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Mak Receives Film Processing Machine Worth Ugx.150 million



The Makerere University Printery has received a film processing machine worth UGX.150 million from Mr. Hasan Mumtaz, a big-hearted individual inspired by Makerere University’s contribution to the generation of knowledge, advancement of professions and the transformation of Uganda and the world at large.

On Wednesday 27th May 2015, the cheerful giver, Mr. Hasan Mumtaz confessed his everlasting love for Makerere University to Mr. Joseph Kirabo, the Manager-Makerere University Printery and Ms Ritah Namisango, Senior Public Relations Officer of Makerere University.

 “I love Makerere University. My heart is always here. I love people who read and teach. I love the fact that the institution is full of intellectuals and bright people who make a contribution to training and polishing people serving Uganda and the world!”  Mr. Hasan Mumtaz

Meeting the Board of Trustees of the Makerere University Endowment Fund and staff from Mak Planning and Development Department, the enthusiastic Mr. Hasan Mumtaz captivated the audience when he shared his emotional attachment to the great works of men and women serving this institution, referred to Makerere University staff as prophets, and appreciated the impact of their work through diffusion of knowledge to humanity.

Mr. Mumtaz said: “I feel honoured to be here.  You are a photocopy of our prophets from Moses to Mohammed. They all came to teach and they are respected. Teaching is a noble profession. I love people who read and teach. You may not be getting good income, but this is a noble profession.”

Makerere University is a factory producing high quality intellectuals and professionals for the country and the world at large. I respect teachers. I decided something valuable to give to Makerere University. You need equipment to teach people and produce more intellectuals and professionals,” remarked Mr. Mumtaz amidst applause from a captivated audience.

The Manager, Makerere University Printery, Mr. Joseph Kirabo applauded Mr. Hasan Mumtaz for a donation that would add value to their production processes. The X700 Digital colour press will be used to output film for colour printing which the university has been lacking for the last 20 years.

 “We have written several proposals requesting for support aimed at enhancing the performance of the Makerere University Printery. We needed a film processing machine. We have been spending approximately UGX.45 million annually to outsource this service. We will therefore remain eternally grateful to Mr. Hasan Mumtaz for this donation,” said Mr. Kirabo.Dr. Martin Aliker shakes hands with Mr. Hasan Mumtaz. Looking on (left) is Amb. Edith Ssempala, Mr. Joseph Kirabo, Mr. Shahid Alvi and Mr. Grace Isabirye respectively.

“In addition to the savings we expect to earn upon reducing the printing expenses, we will also add value to our production process in terms of enhanced quality and timely deliveries,” he added.

The Chairperson of the Makerere University Endowment Fund, Dr. Martin Aliker thanked Mr. Hasan Mumtaz for being big-hearted and donating valuable equipment to Makerere University. Dr. Aliker equally thanked Mr. Shahid M. Alvi, the Chairman of the Pakistan Society in Uganda for accompanying the cheerful giver to Makerere University.

 “We are really grateful for your contribution towards the development of the Makerere University Printery. As the Makerere University Endowment Fund, our major role is mobilise resources both in cash and in-kind to build and develop the institution.  Therefore, the machine you have donated to us today is now part of the institutional resources,” he said.

Dr. Aliker also urged other individuals, organisations and well-wishers to emulate Mr. Hasan Mumtaz’s generosity in supporting and developing the University.

“We are also mobilising funds to build the Makerere University Students Centre; a multi-facility for students as they per take their studies. We are open to receive resources in cash and/or in-kind that will add value to Makerere University. Our primary function is the welfare of the students. We appeal to the Pakistan community to interact with the Makerere University Endowment Fund for the betterment of the University,” he said.

The Head-Secretariat, Makerere University Endowment Fund, Dr. FlSome members of the Makerere University Endowment Fund Board pose for a photo with Mr Hasan Mumtaz and Mr Shahid, extreme right is Dr Nakayiwa and Mr Joseph Kirabo on the extreme left.orence Nakayiwa thanked  the members of the Board present namely Ambassador Edith Ssempala, Mr. Martin Owiny, Mr. Grace Isabirye for witnessing the handover ceremony.  Dr. Nakayiwa reiterated the fact that the Makerere University Endowment Fund has extended several requests to individuals and organisations that were being followed up.

“We are optimistic that the proposals will bear fruit. I congratulate the Makerere University Printery upon receiving this film processing machine. I commend Mr. Hasan Mumtaz for his generosity, and we look forward to more interactions with you and the Pakistan Community at large,” remarked Dr. Nakayiwa, who is also the Director, Planning and Development Department at Makerere University.

Mr. Hassan Mumtaz is a Ugandan of Pakistan origin. He came to Uganda in 1983. He has educated some of his children on this great Hill of Makerere University. According to him, one of the children –Aisha Hassan studied Communication at Makerere University up to second year thereafter was admitted to study in UK.

Story by: Ritah Namisango and Prossy Nabatte

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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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