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Academic Registrar Communication on 71st Graduation



May 10, 2021

All Graduands 2021

At it’s 169th Meeting held on 24th March, 2021, the Senate approved the proposal from the Ceremonies Committee to host a blended Graduation Ceremony. This is therefore to inform you that the 71st Graduation Ceremony will be a “blended” one, with a few university officials, Ph.D graduands, Masters Graduands and First Class undergraduate graduands physically present. The rest of the graduands and parents/ guardians will attend virtually. It will be live on television and transmitted on all Makerere University social media platforms. The ceremony is scheduled to take place from Monday 17th to Friday 21st May, 2021.

According lo the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) crowd gathering in one place is prohibited. It is against this background that physical attendance will only be limited to the following categories:-

  • Ph.D Degree Graduands
  • Masters Degree Graduands
  • First Class Honours Degree Graduands

Please note that all graduands’ names will be read out during the live television coverage and live streaming on social media platforms. The students who take an oath from the College of Health Sciences and College of Veterinary Medicine, Animal Resources and Bio-Security shall lake the oath online.

The graduation fees for the 71st Graduation Ceremony are as indicated below:-

Ugandans/East AfricaInternational Students
Convocation fees UGX 10,000/=US $ 10
Graduation feesUGX 40,000/=US $ 60
Certificate feesUGX 30,000/=US $30
TranscriptUGX 30,000/=US $30
TotalUGX 110,000/=US $ 110

From this breakdown, graduation fees must be paid as a package totaling UGX. 110,000/ = for Ugandans/ East Africa and US $130 for International students respectively.

In addition to the above fees all Ph.D graduands should pay Shs. 50,000 for a Cylinder.

Graduation Gowns
The University has approved Gown suppliers for every College as listed here below. You should therefore purchase gowns from the named suppliers who will be based in your respective Colleges/Schools. Please note that Ph.D graduands have their own special graduation gown that can be purchased from the suppliers on order.

1.Ms. Winfred+256-772-655 175College of Natural Sciences (CON AS)
College of Health Sciences (CHS)
School of Law (SOL)
Monday 17th May, 2021
2.Ms. Fundi Building Centre+256-772-451 717College of Agricultural and Environmental
Sciences (CAES)
College of Education and External Studies
Tuesday 18th May, 2021
3.Ms. Mmacks Investment+256-772-418 275College of Business and Mgt Sciences
College of Computing and Information
Sciences (COCIS)
College of Vet. Medicine, Animal Resorces &
Wednesday 19th May, 2021
4.Ms. Mmacks Investment+256-753-220 800Makerere University Business SchoolThursday 20th May, 2021
5.Ms. Sokana Ltd+256-772-984 564College of Humanities & Social Sciences
Friday 21st May, 2021
6.Ms. Clanok Garmets+256-775-154 614College of Engineering Design Art and Technology
Friday 21st May, 2021
7.Ms. Goreth Kisekulo+256-772-456 786Directorate of Research and Graduate TrainingMonday 17th – 21st May, 2021

You should therefore purchase gowns from the named suppliers who will be based in your respective Colleges/Schools.

Please note that PhD graduands have their own special graduation gown that can be purchased from the suppliers on order.

Alfred Masikye Namoah


UNMA Advisory on Agriculture and Food Security Jun-Aug 2021



A male researcher inspects a maize cob in a demonstration plot on 13th August 2010 at the Makerere University Agricultural Research Institute Kabanyolo (MUARIK), Wakiso Uganda.

The Uganda National Meteorological Authority (UNMA) on 7th June 2021 released the seasonal rainfall outlook for the June-July-August (JJA) 2021 period. Contained in the outlook were advisories to various strategic sectors of the economy.

