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Mak Confers Honorary Doctor of Letters h.c. upon Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina



By Jane Anyango

The President of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina  has been  awarded an Honorary Doctor of Letters (Honoris Causa) of Makerere University.

The honor is in recognition of his distinguished contribution to Science, research and academic leadership; Reform and thought leadership; Catalysing Africa’s social and economic progress; Partnerships, networks and advocacy for development.

The award ceremony was held during the fifth and last session of the Makerere University 71st Graduation Ceremony on Friday 21st May 2021 at the Freedom Square.

Dr. Adesina flew to Uganda to physically receive the prestigious award accompanied by a nine–person delegation.

The delegation comprised of Mr. Augustine Kpehe Ngafuan-Country Manager, Mr. Modibo I. Toure-Special Envoy, Shareholder Relations (Africa), Mrs. Nnenna Nwabufo-Director General, RDGE and Mr. Olajide Oyewusi-Special Assistant to the President.

Other delegates that accompanied Dr. Adesina were Ms. Phanice Kwambok-Bank Consultant, Mr. Djibril Moussa-Protocol Officer, Mr. Franck Eric Yao-Security Officer, Mr. Guy-Roland A. Tayoro-Audiovisual Technician and Mr. Paul Mutha-Protocol Officer.

Accompanied by his delegation, Dr.  Adesina paid a courtesy call on the Vice Chancellor and the Chancellor Makerere University where they discussed strategic issues of importance to the university and thereafter, joined the academic procession from the Central Teaching Facility 1 (CTF1) to the University Freedom Square.

In his address to the congregation, the Chancellor Makerere University Prof. Ezra Suruma extended a warm welcome to Dr. Adesina and thanked him for accepting the invitation to physically attend the ceremony.

“We thank Dr. Adesina  for the excellent work he is doing to uplift the African people and for honoring us with his presence today. As the African countries struggle to overcome the huge negative effects of COVID 19, I am sure that they will find a vital and sympathetic ally in the African Development Bank”, said Prof. Suruma.

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Please see Downloads for the detailed speeches and citation.

The recording of Live proceedings from the Fifth and final Session of the 71st Graduation Ceremony may be accessed by clicking the embedded videos below.

PART 1 #Mak71stGrad Day 5, 21st May 2021, Freedom Square, Makerere University

PART 2 #Mak71stGrad Day 5, 21st May 2021, Freedom Square, Makerere University


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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