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Wollega University to learn from Makerere University

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A delegation of staff from Wollega University in Ethiopia paid a courtesy call on the Vice Chancellor Makerere University on Friday 10th November 2017 to share experiences and learn from the good practices at Makerere University.

Led by the Vice President Dr. Dunkana Negussa, the team said they were in Makerere University to learn from the experiences of a long standing, highly regarded University on the African continent.

Dr. Dunkana Negussa said Wollega University is a young institution that has been in existence for only ten years but with high dreams and aspirations and that Makerere University was one such institution to learn from as one of the oldest and academically stable institution with high ranking in the region.

While receiving the delegation on behalf of the Vice Chancellor Prof. Barbanas Nawangwe, the Deputy Vice Chancellor Academic Affairs, Dr. Ernest Okello Ogwang commended the management of Wollega University for choosing to come to Makerere University to share ideas and experiences.

He said Makerere University is indeed a leader in the academic area in Africa and that this can be confirmed from the great leaders in Africa who went through the gates of Makerere University, citing the examples of Kenneth Kaunda, Mwai Kibaki and others.Deputy Vice Chancellor Academic Affairs, Dr. Ernest Okello Ogwang showing the guests a photograph of former Chancellors of University of East Africa

Dr. Okello Ogwang welcomed the move by Wollega University to come and study how Makerere University operates but expressed disappointment over the lack of interest in the arts and humanities area. He observed that although the interest from the visiting team was in the area of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), language and humanities in general are equally important as a mode of instruction used in STEM.

The Deputy Vice Chancellor Academic Affairs advised the team to identify key persons with whom to initiate relations in the specific areas of interest in the respective units and that the formalization of the relations in the form of a Memorandum of Understanding would follow in due course to further strengthen the relationship between the two Universities.

The Visiting team expressed interest to learn from the operations in the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences (CAES), College of Education and External Studies (CEES), Directorate of Research and Graduate Training (DRGT) among others.

Other members on the visiting team included Dr. Temesgen Garoma, the Administrative Vice President, Dr. Negash Gelata, Business and Development Vice President, Dr. Hirpa Legesse, Research and Technology Transfer Vice President, Dr. Tifhseit Salomon, Community Engagement and University Industry Linkage Vice President.

Article by:  Ms Harriet Musinguzi, Communication Officer, School of Law

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Prof. Buyinza Mukadasi Appointed Acting DVC Academic Affairs

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Prof. Buyinza Mukadasi, The Academic Registrar, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda, East Africa.

The Academic Registrar, Professor Buyinza Mukadasi has been appointed Acting Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic Affairs) of Makerere University, for a period of six (6) months effective 11th July 2024 to 10th January 2025 or until a substantive First Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic Affairs) is appointed whichever comes earlier.

He is a Professor of Forestry Resource Economics and served as the Director, Directorate of Research and Graduate Training (DRGT), Makerere University from 2014 to October 2022. Buyinza holds a PhD in Forest Economics from Gadjah Mada University (UGM), Yogyakarta Indonesia. He holds a number of professional enhancement certificates and Diplomas.

As Director DRGT he was charged with the oversight responsibility of all institutional research grants and graduate training in the university. Prof Buyinza served as the Deputy Director in Charge of Administration and Graduate Training (2010 – 2013); Head, Department of Community Forestry and Extension, Faculty of Forestry and Natural Resources (2003 – 2005, 2008-2010) at Makerere University.  Buyinza grew though the University ranks from a Tutorial Assistant (1993 – 1998) at Gajah Mada University, Indonesia to becoming a Lecturer (1999); Senior Lecturer (2004); Assoc. Professor (2007) and Full Professor (2010) at Makerere University.  He has over 20 years experience of University research and teaching in the field of Forestry and Natural Resource Economics.  He has successfully supervised over 50 MSc. and 10 PhD students in the fields of forestry, environment and natural resources. He has also acted as an external examiner in many regional and international universities. He is a member of many professional bodies and served as the Chairperson, Board of Directors of the National Forestry Authority (2007 – 2013). He was the Institutional Focal person (2010-2022) and Chair of the Board of Management of the Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa (CARTA), 2014 – 2018.

Buyinza has published widely in the field of forest resource economics, environmental incomes, economics of biodiversity conservation, and Environmental Incomes for Rural Income and livelihoods. He has authored more than 150 papers in International peer-reviewed referred journals, 4 book Chapters, attended more than 70 conference proceedings and has presented in more than 140 conferences/seminars/workshops.

Buyinza has built a very strong international network of collaborations in research administration and has tremendous capacity for resource mobilization. He has been Principal investigator (PI) of 15 research projects and as Co-Principal Investigator in many other institutional research grants. He is the Coordinator of various externally funded research capacity building initiatives at Makerere University. He has a wealth of research management experience with special focus on in the field of natural resources economics, and environmental governance.

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Advert: Mature Age Entry Scheme – Private Sponsorship 2024/2025

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Students sit for an exam in the pre-COVID era, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda.

The Academic Registrar, Makerere University invites applications for the Undergraduate
Programmes under the Mature Age Entry Scheme only for Private Sponsorship for
2024/2025 Academic Year.
Non-Refundable Application fee of Shs. 50,000/= for Ugandans OR $75 Equivalent for
Internationals, plus bank charge should be paid in any of the banks used by Uganda
Revenye Authority after generating a Payment Reference Number (PRN).

  • Apply using the Institution’s Applications Portal URL:https: //apply.mak.ac.ug
  • Application is for candidates who passed the Mature Age Entry Examinations of December 17, 2022 and February 24, 2024 only.
  • Any candidate who passed the examinations in mentioned above and was not admitted on Government/ Private sponsorship for December 17, 2022 sitting, and for Government sponsorship for February 24, 2024 sitting, is eligible to apply for admission on Private Sponsorship for 2024 /2025 Academic Year.

The closing date for applying will be Friday 26th July, 2024.

Further details can be accessed by following this link.

Prof. Mukadasi Buyinza
ACADEMIC REGISTRAR

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Diploma/Degree Holders Admission Lists 2024/25

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Main Library, Makerere University. Photo taken on 29th February 2016.

The Office of Academic Registrar, Makerere University has released lists of Diploma/Degree Holder applicants admitted under Private/Self Sponsorship for the academic year 2024/25. Please note that admission is subject to verification of academic documents by the awarding institutions.

The admission list is displayed here below:

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