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We Must Rebrand Makerere University



The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe while attending the 6th Guild Session on November 18, 2017 called upon the Guild Representative Councilors (GRCs) to rebrand the image of the Great Makerere.

He emphasised that it was the role of the University leaders irrespective of their offices to protect the good name of Makerere University. He condemned hooliganism by students which tarnishes the image of the University. “I was surprised by student leaders who at times lead students into acts that undermine the name and image of the University. How can students really fight for food?” Prof. Nawangwe marveled.

He pointed out that drug and alcohol misuse are some of the major causes of hooliganism among students and informed the GRCs that a committee will be set up to investigate the matter, and the campus police alerted to apprehend the offenders.

In a bid to avoid hooliganism, Samantha Agwang Naluyima the GRC Mary Stuart advised the University to engage students and involve them in numerous activities/programmes.

Prof. Nawangwe also warned lecturers who absent themselves from their duties. “Lecturers who are failing to meet their roles and duties are to face it rough. My office will handle it without fear or favour,” Nawangwe said.

The Vice Chancellor also revealed plans to introduce central marking to ensure that students receive their results on time.

“With effect from the 2018/19 academic year, marking of exams shall be done in one place at the same time to avoid issues such as delayed issuance of and missing marks,” he expressed.

Ms Jackie Ayorekire, the Ag. Manager (Revenue and Grants) appreciated the Vice Chancellor for his openness to the students’ body which has bridged the gap.
Ayorekire called upon students to always clear tuition fee in time in order to ease the day- to-day running of the University.

The Guild President Makerere University, H.E. Paul Kato, commended the cooperation of the office of the Vice Chancellor with the students’ leaders and the students’ body at large.

In an effort to rebuild the University’s image, the office of Vice Chancellor and the Department of Estates and Works are renovating halls of residence and sports facilities. The University is scheduled host the Third FISU World University Netball Championships in September2018.

The entire Students’ Guild and Mr. Gordon Murangira, the Personal Assistant to the Vice Chancellor attended the Session

Article by Geofrey Magoba Kyeyune, Bachelor of Journalism and Communication

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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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