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December 2009

21st – 24th December 2009: NON-RESIDENTIAL WORKSHOP FOR MENTEES & RESIDENTIAL WORKSHOP ON CAPACITY BUILDING.

This workshop held at Imperial Royale Hotel enabled participants benefit from the Mentoring Strategy Spearheaded by Prof. Lillian Tibatemwa-Ekirikubinza. The key topics of the four day workshops were: Concretisation of Personal Mission Statements and Development of Strategies for personal growth (1,3 and 5 personal year plans), Exploration of resource opportunities to realize the objectives of your personal mission statement, Sharing of the GMD mentoring strategy for the next four years (2010-2013), Sharing of personal experiences from female professors in Makerere University, Understanding issues and principle of Gender, Women and Leadership in Makerere University, Tips on how the “Act like a LADY and think like a MAN”, Personal branding and Repositioning for leadership in Makerere University and Strategies for Women to support fellow Women.

13th – 15th December 2009: First APEDIA Conference

Makerere University Faculty of Veterinary Medicine hosted the First International Academic Partnership for Environment and Development Innovations in Africa (APEDIA) Conference on Sustainable Land Use in Africa. The conference aimed at examining the issue of land use and conflicts, with a focus on Sources and Solutions

11th December 2009: Nora's Sisters; Gender Mainstreaming Division & Norwegian Embassy.

These organized an event held in the Main hall with the highlight being a play titled Nora's Sisters " The rights and roles of women in society" .

11th December 2009: i@MAK Official Launch of 19 New Publications.

The Publications Board was established as a Sub Committee of I@Mak.com, to promote scholarly writing and publishing initially among the staff and students of partnering institutions. The Board had since its formation published over 40 books through a public private partnership with M/s Fountain Publishers Limited, a leading local publishing firm. A peer reviewed Journal titled Makerere University Research Journal (MURJ) was also introduced and five issues published thus far. The Committee launched 19 peer reviewed books.

10th December 2009: Makerere-NUFU Crafting the Bamasaba.

The Mak-NUFU Folklore Project Coordinator, invited the public to the screening of a documentary film titled, Crafting the Bamasaba that focused on the ritual of Imbalu among the Bagisu. This 62 minute film was research documentation under the MAK-NUFU Linkage Folklore Project that is housed in the Department of Literature. The event was held at the Department of Food Science & Technology Conference Hall
9th December 2009: H.E. President Yoweri Museveni visit to Faculty of Technology. President Museveni visited the Faculty of Technology where he toured and inspected some of their innovations. They included sanitary pads made from papyrus and a mini- hydro-power station that could produce about 10 megawatts of electricity ideal for institutions situated near water sources. The President also said the Government will start funding science students' placement in industries.

November 2009

27th November 2009: Consultation Meeting on the formation of a National Remote Engineering Consortium

The Faculty of Technology organized the first Consultation Meeting on the formation of, “The National Remote Engineering Consortium”. The Seminar under the theme: “Enriching Science Education through Remote Engineering” was held at Imperial Royale Hotel, Kampala, on November 2009 27, 2009 from 8:30 am to 4:30pm. The formation of a National Remote Engineering Consortium, premised on a Knowledge Transfer Partnership, constituted by the Academia, Industry and the Public/Private Sector, was aimed at enriching science education. It was presided over by the Minister of State for Higher Education, The Permanent Secretary Ministry of ICT, The Deputy Director NCHE, The Ag. VC Makerere University, DVC F&A, Dean and Staff Faculty of Technology and members from the private and public sectors.

27th – 28th November 2009: Inaugural Makerere University Grand Alumni Re-union

Makerere University Convocation held the inaugural Makerere University Alumni Re-union on November 2009 28, 2009 at Makerere University Freedom Square. The event was presided over by H. E Benjamin Mkapa as Chief Guest, and as part of the Pre re-union activities, a public lecture on the role of the academia in governance and National developmentwas held on November 2009 27, 2009 in the University Main Hall. Makerere University Convocation, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung and Advocates Coalition for Development and Environment jointly organized the lecture. The Grand Alumni re-union was marked by other activities like a 2-day exhibition at the Freedom square, A cocktail hosted by the Chief guest at Kampala Serena Hotel on 27th November 2009 and on the 28th, Laying of a foundation stone for the Alumni House in Katanga and crowned by an Alumni Dinner at the Freedom Square.

