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Mak Set to Hold 3rd Edition of MakRun

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Makerere University is set to hold the Third Edition of the Makerere University Endowment Fund Run 2019 (MakRun 2019) on Sunday, 15th September 2019. MakRun is geared towards mobilizing funds for the construction of a Students’ Centre worth UGX15 billion to enhance the quality of student life and experience at the Institution.

Addressing journalists during a press conference held on 9th September 2019, the Acting Director Planning and Development Mr. Kabuye Matia revealed that MakRun is part of Makerere University’s efforts to continuously engage with its stakeholders, alumni, well-wishers and the community. He called upon the public to participate in the MakRun 2019 as a way of contributing to construction of the multipurpose student’s center.

“MakRun aims at bridging a gap between the university and the public. Just like the previous editions, all proceeds from MakRun 2019 will go towards the construction of the Makerere University Students’ Centre. The proposed Students’ Centre will accommodate conference facilities, a one stop information center with entertainment, recreational and commercial facilities,” said Mr. Kabuye.

Mrs. Gloria Nakyeyune Musiitwa, the Secretary Makerere University Endowment Fund noted that they have collected UGX 400,000,000 from the previous runs (2017 and 2018) and the University needs about UGX 7.5Billion to construct the Center.

She said that the third edition covering 5km and 10km will be flagged off at 6:00am at the Freedom Square and encouraged well-wishers to purchase their tickets before the D-day.

“Tickets for the Run cost UGX 15,000 for students and UGX 25,000 and UGX 50,000 for alumni and well-wishers. They are sold at several centers including Makerere University Guest House, Makerere University Printery, Makerere University Main Library, Senate Building and Makerere University Main Building,” said Mrs. Musiitwa.

The Acting Manager, Communication and International Relations, Dr. Muhammad Kiggundu Musoke, revealed that the University Council approved the MakRun as an annual event and appealed to the alumni to give back to the University by participating in the MakRun 2019.

MakRun 2019 is organized by Makerere University Endowment Fund and sponsored by DFCU Bank, Airtel, Post Bank and UBA Bank.

Article by Esther Joy Nakibombo, Volunteer Mak Public Relations Office
 

 

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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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