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Best Student in Humanities awarded at Mak Graduation

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On the second day of the graduation ceremony at Makerere University, 22nd January 2015, the overall student in Humanities, Luke Sewante, graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Leadership and Governance. Mr. Sewante attained a first class degree with a CGPA of 4.81 from Makerere University Business School. He was accompanied by his parents who were filled with joy at his achievement. Sewante was presented with a cash prize of one million shillings, a plaque and souvenir items from the Makerere University convocation.

Graduands from Makerere University Business School (MUBS) and Makerere University College of Education and External Studies (CEES) graduated with diplomas, degrees and PhDs in their respective disciplines.

The Makerere University Chancellor Prof. George Mondo Kagonyera congratulated them upon reaching this coveted milestone in their academic journey and advised them to always value the degrees attained. “I urge you to accord respect to the degrees you have attained because a degree is what differentiates you from other people.  You should therefore give it the respect it deserves,” he cautioned.

Prof. Kagonyera emphasized discipline among graduates as one of the important soft skills a person must acquire. He added that attaining discipline is fundamental to development. “The only way we can develop and expand our job environment is through prudent management of soft skills like discipline,” he added.

The Vice Chancellor Prof. John Ddumba-Ssentamu, was grateful that Makerere University is on a steady path towards becoming research led. “I am happy to note that Makerere University has continued to have an edge in postgraduate training in the region. Throughout this graduation ceremony, one thousand two hundred and fifteen students will attain Masters Degrees while 67 with receive their PhDs. Makerere University is proud of these statistics especially as we continue on our path to being a research-led university. Makerere University is determined to differentiate herself from other institutions by advancing basic and applied research in Humanities, Science and Technology,” he emphasized. 

The Vice Chancellor appreciated the Government of Uganda and Development Partners for the continued support to Institutions of higher learning in the area of staff training, development and research.

In his parting remarks, the Vice Chancellor cautioned all graduates gainfully apply the acquired knowledge for the benefit of society.

The 65th graduation ceremony will proceed to day three.

By Prossy Nabatte.

 

 

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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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