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Mak to host Inaugural Bernard Onyango Memorial Lecture

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Makerere University will on 30th May 2014 host the inaugural Bernard Onyango Memorial Lecture; a tribute to the distinguished educationist, gallant alumnus, and long serving and exemplary public servant in tertiary administration. At the same occasion, the Bernard Onyango Academic Excellence Award for outstanding students at O and A Level Secondary education will be awarded to its first recipients Mr. Isaac Munno and Mr. Simon Wandera of St. Peter’s College Tororo.The Inaugural Bernard Onyango Public Lecture and Academic Excellence Awards, 30th May 2014

It all started over sixty-five years ago when in 1945, the young Bernard Onyango, born 11th January
1930, enrolled as a Senior One student of St. Peter’s. His prolific academic acumen would later stand out
when he passed with high distinction in the 1948 Cambridge School Certificate examinations of the time.
This feat has only been partially achieved by Mr. Munni George who scored 8 distinctions for 8 subjects
at O Level in 2013. Mr. Onyango then enrolled for a B.A in History and Sociology at Makerere University
in 1951 and later, a one year Diploma in Education, leaving school in 1955.
The late Bernard Onyango joined Makerere University service in 1963 when he was appointed Deputy
Registrar. In 1965 Mr. Onyango became a Registrar of the University of East Africa and in 1969 he
returned to Makerere University as Academic Registrar. On 1st July 1970 when Makerere became an
independent national University of the Republic of Uganda, he became her first Academic Registrar,
a position he held until his retirement in 1992. He was also the founding Academic Registrar of the
Uganda Martyrs University Nkozi, a position he held until is official retirement from public service in
December 2000.
 
As the longest serving Academic Registrar of Makerere University, he is remembered for his absolute
incorruptibility, outstanding integrity and professionalism, and strict adherence to academic excellence.
Students of Makerere during the 22 years of his service as Academic Registrar fondly referred to the
end of year promotional exams as the ‘Onyango Disco’ and the re-sits for those who failed at the first
attempt as the ‘August Conference’.
 
Away from his professional life, the late Bernard Onyango was a loving husband, father, grandfather and
mentor, who was rich in honour, humour and loved everyone. In order to preserve the memory of the
late Bernard Onyango and honour his pledge to reward any student who equaled his academic prowess,
the St. Peter’s College Tororo Old Boys Association (SPECTOBA) in conjunction with the family of the late
Bernard Onyango have initiated The Bernard Onyango Academic Excellence Awards.
 
The first recipient is slated to receive his award at a Dinner set to be held on 30th May 2014, at the
Silver Springs Hotel Bugolobi, starting at 6:00pm.
 
We look forward to your presence and participation in the day’s activities as Makerere University
honours the late Bernard Onyango.

Article By Public Relations Office

 

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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
Password: 292624

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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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