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Mak Search for Chancellor Commences



The Chancellor, Makerere University, Prof. Mondo Kagonyera.
The Chancellor, Makerere University, Prof. Mondo Kagonyera.

The search process for the next Makerere University Chancellor has officially kicked off today-Tuesday 25th August 2015. The Search Committee is calling upon members of the public to participate in the search process by nominating qualified and reputable Ugandans for the position of Chancellor of Makerere University.

“Members of the public with consent of the Nominee may send in letters of nomination, and curriculum vitae signed by the Nominee, copies of academic qualifications; testimonials; names and full addresses of three referees. Nominations with the Nominees’ contact details should reach the Office of the University Secretary by 5:00pm on Wednesday 9th September, 2015,” highlighted the Chairperson of the Search Committee, Mr. Bruce B. Kabaasa.

The Universities and Other Tertiary Institutions Act stipulates that the Chancellor is the Titular Head of the University and presides at all assemblies, confers degrees, other academic titles and distinctions of the University.

The new Chancellor will succeed Prof. George Mondo Kagonyera who has served as a Chancellor of Makerere University for two consecutive terms from 2007 to 2015.

“Prof. George Mondo Kagonyera’s second and final four year term as Chancellor of Makerere University will come to an end on 23rd October 2015. The Makerere University Council, which is the supreme governing body of the University, approved the commencement of the Search Process for the next Chancellor,” said Associate Prof. Ernest Okello Ogwang, Acting Vice Chancellor of Makerere University.

Associate Prof. Okello Ogwang added that the Makerere University Council set up a Committee comprising five (5) Members to search for the next Chancellor of Makerere University.  The Search Committee comprises the Chairperson-Mr. Bruce B. Kabaasa, and four Members namely-Mr. Stephen B. Maloba, Mr. John Chris Ninsiima, Dr. Euzobia Baine Mugisha and Dr. Sarah Ssali. The Chairperson of the Search Committee, Mr. Bruce Kabaasa expressed the readiness of his team to perform the task assigned to them, exhibit the highest level of integrity and confidentiality throughout the search process and submit a report to the Makerere University Council before 23rd October 2015.

Mr. Kabaasa emphasized the need for those nominating candidates for the position of Chancellor to ensure that they are eligible for nomination.

For a candidate to be eligible for nomination, he/she must:

a)    Be a citizen of Uganda
b)    Have at least a Bachelor’s Degree (Honours) from a recognised institution of higher learning
c)    Have relevant managerial experience
d)    Be a person of high integrity, and should  have  good public relations with the ability to market and internationalise the University
e)    Be aged not less than 55years and not more than 75 years at the time of nomination

Rt. Hon. Prof. Apolo Nsibambi, first non-Head of State Chancellor of Makerere UniversityThe Chancellor of Makerere University does not receive regular emoluments but he/she is facilitated whenever he/she comes to the University for Official Duties. The Chancellor holds office for a period of four years but shall be eligible for reappointment for one more term.

Members of the public are however advised not to nominate serving Chancellors and Vice Chancellors of Universities as well as any individual currently registered as a student in any University.

The next Chancellor will be the third Non-Head of State Chancellor of Makerere University. He/She will succeed Prof. George Mondo Kagonyera-the Second Non-Head of State Chancellor of Makerere University. Prior to Prof. Mondo Kangonyera’s term as Chancellor, Prof.  Apolo Robin Nsibambi served as the first non-Head of State Chancellor of Makerere University from 2003 to 2007.

The Secretariat to the Search Committee comprises Mr. Charles Barugahare, Acting University Secretary and Mr. Goddy Muhumuza, Senior Legal Officer, Makerere University.

Please see Downloads for the Committee’s Terms of Reference and more details.

The deadline for nomination of suitable candidates is 5:00pm on Wednesday, 9th September 2015.

Article by: Mak Public Relations Office


Chancellor’s Search Committee Terms of Reference

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Advert: Mature Age Entry Scheme – Private Sponsorship 2024/2025



Students sit for an exam in the pre-COVID era, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda.

