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Prof Baryamureeba Launches Personal Memoir



On 29th January 2015, hundreds of people from various professions gathered in the Katonga Hall at Hotel Africana to witness a renowned academic and former Vice Chancellor of Makerere University, Prof. Venansius Baryamureeba launch his autobiography “They will See Him”.  In his memoir, Prof. Baryamureeba shares his life journey, childhood memories, family background and how all of this influenced him to become the man that he is today.

According to Prof. Baryamureeba, the title of the book is the direct translation of his name. This name embodies the dreams of his father, who upon birth named his son Baryamureeba; a Runyankore word meaning “They will See Him”.

“The name Baryamureeba embodies the dreams of my father. My father always told me that I was born to lead, to excel and to be great,” explained Prof. Baryamureeba.

Decades have since passed and the child born in rural western Uganda has now risen up the ranks to become a force to reckon with in the academic circles of Uganda. His story is not only fascinating but also inspiring, especially as it uncovers the unvarnished and uncomfortable truths about his life.

In his address at the launch, Professor Venansius Baryamureeba said he drew the inspiration to write his own biography from Presidents, Nelson Mandela, Barack Obama and Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.

“President Barack Obama in his memoir “dreams of my father’’ tells a story of race and inheritance; I tell a story of breaking barriers and succeeding where many have failed. President Nelson Mandela in his autobiography “the long walk to freedom’’ tells a story of turbulence and pain under apartheid rule; I tell a story of my short walk to success. President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in her memoir “this child will be great’’ tells a story of a child born to lead and be great; I tell a story of a child born to lead and be seen for his works,” Baryamureeba said.

According to Dr Rose Namara a former classmate, as a child, Baryamureeba was reserved and always emerged among the best performing students in school.

In his address, Youth MP for Western Uganda Hon. Gerald Karuhunga described Prof. Baryamureeba as hardworking, focused and a nationalist, especially with regard to his tremendous deeds towards nation building in the field of Academics.

“So those are the values we cherish that can build our nation, therefore Professor this book is like a guide on how to devote our lives to serving the people of Uganda,” he noted.

The Chief Executive Officer of NBS Television Mr. Kin Kariisa, congratulated Prof. Baryamureeba upon launching his autobiography and urged people to buy and promote the knowledgeable book.

“This book is going to inspire many technicians, doctors and politicians. A copy of “They will see Him; Memoir of a Remarkable Life.” goes for only UGX 35.000 and is available in all leading bookshops in Kampala,” Mr. Kariisa added.

Prof. Venansius Baryamureeba is the Vice Chancellor of Uganda Technology And Management University (UTAMU). He previously served at Makerere University as the Vice Chancellor, Dean of the Faculty of Computing and IT and Director of the Institute of Computer Science. He also served as Chairman of the Inter University Council of East Africa, Chairman of the Research and Education Network of Uganda, and has been Chairperson and member of several boards/ councils.

Prof. Baryamureeba has won several national and international awards and recognitions. He currently serves as the Chairperson of COMESA Innovation Council and Chairperson of Makerere University Business School Council among others. He holds a PhD in Computer Science from University of Bergen, Norway.

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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