On behalf of the Makerere University Council, Senate, Management, Staff and Students, I join the rest of the world in celebrating the life of a renowned educationist, scholar and mentor, Prof. Ali Mazrui.
Prof. Ali Mazrui joined Makerere University College as a political science Lecturer in 1963. His name quickly became synonymous with academic excellence and a deep rooted desire for socio-economic growth on the African continent. For the ten years he spent at Makerere University, 1963 – 1973, Prof. Mazrui is dearly remembered for his distinguished service. He laid a firm foundation for the Department of Political Science where he served as Head of Department and Professor. He also became the first African Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences at Makerere University. Colleagues remember that during his tenure, Prof. Mazrui introduced courses in international relations and law, which have since gone a long way in making the Department more relevant to both local and international issues. He was also passionate about setting up an Institute of Diplomatic Studies to further give leverage to this Department, although this did not come to pass.
Makerere University made a mark the world over, at a critical time of shaping the post-colonial direction of many countries on the continent; through holding highly memorable public debates. Prof. Ali Mazrui was one of the outstanding key note speakers whose addresses the audience always looked forward to, thanks to his well-researched and vibrant discussions in the historic Main Hall. His lectures in the Main Hall were always parked to maximum capacity, right from his inaugural one on ‘Ancient Greece in African Political Thought.’ Makerere University will also remember him for the highly coveted role he played at the University’s graduation ceremonies; where he was the officially appointed University Orator — entrusted with drafting citations for honorary degrees awarded by the university. Prof. Mazrui consistently acknowledged Makerere University as the academic institution that made him who he was. He always paid tribute to his alma mater wherever he went.
In 2009 Makerere University honoured Prof. Mazrui by initiating the Mazrui Endowment Chair and the East African Ali Mazrui Centre for Global Studies. These two constituted the Mazruiana projects at Makerere University. In so doing, Prof. Ali Mazrui gave permission for his name to be utilized in perpetuity. For this Makerere University is sincerely grateful.
Through his works, Prof. Ali Mazrui impacted the continent in many ways including focusing research on key areas for Africa’s transformation. He was a selfless scholar, who indeed served in many of the leading universities in the world. He inspired many young scholars to pursue further studies and engage in research. Ali Mazrui was widely consulted on many issues including constitutional change, educational reform and leadership. It is little wonder that Prof. Mazrui received many recognitions including being recognized among the top 100 public intellectuals the world over by the American journal of Foreign Policy of Washington, DC, in 2005.
Prof. Ali Mazrui indeed lived a fulfilling life. We at Makerere University compare him to a continuous stream of knowledge, never wavering in refreshing all along its path. He was a great tutor and we thank the Lord for blessing us with one of his finest creations.
- A condolence book has been opened at the Office of the Vice Chancellor, Main Administration Building, Makerere University for all who wish to pass on their condolence messages.
- Memorial prayers will be held at the Makerere University Mosque to coincide with the burial of Prof. Ali Mazrui in Mombasa. The date will be communicated as soon as it is confirmed with the family of the deceased.
- A delegation from Makerere University will attend the burial in Mombasa.
May his soul rest in eternal peace.
Professor John Ddumba-Ssentamu
Innovations using low cost locally available materials for point of use water treatment system unveiled
The College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology (CEDAT) conducted a Research Dissemination of two studies aimed at the Development of Materials for point of use water treatment systems.
The investigations were conducted by a team of researchers comprised of P. W. Olupot, H. M. Kalibbala, E. Menya, G.M. Wangi, J. Jjagwe, J. Wakatuntu, M. Turyasingura, R. Walozi, C. Kanyesigye and R. N. Kulabako.
The dissemination event held on Wednesday 29th November 2023 follows the successful completion of two MakRIF supported Research projects namely; Development of rice husk based granular activated carbon for point-of-use water treatment systems and Development of zeolite-based nanocomposite filters for drinking water treatment.
Apac District gains from CEDAT’s Research on Piloting a Rural Broadband Connectivity Model and Efficacious patient management system
The School of Engineering at the College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology (CEDAT) shared findings of research that was conducted in Apac Districts through two projects namely Piloting a Rural Broadband Connectivity Model (RCBM) and Efficacious patient management system (EPMS).
The findings of the research sponsored by the Government of Uganda through the Makerere University research and Innovation Fund(MakRIF) were disseminated during a dissemination seminar held in the College on Friday 24th November 2023, where it was revealed that Apac the host District greatly benefited from the services that not only led to the increased uptake of internet services but also gained through other socio economic areas.
Application Forms for Admission to Public Universities 2024/2025
The Academic Registrar, Makerere University informs all Head Teachers of A ‘Level schools that application forms for admission to public universities for senior six candidates (UACE 2023) for the 2024/2025 academic year will be ready for collection from the university from Monday 4th December, 2023.
The application forms should be collected from the Office of the Academic Registrar, Senate Building, Level 3, Makerere University.
Issuing of the application forms will start on Monday, 4th December 2023 on payment of a non-refundable application fee of Uganda Shs. 52,000/=(fifty two thousand Uganda shillings only) per application form.
You are advised to get a pay reference number (PRN) using the ACMIS system (http://pay.mak.ac.ug) to enable you pay the application fees in any bank used by Uganda Revenue Authority (URA).
The forms are for Ugandans only.
Please note that only Head Teachers or their authorized representatives will be served.
The closing date for submitting the completed application forms will be Wednesday 31st January, 2024.
Prof. Buyinza Mukadasi
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