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Payment of Food and Living Out Allowances for Semester II



Reference is made to the communication from the University Bursar dated 22nd January 2020 regarding the payment of food and living out allowances for the second semester of academic year 2019/2020.

This is to inform you that the process of payment for food and living out allowances has commenced. This process involves transfer of funds from the Integrated Finance Management System (IFMS) to the Subvention Account in Stanbic Bank from where payments shall be made directly to the individual student bank accounts.

The funds are expected to begin reflecting on individual student bank accounts by early next week, depending on the bank clearance processes.

The first batch of payment will cover the following category of allowances:



Amount per student


100% of living out allowance

UGX 232,750


50% installment of food allowance

UGX 267,500


100% of allowance for helpers of students with disabilities

As per schedule


50% installment of food allowance for helpers of students with disabilities

UGX 267,500

All Government Sponsored students are reminded to ensure that they are enrolled on the Academic Information Management System (AIMS) as the information used for payment of allowances is generated directly from AIMS. The payment schedule for all eligible students has been published on the University Website. Please ensure that your correct details have been captured.

Students who have not enrolled on AIMS and those who have outstanding payment obligations shall not receive their allowances until enrolment and clearance of any outstanding obligations is made. The respective schedule of students in this category has also been published on the University Website.

Management wishes to thank the students’ community for the patience and discipline as the allowances are being processed.


Yusuf Kiranda


Please see Downloads for Detailed Lists of; Payments Scheduled, Interpreters/Helpers, Government Students who haven't enrolled and Students with Outstanding Payment Obligations.


UPDATE: 13th February 2020

The process of payment of food and living out allowances for students who enrolled on AIMS and settled all obligations to the University was completed on Monday 10th February, 2020. Please see Downloads for the latest communication.


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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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