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Makerere Volleyball Team set for Inter-University games

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Makerere University Volleyball Team is in high spirits ahead of the November 2014 inter-university games. The team, comprised of a male and female wing, has been Mak Team(Men) with Dr Chris Bakuneeta(in cap).participating in an ongoing tournament that kicked off in June 2014 in Kumi district. While in Kumi, the male players in the Mak team (both staff and students of Makerere University) secured victory over Nkumba and Ndejje teams. In progressive matches, these players triumphed over Air force Entebbe, UCC, Loria and Old Kampala Volleyball teams.

This ongoing tournament brought together a total of 21 teams from around the country, playing against each other in clusters of six. Over the weekend on 4th Oct. 2014, the Mak male team played Jinja Volleyball Club (JVC) at Uganda Christian University; scoring 20 points against JVC’s 25. The Makerere team later beat Old Kampala Volleyball team 3 to 2. Sky volleyball team emerged overall winner of this tournament.

The vibrant female wing, comprised of 18 students, equally demonstrated zeal and skill by whacking Mulago Volleyball team in the weekend match. The Mak ladies scored 2 against 0 for Mulago; before finally succumbing to Uganda Christian University Volleyball team.

Although the Makerere University Volleyball team has not made it to the National finals, Coach Eric Kawoya is convinced that the momentum built can only get better. “We assembled this team in January this year and their performance, given the short period of practice, is impressive,” he says. “This team is getting more and more competence by the day. There is no need to hire mercenaries anymore. We should instead support and facilitate our team comprised of students and members of staff of Makerere University. We are now getting ready for the inter university games this November in Mbarara and Nairobi. I am confident we shall bring victory home,” adds Kawoya.Mak-Team (Women) extreme left is the Coach Eric Kawoya

Kawoya reveals that the Mak Volleyball team is financially constrained, with the female wing lacking appropriate sports gear.  “For this tournament we received facilitation from the University but for friendly matches we have to deep into our pockets,” he says.

Dr. Chris Bakuneeta from the College of Natural Sciences has been the Chairperson of the Competition Organizing Committee for close to two years. He is passionate about reviving the vibrancy of sports among members of Staff. “We initiated a lot of sports for Staff like swimming, football and volleyball. The turn up was initially promising, but of late we could do with a little more enthusiasm because sports is good for us all. I therefore encourage more members of Staff to get involved in a sport of their choice. I play volleyball myself,” he says.

Now Dr. Bakuneeta is organizing a sports-filled day, during which interested members of staff will participate in a variety of sports with prizes to be won for the top performers. This, he says, will be before the close of 2014.  

Story by Marion Alina

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Prof. Buyinza Mukadasi Appointed Acting DVC Academic Affairs

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Prof. Buyinza Mukadasi, The Academic Registrar, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda, East Africa.

The Academic Registrar, Professor Buyinza Mukadasi has been appointed Acting Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic Affairs) of Makerere University, for a period of six (6) months effective 11th July 2024 to 10th January 2025 or until a substantive First Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic Affairs) is appointed whichever comes earlier.

He is a Professor of Forestry Resource Economics and served as the Director, Directorate of Research and Graduate Training (DRGT), Makerere University from 2014 to October 2022. Buyinza holds a PhD in Forest Economics from Gadjah Mada University (UGM), Yogyakarta Indonesia. He holds a number of professional enhancement certificates and Diplomas.

As Director DRGT he was charged with the oversight responsibility of all institutional research grants and graduate training in the university. Prof Buyinza served as the Deputy Director in Charge of Administration and Graduate Training (2010 – 2013); Head, Department of Community Forestry and Extension, Faculty of Forestry and Natural Resources (2003 – 2005, 2008-2010) at Makerere University.  Buyinza grew though the University ranks from a Tutorial Assistant (1993 – 1998) at Gajah Mada University, Indonesia to becoming a Lecturer (1999); Senior Lecturer (2004); Assoc. Professor (2007) and Full Professor (2010) at Makerere University.  He has over 20 years experience of University research and teaching in the field of Forestry and Natural Resource Economics.  He has successfully supervised over 50 MSc. and 10 PhD students in the fields of forestry, environment and natural resources. He has also acted as an external examiner in many regional and international universities. He is a member of many professional bodies and served as the Chairperson, Board of Directors of the National Forestry Authority (2007 – 2013). He was the Institutional Focal person (2010-2022) and Chair of the Board of Management of the Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa (CARTA), 2014 – 2018.

Buyinza has published widely in the field of forest resource economics, environmental incomes, economics of biodiversity conservation, and Environmental Incomes for Rural Income and livelihoods. He has authored more than 150 papers in International peer-reviewed referred journals, 4 book Chapters, attended more than 70 conference proceedings and has presented in more than 140 conferences/seminars/workshops.

Buyinza has built a very strong international network of collaborations in research administration and has tremendous capacity for resource mobilization. He has been Principal investigator (PI) of 15 research projects and as Co-Principal Investigator in many other institutional research grants. He is the Coordinator of various externally funded research capacity building initiatives at Makerere University. He has a wealth of research management experience with special focus on in the field of natural resources economics, and environmental governance.

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Advert: Mature Age Entry Scheme – Private Sponsorship 2024/2025

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Students sit for an exam in the pre-COVID era, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda.

The Academic Registrar, Makerere University invites applications for the Undergraduate
Programmes under the Mature Age Entry Scheme only for Private Sponsorship for
2024/2025 Academic Year.
Non-Refundable Application fee of Shs. 50,000/= for Ugandans OR $75 Equivalent for
Internationals, plus bank charge should be paid in any of the banks used by Uganda
Revenye Authority after generating a Payment Reference Number (PRN).

  • Apply using the Institution’s Applications Portal URL:https: //apply.mak.ac.ug
  • Application is for candidates who passed the Mature Age Entry Examinations of December 17, 2022 and February 24, 2024 only.
  • Any candidate who passed the examinations in mentioned above and was not admitted on Government/ Private sponsorship for December 17, 2022 sitting, and for Government sponsorship for February 24, 2024 sitting, is eligible to apply for admission on Private Sponsorship for 2024 /2025 Academic Year.

The closing date for applying will be Friday 26th July, 2024.

Further details can be accessed by following this link.

Prof. Mukadasi Buyinza
ACADEMIC REGISTRAR

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Diploma/Degree Holders Admission Lists 2024/25

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Main Library, Makerere University. Photo taken on 29th February 2016.

The Office of Academic Registrar, Makerere University has released lists of Diploma/Degree Holder applicants admitted under Private/Self Sponsorship for the academic year 2024/25. Please note that admission is subject to verification of academic documents by the awarding institutions.

The admission list is displayed here below:

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