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Job Re-Advertisement: Positions of Principal and Deputy Principal



Makerere University seeks to fill key positions of Principal and Deputy Principal in the Colleges listed below. The Colleges of Makerere University are semi-autonomous academic units comprised of Schools, Institutes and Departments which carry out academic and administrative functions to fulfil the mandates of teaching, research, community outreach and knowledge transfer.


Name of College

Position Advertised


College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHUSS)



College of Health Sciences (CHS)

Principal & Deputy Principal


College of Business and Management Sciences (CoBAMS)

Principal & Deputy Principal


School of Law

Principal & Deputy Principal


  1. POST: PRINCIPAL – 4 Positions

This is a senior management position in the University. The Office bearer is responsible for the overall leadership and administration of the College.

Job description

The Principal is the Academic and Administrative head of the College and is responsible to the Vice Chancellor for promoting and maintaining academic excellence, management efficiency and good order of the College.


The Principal is appointed to hold office for a term of four years.

Salary Scale: M3

  1. POST: DEPUTY PRINCIPAL – 3 Positions

This is a senior management position in the University. The office bearer assists the Principal in providing leadership and administration of the College.

Job Description

The Deputy Principal deputises the Principal of a College and performs such other duties as may be assigned by the Principal in conformity with the laid down procedures of Makerere University.


The Principal is appointed to hold office for a term of four years.

Salary Scale: M4

Please see Downloads for detailed Job Re-advertisement

Mode of application

  1. Interested individuals should submit a letter of application accompanied with Curriculum Vitae, copies of relevant Academic Credentials and naming three referees;
  2. Applications should make sure that at least two referees have forwarded references concerning their application by the stated deadline;
  3. The deadline for submission of applications is 22nd November, 2019 at 5:00pm East African time.
  4. Applications should be submitted to:

The University Secretary

Makerere University

Main Building, Room 311,

P.O. Box 7062

Kampala, Uganda.

Candidates who responded to the earlier advert need not to re-apply.




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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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