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IAA partners with Makerere University ahead of the 3rd FISU World University Netball Championship 2018



IAA Healthcare has partnered with the Makerere University to provide world-class medical services during the 3rd FISU World University Netball Championship 2018. The package that includes a fully equipped Ambulance that will be working 24/7, a team of well-trained personnel and other medical support was announced by the IAA Healthcare Sales Manager Mr. Aurthur Esimat at the Press Conference that was held on 5th September 2018, at IAA Healthcare offices. 

“All the medical supplies required for the event will be at disposal of the organizing committee. In addition, we have earmarked IHK hospital as the referral hospital in case of any eventuality. We can only build on the priceless experience and ensure that the hundreds of guests that will participate in the World University Netball Championship leave with exceptional memories from our unparalleled service,” he said. 

Dr. Sarah Ssali, Mr. Aurthur Esimat and Ms. Peninnah Kabenge,Dr. Ebuk Ruth Acen  and Ms. Ritah Namisango posing for a photo in one of the IHK intensive care ambulance.

Uganda is set to host the 3rd FISU World University Netball Championship 2018 from 17th -21st September 2018 at Makerere University. According to the Head-Secretariat, Local Organizing Committee Ms. Penninah Kabenge, eight countries including; USA, Sri Lanka, Singapore, South Africa, Zimbawe, Namibia, Kenya, and the host (Uganda) have confirmed participation.

“We expect these teams together with other delegates to start arriving on 14th September 2018. We have organized a grand opening ceremony on 17th September 2018 in the Makerere University Freedom Square and we call upon all Ugandans to attend.  I would like to say that we are ready and eagerly waiting for the D-day to come,” said Peninnah Kabenge.

Represented by the 1st Vice President of the Local Organizing Committee of the 3rd FISU World University Netball Championship Dr. Sarah Ssali, the Vice Chancellor of Makerere University Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe who is also the President of the Local Organizing Committee; thanked IAA Healthcare for coming on board to ensure better health conditions during the days of the competitions. 

"IAA has better services which meet both local, national and international levels. I am confident that they will provide the best medical services to our international guests during the competitions,” he stated.

Prof. Nawangwe applauded organizations, companies, institutions and individuals that have partnered with Makerere University and other organizing committees to ensure that the 3rd FISU World University Netball Championship 2018 is a success.  He called upon all Ugandans to participate in the 3rd FISU World University Netball Championship 2018 and witness their team winning the Championship. 

“On behalf of Makerere University Hospital, I would like to assure the public that we are going to work with IAA Healthcare to ensure that the players and other participants receive the best healthcare services,” said Dr. Ebuk Ruth Acen, Head of Clinical Services at Makerere University Hospital. 

Dr. Sarah Ssali, Mr. Aurthur Esimat and Ms. Peninnah Kabenge,Dr. Ebuk Ruth Acen  with some of the IAA Healthcare staff memebers

Ms. Ritah Namisango- The Principal Public Relations Officer of Makerere University called upon staff, students, alumni, corporate bodies and well-wishers to popularize and support the Netball championship. 

“This is a national event. Makerere University is hosting the Netball Championship on behalf of Uganda.  We therefore call upon you to turn up in big numbers to cheer Team Uganda (The Mighty Cranes), which comprises 21 competent students from Makerere University and other universities in the country. I cannot hear all Ugandans cheering the Uganda Netball Team will with pleasure chorus the Netball Slogan: #Ettuuke, #Ettuuke, #Ettuuke, #Ettuuke,” she said.

The 2nd FISU World University Netball Championship was held in Miami, Florida in 2016 at St. Thomas University. In 2017, the Association of Uganda University Sports (AUUS) in conjunction with Makerere University and the support of several stakeholders won the bid to host the 3rd FISU World University Netball Championships 2018. Uganda was awarded the hosting rights for the event, beating Namibia, England and Jamaica. The award was based on the successful hosting of the 5th All Africa Games in 2008, the 2nd FISU World University Woodball Championship 2010, and the 19th World University Cross Country Championship 2014 among others.

