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Convocation Recognises 70th Grad’s Best Overall Student



The Chancellor of Makerere University, Prof. Ezra Suruma appealed to Makerere University Business School (MUBS) graduands to take up the enormous responsibility of redesigning the national and regional economic framework so as to deliver prosperity for all and enhance capacity for survival. This was during the third session of the 70th Graduation Ceremony held on 16th January 2020 in the Makerere University Freedom Square.

“As graduates in economics, finance, statistics and information science, you are the new generation of economists, planners, information and data managers to design a new framework that can create full employment of our human and natural resources. We need far reaching innovations in finance, planning and information technology,” said Prof. Suruma.

The Chancellor congratulated MUBS upon producing the best overall graduand for the fifth consecutive time and its distinguished achievements in teaching, training, research and enormous contribution to the graduands and Uganda at large.

MUBS’ Ms. Namukose Rita emerged the best overall and best student in Humanities. She graduated with the Bachelor of International Business, scoring a CGPA of 4.92 out of 5. Ms. Namukose was recognised for her academic achievement by Makerere University Convocation.

The Principal MUBS-Prof. Waswa Balunywa (Right) flanked by the Vice Chancellor-Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe (Left) makes his remarks during Day 3 of the 70th Graduation Ceremony, 16th January 2020, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda.

Dr. Fredrick Tanga Odoi, the Chairperson of Convocation, presented to her a plaque and UGX 1 Million in recognition of her excellent performance. Thousands of Graduands from MUBS including 7 PhDs were conferred upon degrees of Makerere University.

The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe noted that MUBS is recognised as one of the best Schools of Business in Africa and congratulated MUBS Council, Management and Staff upon the great improvements in infrastructure and research.

“MUBS is an important component of Makerere University and it is our desire that the School thrives in order to raise the Makerere flag even higher as we all contribute to the social-economic development of our country and region… together we will achieve even more,” said Prof. Nawangwe.

To the graduands, he said, “Makerere cherishes you, fare thee well and do not forget that you have gone through the gates of Makerere University.”

Prof. Juma Waswa Balunywa, the Principal of Makerere University Business School, extended gratitude to the parents, guardians, relatives and sponsors for their sacrifices and congratulated all the graduands upon the successful completion of their academic programmes.

He called upon the graduands to make MUBS and Makerere University proud through utilizing the skills and knowledge obtained for the benefit of their communities, country and the nation at large.

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



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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