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Deputy Chief Justice Rallies Behind the School of Law 50-year Celebrations



The Supreme Court of Uganda will host a Student Moot Competition as one of the activities organized to celebrate 50 years of the School of Law, Makerere University.

The Moot that will be presided over by Seven Supreme Court Judges will be hosted by Makerere University and will be one of the milestones marking the required collaboration between the Judiciary and the Academia.

This came up during a meeting between Justice Alfonse Owiny Dollo, the Deputy Chief Justice of Uganda; an alumnus of the School of Law, and the School of Law @ 50 organizing committee members held in his office on Tuesday 11th September 2018.

Justice Alfonse Owiny Dollo, the Deputy Chief Justice of Uganda and School of Law alumnus shows his support

Justice Alfonse Owiny Dollo further pledged the support of the Judiciary towards the ongoing activities organized to mark the fifty years of the School of Law. He said Makerere University as a whole and School of Law in particular has contributed and continues to contribute towards every aspect of life in Uganda and therefore needed to be celebrated.

He stressed his strong personal ties with the School of Law where he did his first degree from 1980 to 1983. He further observed that Makerere means a lot to him and noted with appreciation the fact that many students can now undertake their Masters and PhD studies at the University and complete on time.

The meeting also attended by Justice Christopher Madrama, Justice Hellen Obura deliberated on a number of issues and gave counsel on the best options available to reach out to the Alumni in order for them to make valuable contributions to their alma mater.

Justice Hellen Obura (L) and Justice Christopher Madrama (R) also attended the meeting

The Principal School of Law Dr. Christopher Mbazira highlighted the activities lined up to commemorate the 50-year celebrations.  He said in light of the 50-year journey, it was imperative that something special be organized and hence the need to rally support from the very many alumni that dominate the legal sector in and outside the country and together, strategize for the next 50 years.

Dt. Mbazira explained that a lot has changed from 1968 when the program was started with only 17 students to the current number of 1500, the introduction of the evening classes and the highly experienced Faculty.  

The School of Law started in 1968 under the Faculty of Social Sciences.

Article by Communication Office, School of Law

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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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