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Mak applauds Augustine Tamale for professionalism in the world of accountancy



 It was a moment of joy when Makerere University together with other invited guests celebrated the graceful and memorable period of their former University Bursar Mr. Augustine Tamale. This was at a colourful farewell party organised by Makerere University Finance Department on 29th June 2018 to celebrate Mr. Tamale’s dedicated service at Makerere University. 

Donned in an elegant silver grey suit, Mr. Augustine Tamale could not hide his happiness. In a calm and gentle voice he said, “This is a moment of mixed feelings. There is joy that I am moving to another place, but I had bonded with so many people here whom I miss dearly. Makerere University has lifted my profile so high-the University Bursar managing billions and billions. It was worthwhile being here. I will continue to give support to the team in the Finance Department when called upon.”

L-R, Director of Internal Audit Mr. Walter Yorac Nono, Deputy University Secretary Mr. Yusuf Kiranda, Principal of College of Business and Management Sciences Dr. Eria Hisali and the outgoing University Bursar Mr. Augustine Tamale.

He thanked Makerere University Management, Makerere University Council and the entire University community for the opportunity offered to him to serve the great and legendary Institution.

In the same spirit, he thanked staff in the Finance Department for the cooperation that enabled him to deliver to the University’s expectation. He called for unity in the Department and encouraged members to always stand for honesty, one of the pillars of accounting profession.

“I believe that you will achieve  the best if you are united, even if I have gone , I will continue to support you, I am just a phone call away, I wish you prosperity. In all your individual plans, I pray that the good Lord rewards you accordingly. May the Lord God Bless you abundantly,” he said.

 L-R, Ms Deborah Nalule, Ms. Ritah Namisango and Mrs. Dorothy Sennoga Zake

Mr. Augustine Tamale was appointed substantive University Bursar on 7th November 2015. He resigned from this position after serving Makerere University for a period of two years and eight months. On Thursday 28th June 2018, Mr. Tamale officially handed over office to the now Acting University Bursar, Ms Deborah Nalule.  He will forever be remembered as a man of his word and a professional accountant who ensured transparency and efficiency of financial transactions in the University.

At the vivacious party that was held in the Makerere University Guest House Garden, the Vice Chancellor represented by the Principal of College of Business and Management Sciences Dr. Eria Hisali, appreciated Mr. Tamale’s commitment to his job and thanked him for standing for professionalism during his time of service. 

“When we occupy these offices let us do work, do it well, and do it in a way that our contribution is remembered. Mr. Tamale, we shall always remember you as a man of your word and a noble cause of professionalism,” he said.

The cake was enjoyed by many.

To the incoming Acting University Bursar, Dr. Hisali said, “Thank you for accepting this position. During this period, you may find that there are a number of reporting requirements needed, re-organise your team so that work continues smoothly.” 

On behalf of Makerere University Finance Department, the Acting Manager Finance and Administration Mr. Lubowa Ssebina Gyaviira thanked Mr. Tamale for teaching staff in the Finance  Department the importance of professionalism, hard work, timely reporting and respect for each other.

Some of the staff members enjoying the music.

At the peak of the ceremony, Mr. Tamale received a plaque as a sign of appreciation for the unmeasurable service he rendered to the University. The Plaque was handed over to him by the Director of Internal Audit Mr. Walter Yorac Nono on behalf of Makerere University. Amidst applause, he also received several gifts from the Finance Department, Members of staff and well-wishers.

Guests were treated to a sumptuous dinner and drinks.  After serving the cake, Mr. Augustine Tamale opened the dance joined by invited guests and members of staff. 

Article by Nabatte Proscovia, 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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