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Vice Chancellor Inaugurates Management Committee on the University Budget

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On Wednesday 3rd May 2023, the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe inaugurated a Management Committee on the University budget. The Committee is tasked with aligning the Makerere University budget to statutory requirements, University Council decisions and targets under the the strategic plan. The Committee is also expected to develop a background paper for the Budget for Financial Year 2024/2025.

The Makerere University Strategic Plan (2020/2030) seeks to transform the University into a research-led institution, a direction that should be in tandem with the University budget and other processes including teaching and learning, governance, and knowledge transfer partnerships.

Chaired by Prof. Henry Alinaitwe, the Acting Deputy Vice Chancellor (Finance and Administration), the Management Committee on the University Budget consists of the following members: Mr. Yusuf Kiranda, Mr. Evarist Bainomugisha, Assoc. Prof. Eria Hisali, Assoc. Prof. Winston T. Ireeta, Dr. Euzobia Mugisha Baine, Assoc. Prof. Josephine Ahikire, Prof. Sylvia Nanyonga Tamusuza, and Mr. Matia Kabuye.                      

The Committee is empowered to co-opt any technical personnel to support its work.

The Terms of Reference for the Committee include:

  • Reviewing the alignment of the University Budget with the current strategic plan of the University and the Third National Development Plan.
  • Reviewing the University budget cost drivers and advising on their prioritisation.
  • Reviewing the University’s Non-tax Revenue (NTR) and tracing its reflection in the University Budget.
  • Reviewing the University’s compliance with statutory guidelines on budgeting, including financial allocation and the sharing of NTR among the University’s different units and cost drivers.
  • Evaluating the University systems for budget execution.
  • Reviewing the FY2023/2024 budget and advising on its execution.
  • Drafting a background paper for the Budget for FY2024/2025.

In his remarks, the Chairperson, Prof. Henry Alinaitwe thanked the Vice Chancellor for appointing the Committee. He expressed readiness to work with the members to execute the tasks as spelt out in the terms of reference. He thanked members for their willingness to handle the extra tasks of the committee despite their busy offices.

“We need to prioritise the activities of the University and to make sure that resources are used more efficiently in delivering the mandate,” said Prof. Alinaitwe.

Mr. Yusuf Kiranda, a Member and Secretary to the Committee highlighted the importance of the task at hand, when he said:  “The appointment of the Committee is very timely. It gives us the chance to re-align our funding priority to our mandate and ensure value for money.”

He revealed that the exercise is going be participatory and all stakeholders will be consulted. Mr. Kiranda also pointed out some key timelines in the execution of this task as outlined in the table below.

OutputTime Line
Inception report5th May 2023
Progress report and briefing to the Vice Chancellor26th May 2023
Draft final report and presentation to Central Management16th June 2023
Final report and presentation to Top Management23rd June 2023

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Re-advertisement: Undergraduate Programmes 2024/2025

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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.

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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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