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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 Chairperson of Council, Mrs Lorna Magara (L) presents a plaque to Rotary International President Shekhar Mehta in appreciation of his visit and invaluable service, 15th September 2021, CTF1, Makerere University.

By Hasifa Kabejja

Rotary International President Shekhar Mehta has appreciated Makerere University for supporting and carrying forward the newly introduced programme aimed at advancing peace on the African Continent. Launched in January 2020, the Rotary Peace Centre at Makerere University runs a postgraduate diploma programme in Peace-building and Conflict Transformation. The hands-on program entails coursework that addresses topics including human rights, governance, and the role of the media in conflict. Other studies focus on refugees and migration, as well as resource and identity-based conflicts.

At a high level meeting held with the University leadership on 15th September 2021 at CTF1, President Shekhar Mehta said Rotary International was proud to be partnering with Makerere to promote peace on the African Continent. “The mere absence of war does not translate into total peace. Besides war, there are many other factors undermining peaceful co-existence. It is our duty to address these issues so as to create harmony in our communities. Through the Rotary Peace Centres across the globe, we are undertaking a number of initiatives aimed at promoting peace. Since 2002, the Rotary Peace Centres have trained more than 1,300 fellows who are working to advance peace in more than 115 countries. We are happy to work with Makerere University to foster peace and development on the African Continent,” he noted.   President Shekhar Mehta, who was on a three-day tour of Rotary projects in Uganda, was visiting Makerere for the first time since the University won the bid to host the International Rotary Peace Centre, the first of its kind on the African Continent.

President Shekhar Mehta, who was in company of past and current Governors of Districts 9213 and 9214, said peace was a necessary catalyst for the progress of humanity and general development of nation states across the globe. Elected for the 2021-22 term, President Shekhar Mehta, through his year theme Serve to Change Lives, asks Rotarians to participate in service projects where they can make a difference in their communities and the people who live in them. Since he joined Rotary in 1984 as a member of the Rotary Club of Calcutta-Mahanagar, West Bengal, India, President Shekhar Mehta has led many major service initiatives in India and South Asia, including among others, constructing 500 homes for Tsunami survivors at Andaman and Nicobar Islands, and starting the Shelter Kit programme in India which has served about 20 disasters and benefited about 75,000 disaster victims. 

Delivering her remarks, the Chairperson Council, Mrs. Lorna Magara appreciated Rotary International for entrusting Makerere University with the mandate to host the first rotary peace centre on the African Continent. “Choosing to house the Centre at Makerere University shows Rotary International’s trust and confidence in Makerere and her vision for building for the future. We are grateful for the opportunity to contribute to the advancement of Rotary International’s agenda. We also sincerely appreciate Rotarians all over the world who have committed funds to support the Rotary Peace Centre at Makerere University,” she noted. Similarly, she appreciated The Rotary Foundation (TRF) of Canada for setting up an endowment fund for the Peace Centre. “This will go a long way in ensuring the sustainability of the Peace Centre at Makerere University. The fund will help in the Capstone week where Fellows will present their social initiatives. These initiatives will showcase how the Rotary Peace Centre contributes to positive peace initiatives all over the world.”

In his remarks, the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe informed the President that the decision to establish the first Rotary Peace Centre in Africa at Makerere University was welcomed with ‘excitement and gratefulness’. “We consider this to be a vote of confidence in our efforts in the peace and conflict resolution agenda. We extend our appreciation to Rotarians in Uganda and beyond for selflessly supporting this noble cause.” The Vice Chancellor appreciated the leadership of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Makerere, and the Director of the Centre, Dr Helen Nambalirwa Nkabala for their tireless efforts in ensuring the centre achieves the intended objective.

By the end of this year, the Centre will have hosted two cohorts of peace fellows. The first cohort was at Makerere University between February and May, 2021. Currently, these Peace fellows are carrying out their peace initiatives in their communities. The second cohort will report on September 27, 2021. In both cohorts, Peace Fellows were chosen from 20 countries and by the end of the year, the Centre will have had a total of 36 Fellows.

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Intentionality Key to Nurturing More Women Leaders

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The "Enhancing Women’s Participation and Visibility in Leadership and Decision-Making Organs of Public Universities in Uganda through Action Research" Phase One Study dissemination poster for the event held on 14th September 2021, CTF1, Makerere University and Online.

The Gender Mainstreaming Directorate (GMD), Makerere University on 14th September 2021 presented findings from phase one of the study on Enhancing Women’s Participation and Visibility in Leadership and Decision-Making Organs of Public Universities in Uganda through Action Research. The study team led by the Director GMD and Principal Investigator (PI), Dr. Euzobia Mugisha Baine also consists of Assoc. Prof. Consolata Kabonesa, Dr. Anna Ninsiima, Ms. Frances Nyachwo, Ms. Susan Mbabazi and Mr. Eric Tumwesigye.  

