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Mental Health in an Unequal World – World Mental Health Day 2021

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We take care of our hair, brush our teeth, take a bathe, go to hospital when we are sick but we often ignore seeking mental health services. When having psychological challenges, emotional pains, growth needs, relationship challenges we want to bury them under the sand. Mental health has often been stigmatized in spite of its usefulness in driving the body. It is even harder for the children, people living in rural areas, the physically impaired, the poor, the old to receive mental health services.

Makerere University Counselling and Guidance Centre has endeavored to address challenges of stigma, discrimination, lack of awareness and access by the Makerere University Community. You can access counselling services physically at the Counselling and Guidance Centre on Mary Stuart Road opposite Mary Stuart Hall or virtually via the UniCare App.

The mind and body are connected. In fact, the body functions better with a healthy mind. Yet the mind is often neglected. The statement Mens sana in corpore sano “A healthy mind in a health body” summarizes all that must be done to ensure that individuals have optimal physical and mental health to reap the benefits of mental health fitness which include increased productivity, creativity, optimism, increase in focus and memory, increase in processing speed and ability to develop new and productive habits.

Finally, let each one of us promote mental health by starting with themselves. Don’t fear to seek for help because normal people like you and me are the ones who are meant to receive mental health services. Emotional, psychological breakdown is normal. Mental illness is like any other illnesses that we take to health facilities to treat. Support those with mental health challenges instead of judging and discriminating them. Teach others about mental health. Finally, do all that you can to ensure mental health hygiene. Just like flue or Covid-19, mental health good or bad is contagious. If one of us is not okay and is not supported they will contaminate and affect others. Taking care of others, being concerned about others mental health is being concerned about ours too. When there is good mental health in the community everyone benefits and so we are happy and thrive. Happy mental health day.

Henry Nsubuga
Manager, Counselling and Guidance Centre,
Plot 106, Mary Stuart Road (Opposite Mary Stuart Hall),
Makerere University
Email: henry.nsubuga[at]mak.ac.ug
Tel: +256-772-558022

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Re-advertisement: Undergraduate Programmes 2024/2025

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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.

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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.                                                           

WARNING:                                                             

  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
ACADEMIC REGISTRAR

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Freshers’ Orientation and Registration For 2024/2025 Academic Year

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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

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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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