24th November 2009: Sir Tim Berners-Lee visits Makerere

Makerere University hosted the Inventor of the World Wide Web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee. At the Faculty of Computing and IT Block B Lab 2, where he delivered an address about the origin of the World Wide Web and answered burning questions from Students and Staff. He later on met with the Ag. Vice Chancellor, Professor Venansius Baryamureeba

23rd – 25th November 2009: International Workshop on Research in Adult Education

Makerere University Institute of Adult and Continuing Education in partnership with Deutschen Volkshochschul-Verbandes (DVV) organized the International workshop on Research in Adult Education.

23rd – 26th November 2009: COVIDSET 2009 Conference

From 23rd to 26th November 2009, Makerere University hosted the COVIDSET 2009 Conference for Vice Chancellors and Deans of Science, Engineering and Technology. The conference was held under the theme Revitalising Science, Engineering and Technology Research and development for Sustainable development in Africa. The Conference attracted participants from twelve African countries as well as the donor community and other agencies involved in higher education.

23rd November 2009: International Workshop on Research in Adult Education.

Makerere University Institute of Adult and Continuing Education in partnership with Deutschen Volkshochschul-Verbandes (DVV) organized the International workshop on Research in Adult Education.

23rd – 25th November 2009: First International Ethnomusicology Symposium

The Department of Music, Dance and Drama, supported by Norwegian Government and NUFU organized the First International Ethnomusicology Symposium at Makerere University. The symposium aimed at discussing issues around ethnic music and the preservation of that important aspect of our culture. The symposium concluded on the 25th November 2009 with the handover of ethnic music from Uganda collected in the 1940s and 50s collected by Professor Waschmann and which had since then been kept in Britain.

15th – 18th November 2009: International Conference on Family Planning Research and Best Practices

The School of Public Health in collaboration with the Bill and Melinda Gates and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health organized and hosted the International Conference on Family Planning Research and Best Practices from the 15th to 18th November 2009. The objective of the conference was to enable scientific and programmatic exchange and sharing of available findings and identification of knowledge gaps regarding family planning. Over 800 international, regional and local participants attended the workshop at the Speke Resort Munyonyo.

13th November 2009: International Students' Cultural Day.

The University Management together with the international students studying at Makerere University organised the first ever international students’ cultural day to showcase their culture, identity and countries. The event was held under the theme “Appreciating our culture in harmony.” The international students presented cultural exhibits; folk songs; tongue twisters; cultural dances; drama and plays; fashion shows and cultural dishes/delicacies.

13th – 18th November 2009: Statistics week and Africa Statistics Day Celebrations

The Institute of Statistics and Applied Economics together with the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) celebrated the statistics week. This week was marked by painting of the Makerere Police Post on Friday 13th Nov; A Student-organized statistics symposium, which started with a March 2010 around the University on 16th Nov and a public lecture that was delivered by Prof. J.P.M. Ntozi on the 18th of Nov at the St. Francis Conference Hall.

9th – 13th November 2009: Makerere-Sida Bilateral Research Program Annual Review meeting

Makerere-Sida Bilateral Research Program Annual Review Meeting was held at Makerere University. All Program and Sub-program Coordinators, researchers, past and current students supported under this program were scheduled to attend the plenary meeting.

8th – 13th November 2009: The 13th East, Central and Southern African Regional Meeting and International Scientific Conference

The 13th East, Central and Southern African Regional Meeting and International Scientific Conference organised by the Uganda Veterinary Association, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Makerere University and the Commonwealth Veterinary Association was held from 8th to 13th November 2009 2009 under the theme “Convergence Of Veterinary Science, Public Health And Trade For Sustainable Livelihoods In Sub-Saharan Africa”.

