The first session of the 73rd Graduation Ceremony of Makerere University got off to a bright start with the Chancellor, Professor Ezra Suruma conferring degrees and awarding diplomas to candidates from the College of Health Sciences (CHS), College of Natural Sciences (CoNAS) and School of Law (SoL). On the same occasion, the First Lady and Minister of Education and Sports, Hon. Janet K. Museveni addressed the congregation and called upon the Council, graduands and parents to fight against the moral decadence in society by participating in a campaign code-named “Makerere says no to HIV/AIDS and corruption.”
The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe recognized the presence of Professor Wendy Thomson CBE, the Vice-Chancellor of the University of London and thanked her for accepting to visit Makerere and deliver a commencement lecture, the first of its kind. Professor Thomson appreciated the warm reception and noted that her visit was an opportunity to renew the historical ties between the University of London and Makerere.
In a rather befitting start to the award ceremony, the Chancellor conferred Makerere University’s Honorary Doctor of Science (Honoris Causa) to Professor Christopher Curtis Whalen in recognition of his devotion to the control of infectious diseases in low-and middle-income countries, especially tuberculosis and HIV infection in Uganda. Professor Whalen is the Karen and Jim Holbrook Professor of Global Health and Distinguished Research Professor at the University of Georgia where he is the director of the Global Health Institute in the College of Public Health. The citation of honour was read by Professor Moses Joloba, the Dean, School of Biomedical Science, College of Health Sciences.
Please click the links below to read the full speeches.
- Address by the First Lady and Minister of Education and Sports – Hon. Janet K. Museveni
- Address by the Chancellor – Prof. Ezra Suruma
- Address by the Vice Chancellor – Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe
- Commencement lecture by Prof. Wendy Thomson
- Citation of the Award of the Honorary Doctor of Science (h.c.) to Prof. Christopher Whalen
Please click the link below to view the day’s proceedings.
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.
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.
Application Forms for Admission to Public Universities 2024/2025
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 (http://pay.mak.ac.ug) 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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