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M.A Defence and Security Studies Pioneer Group Graduates

L-R: Lt. Gen. Andrew Gutti-Chairman of the General Court Martial, Brig. Jim Wills Byarugaba-UPDF Chief of Training and Recruitment and Col. Steven Atukwase-Coordinator, M.A. Defence and Security Studies Programme, Senior Command and Staff College, KIMAKA at the 69th Graduation Ceremony on 18th January 2019, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

The pioneer students of the Master of Arts in Defence and Security Studies have graduated today, 18th January 2019. They are among the 13,350 students that have been awarded degrees and diplomas of Makerere University during the 69th graduation ceremony.

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Mak 69th Graduation Ends with Emphasis on Moral Integrity and Discipline

The Vice Chancellor Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe addresses the fourth and final session of the 69th Graduation held on 18th January 2019, Makerere University Kampala Uganda. He emphasised self-discipline, respect for self and others, love for ones Country and God as determinants of success in life.

The curtains came down on the fourth and final session of the 69th Graduation Ceremony of Makerere University held on Friday, 18th January 2019, after the Chancellor, Prof.

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Mak Soybean Breeders Turn to Music as an Outreach Tool in Acholi & Lango sub-Regions

The Project Officer PASTTA Project Mr. Arnold Mbowa hands a copy of the Makerere University Soybean Production Guidebook to a farmer as one of the co-authors Mrs. Tonny Obua (2nd R) witnesses during the Field Day on 5th January 2019 at the Ngetta ZARDI, Lira District, Northern Uganda.

•    Farmers  nickname Maksoy bean varieties “Somalia”
•    The song describes soybean as the “golden beans”
•    Song targets Luo speakers such as the Langi, Acholi, Alur and Kumam

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MUBS Commended for Producing 4th Consecutive Best Overall Student

The Chancellor, Prof. Ezra Suruma (Right) hands over the Convocation Award to MUBS’ Ms. Namuwaya Hajarah Ali; the Best Humanities and Best Overall Student of the 69th Graduation Ceremony, Makerere University. Ms. Namuwaya attained a CGPA of 4.94 in the Bachelor of Business Computing.

Makerere University Business School (MUBS) has for the fourth consecutive time produced the Best Overall and Best Student in Humanities; Ms. Namuwaya Hajarah Ali, who graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Business Computing (First Class Honors), scoring a CGPA of 4.94 in the Bachelor of Business Computing. Ms. Namuwaya was recognized for her outstanding academic achievement by the Makerere University Convocation during the third session of the 69th Graduation Ceremony on 17th January 2019.

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Mak Students Guild Constitution (Elections) Regulations No.1 of 2018

The Former Chairperson of Council-Eng. Dr. Charles Wana-Etyem (2nd R) receives a report from the Special Committee of the Guild Presidential Council on the Fees Policy led by President-H.E. Were Salim (3rd R) as the Vice Chancellor-Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe (R) witnesses on 2nd July 2018, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

In exercise of the powers conferred on the Makerere University Council by Sections 41(d) and 69(1) (a) of The Universities and Other Tertiary Institutions Act, 2001, (as amended) and in conformity with Section 1(3) of The Students Guild Constitution as amended in February, 2016, these Makerere University Students Guild Constitution (Elections) Regulations are made this 6th day of December, 2018.

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Chancellor Urges African Leaders to Solve Unemployment by Supporting Domestic Enterprises

The Chancellor, Prof. Ezra Suruma (Right) hands over the ACCA Uganda Award to Ms. Tumukunde Elizabeth, the best performing student in Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting Option) during the 2nd Session of the 69th Graduation Ceremony at Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

The Chancellor of Makerere University Prof. Ezra Suruma has challenged African Governments to evaluate the effect of entrusting their respective economies to foreigners as a way of solving unemployment among their populations.  Speaking during the second session of the 69th Graduation Ceremony on Wednesday, 16th January 2019, Prof. Ezra Suruma said that African governments have withdrawn from investing and supporting domestic enterprises hence permitting foreigners to dominate the economy and operate on private basis.

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Mak Hosts Second Phase of GREAT Gender-responsive Legume Breeding Course

GREAT Gender-responsive Legume Breeding Course facilitators and participants from Burkina Faso, Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Mali, Ghana, Zambia, Senegal and Nigeria wave to the camera at the course opening on 14th January 2019 at Forest Cottages, Bukoto, Kampala Uganda

Makerere University is hosting the second phase (week 2) of the Gender-responsive Legume Breeding Course under the project titled, “Gender-responsive Researchers Equipped for Agricultural Transformation (GREAT). GREAT is a 5-year (2015-2020) collaboration between Cornell University in Ithaca, New York and Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

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Mak 69th Graduation Kicks Off: President Museveni Honoured

The President of the Republic of Uganda and Visitor of Makerere University-H.E. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni (3rd L), First Lady-Hon. Janet Kataaha Museveni (2nd L), Hon. Dr. John Chrysostom Muyingo (L), Chancellor-Prof. Ezra Suruma (3rd R), Chairperson Council-Mrs. Lorna Magara (C), Vice Chair-Rt. Hon. Daniel Fred Kidega (2nd R), Vice Chancellor-Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe (4th R) and the Mace bearer (R) on Day1 of the 69th Graduation Ceremony. President Museveni received Mak's Outstanding Scholarly Authorship Award

Makerere University has awarded the President of the Republic of Uganda and Visitor, H.E. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni with her Outstanding Scholarly Authorship Award. Handed over to him by the Makerere University Chancellor, Prof. Ezra Suruma during the first session of the 69th Graduation Ceremony on Tuesday, 15th January 2019, President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni was recognized for his authorship of Katondoozi, the first ever Thesaurus in the sub-Saharan region.
 

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Maths teachers urged to adopt modern methods of teaching to enhance students’ abilities

Some of the participants posing for a photo with the Chancellor, Prof. Ezra Suruma (4th L) and the Director for Education Standards in the Ministry of Education and Sports, Dr. Kedress Turyagyenda (5th L) after recieving their certificates on Friday 11th January 2019 at Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

The Director for Education Standards in the Ministry of Education and Sports Dr. Kedress Turyagyenda, has urged mathematics teachers and trainers to adopt the recently developed technologies of teaching to enhance students’ abilities of learning mathematics. This was at the closing ceremony of the 10 days residential training of primary and secondary Mathematics teachers from Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya and Tanzania; held on 11th January 2019 at Makerere University.  

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Prof. Kirumira Hands Over Office

Front Row: The DVCAA-Dr. Umar Kakumba (3rd L) with L-R: Mr. Walter Yorac Nono, Outgoing Principal CHUSS-Prof. Edward Kirumira, Acting Principal-Dr. Josephine Ahikire, Dr Julius Kikooma and Dr. Aaron Mushengyezi with Deans and Members of CHUSS staff at the handover on 14th January 2019, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

The Outgoing Principal of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHUSS), Prof. Edward K. Kirumira on the 14th January, 2018 handed over to the Acting Principal Dr. Josephine Ahikire. The handover ceremony held in the Literature Resource Centre was presided over by the Director Human Resource, Mr. Andrew Abunyang. It was witnessed by the Deputy Vice Chancellor in charge of Academic Affairs, Dr. Umar Kakumba; the Director Legal Affairs, Mr. Henry Mwebe; the Director Internal Audit, Mr. Walter Yorac Nono, and Deans and senior administrative staff of CHUSS.

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