The Academic Registrar, Makerere University invites applications for the Undergraduate
Programmes under the Mature Age Entry Scheme only for Private Sponsorship for
2024/2025 Academic Year.
Non-Refundable Application fee of Shs. 50,000/= for Ugandans OR $75 Equivalent for
Internationals, plus bank charge should be paid in any of the banks used by Uganda
Revenye Authority after generating a Payment Reference Number (PRN).

  • Apply using the Institution’s Applications Portal URL:https: //
  • Application is for candidates who passed the Mature Age Entry Examinations of December 17, 2022 and February 24, 2024 only.
  • Any candidate who passed the examinations in mentioned above and was not admitted on Government/ Private sponsorship for December 17, 2022 sitting, and for Government sponsorship for February 24, 2024 sitting, is eligible to apply for admission on Private Sponsorship for 2024 /2025 Academic Year.

The closing date for applying will be Friday 26th July, 2024.

Further details can be accessed by following this link.

Prof. Mukadasi Buyinza

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Diploma/Degree Holders Admission Lists 2024/25



Main Library, Makerere University. Photo taken on 29th February 2016.

The Office of Academic Registrar, Makerere University has released lists of Diploma/Degree Holder applicants admitted under Private/Self Sponsorship for the academic year 2024/25. Please note that admission is subject to verification of academic documents by the awarding institutions.

The admission list is displayed here below:

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African Futures Research Leadership Program: Cohort 5 – Call for Scholars



Participants at the initial AAP convening participate in design-thinking exercises to help imagine the future of partnerships between MSU and Africa. Photo: AAP

The Alliance for African Partnership (AAP) is seeking applicants for the fifth cohort of the AAP African Futures Research Leadership Program. This competitive visiting scholar program supports early career researchers from the AAP consortium to work for one year under the mentorship of faculty members from MSU and their home institution, focusing on building skills in research for impact, writing scholarly and/or policy publications, disseminating of research results, and developing grant proposals for external support. Scholars will also participate in a structured professional development program while building bridges and lasting connections with MSU contacts and across their cohort. 

The main objective of the African Futures program is to strengthen the capacity of a cadre of African researchers to return to their home institutions and become scientific leaders in their community, establish long-term partnerships with MSU faculty, co-create innovative solutions to Africa’s challenges, and in turn become trainers of the next generation of researchers. This program aims to address the gender gap in Africa, where only 30% of researchers are women, so scholars selected for the program will be women, or men who can demonstrate they are committed to support efforts towards gender equity in higher education institutions in Africa. The research areas that the scholars will engage in during the program should be aligned to AAP’s research priority areas

The AAP Management Team requests applications from early career researchers to participate in the next cohort, with work to begin virtually in February 2025. Scholars will spend September – December 2025 at MSU for the in-person portion of the program, followed by another period of virtual collaboration, ending in early 2026. The scholar and mentor team will receive a small grant for research and professional development activities including conference attendance and publication. Scholars will also receive a stipend during their time at MSU, visa application support, and round-trip travel from their home institution.


  • Citizen of an African country 
  • Completion of a PhD degree within the last 10 years 
  • Employed as an Academic Staff member at one of the AAP African consortium universities including Egerton University, Makerere University, University of Dar es Salaam, Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Botswana, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, University Cheikh Anta Diop, University of Arts and Humanities, Bamako, United States International University-Africa, and University of Pretoria 
  • Have documented approval of leave or sabbatical to participate in the program for the in-person period 
  • Have a mentor at their home institution that will serve as a collaborator and mentor
  • Research must be in one of the AAP priority areas
  • Applicants may only submit one proposal to AAP in this round of funding. Prior scholars are not eligible to apply. 

To learn more about the program, including how to apply, click below

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Applications to be an African Futures scholar are due August 18, 2024

Additional program dates:

  • Program start date (virtual): February 2025
  • In-person program: Sept – Dec 2025
  • Program end date: February 2026

Please contact Jose Jackson-Malete at or +1 517-353-6989 with any questions.

Source: AAP

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