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DVCFA opens Mak e-HRMS Training for HR Staff



The Ag. Deputy Vice Chancellor (Finance and Administration), Dr. Josephine Nabukenya has officially opened training for staff in the Directorate of Human Resources aimed at equipping them with the required knowledge and skills in the operation of the Makerere University automated Human Resource Management System (e-HRMS).

The e-HRMS hands-on training, which has kicked off on Monday 1st February 2021 brings on board the Ag. Director of Human Resources, Managers in the Directorate of Human Resources, College Human Resources Officers/Personnel, as well as Senior and Technical staff in the Directorate of Human Resources. The intensive training that involves feeding data of staff recently submitted to the Directorate of Human Resources into the e-HRMS is scheduled to end on 12th February 2021.

Addressing the Human Resources (HR) and Public Relations (PR) staff, Dr. Nabukenya emphasized that the training is very critical for it enables the team to interface with the usage of e-HRMS, its modalities and be conversant with its application when serving other members of staff in the University.

 “This training initiates our members of staff in HR into the automated (e-HRMS) including employment, appraisal, staff development, official leave and among others. Empowered with the necessary skills and knowledge, the HR staff will be the key resource in the digitization process of our human resource records and data,” she said.

She reiterated that on completion of the training by HR staff (12th February 2021), the entire staff of Makerere University effective 15th February 2021, will access the e-HRMS to update their bio data. “In line with confidentiality principles, some sections are designed for staff members to update their information/data while other sections can only be viewed, but will not allow any changes. If any member of staff wishes to update information in those classified sections, he/she will be required to interact with the designated College Human Resources Office or the Human Resources Officer responsible for the particular Administrative Unit upon provision of certified evidence,” she highlighted.

According to Dr. Nabukenya, the University Management has embarked on the change of the Makerere University related e-mail addresses to a single top-level email domain. “The change is a result of the need to transition to the usage of an integrated digital platform, in order to access the administrative services at Mak including the human resources management services among others,
through the recently automated HR management system (e-HRMS).”

Participants listen to Dr. Josephine Nabukenya during the training held at Block B, College of Computing and Information Sciences.

She applauded the Government of Uganda through Makerere University Research and Innovations Fund (RIF) for funding the development of the Makerere University e-HRM system.

On behalf of the team, the Ag. Director of Human Resources- Mr. Sanyu Lawrence thanked the University Management for prioritizing this training in order to ensure efficiency in the management of human resources in the University. “We are going to use the 10 days training to enter data collected from staff into the e-HRM system.  Equipping HR staff with skills and knowledge on the usage of the system provides them with firsthand information and expertise with respect to its operation. The HR staff will be in position to guide the entire staff of the University on issues pertaining to the e-HRMS,” remarked Mr. Sanyu.

According to the Directorate of Human Resources (DHR), the first phase of the e-HRMS rolling-out process entailed reconstruction of staff records in the preparation for the use of e-HRMS. On completion of the training HR staff and feeding data into the system, this phase will be followed by requesting all University staff to login to the e-HRMS. Accounts to access the e-HRMS are being
created for each member of staff, to use the single top-level email domain structure (i.e., to sign-in to proceed with the
profile updating process.

Article by: Mak Public Relations Office


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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