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Chancellor Prof Suruma Rallies Stakeholders to take part in MakRun 2018



Makerere University Chancellor Prof. Ezra Suruma has called upon all stakeholders of Makerere University to join the Katikkiro of Buganda Ow’ekitiibwa Charles Peter Mayiga in the Makerere University Run that is scheduled to take place this Sunday 25th March 2018. Addressing journalists on 22nd March 2018, the Chancellor said that the Run is not only geared towards resource mobilisation but it is also a platform for building synergies among stakeholders.

 “The run is part of our efforts for continuous engagement with our stakeholders to appeal to their philanthropic nature to contribute to the Makerere University Endowment Fund and the Students Centre project,” he said.

In the same spirit, the Chancellor appealed to students, staff, alumni and well-wishers of Makerere University to contribute to developments that will benefit future generations of students at the great institution.

“We expect to have 5,000 students, staff, alumni and other well-wishers to participate in the run. Brick by brick we are confident that we shall build the Students Centre that will not only make all our Alumni proud of their Alma Mater but also create a lasting impression on the young generation,” said the Chancellor.
 the Director, Planning and Development Department (PDD) Dr. Florence Nakayiwa and Mr. Brian Nsubuga Miiro one of the Sports Tutors on the MakRun Technical team during the press conference.
According to Mr. Brian Nsubuga Miiro one of the Sports Tutors on the MakRun Technical team, designs for the MakRun2018 routes are already out and runners are expected to tackle 5km, 10km or 15km depending on their endurance. The starting point for all three routes will be the Makerere University Freedom Square. All runners taking part in the MakRun2018 will exit the Campus via the Main Gate, turn right at the Wandegeya junction to YMCA, then onto Buganda Road, cross to Lourdel Road, and take a left to join Yusuf Lule road.

At this point, the 5km runners will proceed to Mulago Roundabout while the 10km and 15km runners will turn right and proceed to the Fairway Hotel junction. 5km runners will proceed to Binaisa Road and at Kubbiri Round about, take a left along Bombo Road and re-enter the University through the Eastern Gate and proceed to the Freedom Square via Nsibirwa Hall and the Main Library.
Both the 10km and 15km runners will take the left at onto John Babiha (Acacia) Avenue and then separate at the Upper Kololo Terrace junction, where the 15km runners will turn right. The 10km runners will continue along John Babiha (Acacia) Avenue and at City Oil take a left onto Kira Road and proceed to Mulago Roundabout. At the roundabout they will turn right onto Binaisa Road and follow the rest of the route as the aforementioned 5km runners back to the Freedom Square.

“Then we have the 15km for the giants who will proceed along Upper KololoTerrace, turn left onto Lugogo By-pass, and then turn left onto Kira Road at the junction. They will continue along Kira Road until the Mulago Roundabout where they will follow the rest of the route back to the Freedom Square like their 5km and 10km counterparts” added Mr. Nsubuga.

Makerere University is seeking to raise UGX15billion through the alumni, well-wishers and development partners to construct the Student’s Centre that will enhance the quality of student life and experience. The Centre will serve as a collective place that reflects dynamism of the 21st century student in the digital age. It will be a one stop Student Information centre with a state of the art Auditorium with 2,000 seating capacity and a Wall of Fame.

L-R: Outgoing Guild President, H.E Kato Paul,  the Director, Planning and Development Department (PDD) Dr. Florence Nakayiwa,Chancellor Prof. Ezra Suruma and the Deputy Chacellor for Finance and Administration Prof. William Bazeyo.

According to the Director, Planning and Development Department (PDD) Dr. Florence Nakayiwa, the proposed Mak Students Centre will also accommodate Conference facilities, Cafeterias, Internet Kiosk, Memorabilia Shop, Bookshop, Recreational Sports Arena as well as Entertainment and Social amenities.

“The Centre is one of our strategies to create a versatile and holistic graduate of Makerere University that will serve national needs effectively. The auditorium, instructional spaces, banking halls and commercial entities will be the best-equipped and most accessible spaces available to the greater Makerere University community,” she added.
“We are calling upon students and former students of Makerere University to support the cause. As much as we have received free tickets from different people, let us also buy tickets to show our willingness to develop our university. The students Centre we are constructing is going to be of our own benefit. It might not benefit us now, but we are building for the future. Our children, brothers, sisters and friends will have to enjoy the fruits we left behind,” said outgoing Guild President, H.E Kato Paul.

On the same day, the Rotary Club of Kampala City Makerere in conjunction with Nakasero Blood Bank has organized a blood donation drive targeting friends and well-wishers (who will be in the Freedom Square, but not run the 5km, 10km or 15km routes) to donate blood in order to save lives.

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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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