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



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. 

Article by 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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