5th – 6th November 2009: School of Graduate Studies Annual Research and Innovations Dissemination Conference

The School of Graduate Studies (SGS) also organized and hosted the Annual Research and Innovations Dissemination Conference from the 5th to 6th November 2009 at Hotel Africana. The purpose of the Conference was to open an opportunity for individual researchers, units and research projects at the University to disseminate their research findings and share knowledge and experiences in research.
It was also an opportunity for our researchers and academics to interface with members of the public and private sector who could have an interest in our research projects for possible business solutions or investment opportunities.

 

2009

December 2009

21st – 24th December 2009: NON-RESIDENTIAL WORKSHOP FOR MENTEES & RESIDENTIAL WORKSHOP ON CAPACITY BUILDING.

This workshop held at Imperial Royale Hotel enabled participants benefit from the Mentoring Strategy Spearheaded by Prof. Lillian Tibatemwa-Ekirikubinza. The key topics of the four day workshops were: Concretisation of Personal Mission Statements and Development of Strategies for personal growth (1,3 and 5 personal year plans), Exploration of resource opportunities to realize the objectives of your personal mission statement, Sharing of the GMD mentoring strategy for the next four years (2010-2013), Sharing of personal experiences from female professors in Makerere University, Understanding issues and principle of Gender, Women and Leadership in Makerere University, Tips on how the “Act like a LADY and think like a MAN”, Personal branding and Repositioning for leadership in Makerere University and Strategies for Women to support fellow Women.

13th – 15th December 2009: First APEDIA Conference

Makerere University Faculty of Veterinary Medicine hosted the First International Academic Partnership for Environment and Development Innovations in Africa (APEDIA) Conference on Sustainable Land Use in Africa. The conference aimed at examining the issue of land use and conflicts, with a focus on Sources and Solutions

11th December 2009: Nora's Sisters; Gender Mainstreaming Division & Norwegian Embassy.

These organized an event held in the Main hall with the highlight being a play titled Nora's Sisters " The rights and roles of women in society" .

11th December 2009: i@MAK Official Launch of 19 New Publications.

The Publications Board was established as a Sub Committee of I@Mak.com, to promote scholarly writing and publishing initially among the staff and students of partnering institutions. The Board had since its formation published over 40 books through a public private partnership with M/s Fountain Publishers Limited, a leading local publishing firm. A peer reviewed Journal titled Makerere University Research Journal (MURJ) was also introduced and five issues published thus far. The Committee launched 19 peer reviewed books.

10th December 2009: Makerere-NUFU Crafting the Bamasaba.

The Mak-NUFU Folklore Project Coordinator, invited the public to the screening of a documentary film titled, Crafting the Bamasaba that focused on the ritual of Imbalu among the Bagisu. This 62 minute film was research documentation under the MAK-NUFU Linkage Folklore Project that is housed in the Department of Literature. The event was held at the Department of Food Science & Technology Conference Hall
9th December 2009: H.E. President Yoweri Museveni visit to Faculty of Technology. President Museveni visited the Faculty of Technology where he toured and inspected some of their innovations. They included sanitary pads made from papyrus and a mini- hydro-power station that could produce about 10 megawatts of electricity ideal for institutions situated near water sources. The President also said the Government will start funding science students' placement in industries.

November 2009

27th November 2009: Consultation Meeting on the formation of a National Remote Engineering Consortium

The Faculty of Technology organized the first Consultation Meeting on the formation of, “The National Remote Engineering Consortium”. The Seminar under the theme: “Enriching Science Education through Remote Engineering” was held at Imperial Royale Hotel, Kampala, on November 2009 27, 2009 from 8:30 am to 4:30pm. The formation of a National Remote Engineering Consortium, premised on a Knowledge Transfer Partnership, constituted by the Academia, Industry and the Public/Private Sector, was aimed at enriching science education. It was presided over by the Minister of State for Higher Education, The Permanent Secretary Ministry of ICT, The Deputy Director NCHE, The Ag. VC Makerere University, DVC F&A, Dean and Staff Faculty of Technology and members from the private and public sectors.

