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RUFORUM Thought Piece on COVID-19: Are we prepared for an integrated Africa?

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The current and future direction for the continent. Are we prepared for an integrated Africa?

January 2020, African countries signed on to the Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) and 30 have already ratified thus paving the way to the implementation of a single continental market for goods and services and laying the foundation for the establishment of the continental customs union.

The continent is taking a bold step towards multilateralism by creating the largest free trade area since the setting up of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) in 1995. Africa’s narrative is changing from that of a development perspective to an investment one. Countries want to attract investment and at the same time deepen the much needed regional and global engagement especially as we emerge out of the COVID 19 era.

Over the past few years, Africa’s annual GDP growth has consistently outpaced the global average and was expected to remain at least 6% until 2023. Even if COVID 19 has changed these projections; it is a fact that by 2050, the continent’s population is predicted to be over 2.5 billion, according to the United Nations and the World Economic Forum – more than the combined populations of China and India today. The richest 10% of the African continent will be driving demand for consumer goods and services and this represents at least 200 million people.

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Freshers’ Orientation and Registration For 2024/2025 Academic Year

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To All First Year Students;
First Year students (Freshers) are by tradition given an “acclimatization” period of one week
which is referred to as the “Orientation Week”. The Freshers report on Campus one week
earlier than the Continuing students and during this week they are introduced to the key facilities in the University as well as other important aspects of life at the University.

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Admission Lists -Disability, Sports and District Quota Schemes 2024/25

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Students move towards Main Building on University Road

The Office of Academic Registrar, Makerere University has released the admission list of candidates admitted under the Disability, Sports and District Quota Schemes with Government sponsorship 2024/25 Academic Year.

Kindly follow the links below to access the lists:-

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Undergraduate Admission Lists under Government Sponsorship 2024/2025

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The Office of the Academic Registrar, Makerere University has released admission lists for Government sponsored students for the Academic Year 2024/2025. The Office has also released Cut Off Points for Government Admissions.

Below are lists of candidates admitted to the respective courses tenable at Makerere University and Makerere University Business School:

The list for Government Sponsorship for admission and Cut-Off Points in other public universities 2024/25 i.e. Busitema, Gulu, Kabale, Kyambogo, Mbarara and Soroti University can be accessed by following the links below:

UPDATE 23rd May 2024

Admission List for Government Sponsorship and Cut-Off Points 2024/25 for Lira and Mountains of the Moon University

UPDATE 12th July 2024

Admission list arising from APPEALS under National Merit

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