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Notice: Registration for Semester One, 2015/2016 Academic Year



The Academic Registrar, Makerere University, informs all students to follow the guidelines below as regards to registration for Semester One, 2015/2016 Academic Year.

(a) First Years

Please note the following:

  • The Provisional admission letters are being issued at the respective Colleges/Schools up to Friday 28th August, 2015.
  • The Orientation Programme will take place on Thursday 27th August, 2015 from 9.00 – 12.30 p.m and 2.00 – 5.00 p.m. at the Freedom Square and the Colleges/Schools respectively.
  • All privately sponsored first year students should pay 60% tuition and all functional fees before issuance of original admission letters which will be collected at the respective Colleges/Schools from Friday 28th August, 2015. The fees structure is available here.
  • This is to inform you that for a candidate to qualify to be a bonafide student of the University, he/she MUST be registered. Registration is a mandatory requirement of the University which must be done within the first Two (2) weeks from the beginning of the semester. Failure to do so will automatically lead to your place being forfeited to another candidate. Get the Registration Programmes and bio-data forms/Registration forms from your respective Colleges/Schools.
  • Change of Programme/Subjects forms will be issued and received back from Monday 24th to Friday 28th August, 2015 in the Undergraduate Admissions Office, Level 3, Senate Building.
  • Admission letters for students admitted under the District Quota Scheme will be issued at their respective Colleges/Schools from Thursday 27th August, 2015.
  • Registration will commence on Monday 31st August, 2015 at your respective Colleges/Schools and will end on 11th September, 2015. Ensure that you complete all the required registration formalities within the prescribed time as per the Fees Payment Policy.
  • For registration purposes all first year students MUST produce their Original documents as indicated on their admission letters and Freshers' Joining Instructions.

(b) Continuing Students

  • To enable University functions run normally, all students MUST register within the first two (2) weeks irrespective of whether they have paid fees or not.
  • The Cycle for online registration for the Academic year 2015/2016, Semester One has been opened for all continuing students. The system cycle will be open for two weeks and the deadline for registration will be Friday 11th September, 2015Once registered each student is enabled to print the financial statement which shall be used as evidence of payment of fees.
  • Students who belong to the under listed categories are advised to contact College/School Registrars before they can register:
  1. Retakes Cases
  2. Stay Put Cases
  3. Withdrawal cases
  4. Audited Courses
  5. Extension Cases

In case of any problem, consult your College/School Registrars. College Accountants are responsible for providing the financial status to all students and generating lists of paid up students to the Deans. They will also clear paid up students to be issued the examination permits before sitting University examinations.

All privately sponsored students should pay 100% fees (tuition and functional fees) by the end of the sixth (6th) week.

Any student, who will not have registered and paid all University dues by Friday 2nd October, 2015 will not be allowed to use University facilities.

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UNMA Advisory on Agriculture and Food Security Jun-Aug 2021



A male researcher inspects a maize cob in a demonstration plot on 13th August 2010 at the Makerere University Agricultural Research Institute Kabanyolo (MUARIK), Wakiso Uganda.

The Uganda National Meteorological Authority (UNMA) on 7th June 2021 released the seasonal rainfall outlook for the June-July-August (JJA) 2021 period. Contained in the outlook were advisories to various strategic sectors of the economy.

Particularly, the advisory to the Agriculture and Food Security sector was;

  • JJA season is often part of the normal dry season in the areas of South-western, western, parts of the eastern, and central Uganda. The farming communities in these areas are therefore advised to be vigilant during post-harvest handling by considering proper drying of the harvest on clean surfaces, use of tarpaulins and drying on racks;
  • Preparation of good storage facilities of produce to avoid compromising on quality and safety;
  • Channeling of the run-off water into the gardens in order to maximize on the soil moisture conservation;
  • For those areas where near normal to above normal rainfall is expected (most parts of northern and eastern Uganda), farmers are encouraged to continue with regular weeding, pest and disease surveillance and control;
  • Due to the expected enhanced rainfall in those areas, water logging and proliferation of fungal and bacterial crop diseases are likely to occur.
  • Open drainage channels around household and gardens to reduce risks from stagnant water causing damage to root tuber crops;
  • Flash floods and waterlogging are highly anticipated to occur in low lying areas expected to receive enhanced rainfall such as Katakwi and Kapelebyong. Therefore, communities are encouraged to keep watch over their crops, animals and property;
  • In Karamoja sub-region, where wetter conditions are expected, the pastoral communities are advised to diversify into boosting the production of cereals (sorghum, millet, and maize), beans, and ground nuts and sustain pasture availability for livestock.

