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Mak Participates in the 13th Blended Higher Education Institutions Exhibition 2022



Makerere University has joined other higher institutions of learning to showcase their programmes in an exhibition organized by the National Council for Higher Education (NCHE). The 2022 edition will run for three days starting today Thursday 22nd to Saturday 24th September, 2022 at the Uganda Manufacturers Association, Lugogo Showground in Kampala.

A total of 39 Universities are exhibiting at this year’s event, which attracted 63 participants including other degree awarding institutions, tertiary institutions and companies. The theme for the 2022 Exhibition is Enhancement of teaching, Learning and Assessment with Online and Distance e-learning, (ODel) in Higher Education.

In line with its mandate, NCHE premiers the Annual Exhibition in the Higher Education calendar as a one-stop avenue for engagement with stakeholders and showcasing of institutional innovations.

The Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Rt. Hon. Thomas Tayebwa who officially opened the Exhibition commended NCHE for fostering research in Higher Education Institutions. He cited the example of Makerere as a University that is making strides in enhancing its objective of becoming research intensive and urged all other institutions to borrow a leaf, in order to save the Government of Uganda from spending billions of funds on external research.

Rt. Hon. Tayebwa nevertheless acknowledged the need to boost the Higher Institution National Research Fund in order to realize the intended goals of the initiative. In this regard, he committed to appeal to Uganda’s Cabinet to prioritize the matter. He made this commitment in response to Prof. Mary Okwakol the NCHE Executive Director who cited gaps in research funding as one of the reasons that had slowed down the initiative.

At the NCHE exhibition, Makerere University is participating through the Department of the Academic Registrar and Makerere University Research and Innovations Fund (Mak-RIF).  The teams from the Makerere@100 Secretariat and Makerere University Public Relations Office have used the golden opportunity to publicise the ongoing celebrations to mark 100 years of Makerere University’s excellent service to humanity. Established in 1922 as a humble technical school, the University has grown over the years to become one of the leading universities in the world. Makerere commenced the year-long centenary celebrations with a line-up of various activities in October 2021. The Makerere@100 Grand Finale is scheduled to take place on 6th October 2022 at the University’s Freedom Square.

Ms. Joyce Muhanguzi from the Department of the Academic Registrar at Makerere University shared that the exhibition offers a great platform to disseminate relevant academic information to students, especially those who would like to pursue their studies at Makerere University.

“Every program you want to enroll for at Makerere University has specific requirements. We advised a number of prospective students who visited the Makerere University exhibition stall to concentrate on their studies so that they excel in the respective subjects that they are doing.  We have also advised students to focus on subjects that align with their dream programmes at the University,” said Ms. Muhanguzi, adding that prospective students must have obtained at least two principle passes within the same sitting in order to meet NCHE’s minimum requirements.

She reassured students that they have the potential to realize their higher education dreams if they work hard, and advised them to choose Makerere University for quality education that meets demands of the 21st century.

The 13th Blended Higher Education Institutions Exhibition is expected to benefit Secondary School candidate classes, Graduate students, Research and Innovation Institutions, Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies, National and Regional Agencies associated with Higher Education, Organizations, Companies and the Public.


Advert: Mature Age Entry Scheme – Private Sponsorship 2024/2025



Students sit for an exam in the pre-COVID era, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda.

The Academic Registrar, Makerere University invites applications for the Undergraduate
Programmes under the Mature Age Entry Scheme only for Private Sponsorship for
2024/2025 Academic Year.
Non-Refundable Application fee of Shs. 50,000/= for Ugandans OR $75 Equivalent for
Internationals, plus bank charge should be paid in any of the banks used by Uganda
Revenye Authority after generating a Payment Reference Number (PRN).

  • Apply using the Institution’s Applications Portal URL:https: //
  • Application is for candidates who passed the Mature Age Entry Examinations of December 17, 2022 and February 24, 2024 only.
  • Any candidate who passed the examinations in mentioned above and was not admitted on Government/ Private sponsorship for December 17, 2022 sitting, and for Government sponsorship for February 24, 2024 sitting, is eligible to apply for admission on Private Sponsorship for 2024 /2025 Academic Year.

The closing date for applying will be Friday 26th July, 2024.

Further details can be accessed by following this link.

Prof. Mukadasi Buyinza

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Diploma/Degree Holders Admission Lists 2024/25



Main Library, Makerere University. Photo taken on 29th February 2016.

The Office of Academic Registrar, Makerere University has released lists of Diploma/Degree Holder applicants admitted under Private/Self Sponsorship for the academic year 2024/25. Please note that admission is subject to verification of academic documents by the awarding institutions.

The admission list is displayed here below:

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African Futures Research Leadership Program: Cohort 5 – Call for Scholars



Participants at the initial AAP convening participate in design-thinking exercises to help imagine the future of partnerships between MSU and Africa. Photo: AAP

The Alliance for African Partnership (AAP) is seeking applicants for the fifth cohort of the AAP African Futures Research Leadership Program. This competitive visiting scholar program supports early career researchers from the AAP consortium to work for one year under the mentorship of faculty members from MSU and their home institution, focusing on building skills in research for impact, writing scholarly and/or policy publications, disseminating of research results, and developing grant proposals for external support. Scholars will also participate in a structured professional development program while building bridges and lasting connections with MSU contacts and across their cohort. 

The main objective of the African Futures program is to strengthen the capacity of a cadre of African researchers to return to their home institutions and become scientific leaders in their community, establish long-term partnerships with MSU faculty, co-create innovative solutions to Africa’s challenges, and in turn become trainers of the next generation of researchers. This program aims to address the gender gap in Africa, where only 30% of researchers are women, so scholars selected for the program will be women, or men who can demonstrate they are committed to support efforts towards gender equity in higher education institutions in Africa. The research areas that the scholars will engage in during the program should be aligned to AAP’s research priority areas

The AAP Management Team requests applications from early career researchers to participate in the next cohort, with work to begin virtually in February 2025. Scholars will spend September – December 2025 at MSU for the in-person portion of the program, followed by another period of virtual collaboration, ending in early 2026. The scholar and mentor team will receive a small grant for research and professional development activities including conference attendance and publication. Scholars will also receive a stipend during their time at MSU, visa application support, and round-trip travel from their home institution.


  • Citizen of an African country 
  • Completion of a PhD degree within the last 10 years 
  • Employed as an Academic Staff member at one of the AAP African consortium universities including Egerton University, Makerere University, University of Dar es Salaam, Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Botswana, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, University Cheikh Anta Diop, University of Arts and Humanities, Bamako, United States International University-Africa, and University of Pretoria 
  • Have documented approval of leave or sabbatical to participate in the program for the in-person period 
  • Have a mentor at their home institution that will serve as a collaborator and mentor
  • Research must be in one of the AAP priority areas
  • Applicants may only submit one proposal to AAP in this round of funding. Prior scholars are not eligible to apply. 

To learn more about the program, including how to apply, click below

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Applications to be an African Futures scholar are due August 18, 2024

Additional program dates:

  • Program start date (virtual): February 2025
  • In-person program: Sept – Dec 2025
  • Program end date: February 2026

Please contact Jose Jackson-Malete at or +1 517-353-6989 with any questions.

Source: AAP

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