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Mak 73rd Grad: Highlights from Day 4

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The fourth session of the 73rd Graduation Ceremony of Makerere University was dedicated to the Makerere University Business School (MUBS). The Chancellor, Prof. Ezra Suruma in his remarks commended Makerere University for continuing to produce research that is tackling real life problems. Citing his personal experience where he had to flee into exile twice, he encouraged graduands to have hope in the midst of affliction especially as they leave the gates of Makerere.

Prof. Ezra Suruma presents the Convocation Award to Mrs. Lorna Magara (3rd R) as Eng. Isaac Mubarak Ngobya (2nd R), Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe (2nd L), Prof. Waswa Balunywa (L), Prof. Moses Muhwezi (R), Dr. Tanga Odoi (3rd L) and Hajat Shifrah Lukwago (4th R) witness.
Prof. Ezra Suruma presents the Convocation Award to Mrs. Lorna Magara (3rd R) as Eng. Isaac Mubarak Ngobya (2nd R), Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe (2nd L), Prof. Waswa Balunywa (L), Prof. Moses Muhwezi (R), Dr. Tanga Odoi (3rd L) and Hajat Shifrah Lukwago (4th R) witness.

The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe asked the congregation to pay special attention to Government’s Parish Development Model, and urged staff at Makerere and MUBS to partner with Government in this great endeavour through studies and other activities that will lead to its successful implementation.

Prof. Ezra Suruma presents the Convocation Award to Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe (L) as Mrs. Lorna Magara (R) and Dr. Tanga Odoi (2nd R) witness.
Prof. Ezra Suruma presents the Convocation Award to Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe (L) as Mrs. Lorna Magara (R) and Dr. Tanga Odoi (2nd R) witness.

On a cautionary note, the Principal MUBS, Prof. Waswa Balunywa urged the graduands to safeguard their careers by staying away from drugs and reminded them to abstain from sex to avoid catching HIV/AIDS. On the need to safeguard the environment, the Principal urged students to be champions of responsible use and disposal of polythene bags and plastic bottle, and finally, support persons with disabilities.

Prof. Waswa Balunywa (C) shows off his Convocation Award shortly after receiving it from the Chancellor-Prof. Ezra Suruma (2nd L) as L-R: Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe, Dr. Tanga Odoi and Prof. Moses Muhwezi witness.
Prof. Waswa Balunywa (C) shows off his Convocation Award shortly after receiving it from the Chancellor-Prof. Ezra Suruma (2nd L) as L-R: Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe, Dr. Tanga Odoi and Prof. Moses Muhwezi witness.

The Makerere University Convocation led by the Chairperson Dr. Tanga Odoi then presented Awards of Recognition to the Chancellor, Chairperson of Council, Vice Chancellor and Principal MUBS as detailed below:

CHANCELLOR

Prof. Ezra Suruma,

For Your Patriotism and Support to Makerere University and Makerere Convocation as Chancellor and Patron.

CHAIRPERSON OF COUNCIL

Mrs. Lorna Magara,

For Your Outstanding Performance as Chair Council and the First Female Chairperson of Makerere University Council in its 100 Year History.

VICE CHANCELLOR

Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe,

For Your Outstanding Achievements and Support to all Makerere University Convocation Causes during Your Tenure as Vice Chancellor of Makerere University.

PRINCIPAL MUBS

Prof. Juma Waswa Balunywa,

For Your Tireless Contribution to Makerere University Business School as its First Principal and Mentor to many Ugandans.

Dr. Tanga Odoi also presented a plaque and a cash prize of UGX 1 million to Best Humanities and Best Overall Student Mr. Owomugisha Jordan who attained a CGPA of 4.90 in the Bachelor of Commerce. He was also the Guild Prime Minister for the MUBS Mbarara Campus for academic year 2021/2022.

Prof. Ezra Suruma presents the Convocation Plaque to Mr. Owomugisha Jordan (3rd L) and his mother as Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe (L) Prof. Waswa Balunywa (3rd R), Prof. Moses Muhwezi (2nd R) and others witness.
Prof. Ezra Suruma presents the Convocation Plaque to Mr. Owomugisha Jordan (3rd L) and his mother as Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe (L) Prof. Waswa Balunywa (3rd R), Prof. Moses Muhwezi (2nd R) and others witness.

Please click the links below to read the full speeches.

Please click the link below to view the day’s proceedings.

73rd Makerere University Graduation Ceremony (DAY 4) – YouTube

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Re-advertisement: Undergraduate Programmes 2024/2025

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The Academic Registrar, Makerere University invites applications from Ugandan, East African, and international applicants for the undergraduate programmes under Government Sponsorship (BVL) and private sponsorship scheme for the 2024/2025 Academic Year.

Each applicant should:

a) Have the Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) with at least five passes, or its equivalent and at least two principal passes at Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) obtained at the same sitting. For day programmes only candidates who sat A’ Level in 2023,2022 and 2020 are eligible to apply. For evening, afternoon, and external programmes, a candidate is not restricted on the year of sitting A’ Level.

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d) Degree from a recognised/Chartered Institution

Further details on the re-advertised programmes , fees structure, and the procedure of submitting applications can be accessed from the document below:                                            

The closing date for receiving applications for undergraduate admissions is Friday 26th July 2024.                                                           

WARNING:                                                             

  1. Applicants are strongly warned against presenting forged or other people’s academic documents to support their applications for admission.  The consequences, if discovered, are very grave indeed.
  2. Do not buy any other documents not originating from the Academic Registrar’s Office.  Those who buy them do so at their own risk. 
  3. The Academic Registrar has not appointed any agent to act on his behalf to solicit for additional funds other than the application fee stated above.    
  4. Applicants are advised to use the right programme names and codes. The university will not be responsible for any wrong information entered in the system by applicants.     

Prof. Mukadasi Buyinza
ACADEMIC REGISTRAR

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Freshers’ Orientation and Registration For 2024/2025 Academic Year

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To All First Year Students;
First Year students (Freshers) are by tradition given an “acclimatization” period of one week
which is referred to as the “Orientation Week”. The Freshers report on Campus one week
earlier than the Continuing students and during this week they are introduced to the key facilities in the University as well as other important aspects of life at the University.

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Admission Lists -Disability, Sports and District Quota Schemes 2024/25

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Students move towards Main Building on University Road

The Office of Academic Registrar, Makerere University has released the admission list of candidates admitted under the Disability, Sports and District Quota Schemes with Government sponsorship 2024/25 Academic Year.

Kindly follow the links below to access the lists:-

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