Please see Downloads for the detailed outlook.

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4th Call For Applications: MURBS Departmental Ambassadors



URBRA’s Mrs. Ritah Nansasi Wasswa (2nd L) assisted by Ag. University Secretary-Mr. Yusuf Kiranda (L) hands over a plaque of recognition to Outgoing Trustee-Ms. Dorothy Nannozi Kabanda (2nd R) as Incoming Trustee-Ms. Franco Angida Mugyema (R) applauds during the MURBS Board Handover on 26th March 2021.

In February 2018, the Makerere University Retirement Benefits Scheme (MURBS) launched the Departmental Ambassadors Programme. MURBS hopes to use this Ambassadors Programme to engage more directly with its membership and enhance member education. MURBS further perceives this Programme as a means to mitigate succession planning risks.

MURBS Fund Value continues to grow, and as at 31st March 2021, it stood at Ushs 235.5bn as compared to Ushs 209.6bn as at 30th June 2020. Given this growth, there is increased need for prospective Trustees, who are well equipped with relevant knowledge and skills, and with practical exposure to the management and governance of MURBS.


  1. Must be employed by the University on permanent terms
  2. Must be an Active Member of the Scheme (currently contributing to the Scheme) and appear on the Official Register of the MURBS Active Membership as at 30th April 2021.
  3. Must be willing to commit time to trainings and other ambassadorial activities organised by the Scheme.

Mode of training for 4th Cohort of Ambassadors

Training for this (4th) Cohort of Ambassadors is envisaged to be conducted over the zoom online platform only, due to Covid-19 restrictions. The Scheme does not envisage any face-to-face interactions.

Tenure of Office & Termination or Withdrawal

There is no tenure of office for the Departmental Ambassador. As long as a member is willing to continue serving as an Ambassador, and the Ambassador continues to satisfy the eligibility criteria above, she or he will remain a MURBS Ambassador.

How to Apply

Interested members should complete the MURBS Departmental Ambassador Application Form 01-0218. The completed Form together with the requested attachments should be sent to info[at] and copy to wilber.naigambi[at] no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, 14th June 2021. We discourage hand delivery of applications.

Confirmation/Approval Process

MURBS shall acknowledge receipt of each application received within 12 hours and will respond to the applicants to confirm the status of their application in writing (by e-mail). Upon approval of the application, the name of the approved Ambassador together with the Department and School/Unit will be updated on the list of the MURBS Departmental Ambassadors in the Group 4 category and published on the MURBS website.

NOTE: There is no limit as to the number of ambassadors that MURBS can have in a department.

Please see Downloads for the detailed call and application form.

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Chair Council Communication on Closure of Makerere University



An older photo of the Main Building, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda as seen from across the Freedom Square. Date taken: 22nd October 2012.

7th June 2021

All Members of Staff
All Students and Stakeholders
Makerere University


Following the address to the Nation by H.E. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, President of Uganda, on 6th June 2021, this is to inform you that the University will be closed with effect from today 7th June 2021 for 42days.

During the closure, the University shall observe a 30% physical presence of staff while other faculty and administrative staff shall continue to work online.

Management will inform staff and students on the implementation of teaching, learning, and research activities online. Construction activities shall continue as per the President’s directives and with strict adherence to the COVID-19 SOPs.

Yours sincerely,

Lorna Magara (Mrs.)
Chairperson, Makerere University Council

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