27th – 28th November 2009: Inaugural Makerere University Grand Alumni Re-union

Makerere University Convocation held the inaugural Makerere University Alumni Re-union on November 2009 28, 2009 at Makerere University Freedom Square. The event was presided over by H. E Benjamin Mkapa as Chief Guest, and as part of the Pre re-union activities, a public lecture on the role of the academia in governance and National developmentwas held on November 2009 27, 2009 in the University Main Hall. Makerere University Convocation, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung and Advocates Coalition for Development and Environment jointly organized the lecture. The Grand Alumni re-union was marked by other activities like a 2-day exhibition at the Freedom square, A cocktail hosted by the Chief guest at Kampala Serena Hotel on 27th November 2009 and on the 28th, Laying of a foundation stone for the Alumni House in Katanga and crowned by an Alumni Dinner at the Freedom Square.

24th November 2009: Sir Tim Berners-Lee visits Makerere

Makerere University hosted the Inventor of the World Wide Web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee. At the Faculty of Computing and IT Block B Lab 2, where he delivered an address about the origin of the World Wide Web and answered burning questions from Students and Staff. He later on met with the Ag. Vice Chancellor, Professor Venansius Baryamureeba

23rd – 25th November 2009: International Workshop on Research in Adult Education

Makerere University Institute of Adult and Continuing Education in partnership with Deutschen Volkshochschul-Verbandes (DVV) organized the International workshop on Research in Adult Education.

23rd – 26th November 2009: COVIDSET 2009 Conference

From 23rd to 26th November 2009, Makerere University hosted the COVIDSET 2009 Conference for Vice Chancellors and Deans of Science, Engineering and Technology. The conference was held under the theme Revitalising Science, Engineering and Technology Research and development for Sustainable development in Africa. The Conference attracted participants from twelve African countries as well as the donor community and other agencies involved in higher education.

23rd November 2009: International Workshop on Research in Adult Education.

Makerere University Institute of Adult and Continuing Education in partnership with Deutschen Volkshochschul-Verbandes (DVV) organized the International workshop on Research in Adult Education.

23rd – 25th November 2009: First International Ethnomusicology Symposium

The Department of Music, Dance and Drama, supported by Norwegian Government and NUFU organized the First International Ethnomusicology Symposium at Makerere University. The symposium aimed at discussing issues around ethnic music and the preservation of that important aspect of our culture. The symposium concluded on the 25th November 2009 with the handover of ethnic music from Uganda collected in the 1940s and 50s collected by Professor Waschmann and which had since then been kept in Britain.

15th – 18th November 2009: International Conference on Family Planning Research and Best Practices

The School of Public Health in collaboration with the Bill and Melinda Gates and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health organized and hosted the International Conference on Family Planning Research and Best Practices from the 15th to 18th November 2009. The objective of the conference was to enable scientific and programmatic exchange and sharing of available findings and identification of knowledge gaps regarding family planning. Over 800 international, regional and local participants attended the workshop at the Speke Resort Munyonyo.

13th November 2009: International Students' Cultural Day.

The University Management together with the international students studying at Makerere University organised the first ever international students’ cultural day to showcase their culture, identity and countries. The event was held under the theme “Appreciating our culture in harmony.” The international students presented cultural exhibits; folk songs; tongue twisters; cultural dances; drama and plays; fashion shows and cultural dishes/delicacies.

13th – 18th November 2009: Statistics week and Africa Statistics Day Celebrations

The Institute of Statistics and Applied Economics together with the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) celebrated the statistics week. This week was marked by painting of the Makerere Police Post on Friday 13th Nov; A Student-organized statistics symposium, which started with a March 2010 around the University on 16th Nov and a public lecture that was delivered by Prof. J.P.M. Ntozi on the 18th of Nov at the St. Francis Conference Hall.

