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Mak Freshers Warned Against Mob Injustices



Makerere University Chief Security Officer, ACP Kasimo Thomas has warned students against mob injustices and other forms of indiscipline. Addressing over 10,000 students on 27th August 2015 during the Freshers’ orientation held in the Makerere University Freedom Square, Kasimo said that mob injustice is a disgraceful act which can lead to more insecurity in the community.

“Some people have mistaken mob injustice to be a form of justice and as such, many people have fallen victim to this problem. I should clearly state that as the Chief Security Officer of Makerere University; I boldly condemn the acts of mob injustices. I therefore advise the students to always report any suspect to the police,” he said.

Some of the Freshers who attended the orientation listen attentively to the proceedingsHe also advised students to desist from any unlawful activity such as participating in strikes and mobilisation to support causes that lead to violence, loss of life and property emphasizing that such acts would lead them to prison and/or being dismissed from the University.

This academic year 2015/2016, Makerere University admitted approximately 20,000 students. The Makerere University Academic Registrar Mr. Alfred Masikye Namoah congratulated the students upon their admission to Makerere University. He assured the freshers that they made the right choice to join the best University in Africa. Mr. Masikye Mr. Cyriaco Kabagambe-Dean of Students, waves at the Freshers during the Orientation Ceremonythen advised the students to pay tuition and functional fees due to the University as per the deadlines stipulated in the information packages given to them, emphasized adherence to the rules and regulations governing the University, and need for each student to attend all lectures during their academic pursuit.

Mr. Charles Ssentongo, Ag. Deputy Registrar (Undergraduate Admissions) called upon the Freshers to take registration exercise seriously. “For you to be recognised as a student, you must be registered with the University. I encourage you to follow the registration schedule provided and to use the names and particulars as stated in your provisional admission letters,” he said.

The Makerere University Guild President, H.E Bala David, urged the students to prioritize academic excellence; participate in other university activities; and ensure that they are healthy.

He advised the students to always contact the Guild Office for guidance on different aspects including life at campus.

Prof. Abasi Kiyimba-Deputy Principal, CHUSS addresses Freshers at the 2015 Orientation CeremonyReiterating the need for academic excellence, Prof. Abasi Kiyimba, the Deputy Principal, Makerere University-College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHUSS), advised the freshers to focus on academics so that in the years to come they take on the mantle of teaching, learning and research at the University.

“Work hard and excel. There is need for a new generation of academics to replace the outgoing ones,” he said.

The Dean of Students Makerere University, Mr. Cyriaco Kabagambe encouraged students to respect and have faith in God.  Mr. Kabagambe explained that understanding and having faith in God generates a disciplined person, reduces on the crime rate and restores peace and order.

Hon. Bala David Bwiruka, Guild President, Makerere UniversityOther members of staff who addressed freshers were: Ag Director University Health Services Dr. Margaret Wandera, Manager Counselling and Guidance Centre, Mr. Henry Nsubuga, Head, Sports and Recreation Department Ms. Penninah Kabenge, Ag Deputy Registrar, Undergraduate Admissions, Department of Academic Registrar Mr. Charles Ssentongo  and Ms. Ritah Namisango,  Makerere University Senior Public Relations Officer.  They emphasised the need for academic discipline, guided the students on the registration as well as the teaching and learning process at the University.



Article by Nabatte Proscovia, 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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