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Vice Chancellor’s Media Briefing January 2019

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On 3rd January 2019, the Vice Chancellor of Makerere University Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe together with members of the University Management made their first 2019 public appearance and unveiled some of the developments the University is focusing on come 2019. During the Press briefing that was held in the Makerere University Council Room, the team also updated the public on the various initiatives that are expected to be undertaken by the University Council, Management, staff and students during the same year.

Among the issues that were talked about include; the progress on the Makerere University 10-year Strategic Plan (2019/2020-2029/2030). According to the Vice Chancellor, the strategic Plan development team is on course to completion with the final document expected in March 2019.  He also highlighted several developments that are underway such as; the Stakeholders Conference 2019, the establishment of the Public Safety Lab, the establishment of an Institute of Petroleum Studies and the Global Engagement Institute East African Conference.

“These are some of the exciting prospects that we are keen to undertake this year and we look forward to your continued coverage of these developments,” said Prof. Nawangwe.

On the issue of the upcoming graduation, Prof. Nawangwe was happy to note that over 13,000 students have satisfied the requirements and will be presented for conferment of degrees and award of diplomas at the 69th Graduation Ceremony that will take place from Tuesday 15th to Friday 18th January 2019.  This year, 368 students will graduate with First Class Honours.  

He therefore congratulated Ms. Namuwaya Hajarah Ali; the best student in the Humanities who attained a CGPA of 4.94 in the Bachelor of Bachelor of Business Computing of Makerere University Business School (MUBS). In the same spirit, Prof Nawangwe congratulated Galiwango Kasozi Steven upon emerging the best student in Sciences with a CGPA of 4.84. He pursued a BSc in Food Science and Technology at the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES), Makerere University.

The Vice Chancellor commended the great work of the outgoing University Council and also welcomed the newly elected team when he said, “We would like to thank Eng. Dr. Charles Wana-Etyem for his leadership which set the pace for a lot of transformation at Makerere University. At the same time, I congratulate the newly elected University Council and I am looking forward to working with you to make Makerere a better place for academic developments, research and innovations.”    

Prof. Nawangwe concluded his communication by appealing to all staff and students to always abide by the university rules and regulations. “There must be sanity within the University. Everybody must abide by the regulations of the University,” he said.

The Vice Chancellor's communication was supplemented by the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic Affairs), Assoc. Prof Umar Kakumba, the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Finance and Administration), Prof. William Bazeyo, the Academic Registrar-Mr. Namoah Masikye, the Deputy University Secretary-Mr. Yusuf Kiranda, the Director of Legal Affairs-Mr. Henry Mwebe and the Director of Research and Graduate Training Prof. Buyinza Mukadasi.

Other Members of Management who were present included; the University Bursar-Mr. Evarist Bainomugisha, the University Librarian-Dr. Hellen Byamugisha, Dean of Students-Mr. Cyriaco Kabagambe, Director of Planning and Development-Dr. Florence Nakayiwa, Director Quality Assurance-Dr. Vincent Ssembatya, Acting Director Gender Mainstreaming Directorate (GMD)-Dr. Euzobia Mugisha Baine and the Director Estates and Works represented by Mr. Darius Muwanguzi.

Article written by Mak Public Relations

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Launch of Mak-RIF Round 4 Awards & PhD Call for Proposals

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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:
https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwpcu-urDIjE9ZgxdsbEmA2IkNMMiJVECt_ 
Meeting ID: 884 5662 9992
Password: 292624

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Notice: Makerere Disability Scheme 2022/23 Medical Review Exercise

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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.

IMPORTANT:

(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

ALFRED MASIKYE NAMOAH

Acting. ACADEMIC REGISTRAR

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Uganda’s policymakers implored to address forest loss, plastic & water pollution

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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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