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71st Mak Graduation Kicks off



The 71st Graduation Ceremony of Makerere University got off to a lively start on Monday 17th May 2021 with the blessing of wonderful weather. The five-day first of its kind Blended Graduation Ceremony, slated to end on Friday 21st May 2021 will be conducted following Government guidelines against the spread of COVID-19.

The first session featured graduands from the College of Health Sciences (CHS), College of Natural Sciences (CoNAS) and School of Law. The Chancellor, Prof. Ezra Suruma awarded the prestigious Honorary Doctor of Science of Makerere University to two distinguished personalities namely; Dr. Hannah Akuffo and Dr. Seth Franklin Berkley. The Orators for Dr. Akuffo’s and Dr. Berkley’s Honorary Doctorate awards were Prof. Moses Joloba and Prof. Rhoda Wanyenze respectively.

The First Lady and Minister of Education and Sports, Hon. Janet K. Museveni represented by the Minister of State for Higher Education, Hon. Dr. John Chrysostom Muyingo was the Guest of Honour. In her remarks the honourable Minister commended higher education institutions for quickly adapting the Open, Distance and e-Learning (ODeL) model, which enabled candidates complete their training and final examinations.

“Today, the Universities have demonstrated that we can use the power of technology to keep teaching, examining and graduating students, and I thank you. Moving forward, Government will continue to invest in ICT infrastructure and make this technology affordable so that students at higher institutions of learning are able to continue without disruption and can even make distance learning their choice” commended the Minister.

The Guest of Honour in her congratulatory message urged the graduands to surround themselves with people who wish them well as they transition into service to community. She urged them to go out and diligently serve their country, encouraged by the words of Ecclesiastes chapter 9 verse 11.

“Therefore, always remember that life is a marathon, not a sprint. Be humble. Do not boast in your own strength or wisdom or understanding or talent or academic excellence. Instead, choose, with patience and hard work to trust in God’s timing for your life. It is always perfect.”

Please see Downloads for the full speeches and Orators’ citations.

The recording of Live proceedings from the First Session may be accessed by clicking the embedded video below

#Mak71stGrad Day 1, 17th May 2021, Freedom Square, Makerere University


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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