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MAK-Directorate of Finance Celebrates Annual Reunion



It was a moment of jubilation when staff from Makerere University Directorate of Finance celebrated their 2017 career journey at the end of year party held on Friday, 15th December 2017 at the University Guest House.  Dressed to impress for a partying business, the guests danced to sweet soothing melodies from a professional DJ, as venue decorations appropriately themed according to Makerere University’s red, black and green colours gently swayed in the fresh evening breeze.

 Guests treated to a sumptuous dinner.

The reunion mood could easily be traced to the lively conversations and unique dancing strokes that were pulled out by the guests.

The aroma from the well-prepared buffet invited the guests to a delicious dinner accompanied by lots of drinks and a mouth-watering cake that was served to mark the end of year 2017, as well as ushering in 2018. The Directorate of Finance also gave out presents to some outgoing staff in recognition of their tremendous work at Makerere University.
Presented by the University Bursar Mr. Augustine Tamale, the gift recipients included; Mrs. Margret Ssematengo, Mr. Evarist Bainomugisha and Mr. Kabini Fred. The University Bursar applauded the outgoing members for the selfless service rendered not only to the Directorate but also to Makerere University.

“You will always be remembered for your tremendous contributions to the Directorate during your tenure.Your demonstrated compassion and hard work toward the university cannot be taken for granted,” he said.

Guests ready to cut the cake.
He thanked the organizers for the wonderful job done to ensure that the entire team within the Directorate had a memorable evening. “Gatherings are key and I am glad we are having one tonight. We should look forward to having more of these annually,” Mr. Tamale said.

He acknowledged the resilience among staff that has enabled them to pull it off throughout the year despite some of the challenges the Directorate has faced. He also emphasized the need for unity among staff come 2018.
In a special way, the Manager Finance and Administration Mr. Gyaviira Lubowa appreciated the staff’s perseverance throughout the year and called upon them to exhibit the same spirit in the coming year.

Mr. Paul Teefe recieving a agift on behalf of Mr. Evarist Bainomugisha .

He congratulated his colleagues upon successfully completing 2017, and encouraged them to focus on team work, unity and support among staff in the coming year. He however cautioned his colleagues who are taking up further education to not only professionalise but also depict the acquired skills in their performance so as to have a great output.

“It is a motivating factor to become professionals but more encouraging and captivating when we become performers. We must therefore increase our visibility and exhibit a high degree in of professionalism. As a new person in the Directorate, I love to work with people and welcoming new ideas,” noted Mr. Lubowa.

Article by Mak-Public Relations Office


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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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RUFORUM: Transforming Higher Education Videos and Links



Delegates brainstorm during the 15th RUFORUM AGM held at the University of Cape Coast (UCC) in Ghana from 2-6 December, 2019. Photo credit: RUFORUM

Video Series developed by Julieta Mazzola, EARTH University.


  1. What is Community Engagement?  Video 1 of 3.
  2. Different Forms of University Engagement with the Community. Video 2 of 3.
  3. Student learning through Community Engagement. Video 3 of 3.

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