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Makerere Honours President Museveni, H.E. Rashid M. Kawawa (posthumous)



True to the African adage that rain is a sign of good luck; dawn broke on this 12th Day of the 12th Month of the year 2010 with rain-laden clouds stretching as far as the eye could see.

True to the African adage that rain is a sign of good luck; dawn broke on this 12th Day of the 12th Month of the year 2010 with rain-laden clouds stretching as far as the eye could see.

On this historical day, Makerere University would not only honour one but two of Africa’s most illustrious leaders.

Hon. Rukikaire addresses the congregationHis Excellency President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni received an Honorary Doctor of Laws (Honoris Causa) of Makerere University, in respect of his outstanding achievements and exceptional contribution to the advancement of humanity; in particular his commitment to Agricultural modernisation and value addition, Education, Science, Technology, Innovative leadership and Women Empowerment.

Additionally, His Excellency Mzee Rashid Mfaume Kawawa was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Laws (Honoris Causa) of Makerere University posthumously, as he unexpectedly passed away on 31st December 2009, a few days shy of receiving his award at the 60th Graduation ceremony of Makerere University in January 2010. As such, the award of the Honorary Doctor of Laws degrees was postponed to this day, in respect of the memory of the late Mzee Rashid Mfaume Kawawa.

President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni addresses the congreation after his confermentThe Vice Chancellor Prof. Venansius Baryamureeba’s speech was brief and centered on the role of higher education. He expressed hope that the salaries of Scientists as well as academic staff would be enhanced as budgeted for in the 2010-2011 financial year and that the Government of Uganda would invest more in research and development. He then recognized the President’s contribution to the Nation of Uganda “Your Excellency the President, It is because of your outstanding achievements as President of the Republic of Uganda that Makerere University unanimously resolved to award you an Honorary Doctor of Laws.”

In his remarks, Hon. Matthew Rukikaire the Chairman Makerere University Council thanked H.E. President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, and the Government of Uganda for creating an enabling environment that has fostered sustainable national development in Uganda, “In particular, I wish to applaud Your Excellency for Government support to Makerere University, and for the stability and peace we have experienced,” added Hon. Rukikaire.

Hon. Rukikaire extolled the President for his support to Innovations at Makerere, the most popular being “The Kiira –EV” Uganda’s first electric car, thus named on the recommendation of President Museveni.

Professor Mondo Kagonyera in his usual oratory way expressed his gratefulness to the President for his personal commitment to supporting scientific and technological innovations at Makerere University.

Click here to see the event in pictures 

Pictures courtesy Nelson Wesonga & Moturi Joshua



Speech by the Chancellor MS Word Version, PDF Version, Postscript Version

Speech by the Chairman Council MS Word Version, PDF Version, Postscript Version

Speech by the Vice Chancellor MS Word Version, PDF Version, Postscript Version

Citation for H.E Yoweri Kaguta Museveni MS Word Version, PDF Version, Postscript Version

Citation for H.E Mzee Rashid Mfaume Kawawa MS Word Version, PDF Version, Postscript Version



Speech by H.E Yoweri Kaguta Museveni Part 1 of 3, Part 2 of 3, Part 3 of 3

Speech by the Chancellor Part 1 of 1

Speech by the Chairman Council Part 1 of 1

Speech by the Vice Chancellor Part 1 of 1

Acceptance Speech by Ms.Rehema Kawawa Part 1 of 1



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



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

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

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

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

Please use the following details to join the launch.

Register in advance for this meeting: 
Meeting ID: 884 5662 9992
Password: 292624

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Notice: Makerere Disability Scheme 2022/23 Medical Review Exercise



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

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

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

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

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


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

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



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



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

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

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

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