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Mak receives Computers from Stanbic Bank

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Stanbic Bank has donated 18 computers to Makerere University Revenue Services Unit (MURSU), Finance Department to help in streamlining student processes.

The computers were received by University Management at a ceremony presided over by the Vice Chancellor Prof. John Ddumba-Ssentamu in the Council room on 24th April 2015. The Vice Chancellor was grateful for the donation, which he described as key in extending one of Makerere University’s core functions of partnership and networking. He challenged the Revenue unit to perform beyond expectations, with this boost. “Stanbic bank is one of our strongest partners in financial services. The Vice Chancellor further applauded Mrs. Jackie Ayorekire and her team who tirelessly sought the donation, and urged other members of Staff to follow suit in identifying key partners. On her part, Mrs Ayorekire pledged to improve service delivery.L-R  Prof. J Ddumba-Ssentamu, Mr. Thomas Tayebwa, Mr David Kahundha Muhwezi, the University Secretary and Mrs Jackie Ayorekire

“We look forward to putting this donation to maximum use, especially now that the University has computerized the management of fees and other student services. We are optimistic that this support will give us the much-needed milestone and better results,” said Ayorekire. “This support is an indication that the Mak-Stanbic partnership will continue to grow and as a unit, we shall demonstrate our gratefulness by fully utilizing this donation,” she asserted. Ayorekire revealed that the unit will have the computers set up in the Senior Common Room, Main Building, for ease of access by students especially the first year students who usually fail to get space in the labs..

Thomas Tayeebwa, the Chairperson Finance Planning Administration and Investment Committee (FPAIC) of Council challenged Stanbic bank to devise a system that allows parents to pay tuition in installments. “We urge you as one of the leading collection centers of tuition to help us with a programme that allows early payment of tuition by parents themselves in installments. Some students divert their tuition monies, but such a provision would help curtail this,” he said.

According to Catherine Asinde, of the Corporate and Investment banking section in Stanbic Bank, the Bank is open to more proposals for support from Makerere University. “These computers are fully equipped for student registration. We believe in moving forward with our clients. With these computers, we believe Makerere Revenue Services is going to move forward,” she added.

The Deputy Vice Chancellor Finance and Administration, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe pointed out that as a leading University, Makerere University should continue to automate her functions. “I congratulate MURSU for this acquisition and I particularly thank the energetic young leader, Jackie Ayorekire, for putting her energies to good use,” he said.

MURSU has the mandate to ensure that all University Revenues are collected on a timely basis. It has the advisory role to the University Management through the University Bursar on matters of Revenue Collections including preparing proposals on revenue streams and the necessary improvements required in the Unit.

Article by Marion Alina

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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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