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Mak Students With Disabilities off to Tunis 2021 Grand Prix

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A team of three Makerere University Students and a Coach are part of Team Uganda that travelled to Tunisia on Saturday 13th March 2021 for an 8 day championship leading to qualification to the Tokyo Paralympic Games. While Miss Oroma Peace who already qualified for the games in Tokyo will be working to better her time in the 100m sprint, Mr. Masisa Fred will be on a quest to qualify for the Paralympic Games. The duo was accompanied by Mr. Jagalo Joshua, a student who serves as running guide to Mr. Masisa and the University Coach for the Students With Disabilities Mr. Jameson Ssenkungu.

We wish our duo the best of luck and may they bring home top honours!

Student Profiles

Miss Oroma Peace

Oroma Peace:

Born in Gulu District in a family of 9, she’s the only one with a visual disability. 

Studying: Bachelors of Science in Meteorology, School of Forestry, Environmental and Geographical Sciences (SFEGS), Makerere University

Started running at Makerere University in 2019

Events Competed in: Uganda Paralympic Committee Annual Sports Gala in Mpigi 2019, Uganda Athletics Federation Time trials

International events: Morocco 2020 All African Paralympic Athletics championship where she qualified for the Japan Tokyo Paralympic Games in 100m with a time of 14:85.

Current Target: To improve her time in 100m and qualify for 400m in Tunisia World Para Athletics Grand Prix March 2021

Her message to all: “Believe in yourself regardless of your disability”


Mr. Masisa Fred

Masisa Fred:

Born in Sironko District, in a family of 4, he’s the only one with a visual disability totally blind and runs with a guide. 

Studying: Bachelors of Arts in Education (School of Education) @ Makerere University

Started running in; 2018

Events Competed in: Uganda Paralympic Committee annual Sports Gala in Mbarara 2018 and Mpigi 2019; Uganda Athletics Federation Time trials

International events: Morocco 2020 All African Paralympic Athletics championship

Expecting to Qualify in 100m and 400m for Japan Tokyo Paralympic Games.

His message to all: “keep trying in life, regardless of your disability”

Miss Oroma’s athletic achievements have not gone unnoticed but have brought great pride to Africa Hall where she resides. “We in Africa Hall are proud of Peace, and can now join her to ‘WALK IN THE LIGHT’ as she flies our flag higher and higher” read a statement from the Hall’s Chief Custodian, Mr. Amuti Geoffrey. ‘WALK IN THE LIGHT’ is the Africa Hall motto.

For more details please contact:

Ms. Peninnah Aligawesa Kabenge
Head, Sports and Recreation Department,
Makerere University
Email: pennykabs@yahoo.com, penkabs@gmail.com
Tel: +256-772-403086

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Sportsperson Scheme and Government Sponsored Mop-up list 2020/2021

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Some of the Mak Netball team that participated in the 3rd FISU World University Netball Championships September 2018.

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Receiving Report on State of Mak Sports Facilities

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The Vice Chancellor-Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe (3rd Right) receives the report on the State of Sports Facilities at Makerere University from the Head, Dr. Helen Nambalirwa (2nd Right), Dr. Peter C. Vuzi (Right), Mr. Henry Nsubuga (Left) and other members on 17th March 2020.

This afternoon I have received the report on the State of Sports Facilities at Makerere University from the taskforce headed by Dr. Helen Nambalirwa. I thank the team for the report which will enable Management address this important issue from an informed position.

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Parliamentary Committee on Education and Sports Visits Mak

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The Acting Vice Chancellor-Prof. William Bazeyo (Right) flanked by the Chairperson of Council-Mrs. Lorna Magara (2nd Right) makes a submission before the Parliamentary Committee on Education and Sports led by Chairperson-Hon. Opolot Jacob Richards (Centre). Second from Left is the Vice Chairperson-Hon. Twesigye John Ntamuhiira while Left is Hon. Kasibante Moses. This was on 5th December 2019 in the Council Room, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda.

The Parliament of Uganda’s Committee on Education and Sports on Thursday 5th December, 2019 visited Makerere University and held discussions with the University Leadership. They were met by the Chairperson of Council-Mrs. Lorna Magara, Acting Vice Chancellor and Deputy Vice Chancellor (Finance and Administration)-Prof. William Bazeyo, Acting University Secretary-Mr. Yusuf Kiranda and other members of Management. The meeting was also attended by the 85th Students Guild led by the President H.E. Kateregga Julius.

The Manager-Mr. Kirabo Joseph (in white coat) takes Committee Members on a guided tour of the Printery, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda.

The Committee visit was part of an inquiry into the 15% tuition increment for new students across all programs and its effect on the Student body among other issues. The increment as proposed by the 84th Students Guild was adopted by Council and implemented effective Academic Year 2018/2019.

Following the deliberations in the Council Room, the Committee and University Leadership proceeded on a joint tour of the University Printery, Mak Dental Hospital and School, Lumumba, Mary Stuart and Mitchell Halls among other facilities.

The Warden-Mr. Amos Tukamushaba (back to camera) receives Members of the Parliamentary Committee on Education and Sports and Management at Lumumba Hall, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda on 5th December 2019.

The Committee was led by the Chairperson Hon. Opolot Jacob Richards and Vice Chairperson Hon. Twesigye John Ntamuhiira.

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