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Beginning of Semester 1 Circular 2021/2022



To: All Students
Makerere University


1. Welcome

Happy New Year, 2022 to you all. You are welcome to Makerere University. The University opens to resident students on Saturday, 29th January, 2022 for Orientation week.

2. Registrations with the Halls of Residence/Attachment

All students are reminded and encouraged to register with the office of the Warden in their respective Halls of Residence/Attachment. Accurate information is an asset in solving many human issues that may arise during your stay on Campus and thereafter.

3. Academic Registration

Academic registration is at the core of your life at Campus. Confirm in good time that you are properly registered with your School/College Registrar for the courses you are going to offer this semester.

4. Payment of University Tuition and Other Fees

You are encouraged to (advise your benefactors to) settle University fees as soon as possible so that you settle to concentrate on redeeming your academic record. If you have brought tuition and fees with you, make sure all moneys are deposited on the University accounts for your safety and security. Officials of the University, particularly the Wardens, are requested to assist the new students.

5. Accommodation

Resident government students are expected to report to their Halls of Residence. The Wardens will guide you to the places of aboard. All the non-resident students are expected to have contacted private hostels and acquired accommodation for themselves. they should accordingly report to their places of residence in those private hostels.

Government students who are non-residents, will be paid Living-out Allowances to assist them offset part of the cost of accommodation in the private hostels.

6. Food Allowances for Government Students

All Government sponsored students (both Resident & Non-Resident) will be paid food allowances at the beginning of the semester through their personal bank accounts.

7. Personal Bank Accounts for Payment of Allowances

As indicated in 2 and 3 above, all government students will be paid their allowances through their personal bank accounts. Therefore, every student must have an active bank account in their registered names. Please open a bank account immediately, if you have not yet opened one, and submit the account number to the Warden of your Hall of Attachment on arrival.

8. Students with Disability

Government sponsored students with disabilities should report to their Wardens, who will guide them on how they can be assisted. Further guidance will be given from Room 214 in Senate Building beginning 29/01/2022.

9. Conclusion

Lastly,let me take this opportunity to congratulate all of you on being admitted to Makerere University. I wish you the best during your studies at this great University.

I wish you all a fruitful Semester on all fronts of engagement.

Winifred Kabumbuli

Engineering, Art & Tech

Innovations using low cost locally available materials for point of use water treatment system unveiled



The College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology (CEDAT) conducted a Research Dissemination of two studies aimed at the Development of Materials for point of use water treatment systems.

The investigations were conducted by a team of researchers comprised of P. W. Olupot, H. M. Kalibbala, E. Menya, G.M. Wangi, J. Jjagwe, J. Wakatuntu, M. Turyasingura, R. Walozi, C. Kanyesigye and R. N. Kulabako.

The dissemination event held on Wednesday 29th November 2023 follows the successful completion of two MakRIF supported Research projects namely; Development of rice husk based granular activated carbon for point-of-use water treatment systems and Development of zeolite-based nanocomposite filters for drinking water treatment.

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Apac District gains from CEDAT’s Research on Piloting a Rural Broadband Connectivity Model and Efficacious patient management system



The School of Engineering at the College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology (CEDAT) shared findings of research that was conducted in Apac Districts through two projects namely Piloting a Rural Broadband Connectivity Model (RCBM) and Efficacious patient management system (EPMS).

The findings of the research sponsored by the Government of Uganda through the Makerere University research and Innovation Fund(MakRIF) were disseminated during a dissemination seminar held in the College on Friday 24th November 2023, where it was revealed that  Apac the host District greatly benefited from the services that not only led to the increased uptake of internet services but also gained through other socio economic areas.

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Application Forms for Admission to Public Universities 2024/2025



Senate Building

The Academic Registrar, Makerere University informs all Head Teachers of A ‘Level schools that application forms for admission to public universities for senior six candidates (UACE 2023) for the 2024/2025 academic year will be ready for collection from the university from Monday 4th December, 2023.

The application forms should be collected from the Office of the Academic Registrar, Senate Building, Level 3, Makerere University.

Issuing of the application forms will start on Monday, 4th December 2023 on payment of a non-refundable application fee of Uganda Shs. 52,000/=(fifty two thousand Uganda shillings only) per application form.

You are advised to get a pay reference number (PRN) using the ACMIS system ( to enable you pay the application fees in any bank used by Uganda Revenue Authority (URA).

The forms are for Ugandans only.

Please note that only Head Teachers or their authorized representatives will be served.

The closing date for submitting the completed application forms will be Wednesday 31st January, 2024.

Prof. Buyinza Mukadasi

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