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Forestry Launches the BIOTA East Africa Atlas

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The BIOTA (Biodiversity Monitoring Transect Analysis) project is a collaboration between the Governments of Uganda and Kenya, with funding from the Germany Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

The BIOTA (Biodiversity Monitoring Transect Analysis) project is a collaboration between the Governments of Uganda and Kenya, with funding from the Germany Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

The project launched the East Africa Atlas on Monday 30th August 2010, at a ceremony hosted at the University Guest House. The launch at Makerere follows a similar event held at the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) headquarters in Nairobi on 24th August 2010.

The Dean, Faculty of Forestry and Nature Conservation-FFNC Dr. Gorettie Nabanoga commended Prof. Gerald Eilu for his contribution towards the compilation of the Atlas. She also thanked the local authorities such as the Uganda Wildlife Authority for supporting the BIOTA project for the last 6 years.
“We would also like to thank the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) for the support, which has funded the project” she added.

In her remarks Prof. Getrude Schaab praised the great work done by the project in documenting plant species in the rain forests of Mabira and Budongo. She appreciated that the Atlas is indeed a tangible product of the research relationship established between Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences and Makerere University under the BIOTA East Africa Project.
“The local communities need information in order to preserve the environment, particularly the forests.” “This Atlas is for educational purposes and enhancement of research in the university” she added before declaring the Atlas launched.

In his address, the Vice-Chancellor Prof. Venansius Baryamureeba once again thanked the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) for providing funding for the atlas, encouraging them to contribute even more in the future. Taking note of the number of atlases to be distributed, "I am informed that over 170 copies of the atlas will be distributed by the Faculty of Forestry and Nature Conservation to various partners," he hoped that the target audience in education, policy and research fields will use the atlas to learn, inform policy and conserve our forests. 

Mr. Paul Buyerah,­ Director Corporate Affairs, National Forest Authority (NFA) thanked FFNC, Makerere and the BIOTA Project for joining hands with the NFA to conserve the environment through initiatives like Mabira and Budongo forests’ plant species mapping. He recognized the need to sensitize not only the communities surrounding the forests but also the population in Kampala, as they are the largest consumers of forest products.

Prof.Schaab (2nd L) makes remarks during the launch flanked by Dr Nabanoga(L), Prof. Baryamureeba(2nd R) & Mr. Buyerah(R)
 

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Freshers’ Orientation and Registration For 2024/2025 Academic Year

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To All First Year Students;
First Year students (Freshers) are by tradition given an “acclimatization” period of one week
which is referred to as the “Orientation Week”. The Freshers report on Campus one week
earlier than the Continuing students and during this week they are introduced to the key facilities in the University as well as other important aspects of life at the University.

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Admission Lists -Disability, Sports and District Quota Schemes 2024/25

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The Office of Academic Registrar, Makerere University has released the admission list of candidates admitted under the Disability, Sports and District Quota Schemes with Government sponsorship 2024/25 Academic Year.

Kindly follow the links below to access the lists:-

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Undergraduate Admission Lists under Government Sponsorship 2024/2025

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The Office of the Academic Registrar, Makerere University has released admission lists for Government sponsored students for the Academic Year 2024/2025. The Office has also released Cut Off Points for Government Admissions.

Below are lists of candidates admitted to the respective courses tenable at Makerere University and Makerere University Business School:

The list for Government Sponsorship for admission and Cut-Off Points in other public universities 2024/25 i.e. Busitema, Gulu, Kabale, Kyambogo, Mbarara and Soroti University can be accessed by following the links below:

UPDATE 23rd May 2024

Admission List for Government Sponsorship and Cut-Off Points 2024/25 for Lira and Mountains of the Moon University

UPDATE 12th July 2024

Admission list arising from APPEALS under National Merit

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