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64th Graduation Concludes-Mak Launches Students’ Centre Appeal

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The 64th graduation ceremony came to a close at Makerere University on 31st January 2014, with a total of 12,615 students graduating. A higher percentage, 50.3% of these were female compared to their male counterparts at 49.7%. The closing day of the graduation saw Makerere University Business School present 3,794 graduands. Ms. Orobia Laura Aseru, stood out as the only PhD graduate of the day.
 
The best performing student in the Humanities Mr.  Frank Kabuye, with a CGPA of 4.79, received a plaque, a cheque of 1million shillings and souvenir items from Makerere Convocation. He graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration.
 
In his remarks, the Makerere University Vice Chancellor, Prof. John Ddumba-Ssentamu (Pictured below right) applauded MUBS for the progress made and called out for more collaboration with Makerere University. “There has been limited R-L: Prof. J. Ddumba-Ssentamu and Mr. Stephen Maloba in the Academic Procession at the 64th Graduation Ceremony, Makerere University, Kampala Ugandacollaboration between Makerere University Business School and the School of Business in the College of Business and Management Sciences at Makerere University. I believe our two institutions can benefit greatly from mutual collaboration in teaching, research and supervision. MUBS being the leading business school in the region, it can surely assist the School of Business at Makerere University in a number of ways. Similarly, the School of Business at Makerere University has certain expertise that can be useful to MUBS. Indeed, our two institutions can reinforce each another. I therefore urge all of us to initiate stronger and visible links,” he emphasized.
 
The Principal of MUBS, Prof. Waswa Balunywa, was represented by Dr. Arthur Sserwanga. “Use the knowledge gained at MUBS to help your families, communities and the world. Individually and collectively,” he said.
 
The Makerere University Chancellor, Prof. George Mondo Kagonyera, commended MUBS for extending the Makerere University reach. “I further commend you for extending Makerere’s reach to as far as Arua, over Hon. Irene Ovonji-Odida, Vice Chairperson, Council at the 64th Graduation, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda400km from Kampala. In so doing, you have saved our students the burden of commuting to and from Kampala and also increased our proximity to Southern Sudan and Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo,” he said.
 
The four-day ceremony kicked off on Tuesday, 28th Jan. 2014. As part of the celebration and efforts towards infrastructure development at Makerere University, an appeal to congregants to support the $30m proposed Students’ Centre was launched. Pledge cards were distributed to graduates (now alumni) and all well-wishers, to generously support this cause; which will benefit many generations to come. The Chancellor emphasized that support from the alumni and wellwishers is part of the success story of many of the top world universities. He urged members of Staff of Makerere University to equally support the cause. (To support the students Centre, contact Mr.  Agaba Issa of the Public Relations Office of Makerere University, iagaba@admin.mak.ac.ug, for more).
 
In other highlights of the 64th graduation ceremony, the fresh-in-office Vice Chairperson of Makerere University Council Hon. Irene Ovonji-Odida (Pictured Above), the Deputy Vice Chancellor in charge of Academic Affairs (DVC AA), Dr. Ernest Okello Ogwang, and the Deputy Vice Chancellor in charge of Finance and Administration (DVC FA) were introduced to the parents and guests by the Chancellor. They were part of the powerful Chancellor’s procession, looking resplendent in their full official robes.
 
Ms. Sarah Kimala (2nd R) receives a Magazine from Ms. Marion Alina (L) of PR Office at the 64th Graduation, Makerere University, Kampala UgandaMs. Sarah Kimala (Pictured 2nd Right), the best student in Sciences with a CGPA of 4.83 graduated with a Bachelor of Information Systems. She too received a plaque and a cheque of 1million shillings from Convocation. The Makerere University Public Relations Office also presented the overall best Students with copies of publications about Makerere University for their private libraries.
The highly colourful 64th graduation ceremony was organized by the Makerere University Ceremonies Committee, under the leadership of Assoc. Prof. Steven Nyanzi.  
 
 

 

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Launch of Mak-RIF Round 4 Awards & PhD Call for Proposals

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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:
https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwpcu-urDIjE9ZgxdsbEmA2IkNMMiJVECt_ 
Meeting ID: 884 5662 9992
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Notice: Makerere Disability Scheme 2022/23 Medical Review Exercise

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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.

IMPORTANT:

(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

ALFRED MASIKYE NAMOAH

Acting. ACADEMIC REGISTRAR

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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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