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President Museveni reiterates Governments’ commitment to funding the Makerere University Perimeter Wall.

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On Saturday 23rd May 2015, H. E President Yoweri K. Museveni paid a courtesy call on the Vice Chancellor, Prof. John Ddumba-Ssentamu.

Commenting on the historic courtesy call held in the Office of the Vice Chancellor, Prof. John Ddumba-Ssentamu informed the Mak Public Relations Office that the Vice Chancellor and the Head of State who is also the Visitor of Makerere University had a one-on-one interaction focusing on scaling Makerere University to greater heights.

The Vice Chancellor used the same opportunity to thank H.E President Museveni for increasing funding to Makerere University.  He equally thanked the President for the ongoing negotiations between the Government and the Church of Uganda aimed at securing the land occupied by Mak College of Veterinary Medicine, Animal Resources and Bio-Security (CoVAB).

After the courtesy call on the Vice Chancellor, President Museveni proceeded to the Freedom Square accompanied by the Minister of State for Lands, the Chancellor, Chairperson of Council, Vice Chancellor, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Finance and Administration), University Secretary, Academic Registrar, Chairperson of Makerere University Academic Staff Association (MUASA), Guild President, Vice Guild President and other dignitaries.

The Chancellor, Prof. George Mondo Kagonyera commended H.E President Museveni for ensuring that the Government of Uganda increases salaries for Makerere University staff, supporting research and innovations through the Presidential Initiative on Science and Technology among other strategic initiatives.

Addressing the congregation gathered in the Makerere University Freedom Square on Saturday 23rd May 2015, H.E President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni reiterated the commitment of Government to funding the Makerere University Perimeter Wall.

"The Vice Chancellor has told me that we need UGX.5billion to build the fence. This matter keeps coming up. I will follow up this issue of the perimeter wall with the Ministry of Education, Science Technology and Sports so that we solve the problem of the perimeter wall. We need a secure university," emphasized the Head of State and Visitor of Makerere University amidst applause from the audience.

H.E President Museveni, who is the Chairman of the National Resistance Movement (NRM), then addressed the congregation focusing on building a stronger political party base, budgeting and prioritization for sectors critical to national development as well as re-orienting the congregation on the NRM principles.

“I thank the NRM for organizing the Makerere University NRM Sub-county conference. This is a very important day for ideological fellowship. We should remember the need for unity in the NRM, patriotism-the love for Uganda, and Pan-Africanism-the love for Africa,” emphasized President Museveni, Chairman of the Party.

The Chairman of the NRM also condemned in the strongest terms sectarianism based on religion, tribe and any other form. “Sectarianism is wrong scientifically. It mixes up identity with interest. Sectarianism threatens unity critical for national development and economic integration,” said the Chairman of NRM.

Story by:  Ritah Namisango

 

 

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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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