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Mak News Magazine: Graduation Issue Online

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  • 31 May 2011 - 8:07am
  • By Anonymous (not verified)
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It is with immense delight that I welcome you to the third edition of the Mak News magazine.

Let me begin with hearty congratulations, on behalf of the editorial team, to President Yoweri Museveni and former Tanzanian Vice-President Rashid Mfaume Kawawa (RIP), for having received honorary doctorates of Laws from one of Africa’s most prestigious universities, Makerere.

It is not everyday that one receives an honorary PhD from Makerere University. Makerere’s PhDs are well deserved each time they are given.

I also congratulate the January 2011 graduands for joining the Makerere University Convocation list. I know post-university life can be intimidating and moving on from a circle of friends, lecturers and mentors created at the university can lead to a sense of loneliness and sadness. We pray that for you, the “real world” will be “hospitable”.
In our lead story, we deal with the restructuring of academic programmes at Makerere University meant to eliminate duplication of courses, improve service delivery, reduce red tape in university management and enhance quality in the core functions of the university. To this end, Makerere University has been transformed into a collegiate university.

We are also saying farewell to Hon. Matthew Rukikaire, who has been our University Council Chairperson for the last four years. During his term of office, the University has enjoyed relative peace. We wish him the best as he returns to “the bliss of his retirement from public life.” Let me also take this opportunity to welcome the new Council and wish them the best.

You will also find a story about the Kiira EV, the Makerere car that is turning the tide. And before we think of who is going to win the presidential elections next month, we raise a glass to Ms. Laziya Zawedde for serving Makerere wholeheartedly, for an uninterrupted 30 years.

I’d like to extend our gratitude to everybody who has contributed to this issue. If you have a story to tell, or would like to contribute to the magazine, please drop me a line and let me know - pro@admin.mak.ac.ug
Finally to our readers, we hope you enjoy reading this magazine as much as we enjoyed writing, designing and producing it.

May the New year bring you, health, happiness, and all other good things.


Best regards

Agaba Issa Mugabo
Editor

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