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CoMPASS Logo Competition for Students



“Communicating Migration and Mobility – E-Learning Programs and Newsroom Applications for Sub-Saharan Africa” (CoMMPASS) is an Erasmus+ project to be funded by the European Commission. Its aim is to foster journalism higher education institutions in Sub-Saharan Africa to conceptualize and implement a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) curriculum on media and migration. The overall objective is to promote the quality of information and public discourse about migration and mobility in countries of origin, transit, and destination. Six universities from Burkina Faso, Malawi and Uganda) will participate in the project, together with the university of Dortmund in Germany, the university institute of Lisbon in Portugal and several other associated partners, including Unesco, the African Media Initiative, the Media Challenge Initiative, the European Journalism Training Association, the
World Journalism Education Council and eight other African universities.

Aims of the logo

As part of the upcoming launch, the CoMMPASS project is launching a competition open to African students to design its logo. This logo should reflect the image of CoMMPASS in its role as an international project aimed at building the capacity of higher education institutions in media reporting on migration. It should visually identify the project and arouse curiosity about it.

Logo features

The logo must respect the following characteristics:

  • innovation: the logo must reflect the innovation promoted by CoMMPASS, it should be modern,
    adapted to the new digital tools and in line with the target audience;
  • originality: the logo must not be a copy or an adaptation of an existing logo;
  • readability: the logo must be simple and readable in order to be functional, i.e. easily
    recognisable and understandable, while providing a graphic quality. Shadows and shading are
    not recommended.

Technical requirements

Each student may propose as many logo proposals as they wish, but each one should:

  • have a maximum of two (2) colours, with a specific percentage of colour mixes;
  • be reproducible, ensuring optimal quality for the black and white version;
  • fit into a square format;
  • incorporate the CoMMPASS acronym (with a lowercase “o”) but not necessarily its long name
  • be in JPEG format or equivalent, with adequate image resolution;
  • be transposable to various communication tools;
  • be accompanied by a separate description in English or French, explaining its contents and
    components (the fonts used in particular).

The logo can take the form of an emblem (a text enclosed in an abstract symbol), a monogram (made up of letters), a pictogram (made up of symbols only) or be in a combined format.

Detailed ToRs here


Logo proposals should be sent by email only to before 2nd June, 2023 at 5:00PM EAT, with the name and contact details of the artist (name, first name, gender, telephone number and e-mail address), the name of his/her university, a description of each of the logos sent, and an attestation on honour of being the original artist who produced them. The applicant shall ensure that a document proving his/her identity is attached to his/her submission.

Participation in the contest is entirely free of charge.


Re-advertisement: Undergraduate Programmes 2024/2025



A section of the University Road

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.


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.                                                           


  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

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Freshers’ Orientation and Registration For 2024/2025 Academic Year



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



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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