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Prof. Kagonyera urges students to fight ignorance



The former Chancellor of Makerere University Prof. Mondo Kagonyera has challenged University students to take on the mantle of leadership in the fight against ignorance in various communities.

“For development to surface on the African continent, leaders have to resolve ignorance first since it is the sole cause of all African problems,” Prof. Kagonyera said.

Citing Congo as a basic example, the Professor said that the country is endowed with a lot of mineral resources, yet its population is faced with massive poverty characterized by starvation, disease and high mortality rate.

Former Makerere University Chancellor Prof. George Mondo Kagonyera addressing participants.

The Professor was on Thursday (29th June,2017) speaking to over 250 students under the MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at Makerere University during the closure of the five-day leadership camp at Katomi Kingdom Resort Hotel in Entebbe.

He asked scholars to be disciplined and focused in order to succeed in future. “A career only makes sense when the individual is disciplined,” Kagonyera said.

Kagonyera who is currently the Chancellor of Kabale University was instrumental in the negotiations that led to the implementation of MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at Makerere University.

The former Chancellor cautioned students not to engage in strikes, advising them to always use dialogue in the face of challenges.

“As an advocate for child education, I am excited to see over 300 academically talented but disadvantaged youths benefiting from the scholarship” he added.

Speaking at the same event, Dr Florence Nakayiwa the Coordinator MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at Makerere University, cautioned students against laxity in their education.

Dr. Nakayiwa appreciated the efforts of Scholars who represented MasterCard Foundation and Makerere University at the 2017 BAOBAB Summit and Social Venture Challenge in Johannesburg and another group from Edinburgh University.

One of the participants recieving a certificate from Prof. Kagonyera.

The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program annually organizes a scholars’ conference where transformative leaders across the African continent meet to discuss issues affecting the different countries.

She urged Scholars to be selfless and give a hand to the helpless, get involved in community service which is a basic element of the MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program.

The Leadership Camp organized under the theme of “Positioning The Scholars for Leadership, Career and Commitment to Change” saw the awarding of certificates of attendance and merit to distinguished and transformative student leaders.

One of the Scholars, Mustefa Abdirahman Kawsar, on behalf of the students’ fraternity appreciated MasterCard Foundation for the vital support and promised to utilize the opportunity given to transform her country-Somalia.

Story by: Marion Apio-MCF Scholar/Student of Journalism and Communication, MAK

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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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