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Mak Search for Chancellor Commences



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 Chancellor, Makerere University, Prof. Mondo KagonyeraThe 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

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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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