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Makerere University pays tribute to Prof. William Senteza Kajubi



The Makerere University community on Saturday 5th May 2012 paid tribute to Prof. William Senteza Kajubi a renowned scholar and two- time Vice Chancellor of Makerere University (1977-1979, 1990-1993).

At the funeral service held in the Makerere University Main hall, the Acting Vice Chancellor of Makerere University, Prof. Venansius Baryamureeba described Prof. Senteza Kajubi as a distinguished alumnus, a renowned scholar and great grand father of education in Uganda. Prof. Baryamureeba credited Prof. Senteza Kajubi for his instrumental role in the formation of the collegiate system at Makerere University.

Representing the former Vice Chancellors of Makerere University, Prof. Livingstone Luboobi informed the congregation that he had greatly benefited from the wise counsel of his colleague, the late Prof. Senteza Kajubi.  The fallen Professor had a great heart for colleagues who wanted to  enhance their career aspirations.  Professor Luboobi said that the late  encouraged him to pursue further studies and he will always remember him as a friend and mentor.

The Chancellor Makerere University, Prof. George Mondo Kagonyera remembered the late Prof. Senteza Kajubi as man of remarkable achievement and one who dined with both royalty and the masses. “Prof. Senteza Kajubi’s significant quality was frankness.  In the course of his duty, he did not mind if he annoyed you. He would meet you and say, I annoyed you on a matter of principle,” eulogised Professor Kagonyera.

 Mrs. Elizabeth K.M. Gabona, the Director Higher Education in the Ministry of Education and Sports and the representative of the Ministry on the Makerere University Council represented the Minister of Education and Sports, Honourable Jessica Alupo.  

In the condolence message read by Mrs. Gabona, Hon Alupo noted that Prof. Senteza Kajubi had played crucial roles in the development of Uganda’s education system.

“Prof. Senteza Kajubi was behind the establishment of Universal Primary Education and his white paper from the Education Commission Review of 1993 forms the backbone for many of the reforms in the education sector seen today. He also served in different capacities at Makerere University, Kyambogo University and Nkumba University where he imparted great knowledge and experience in these institutions,” read the message.

In the speeches, academicians, colleagues and friends eulogised the fallen Professor for being extremely courageous when defending policies and values for the benefit of humanity and above all a person who was open to diversity.  Prof. Senteza Kajubi inspired many, he was sociable and there was no doubt that his legacy would live on.

During the service led by Rev. Canon Dr. Johnson  Ebong, the Chapain, St. Francis Chapel, the congregation was urged to reflect on the good deeds of Prof.Senteza Kajubi and thank the Almighty God-His creator for his life and admirable works. Professor Elly Sabiiti from the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences took the First reading from Ecclesiastes 3:1-14. Dr. Jessica N. Aguti from the College of Education and External Studies took the Second reading from 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18. 

His son, Kato Kajubi, on behalf of the family thanked Makerere University for having honoured their father with a Bust at the School of Education whilst he was alive and recapped the fond memories of their stay at Makerere University. The family also said that the contribution received from Makerere University would go towards the Nnalongo Scholarship Fund-for disadvantaged citizens.

The congregation was then invited to view the body as the team from St. Francis Chapel sang a befitting hymn, “It is well, with my soul….”

The late professor who passed away on 1st May 2012 was laid to rest at his ancestral home in Maya, off Masaka Road on Saturday afternoon.

May his soul rest in eternal peace.

Download the Vice Chancellor’s condolence message.

View the last respects to Prof. Senteza Kajubi.

By: Ms Sheila Mwebaze, Communication Officer, College of Education and External Studies and Ritah Namisango, Makerere University Public Relations Office


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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