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CoCIS produces Mak 65th Grad Best Overall Student



Mr. Adriko Rodney was handsomely rewarded for being the best overall and best science student of 2014 at the final day of the 65th graduation ceremony held on 23rd January 2015. A student of College of Computing and information sciences (CoCIS), Adriko obtained a first class degree with a CGPA of 4.88 in the Bachelors of Information Technology. CoCIS also produced the Best Overall Student at the 64th Graduation-Ms. Sarah Kimala (CGPA 4.83) and at the 61st Graduation-Ms. Barbara Nansamba (CGPA 4.9).

Amidst joy and happiness Mr. Adriko was presented with a cash prize of one million shillings, a plaque and souvenir items from the Makerere University Convocation. The cash and items were handed over to him by the Chancellor Prof. George Mondo Kagonyera.

Prof. Kagonyera congratulated Adriko upon his achievement and appreciated everyone who had a hand in his academic excellence, “I congratulate you upon reaching this desirable achievement in your academic journey. It is our hope that your knowledge and skills will be fully utilized for the benefit of the country and I thank your parents for staying committed to educating you up to this level.”

Students from the College of Computing and information sciences (CoCIS)), College of Business and Management Sciences (CoBAMS), and the School of law (LAW) graduated with diplomas degrees and PhDs in their respective disciplines on Day Three of the 65th Graduation.

Upon congratulating the graduands, the Makerere University Vice Chancellor Prof. John Ddumba-Ssentamu encouraged students to strive for greater success in their professional and social life through dedicating their efforts to hard work.

“Today is your day to remember, to celebrate and to cherish. You have earned it and we wish you a wonderful and joyful celebration. I would like to say that you have made us proud and we hope Makerere University has made you proud and that you can claim with satisfaction and without fear that you are alumni of Makerere University. Therefore always remember to support your institution through giving back,” Prof. Ddumba said.

“I encourage you to strive for greater success in your professional and social life through dedication and hard work. Remember that good things come to those who are patient and honest. I am aware that success is a continuous process which cannot be achieved in one day. I therefore urge you to exercise patience as you strive for success.” He added

However the Chancellor Prof. George Mondo Kagonyera cautioned graduands on the choices they make when framing their future. He therefore advised them not to despise any job but rather use it as the first step in their long journey through life.

“Your future is determined by the choices you make. Resilience is an important part of your education. Therefore you are charged with making the right choice. The job market is strained to the limit, this must rather than discourage you, elevate your resolve to succeed. One of the most important attributes of sustainable success in life is the ability to discern between right and wrong, as well as good and bad and this will depend on your personal values,”

Prof. Kagonyera stressed the need to embrace Swahili as a core language in Uganda for more economic development to be realized. “As we embrace the East African Community and advance integration, I encourage Ugandans especially you graduands  to study Swahili so that you are able to compete favorably. The East African community comes with a lot of opportunities, which you will be able to harness if you master the language of the trade-SWAHILI.”

By Nabatte Prossy, Intern-Public Relations Office

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



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: 
Meeting ID: 884 5662 9992
Password: 292624

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Notice: Makerere Disability Scheme 2022/23 Medical Review Exercise



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.


(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



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Uganda’s policymakers implored to address forest loss, plastic & water pollution



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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