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MakRun: The Third Edition Ends Blissfully



On Sunday 15th September 2019, thousands of participants comprising staff, students, alumni, friends and well-wishers assembled in the Freedom Square for the Makerere University Endowment Fund Run (MakRun).

The Third Edition of the MakRun which  started with aerobics at 6:00 am, was flagged off by the Chief Runner, Prof. George Mondo Kagonyera at 7:00am. 

The Chief Runner Prof. George Mondo Kagonyera flagging off the runners.

The MakRun is an annual event organized by Makerere University Endowment Fund together with the Planning and Development Department. The MakRun is geared towards raising UGX15billion to construct the Makerere University Students’ Centre; a one-stop Student Information Centre with a 2,000 seater state-of-the-art Auditorium and Wall of Fame.

According to the Acting Director of Planning and Development Mr. Matia Kabuye, the Makerere University Students’ Center reflects the unwavering commitment to improving the students’ academic experience and the quality of life generated by the conducive environment while at the University.

Paricipants during the stretching sessions after the run.

“The Students Centre serves as a collective place that reflects dynamism of the 21st century student in the digital age. It will correct the imbalance in access to socio-cultural amenities that was created by the increase in student numbers,” he said.

Speaking at the MakRun 2019 Award Ceremony in the Freedom Square, Prof. Kagonyera applauded Makerere University for creating a platform that enables students, staff, alumni and well-wishers to collectively contribute towards Makerere University’s development. “This cause is a step in the right direction as far as attaining financial independence for Makerere University is concerned.

Assoc. Prof. Sarah Ssali and Dr. Umar Kakumba running through the streets.

He congratulated Makerere University leadership upon inaugurating both Makerere University Holdings Company and Makerere University Endowment Fund Boards when he said, “in so doing, you have put in place the necessary infrastructure through which support from your gallant alumni can be channeled.”

Prof. Kagonyera commended Makerere University for providing an opportunity to the alumni, to give back to the University through the Endowment Fund initiatives. He advocated for transparency and accountability for the funds mobilized and tasked the students, staff, and alumni to make a follow up on the funds raised and the progress of the project. “This is your own initiative you should demand accountability and updates.”

Participants stretching.

He congratulated the winners of the 5Km and 10Km runs and presented medals and certificates to them amidst applause.

For the 10km race, the winning team comprised;

Male category

  • Mr. Jamona Edmond (Best Overall)
  • Mr. Ategeka Brian Adams (1st Runner Up)
  • Mr. Agaba Aggrey (2nd Runner Up)

Female category

  • Ms. Bunia Dina (Best Overall)
  • Ms. Nassasira Eva (1st Runner Up)
  • Ms. Nuwagaba Edian (2nd Runner Up)

For the 5km race, the winning team comprised;

Male category

  • Mr. Ondoka Isaac (Best Overall)
  • Mr. Otim Emmanuel (1st Runner Up)
  • Mr. Abdul Majid (2nd Runner Up)

Female category

  • Ms. Atemo Lydia (Best Overall)
  • Ms. Akello Concy (1st Runner Up)
  • Ms. Apio Gloria (2nd Runner Up)

Other winners in the Senior Category of runners included;

  • Mr. Ochieng Zekeri (Best Overall)
  • Mr. Nsubuga Saul (1st Runner Up)
  • Ms. Lunyolo Petra (2nd Runner Up)

Representing the Chairperson of Council, Assoc. Prof. Sarah Ssali applauded students, staff and alumni for the spirit of togetherness they have exhibited throughout the three MakRun editions.

The award winners, recieved bronze, silver and gold medels in addition to certificates.

The Vice Chancellor of Makerere University, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe thanked Prof. Kagonyera for officiating the Third Edition of the MakRun.  On behalf of the University Management, Prof. Nawangwe applauded the MakRun 2019 Organizing Committee chaired by Mr. Matia Kabuye -the Acting Director, Planning and Development Department for organizing a successful Run.

Some of the members who participated in the run.

He thanked DFCU Bank, Airtel, Post Bank, UBA Bank, Coca-Cola, Rwenzori Bottling Company and Housing Finance Bank for sponsoring the event.

Article written by: Nakibombo Esther Joy, Volunteer 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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