9th – 13th November 2009: Makerere-Sida Bilateral Research Program Annual Review meeting

Makerere-Sida Bilateral Research Program Annual Review Meeting was held at Makerere University. All Program and Sub-program Coordinators, researchers, past and current students supported under this program were scheduled to attend the plenary meeting.

8th – 13th November 2009: The 13th East, Central and Southern African Regional Meeting and International Scientific Conference

The 13th East, Central and Southern African Regional Meeting and International Scientific Conference organised by the Uganda Veterinary Association, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Makerere University and the Commonwealth Veterinary Association was held from 8th to 13th November 2009 2009 under the theme “Convergence Of Veterinary Science, Public Health And Trade For Sustainable Livelihoods In Sub-Saharan Africa”.

5th – 6th November 2009: School of Graduate Studies Annual Research and Innovations Dissemination Conference

The School of Graduate Studies (SGS) also organized and hosted the Annual Research and Innovations Dissemination Conference from the 5th to 6th November 2009 at Hotel Africana. The purpose of the Conference was to open an opportunity for individual researchers, units and research projects at the University to disseminate their research findings and share knowledge and experiences in research.
It was also an opportunity for our researchers and academics to interface with members of the public and private sector who could have an interest in our research projects for possible business solutions or investment opportunities.

 

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

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

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

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

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Prof. Nawangwe urges Makerere University community to support the Mastercard Foundation E-learning Initiative

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By Bernard Buteera

Makerere University has launched a two million dollar E-learning Project, dubbed The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program E-learning initiative.  

The launch was held on Tuesday 20th September 2022 at Makerere University, Yusuf Lule Central Teaching Facility Auditorium. It attracted over 200 participants, who included members of University Management, College Principals, School Deans, Academic and Administrative staff, students and the general university community.

While addressing the gathering, the Chief Guest, Prof. Mary Okwakol, the Executive Director of National Council for Higher Education (NCHE), congratulated Makerere University for winning such a huge grant, which will go a long way in transforming the eLearning infrastructure at Makerere University.

“I am happy to be joining you in launching a project that is at the heart of National Council for Higher Education. Online learning is at the heart of the Council, not only because of the challenges presented by the Covid-19 pandemic, but also the world is now a digital world.” Prof. Okwakol remarked.

Prof. Okwakol thanked Mastercard Foundation and other development partners who have continued to support initiatives that help transform higher institutions of learning in Uganda.

“I sincerely thank the Mastercard Foundation and other partners who have continued to support higher education in Uganda, especially in the area of research and online learning. Globally, the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, greatly disrupted education systems forcing learners and some schools to shift to virtual learning to curb the spread of the pandemic.” Prof. Okwakol pointed out.

On his part, the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe urged the university community, especially the academic staff to take advantage of the Mastercard Foundation E-learning initiative to develop e-content across all Colleges of the University, to enhance capacity for eLearning at Makerere University.

[L -R] Chairperson of the Steering Committee of the E-learning Initiative, Prof. Umar Kakumba, Vice Chancellor, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe, Prof. Mary Okwakol, the Executive Director of National Council for Higher Education (NCHE), Prof. Paul Birevu Muyinda, the Coordinator of the Mastercard Foundation E-learning Initiative and Prof. Justine Namaalwa, the Program Coordinator for Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program.

”I appeal to the Colleges to embrace this project and have as many courses adopt this pedagogy development system, even though students will continue with face-to face and phyisical learning, they should be allowed the option of online learning. The platforms that are going to be built, will give our students an opportunity to interact with international students, scholars, teachers and with each other.” Prof. Nawangwe applealed.

The Vice Chancellor, further called upon all other development partners to emulate Mastercard Foundation in supporting Makerere University and other universities on the entire African continent in strengthening digital literacy, so that Africa is not left behind.

”In 2018 I attended a conference on E-learning in Beijing China, where a critical question was asked; Will Africa be left behind again? This was in reference to many advancements that were taking place in the western world, in which Africa had been left behind.” The Vice Chancellor reminded the audience.

