniently located at Plot 106, Mary Stuart Road, opposite Mary Stuart Hall.

Dr. Gardner Herbert from the Julius Nyerere Leadership Centre at Makerere University emphasized the importance of emotional intelligence, which encompasses the ability to understand, manage, and express one’s own emotions effectively, as well as to recognize and respond appropriately to the emotions of others. He highlighted the significance of students possessing skills such as self-awareness, self-regulation, social awareness, and relationship management.

Dr. Gardner Herbert from the Julius Nyerere Leadership Centre (JNLC). Mental Health Awareness Campaign organized by the International Students Union in partnership with the Counselling and Guidance Centre, International Office and Office of the Dean of Students, 12th April 2024, Senate Conference Hall, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda, East Africa.
Dr. Gardner Herbert from the Julius Nyerere Leadership Centre (JNLC).

Self-awareness, he emphasized, serves as the foundation of emotional intelligence. This involves recognizing and understanding one’s own emotions, strengths, weaknesses, values, and motivations. Dr. Gardner explained that ndividuals with high self-awareness are better equipped to comprehend how their emotions influence their thoughts and behaviors, leading to more informed decision-making and greater self-control.

Mr. Gerald Ochwo on behalf of the Makerere University International Office encouraged the audience to visit the premises on Flat A5, Block A, Lincoln Flats for their mandate is anchored on ensuring that International students’ university experience is enriching. Furthermore, he emphasised the importance of students managing their visas proactively, instead of rushing to renew them either at the last minute or upon expiry. He pledged to organize more events to foster relationships among students.

Ms. Olivia Mwanje shared a lived experience as an International Masters Student. Mental Health Awareness Campaign organized by the International Students Union in partnership with the Counselling and Guidance Centre, International Office and Office of the Dean of Students, 12th April 2024, Senate Conference Hall, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda, East Africa.
Ms. Olivia Mwanje shared a lived experience as an International Masters Student.

Focusing on nurturing a supportive environment for students away from home, the International Office invited Ms. Olivia Mwanje, a student of Makerere University pursuing a Master’s degree in Climate Change and Development at the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences to share a lived experience.

Ms. Mwanje was one of the beneficiaries of the exchange students’ programme to Utrecht University in the Netherlands. Her testimony served to demonstrate to international students that with dedication and sacrifice, it is possible to leave one’s home country, study abroad, and excel both academically and personally. She encouraged students to remain focused on their academic programmes despite the allure of other pursuits.

The Guild President, H.E. Vincent Lubega Nsamba. Mental Health Awareness Campaign organized by the International Students Union in partnership with the Counselling and Guidance Centre, International Office and Office of the Dean of Students, 12th April 2024, Senate Conference Hall, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda, East Africa.
The Guild President, H.E. Vincent Lubega Nsamba.

“I urge you, fellow students, to remain steadfast in your educational aspirations while exploring the opportunities available. Prioritize your academic goals over non-academic pursuits,” said Ms. Mwanje. She stressed that deviating from the primary objective leads to unintended consequences. For instance, she shared stories of students who abandoned their academic pursuits for menial jobs upon arrival abroad. Ms. Mwanje advised students to stay committed to their studies and, upon completion, pursue other non-academic endeavors if they so desire.

The Guild President, H.E. Vincent Lubega Nsamba expressed the Guild Leadership’s strong commitment to ensuring that international students have a comfortable stay at Makerere University. He encouraged international students to seek counselling whenever they feel distressed and emphasized the importance of talking to peers for support.

One of the female students that attended the event. Mental Health Awareness Campaign organized by the International Students Union in partnership with the Counselling and Guidance Centre, International Office and Office of the Dean of Students, 12th April 2024, Senate Conference Hall, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda, East Africa.
One of the female students that attended the event.

One of the international student leaders, Mr. Harrison Igwe expressed enthusiasm for organizing activities that promote unity within the international student community at Makerere University. The goal of the activities, he said, is to enhance camaraderie and strengthen support networks among international students.

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Dr. Martin Aliker – Celebrating A Life Well Lived

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Dr. Martin Aliker (2nd L) shakes hands with the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe (2nd R) at the successful conclusion of the Second Edition of the Makerere University Endowment Fund (MakEF) Run (MakRun) on Sunday 25th March 2018 as Prof. William Bazeyo (L) and Dr. Florence Nakayiwa (R) witness.

The Makerere University Council, Senate, Alumni and the entire students’ community has learnt with great sorrow of the death of your beloved head, Dr. Martin Aliker. Please accept our sincerest condolences during this trying time.

Dr. Aliker joined Makerere College then in 1948 and shortly thereafter received a scholarship to join Northwestern University, Illinois where he earned a Bachelor of Political Science. Being an ardent student, he also earned a Fulbright Fellowship at Northwestern University, and graduated with a Doctor of Dental Surgery, later becoming a Fellow of the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of the United Kingdom.

Dr. Aliker has throughout his long and well-lived life projected an enviable brand, reflective of a professional and hardworking gentleman who has excelled in all walks of life as a distinguished alumnus, scholar, influential business leader, entrepreneurial mentor, and one of Uganda’s and indeed Africa’s and the Commonwealth’s leading senior citizens.

The name Dr. Martin Aliker has stood the test of time as one attributable to dedicated service with impeccable integrity, tested and proven business acumen, making him a distinguished source of inspiration to both the young and old. It was therefore with great pride that Makerere University on 17th July 2014 appointed him as the Chairperson of the pioneer Board of Trustees in charge of the Makerere University Endowment Fund (MakEF).

Under his stewardship, the Inaugural Board had at the end of their term in 2019 grown MakEF’s onshore fund from nothing in 2014 to UGX 1.5 Billion, while the offshore fund was valued at 1.5 Million GBP.

We remain forever thankful to God for the gift of Dr. Martin Aliker’s inspirational life and pray that the good Lord will comfort you his beloved and rest his soul in eternal peace.

Umar Kakumba (PhD)
AG. VICE CHANCELLOR

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