The bidding was initiated by the Sports and Games Union during the Student committee to council meeting, during which the Union proposed that Makerere University hosts the 2018 World University Netball Championship. The proposal was fully embraced and received the blessing of the University Council.  The 3rd Edition of the World University Netball Championship was officially launched on Tuesday 1st August 2017 at Makerere University. 

Article by Mak Public Relations Office

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4th Call For Applications: MURBS Departmental Ambassadors



URBRA’s Mrs. Ritah Nansasi Wasswa (2nd L) assisted by Ag. University Secretary-Mr. Yusuf Kiranda (L) hands over a plaque of recognition to Outgoing Trustee-Ms. Dorothy Nannozi Kabanda (2nd R) as Incoming Trustee-Ms. Franco Angida Mugyema (R) applauds during the MURBS Board Handover on 26th March 2021.

In February 2018, the Makerere University Retirement Benefits Scheme (MURBS) launched the Departmental Ambassadors Programme. MURBS hopes to use this Ambassadors Programme to engage more directly with its membership and enhance member education. MURBS further perceives this Programme as a means to mitigate succession planning risks.

MURBS Fund Value continues to grow, and as at 31st March 2021, it stood at Ushs 235.5bn as compared to Ushs 209.6bn as at 30th June 2020. Given this growth, there is increased need for prospective Trustees, who are well equipped with relevant knowledge and skills, and with practical exposure to the management and governance of MURBS.


  1. Must be employed by the University on permanent terms
  2. Must be an Active Member of the Scheme (currently contributing to the Scheme) and appear on the Official Register of the MURBS Active Membership as at 30th April 2021.
  3. Must be willing to commit time to trainings and other ambassadorial activities organised by the Scheme.

Mode of training for 4th Cohort of Ambassadors

Training for this (4th) Cohort of Ambassadors is envisaged to be conducted over the zoom online platform only, due to Covid-19 restrictions. The Scheme does not envisage any face-to-face interactions.

Tenure of Office & Termination or Withdrawal

There is no tenure of office for the Departmental Ambassador. As long as a member is willing to continue serving as an Ambassador, and the Ambassador continues to satisfy the eligibility criteria above, she or he will remain a MURBS Ambassador.

How to Apply

Interested members should complete the MURBS Departmental Ambassador Application Form 01-0218. The completed Form together with the requested attachments should be sent to info[at] and copy to wilber.naigambi[at] no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, 14th June 2021. We discourage hand delivery of applications.

Confirmation/Approval Process

MURBS shall acknowledge receipt of each application received within 12 hours and will respond to the applicants to confirm the status of their application in writing (by e-mail). Upon approval of the application, the name of the approved Ambassador together with the Department and School/Unit will be updated on the list of the MURBS Departmental Ambassadors in the Group 4 category and published on the MURBS website.

NOTE: There is no limit as to the number of ambassadors that MURBS can have in a department.

Please see Downloads for the detailed call and application form.

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Chair Council Communication on Closure of Makerere University



An older photo of the Main Building, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda as seen from across the Freedom Square. Date taken: 22nd October 2012.

7th June 2021

All Members of Staff
All Students and Stakeholders
Makerere University


Following the address to the Nation by H.E. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, President of Uganda, on 6th June 2021, this is to inform you that the University will be closed with effect from today 7th June 2021 for 42days.

During the closure, the University shall observe a 30% physical presence of staff while other faculty and administrative staff shall continue to work online.

Management will inform staff and students on the implementation of teaching, learning, and research activities online. Construction activities shall continue as per the President’s directives and with strict adherence to the COVID-19 SOPs.

Yours sincerely,

Lorna Magara (Mrs.)
Chairperson, Makerere University Council

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RUFORUM: Transforming Higher Education Videos and Links



Delegates brainstorm during the 15th RUFORUM AGM held at the University of Cape Coast (UCC) in Ghana from 2-6 December, 2019. Photo credit: RUFORUM

Video Series developed by Julieta Mazzola, EARTH University.


  1. What is Community Engagement?  Video 1 of 3.
  2. Different Forms of University Engagement with the Community. Video 2 of 3.
  3. Student learning through Community Engagement. Video 3 of 3.

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