Prof. Nawangwe further emphaised the importance of e-learning as one of the critical modes of teaching and learning in the 21st first century.   

”Ladies and Gentlemen, I cannot over emphasise the importance we attach to e-learning the 21st Century, that is why we took a decision to elevate the Department of Open and Distance Learning into an Institute of Open and Distance E-learning with an intention of having e-learning extended to other Colleges of the university.” Prof. Nawangwe pointed out.

The Deputy Vice Chancellor Academic Affairs, and Chairperson of the Steering Committee of the E-learning Initiative, Prof. Umar Kakumba, rallied the University community to support the implementation of the project in the University.

“The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program E-learning initiative could not have come in at a better time than post COVID19 era. A pandemic, which exposed our systems and methods of teaching and learning. You all recall, when were hit by the pandemic, with lockdowns and closures of institutions of learning, we all went into a panicky mode on how were going to cope with online learning. I therefore call upon every member of the university to give this project the support it deserves.

Prof. Kakumba reminded the audience the importance and relevancy of online learning at Makerere University and other universities in Uganda.

“The online method of learning is best suited for everyone. This digital revolution has led to remarkable changes in how the content is accessed, consumed, discussed, and shared. Office goers and stay home mothers can take up online educational courses too, at the time that suits them. Depending on their availability and comfort, many people choose to learn at weekends or evenings.” Prof. Kakumba remarked.

Prof. Paul Birevu Muyinda, the Coordinator of the Mastercard Foundation E-learning Initiative, informed the audience the importance of the project and the expected outcomes for the University.

One of the Champions of e-learning trained by Arizona State University, Prof. Paul Birevu Muyinda receiving a certificate from Chief Guest.

“The Mastercard Foundation e- Learning Initiative is a Project funded by Mastercard Foundation aimed at addressing the negative impact of COVID-19 pandemic that constrained access and continuity of teaching, learning, research and community engagement activities at Makerere University” Prof. Muyinda pointed out.

Prof. Muyinda further thanked the team that he worked with in putting up the proposal in a very short time that yielded such an important grant for the University.

“I thank the team that spent sleepless nights putting together the proposal that resulted into this project. I must report that Makerere University is privileged to be having the most highly qualified persons in online instruction design and online pedagogy at the IODeL and beyond. It is now up to Makerere University in particular and the Country in general to make use of these persons to transform the terrain of online, blended distance and e-learning education.” Prof. Muyinda remarked.

Prof. Justine Namaalwa, the Program Coordinator for Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at Makerere University, informed the audience, that the E-learning initiative was one of the many partnerships between Mastercard Foundation and Makerere University geared at supporting the young people to succeed on the African continent.

Members of University Management, staff and students present.

“The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program continues to recognize that in order to enable young people across Africa to succeed, there is need to; Address systemic barriers in Higher education, Strengthen the capacity of Institutions that serve the Young People, and Support innovative solutions across critical sectors.” Prof. Namaalwa remarked.

The colourful launch ended with a panel discussion in which panelists digested the importance and opportunities for open distance and eLearning in higher institutions of learning.

Bernard Buteera is the Communications Officer of the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at Makerere University.

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Supplementary Admissions to Bachelor of Laws Under Private Sponsorship 2022/23

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The Academic Registrar, Makerere University, informs applicants wishing to be admitted to Bachelor of Laws Private for 2022/2023 Academic year but failed to submit their application online to submit their applications from Friday 23rd to Friday 30th September, 2022 at a non-refundable fee of 50,000/= (Fifty thousand shillings only).

The applicants MUST have passed the Pre-entry Examinations for Bachelor of Laws.

Diploma/Degree holders should submit certified copies of their academic transcript to Room
315 Level 3, Senate Building.

Applicants who have already been admitted need not apply.

For any additional information, contact Undergraduate Admissions Offices 301/303 for A’Level Applicants and Office 315 for Diploma/Degree holders.

ALFRED MASIKYE NAMOAH
AG. ACADEMIC REGISTRAR
Date: 22nd September, 2022

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