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Prof. Nawangwe urges staff on Professionalism



The Deputy Vice Chancellor (Finance and Administration), Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe has appealed to Makerere University staff to be principled and result oriented.

Prof. Nawangwe was on Thursday (13th July, 2017) speaking to a congregation at Makerere University Guest House during the farewell party of Mrs. Mary K. Tizikara, the former Director Human Resources.

“Public servants need to be principled, exemplary and should not be compromised by unprincipled people. They should remain professional and objective during their time of service,” Prof. Nawangwe said.

Citing Mrs. Tizikara as a best example, Prof. Nawangwe asked the members of staff at the Directorate of Human Resources to emulate her hardworking nature, objectivity and professionalism.

“She has guided The Makerere University Appointments Board very well through different Chair persons, given advice that has helped the Board to remain objective and professional in the decisions they have taken,” Prof. Nawangwe remarked.Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe, the Deputy Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration flanked by Mrs. Dorothy Sennoga-Zake, the Acting Director- Human Resources handing over a Certificate of Service to the outgoing Director Mrs. Mary K. Tizikara

Amidst applause from the audience comprising Members of University Management, College Principals, Staff from the Directorate of Human Resources and other invited guests, Prof. Nawangwe presented a Certificate of Service to Mrs. Mary K. Tizikara in recognition of her dedicated service as Director Human Resources (May 2012-June 2017). The Certificate of Service was signed by the Vice Chancellor of Makerere University, Prof. John Ddumba-Ssentamu.

The Guest of Honour, Mrs. Tizikara said: “I have been able to serve selflessly. I am glad that I have completed my term of service. When there are opportunities, please take them up and compete for better opportunities.”

Mrs. Tizikara thanked God for enabling her to successfully complete her tenure. She expressed her sincere gratitude to the staff in the Directorate of Human Resources for the cordial relationship and teamwork.

The Acting Director Human Resources, Mrs. Dorothy Sennoga-Zake commended Mrs. Tizikara for the leadership role that resulted in the drafting of the Makerere University Human Resource Manual, expansion of the HR function through supporting the recruitment of Human Resource Managers as well as College Human Resource Officers; and spearheading capacity building trainings that enabled staff in the Directorate to accumulate a wealth of experience.Ms Kevin Nabiryo, Ms Dorothy Zake and Ms Josephine Nalweyiso present a gift from the Directorate of Human Resources to the outgoing Director Mrs Mary Tizikara

Cognizant that Mrs. Tizikara is a Chartered Human Resource Specialist, Mrs. Sennoga-Zake said Mrs. Tizikira is a key resource in the human resource domain, and hoped that the team in the Directorate will continue to tap into her vast knowledge.

Giving a vote of thanks, the Labour and Welfare Officer-Ms Janet Nabukeera applauded the staff in the Directorate of Human Resources for according her utmost cooperation during the coordination of the farewell party. She then invited the Guest of Honour, Mrs. Mary K. Tizikara, Special guests, Members of Management, College Principals present, staff, friends and well wishers to a sumptuous dinner prepared by Makerere University Guest House.

Article by: Marion Apio, Volunteer, 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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