Particularly, the advisory to the Agriculture and Food Security sector was;

  • JJA season is often part of the normal dry season in the areas of South-western, western, parts of the eastern, and central Uganda. The farming communities in these areas are therefore advised to be vigilant during post-harvest handling by considering proper drying of the harvest on clean surfaces, use of tarpaulins and drying on racks;
  • Preparation of good storage facilities of produce to avoid compromising on quality and safety;
  • Channeling of the run-off water into the gardens in order to maximize on the soil moisture conservation;
  • For those areas where near normal to above normal rainfall is expected (most parts of northern and eastern Uganda), farmers are encouraged to continue with regular weeding, pest and disease surveillance and control;
  • Due to the expected enhanced rainfall in those areas, water logging and proliferation of fungal and bacterial crop diseases are likely to occur.
  • Open drainage channels around household and gardens to reduce risks from stagnant water causing damage to root tuber crops;
  • Flash floods and waterlogging are highly anticipated to occur in low lying areas expected to receive enhanced rainfall such as Katakwi and Kapelebyong. Therefore, communities are encouraged to keep watch over their crops, animals and property;
  • In Karamoja sub-region, where wetter conditions are expected, the pastoral communities are advised to diversify into boosting the production of cereals (sorghum, millet, and maize), beans, and ground nuts and sustain pasture availability for livestock.

Please see Downloads for the detailed outlook.

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4th Call For Applications: MURBS Departmental Ambassadors



URBRA’s Mrs. Ritah Nansasi Wasswa (2nd L) assisted by Ag. University Secretary-Mr. Yusuf Kiranda (L) hands over a plaque of recognition to Outgoing Trustee-Ms. Dorothy Nannozi Kabanda (2nd R) as Incoming Trustee-Ms. Franco Angida Mugyema (R) applauds during the MURBS Board Handover on 26th March 2021.

In February 2018, the Makerere University Retirement Benefits Scheme (MURBS) launched the Departmental Ambassadors Programme. MURBS hopes to use this Ambassadors Programme to engage more directly with its membership and enhance member education. MURBS further perceives this Programme as a means to mitigate succession planning risks.

MURBS Fund Value continues to grow, and as at 31st March 2021, it stood at Ushs 235.5bn as compared to Ushs 209.6bn as at 30th June 2020. Given this growth, there is increased need for prospective Trustees, who are well equipped with relevant knowledge and skills, and with practical exposure to the management and governance of MURBS.


  1. Must be employed by the University on permanent terms
  2. Must be an Active Member of the Scheme (currently contributing to the Scheme) and appear on the Official Register of the MURBS Active Membership as at 30th April 2021.
  3. Must be willing to commit time to trainings and other ambassadorial activities organised by the Scheme.

Mode of training for 4th Cohort of Ambassadors

Training for this (4th) Cohort of Ambassadors is envisaged to be conducted over the zoom online platform only, due to Covid-19 restrictions. The Scheme does not envisage any face-to-face interactions.

Tenure of Office & Termination or Withdrawal

There is no tenure of office for the Departmental Ambassador. As long as a member is willing to continue serving as an Ambassador, and the Ambassador continues to satisfy the eligibility criteria above, she or he will remain a MURBS Ambassador.

How to Apply

Interested members should complete the MURBS Departmental Ambassador Application Form 01-0218. The completed Form together with the requested attachments should be sent to info[at] and copy to wilber.naigambi[at] no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, 14th June 2021. We discourage hand delivery of applications.

Confirmation/Approval Process

MURBS shall acknowledge receipt of each application received within 12 hours and will respond to the applicants to confirm the status of their application in writing (by e-mail). Upon approval of the application, the name of the approved Ambassador together with the Department and School/Unit will be updated on the list of the MURBS Departmental Ambassadors in the Group 4 category and published on the MURBS website.

NOTE: There is no limit as to the number of ambassadors that MURBS can have in a department.

Please see Downloads for the detailed call and application form.

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Chair Council Communication on Closure of Makerere University



An older photo of the Main Building, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda as seen from across the Freedom Square. Date taken: 22nd October 2012.

7th June 2021

All Members of Staff
All Students and Stakeholders
Makerere University


Following the address to the Nation by H.E. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, President of Uganda, on 6th June 2021, this is to inform you that the University will be closed with effect from today 7th June 2021 for 42days.

During the closure, the University shall observe a 30% physical presence of staff while other faculty and administrative staff shall continue to work online.

Management will inform staff and students on the implementation of teaching, learning, and research activities online. Construction activities shall continue as per the President’s directives and with strict adherence to the COVID-19 SOPs.

Yours sincerely,

Lorna Magara (Mrs.)
Chairperson, Makerere University Council

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