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Mr. Ssanyu Hands over HR Role to Dr. Davis Malowa Ndanyi



Mr. Ssanyu Lawrence who has served as Acting (Ag.) Director Human Resources (HR) since April 2020 on Tuesday 1st June, 2021 officially handed over office to the incoming Director, Dr. Davis Malowa Ndanyi. The ceremony held in the Director’s Office; Room 3.1, Central Teaching Facility 1 (CTF1), was witnessed by the Director Internal Audit, Mr. Walter Yorac Nono and Principal Human Resource Officers, Mr. Mujuni Deus Tayari and Mr. Lebo Julius.

In his handover remarks, Mr. Ssanyu appreciated the Vice Chancellor, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Finance and Administration), Ag. University Secretary and members of University Management for the cooperation, guidance and support accorded to him since his appointment as Acting Director. He equally paid tribute to staff in the Directorate for the cooperation and support that ensured that the Directorate continued carrying out its mandate his acting tenure.

He welcomed Dr. Ndanyi to the Directorate of Human Resources and his new office, and pledged his readiness to support him whenever the need arose. “As a member of this Directorate, I am ready and willing to work with and support you whenever you need my services.”

Dr. Davis Malowa Ndanyi (L) receives a copy of the Mak HR Manual from Mr. Ssanyu Lawrence during the handover ceremony

Dr. Ndanyi in his acceptance remarks thanked Mr. Ssanyu for the good work done during his acting tenure, acknowledging that it wasn’t an easy assignment to undertake. “I therefore join others to thank you for a job well done.”

He thanked the University Council through the Appointments Board for giving him the opportunity to serve Makerere University in the capacity of Director, adding that he would do what it takes to move the Human Resources function in Makerere University to greater heights. The incoming Director therefore appealed to the team in the Human Resources Directorate to accord him the same support.

“I call upon all staff in the Directorate to be resilient, collectively work together and collaborate because it is only through collaboration that we can achieve more as the Directorate of Human Resources and as a University” said Dr. Ndanyi.

The incoming Director shared that his method of work is highly consultative, based on an open door policy to HR staff and indeed all staff, and above all else welcoming. He also promised to involve Management in the day-to-day activities of Human Resources to ensure that together, they own decisions arrived at.

The Director Internal Audit thanked Mr. Ssanyu for his service and remarks and appreciated the call by Dr. Ndanyi for collaborative effort. “I welcome you to Makerere University and to the University Management. We look forward to benefitting from your previous experience in public service.”


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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