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MUASA Awards Outstanding Members



The Makerere University Academic Staff Association (MUASA) has awarded outstanding members and key stakeholders for supporting its agenda, activities/programmes and vibrancy.

This was during the MUASA end of year party held on Friday, 14th December 2018 at the Senior Staff Canteen, Makerere University.

MUASA recognised the Vice Chancellor of Makerere University, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe as the outstanding personality towards supporting MUASA activities.

Prof. William Bazeyo, the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Finance and Administration) was recognised for the excellent service as the most globally decorated member for the Year 2018.

Some of the Members of the MUASA Executive including Chairperson-Dr. Deus Kamunyu Muhwezi (3rd L), General Secretary-Dr. Michael Walimbwa (2nd L), Treasurer-Dr. Hussein Oria (3rd R), Representative to Council-Dr. Helen Nkabala (2nd L) among others at the End of Year Party on 14th December 2018, Senior Staff Canteen, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda. Image: Facebook/Dr. Deus Kamunyu Muhwezi

Dr. Sarah Ssali was awarded as the most active senior female MUASA member. Dr. Ssali is the Dean of the School of Women and Gender Studies at Makerere University. She has served as the MUASA representative to the University Council for 8 years.

Dr. Paddy Musana received an award in appreciation of his efforts as the male long serving MUASA member. Dr. Alice Merab Kagoda received the award in recognition of her efforts as the female long serving member.

Receiving the award, Dr. Kagoda said: “I urge all of you to emulate me and work hard for the betterment of both MUASA and Makerere University.”

Mr. Keith Muhakanizi was awarded for supporting higher education in Uganda. The award in recognition of the young star that is supportive of MUASA activities was given to Ms. Lilian Mbabazi.

Speaking at the party, the Chairperson MUASA, Dr. Deus Kamunyu Muhwezi appreciated MUASA members for their cooperation and called upon them to continue with the hard work to ensure that students at Makerere University get high quality education.

The 2018 Award to the Vice Chancellor Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe in recognition of his outstanding contribution towards supporting MUASA Activities

“Our children must have the best education that is why we must work hand in hand with the Vice Chancellor, Principals, Deans and Heads of Department to produce the best graduates worldwide,” said Dr. Kamunyu Muhwezi.

He highlighted some of the MUASA achievements for the year 2018 as follows: The Vice Chancellor setting up a Common Good Committee to discuss the Common Good Allowances, setting up of the MUASA book bank, as well as an operational MUASA SACCO.

Dr. Kamunyu Muhwezi called upon the academic staff to bring their books to the MUASA book bank for sale and wished them a merry Christmas and a happy new year 2019.

Dr. Paul Muyinda, the Deputy Principal College of Education and External Studies (CEES) who was also the Master of Ceremony expressed gratitude to the MUASA committee for organising the end of year party which created an opportunity for them to meet as a family.

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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