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Mak Council Bids Farewell to Hon. Kiryowa Kiwanuka, Her Worship Doreen Nyanjura

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Makerere University Council Chairperson, Mrs. Lorna Magara and the University Management led by the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe presented Eminent Service Awards to the outgoing University Council members, Uganda’s Attorney General, Hon. Kiryowa Kiwanuka and Her Worship, Kampala Capital City, Deputy Lord Mayor, Doreen Nyanjura.

The event was held on 9th February 2022 during the inaugural #MakerereAt100 Lecture Series. The lecture, themed “A Legal Perspective on the Role of Governing Councils in the Management of Higher Education Institutions” was delivered by Hon. Kiryowa Kiwanuka. 

Mrs. Lorna Magara thanked Hon. Kiryowa for accepting to deliver the lecture and share his experience having served on the Makerere University Council for four years in various capacities. 

 “It is a great privilege to have the Attorney General of Uganda and prominent Makerere alumnus join us to deliver the first lecture” Mrs. Lorna Magara said. “Secondly we leverage this occasion to recognise and bid farewell to two outgoing Council Members who have served the university with distinction. Hon. Kiryowa Kiwanuka served on the university council from December 2018 until October 2021. And then we are also bidding farewell to Her Worship Nyanjura who served on the University Council from July 2016 until January 2022.”

The KCCA Deputy Lord Mayor, Her Worship Doreen Nyanjura (C) receives her Eminent Service Award from Council Chairperson, Mrs. Lorna Magara (R) and Vice Chancellor, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe (L).
The KCCA Deputy Lord Mayor, Her Worship Doreen Nyanjura (C) receives her Eminent Service Award from Council Chairperson, Mrs. Lorna Magara (R) and Vice Chancellor, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe (L).

Prof. Banarbas Nawangwe thanked Her Worship for standing up for Makerere against land grabbers. “Allow me in a special way to recognise Honorable Doreen Nyanjura. Her Worship, Nyanjura has stood with Makerere in the Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) Council to defend Makerere land against grabbers.” he said.

Her Worship Nyanjura thanked Makerere for recognising her service on the University Council. “I want to extend my sincere gratitude to this Council and its members with whom I served. This University Council has groomed me, it has trained me and sharpened me to be a better leader.” she noted. 

“In 2016 I became Councillor for Makerere University at the Kampala Capital City Authority and was nominated by KCCA to sit on the Makerere University Council where I am serving my second term having been nominated by KCCA again in 2021 for another five years.” she added.

Hon. Kiryowa also thanked the University Council members for supporting him during his four year term. “I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the support you gave me during my term of office as a member of the University Council of this great University. I really enjoyed the opportunity to work closely with you for the period I served in the Governing Council,” he said.

Hon. Kiryowa appreciated efforts of all Council members in propelling the University to achieve its objective of becoming a leading institution for academic excellence and innovation.  Hon Kiryowa further noted that the knowledge and experience he gained from Makerere is immeasurable. 

“I continue to benefit from it in my current position as the Attorney General,” he added. 

Mrs. Lorna Magara congratulated the Outgoing Council Members upon their respective appointments. “It’s been one of those bittersweet moments bidding farewell to two extremely resourceful Council Members and yet at the same time finding great joy in seeing them take on  greater responsibilities to serve our Nation and our City,” she said.

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Launch of Mak-RIF Round 4 Awards & PhD Call for Proposals

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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:
https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwpcu-urDIjE9ZgxdsbEmA2IkNMMiJVECt_ 
Meeting ID: 884 5662 9992
Password: 292624

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Notice: Makerere Disability Scheme 2022/23 Medical Review Exercise

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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.

IMPORTANT:

(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

ALFRED MASIKYE NAMOAH

Acting. ACADEMIC REGISTRAR

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Uganda’s policymakers implored to address forest loss, plastic & water pollution

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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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