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Mak Position of University Secretary



Makerere University is currently governed by the Universities and Other Tertiary Institutions Act, 2001 (as amended) of the Republic of Uganda. The University is seeking applications from suitably qualified candidates to take up the position of University Secretary.

  • Salary Scale: M3
  • Age Limit: 55 years
  • Application Deadline: 17:00 Hours (5:00PM) EAT on 7th January 2021


  1. Master’s Degree in Management Studies or relevant Management, Administration field or Master of Laws from a reputable Institution;
  2. An Honors Bachelor’s Degree in Arts, Social Sciences, Business Administration, Education, Law or humanities in a relevant field;
  3. Possession of ICSA (Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators) or Administrative Officer’s Law certificate is an added advantage.

Reports To:

The University Secretary reports to the Vice Chancellor

Other Essential qualities

  1. Leadership and supervisory skills;
  2. Ability to build, lead and work with teams;
  3. Computer literacy;
  4. Interpersonal & communication skills;
  5. Quick judgment and decision making;
  6. Very good tactical and strategic planning skills;
  7. Ability to initiate change;
  8. Integrity.


A minimum of 12 years’ experience; 3 of which should have been at Senior Managerial level.

Terms Of Employment:



5 years


The University Secretary shall be responsible for the general administration of the University, including the custody of the Seal and administration of its Assets and resources.

  1. Secretary to the University Council;
  2. Shall be the Accounting Officer of the University;
  3. Disseminate Council decisions to implementing units in a timely manner;
  4. Responsible for all legal matters of the University;
  5. Responsible for all procurement and disposal matters of the University;
  6. Advise Council on Integrity and propriety of governance;
  7. Provide input to statutes and policies of the University;
  8. Ensure that the Oath of Secrecy and Allegiance is administered to members of Council and its Committees;
  9. Responsible for the seal and management of assets and liabilities of the University.

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Re-advertisement: Undergraduate Programmes 2024/2025



A section of the University Road

The Academic Registrar, Makerere University invites applications from Ugandan, East African, and international applicants for the undergraduate programmes under Government Sponsorship (BVL) and private sponsorship scheme for the 2024/2025 Academic Year.

Each applicant should:

a) Have the Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) with at least five passes, or its equivalent and at least two principal passes at Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) obtained at the same sitting. For day programmes only candidates who sat A’ Level in 2023,2022 and 2020 are eligible to apply. For evening, afternoon, and external programmes, a candidate is not restricted on the year of sitting A’ Level.


d) Degree from a recognised/Chartered Institution

Further details on the re-advertised programmes , fees structure, and the procedure of submitting applications can be accessed from the document below:                                            

The closing date for receiving applications for undergraduate admissions is Friday 26th July 2024.                                                           


  1. Applicants are strongly warned against presenting forged or other people’s academic documents to support their applications for admission.  The consequences, if discovered, are very grave indeed.
  2. Do not buy any other documents not originating from the Academic Registrar’s Office.  Those who buy them do so at their own risk. 
  3. The Academic Registrar has not appointed any agent to act on his behalf to solicit for additional funds other than the application fee stated above.    
  4. Applicants are advised to use the right programme names and codes. The university will not be responsible for any wrong information entered in the system by applicants.     

Prof. Mukadasi Buyinza

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Freshers’ Orientation and Registration For 2024/2025 Academic Year



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



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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