The team is also made of coordinators from participating Universities such as Busitema University-Ms. Elizabeth Birabwa, Kabale University-Sr. Dr. Eva Tumusiime, Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST)-Dr. Specioza Twinamasiko, Muni University-Ms. Amandru Stella Wawa, and Gulu Univeristy-Sr. Rosalba Aciro.

Funded by the Government of Uganda through the Makerere University Research and Innovations Fund (Mak-RIF), the study was inspired by the fact that women are persistently few in numbers as staff, more so in leadership and decision-making organs of Ugandan Public Universities. “This is despite all the various efforts at national and international levels; the numbers are not growing as fast as needed to meet development goals of the country” explained Dr. Euzobia.

Based on this background, the study team therefore sought to conduct a situational analysis of the gender terrain of the six public universities to obtain baseline information encompassing the composition of governance and leadership organs and senior staff by sex, as well as a needs assessment and profiles of potential mentors and mentees.

Furthermore, the team sought to explore the capacity to conduct gender-responsive research as well as the role of male staff engagement in gender equity interventions within the universities as the drivers of development.

Dr. Mugisha-Baine shared that results of the baseline would then be used to design participatory training manuals or guides on gender and leadership. The manuals would cover; Institutionalized mentorship, How to conduct gender-responsive research, gender and equity budgeting, among others.

The Director GMD, Dr. Euzobia Mugisha Baine
The Director GMD, Dr. Euzobia Mugisha Baine

 “Within these manuals, we shall have a male staff engagement strategy in gender equity interventions in universities” she explained.

The development of the aforementioned materials would then be followed by their adoption and use to build capacity for women not only in leadership of participating and other public university but also beyond. “We shall periodically evaluate whether the capacity we have built has influenced women’s participation in leadership and decision-making organs of the university” supplemented the PI.

The capacity building trainings for women, it is envisaged, will lay the foundation for the formation of a functional Uganda University Women’s Think Tank, starting with the six participating universities. Dr. Mugisha Baine added that through this Think Tank, a monitoring and tracking system for gender representation in recruitment, promotion, retention/turnover and leadership of public universities shall be established and maintained.  

At the conclusion of phase one, the study team had drafted participatory training manuals in gender and leadership with content on; gender specific critical analysis of the leadership spectrum of public universities, positioning of individual women within the institutional framework and strategies for their advancement, gender equity advocacy in the university setting, institutional mentorship, building capacity in conducting gender-responsive research, among others.

“This content will be validated by the participating universities before the actual research training is conducted” added the PI.

On behalf of the research team, Dr. Mugisha Baine thanked the Government of Uganda for providing the resources that facilitated phase one of the study and prayed that the Mak-RIF Grants Management Committee (GMC) would support the next phase of capacity building.

Speaking on behalf of the Mak-RIF GMC Chairperson, Prof. William Bazeyo, Dr. Helen Nambalirwa Nkabala thanked and congratulated the team led by the Director GMD upon the milestones registered in the critical research.

“We are very proud of that work that is being done by all researchers in Mak-RIF and we would like to most sincerely thank Management for all the support throughout this process” she remarked.

Dr. Nkabala encouraged the research team to continue disseminating and using the findings for the furtherance of gender mainstreaming, particularly through the aspect of male staff engagement in gender equity interventions.  

The Executive Director, NCHE, Prof. Mary Okwakol. Courtesy Photo.
The Executive Director, NCHE, Prof. Mary Okwakol. Courtesy Photo.

Prior to delivering the keynote address of the day, the Executive Director National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) Prof. Mary Okwakol thanked the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe for inviting her to the important forum, noting that women’s participation in decision making and governance is a priority area of the Uganda Gender Policy 2007.  

She commended Makerere University for being at the forefront of gender mainstreaming in Uganda, noting that this prominence was one of the reasons why the Gender in Education Policy 2007 provides for replicating the institution’s strategy in all other Higher Education Institutions.   

Prof. Okwakol whose keynote address was punctuated incisive personal examples reaffirmed the statistics that women are generally not visible in leadership of Universities. That notwithstanding, in instances where they rise to leadership and decision-making positions, they are regularly subject to roles traditionally deemed as women’s inconsiderate of their managerial seniority and experience.

She nevertheless rallied the women to play their respective roles in enhancing participation and visibility at a personal level. The following were some of the strategies she proposed; work hard to acquire academic credentials so as to compete favourably with men, acquire necessary administrative training and experience, network among women, join professional networks as well as do research and publish.  

On joining professional networks, she shared her personal experience as a young zoologist who joined UNESCO’s Tropical Biology and Fertility Programme. “Within a short time I was appointed Coordinator for Africa and after two years, I was elected as a Member of the International Board of Management. After serving for two years, I became Vice Chairperson of that Board and finally I became Chairperson of that International Board.”

At the institutional level, Prof. Okwakol appealed to the Chairperson Council and Vice Chancellor to proactively recruit women who meet the requirements for leadership positions even if it means actively seeking out the reluctant ones. In this regard, she shared that it would be useful for the university to develop a database of women and their qualifications to ease this process.

