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Students Disciplinary Committee gets new Chairperson



Mr. Isaac Newton Kyagaba has been sworn-in as the new Chairperson of Makerere University Students Disciplinary Committee. 

Accepting the appointment, Mr. Kyagaba thanked Members of Management and the Student Guild for sparing time out of their respective schedules to attend the ceremony. He expressed readiness to abide by the oath he had taken and maintain to confidentiality of all information that he will receive by virtue of his office.

“I personally believe in three guiding principles that I use in the different capacities or boards where I sit” shared Mr. Kyagaba “and these are communication, systems and transparency,” he added.

Mr. Kyagaba noted that in order for these three to be achieved, there must be discipline. “If you can effectively communicate, you can stop a war or dispute from actually happening.” He further explained that systems indicate a known manner in which things are done and procedures are followed. Observance of these by the committee on one hand and students on the other, he noted, would greatly reduce incidences that necessitate hearings.

The Commissioner of Oaths, Hajji Farouk Kamulegeya presided over the swearing-in-ceremony held on Friday 18th March 2022 in the Makerere University Council Room.

Section 5 (a) of the University Students Disciplinary Committee stipulates that the Committee shall be composed of members appointed by the University Council.

The Incoming Chairperson Makerere University Students Disciplinary Committee, Mr. Isaac Newton Kyagaba.
The Incoming Chairperson Makerere University Students Disciplinary Committee, Mr. Isaac Newton Kyagaba.

Following the swearing-in of the Chairperson, the Committee is now fully constituted. It consists of the following personalities:

Mr. Isaac Newton Kyagaba – Chairperson

Dr. Godfrey Akileng – Member

Dr. Sylvia A. Nannyonga-Tamusuza – Member

Rev. Onesimus Asiimwe – Member

Hon. Beatrice Kiraso – Member

The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe congratulated Mr. Kyagaba on his appointment and thanked him for accepting to take on the responsibility of chairing the Committee and thanked Hajji Kamulegeya for administering the oath.

Prof. Nawangwe reiterated the importance of discipline and its correlation to development. “There is no way we can progress when there is indiscipline all around us. The countries that are advanced have had to instill discipline in different ways; the communists did it differently and the capitalists did it differently but they had to instill discipline in their societies.”

He therefore congratulated the members of the Committee upon their appointment and acceptance to serve Makerere University in this capacity and encouraged them to dispense justice without fear or favour.

“Makerere should become a university where people are thinking about how to move this country and this continent forward” concluded the Vice Chancellor.

The University Secretary, Mr. Yusuf Kiranda, who is also the Secretary to the University Council noted that the top governing body had executed its mandate by appointing the Committee as stipulated in Section 5 of the Makerere University Students Regulations.

“All societies that have been able to transform and develop are those where citizens have followed the rule of law. Rules apply everywhere, whether in how we interact with each other, how we conduct business, or how we manage public resources and facilities bestowed in our care. And when we break the rules without sanction, we create a perverse incentive which motivates other people to also act in their self-interest” remarked Mr. Kiranda.

He therefore hoped that with the Student Disciplinary Committee in place, meetings would be convened more for the purposes of counseling, guiding and advising the students than handling cases of indiscipline.

The Vice Guild President H.E. Nelson Ssewanyana and Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs, Mr. Bbosa Henry Price represented the student’s leadership at the ceremony.  The following University officials also witnessed the Swearing-in-Ceremony:  Ag. Deputy Vice Chancellor (Finance and Administration) Prof. Henry Alinaitwe, Dean of Students Mrs. Winifred Kabumbuli and Legal Officers namely Ms. Phiona Natukunda, Mr. Gonzaga Mbalangu and Ms. Naome Kiconco.

According to Section 5 (c), the terms of reference of the University Students Disciplinary Committee include:

  1. To handle disciplinary cases directly brought to it;
  2. To handle cases referred to it by Hall Disciplinary Committee;
  3. To handle appeals from parties dissatisfied with the ruling by the Hall Disciplinary Committee; and
  4. Any other functions assigned by Council.

Written by:  Ritah Namisango, Mak Public Relations Office


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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