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Prof. Bazeyo appeals to international students to embrace the Students-Management open door policy

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  • 24 Aug 2018 - 4:55pm
  • By Proscovia Nabatte
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Some of the in the international students during the orientation meeting.


The Deputy Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration Prof. William Bazeyo has appealed international students to embrace the students-management open door policy that allows students to interact freely with Makerere University Management. This was during the Orientation Meeting for Makerere University international students of Academic Year 2018/2019. Addressing over 200 students on 20th August 2018, Prof. William Bazeyo said students should be free to meet any member of the University Management in case they need help. 

“You are entitled to see any person from the University leadership.  We are here for you and we are meant to serve you. Call me, send me a text.  you can even WhatsApp me in case you need help. Do not hesitate to approach any office for support. We want you to fulfil your academic objectives but also enjoy the social benefits of studying at Makerere University,” he said.

Prof. Bazeyo informed the students of the existence of the Policy and Regulations against Sexual Harassment and encouraged them to openly defy the sexual harassment vice and stand strong for their academic rights. He advised students to be security cautious and urged them to utilize the help of the students’ leadership and the International Office during their stay at the University.

 Prof. William Bazeyo addressing the international students in the Makerere University Senior Common Room.

“Avoid walking at night and if you are, walk in groups. Don’t forget to carry your identity cards wherever you go. don’t leave your valuables unattended to and please avoid dark spots,” he advised.

He encouraged students to concentrate on their academics and fully participate in the free and open exchange of ideas.  He assured the students of the commitment of the University Management and staff to help students create a positive university experience with a unique opportunity that will enable them develop lifelong passion for learning.

The Head of International Office Ms. Martha Muwanguzi welcomed the students to Makerere University a premier university in Africa. “It is great pleasure and privilege to welcome you to Makerere University. We are pleased that you have chosen to complete part of your studies in this great institution. At Makerere University, you will not only be rewarded with the best education and world class qualifications, but you will also be enriched with the cultural diversity and experience. You are taking on a special challenge of studying in a foreign country with a foreign culture. That takes courage and great deal of commitment,” she said. 

Ms. Martha Muwanguzi welcoming the international students to Makerere University.

Ms. Muwanguzi encouraged students to utilize the services of the International Office when she said, “the International office is happy to be the reference point for all your queries both academically and socially in liaison with other administrative units within the University. We will do our best to support you during you stay. We want your experience at Makerere University to be a positive one both academically and personally.”

Representing Mr. Charles Ssentogo-the Deputy Registrar (Undergraduate Admissions and Records Division), Ms. Macrine Namaganda encouraged students to make use of their time and opportunities. “Talk to people, ask questions and exchange ideas with others. Don’t be afraid to enter into discussions with fellow students or to explain your perspectives to your lecturers. In that way, you will learn more about us and will also learn new ways of doing things,” she stated. 

Mr. Didus Bamwine who represented the Manager-Counselling and Guidance Centre, called upon students to utilize the counselling and guidance services. “we handle academic issues, psychological issues and also love and relationships. Do not hesitate to come to our offices in case you need help. We offer free Counselling and guidance services,” he said. 


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