She shared that NCHE has in recognition of female underrepresentation at every level in Higher Education approved the establishment of a Gender and Equity Unit with the aim of promoting inclusive gender participation in the sub-sector.

“This unit has been placed under the Directorate of Quality Assurance and Accreditation which implies that as we look out for and regulate quality, gender will be a very important aspect of that regulation” she reassured.

Prof. Okwakol concluded by urging participants to read the; Third National Development Plan (NDPIII), Uganda Vision 2040, and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) noting that there is no way all three can be achieved while women are left behind because they each make a case for inclusion of the female gender.  

The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe follows proceedings during the dissemination.
The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe follows proceedings during the dissemination.

“What we are addressing here are historical injustices” said Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe as he commenced his remarks, “And in the case of Makerere University, it is well known that the institution started as a male-only institution and we all know the original motto was ‘Let us be men’” he added.

Citing examples from history such as; Marie Curie – one of the smartest physicists, Hatshepsut, Nefertiti and Cleopatra – prominent Pharaohs of Egypt, George Eliot, Rosa Luxemburg and Hypatia – all great philosophers as well as Chancellor Angela Merkel – first female Chancellor of Germany, the Vice Chancellor said there is no plausible argument that there are things women cannot do as well as their male counterparts.

He said it was against this knowledge and in a bid to correct historical injustices that Makerere University pioneered initiatives such as putting in place affirmative action for girls, establishing a Gender Mainstreaming Directorate as well as a School of Women and Gender Studies. The Vice Chancellor nevertheless stressed the need to go beyond pioneering to protecting these gains through legislation. “Historically we have seen that discrimination can only be addressed by laws and policies.”

Prof. Nawangwe thanked the Government for providing funds to support Mak-RIF as well as the Funds GMC and Secretariat for ensuring that these funds are put to good use. He equally thanked the Chairperson of Council, Mrs. Lorna Magara for her not only her support but also sparing time to attend a good number of the research dissemination events.

A screenshot of the Chairperson of Council, Mrs. Lorna Magara delivering the concluding remarks.
A screenshot of the Chairperson of Council, Mrs. Lorna Magara delivering the concluding remarks.

Delivering the concluding remarks, Mrs. Magara acknowledged that the study was timely and relevant the contemporary University, as one of the critical drivers of the national and international development agenda. She therefore reechoed the Vice Chancellor’s thanks to the Government of Uganda for generously supporting the University’s research through Mak-RIF.

Turning to the keynote speaker she said, “I thank Prof. Okwakol for ardently discussing the critical issues affecting the female gender, the strategies to overcome the challenges, including sharing her inspiring personal experiences.”

Mrs. Magara equally thanked Prof. Okwakol for her very instructional analysis, providing mentorship guidance with the resultant impact of enhancing the female gender in decision-making positions. In the same breath she congratulated the PI and her team upon successfully concluding phase one of the project.

“Phase one has generated insights in understanding the status of women in leadership in public universities, the legal and policy framework and its implications on women’s visibility, the institutional mentoring systems and the gaps therein” she observed.

The Chairperson of Council acknowledged that the challenge of underrepresentation of women in leadership roles cannot be resolved at an individual level. She therefore advocated for broad based strategies that can address deep-seated structural and cultural biases facing women. “These include developing mentorship networks, enacting laws and policies that address the imbalances and providing training programmes to address the leadership gaps.”

She therefore pledged the University Council’s unwavering support to the Gender Mainstreaming Programme by ensuring an enabling policy environment that facilitates gender-responsive teaching, learning, research innovation and community service.   

The research dissemination was moderated by the Principal Public Relations Officer (PRO), Ms. Ritah Namisango and the Director Communications, Learning and Knowledge Management, ResilientAfrica Network (RAN) and PRO Mak-RIF, Ms. Harriet Adong.

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Section Editors & Associate Editors Wanted-CABI Agriculture & Biosciences Journal

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The CABI Agriculture and Biosciences Journal (CABI A&B) is still in search of both Associate Editors to join the CABI A&B Editorial Board, as well as a Regional Editor-in-Chief to lead for Africa in addition to serving as a Section Editor in the area of either Environmental and SOIL SCIENCE, AGROECOLOGY, OR AQUACULTURE AND FISHERIES. Ideally CABI wants Section Editors (SE) who are prominent members of their research communities, with high-level established positions at a research institution, with a strong, current record of international collaborations and publication, with an H-index of at least 25.  For Associate Editors (AE) we hope for researchers who have with established positions at a research institution (e.g., not post-docs or Ph.D. candidates), with a strong growing record of international collaborations and publication (e.g., around 8 publications in the past two years), and have an H-index of at least 15.

Very importantly, CABI hopes for SEs and AEs who are good communicators and are passionate about serving and building the journal to be an outlet for both large and small steps of sound science that will improve the lives and livelihoods of people worldwide.

Please see Downloads for the CABI EDITORIAL DIRECTORY

Interested applicants should email PHILIPPA J. BENSON, PH.D. MANAGING EDITOR | _CABI A&B | P.BENSON[at]CABI.ORG

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