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H.E Kufuor advises on Uganda’s Oil Resource



The former President of Ghana, H.E. John Agyekum Kufuor, has advocated for good governance, as a key strategy in managing Uganda’s oil resource. He was delivering a public lecture at an overflowing Makerere University Main Hall on the 2nd August 2013. The lecture was titled, ‘Oil resource Management and its Utilization for the Economic Transformation – The case study of Ghana.’

“There are many nations without resource wealth but who have attained dramatic heights of transformation. Countries like Singapore, South Korea, and some of the so called ‘little tigers’ of Southeast Asia are typical examples. It was not so much by the abundance of their natural resources as by the quality of their leadership and their commitment to the progress and welfare of their peoples,” he said.

“Economic transformation with or without oil, arguably depends on leadership, good governance and development,” he added.

H.E Kufuor pointed out that to manage her oil resource, Ghana put in place ample legislation including the Petroleum Revenue Management Act 2011 and the Petroleum Commission Act 2011. These laws had strong provisions on governance, oversight, transparency and accountability – plus rigorous provisions for reporting on oil fund assets, expenditures and investments.

In his welcome remarks, the Vice Chancellor of Makerere University, Prof. John Ddumba Ssentamu, thanked H.E Kufuor for accepting to deliver the lecture at Makerere University.

“On behalf of Makerere University, I thank you for accepting to deliver a public lecture and be part of celebrations of 90 years of this institution. Most Ugandans belief that the discovery of oil will transform Uganda from a peasant to an upper income society. We should however note that development is not possible if it does not take place in the minds of people too,” he said.

The Chancellor, Prof. Mondo Kagonyera presented H.E Kufuor with a medallion in appreciation of his public lecture at this Institution. President Kufuor congratulated Makerere University for clocking ninety and hailed her for the excellent human resource output, that has benefited the region.

The Prime Minister of Uganda, Hon. Amama Mbabazi said that Uganda has put in place good policies to manage the oil resource, with input from countries like Ghana and Norway. He emphasized that oil will be a blessing to Uganda and a benefit to all.

The highly interactive lecture was discussed by Dr. Ezra Suruma, a Senior Presidential Advisor on Finance and Economic Planning; Dr. Julius Kizza, Associate Prof. Department of Political Science, Makerere University; Godber Tumushabe, Executive Director ACODE and Mr. Ernest Rubondo, a Commissioner in the Petroleum Exploration and Production Department, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development.

The discussants described the lecture as timely to Uganda, especially on the issue of accountability to the eagerly awaiting citizens. They agreed that good governance, coupled with proper legislation were indeed key drivers of excellent resource management.

The Public lecture, moderated by Patrick Kamara – a Journalist, was organized by Makerere University Convocation. It attracted a number of high profile people including Makerere University Staff, Government officials, Development partners, Diplomats, Politicians, Makerere University Students and alumni.

The lecture is part of the year long celebrations of Makerere University, which will close on the 3rd Aug. 2013, in a Grand finale.

See Downloads for the full Public Lecture.

Article by
Marion ALINA
Public Relations Office


Re-advertisement: Undergraduate Programmes 2024/2025



A section of the University Road

The Academic Registrar, Makerere University invites applications from Ugandan, East African, and international applicants for the undergraduate programmes under Government Sponsorship (BVL) and private sponsorship scheme for the 2024/2025 Academic Year.

Each applicant should:

a) Have the Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) with at least five passes, or its equivalent and at least two principal passes at Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) obtained at the same sitting. For day programmes only candidates who sat A’ Level in 2023,2022 and 2020 are eligible to apply. For evening, afternoon, and external programmes, a candidate is not restricted on the year of sitting A’ Level.


d) Degree from a recognised/Chartered Institution

Further details on the re-advertised programmes , fees structure, and the procedure of submitting applications can be accessed from the document below:                                            

The closing date for receiving applications for undergraduate admissions is Friday 26th July 2024.                                                           


  1. Applicants are strongly warned against presenting forged or other people’s academic documents to support their applications for admission.  The consequences, if discovered, are very grave indeed.
  2. Do not buy any other documents not originating from the Academic Registrar’s Office.  Those who buy them do so at their own risk. 
  3. The Academic Registrar has not appointed any agent to act on his behalf to solicit for additional funds other than the application fee stated above.    
  4. Applicants are advised to use the right programme names and codes. The university will not be responsible for any wrong information entered in the system by applicants.     

Prof. Mukadasi Buyinza

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Freshers’ Orientation and Registration For 2024/2025 Academic Year



To All First Year Students;
First Year students (Freshers) are by tradition given an “acclimatization” period of one week
which is referred to as the “Orientation Week”. The Freshers report on Campus one week
earlier than the Continuing students and during this week they are introduced to the key facilities in the University as well as other important aspects of life at the University.

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Admission Lists -Disability, Sports and District Quota Schemes 2024/25



Students move towards Main Building on University Road

The Office of Academic Registrar, Makerere University has released the admission list of candidates admitted under the Disability, Sports and District Quota Schemes with Government sponsorship 2024/25 Academic Year.

Kindly follow the links below to access the lists:-

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