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Mak News Magazine: Graduation Issue Online



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 –

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


Mak News Magazine: Graduation Issue (Jan-June 2011): PDF Version (43MB)

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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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