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July 2019

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Congratulations to the Kabaka upon his 26th Coronation Anniversary

His Majesty the Ssaabasajja Kabaka of Buganda, Ronald Muwenda Kimera Mutebi II (Courtesy Photo)

I congratulate His Majesty the Ssaabasajja Kabaka of Buganda, Ronald Muwenda Kimera Mutebi II upon his 26th coronation anniversary. Makerere University treasures the good working relationship with the Kingdom of Buganda. Congratulations!

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Mak Centre for Soybean Improvement and Development Holds Field Day

Prof. Phinehas Tukamuhabwa (Right) shows David Taurus (Left) and a Representaive for AATF around one of the demonstration plots during the Field Day on 29th July 2019 at MUARIK, CAES, Makerere University, Wakiso, Uganda.
Makerere University Centre for Soybean Improvement and Development in collaboration with Partnership for Seed Technology Transfer in Africa (PASTTA) and Africa Agricultural Technology Foundation(AATF) on 29th July 2019 held the Soybean field day to evaluate 35 soybean varieties from Africa.
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CAES Holds Field Day to Mark End of Recess Term 2018/2019

The Guest of Honor-Dr. Godfrey Lusiba Sebagala (3rd Right), CAES Deputy Principal-Dr. Gorettie Nabanoga (2nd Right) and Dr. David Owiny (Right) visit the plant doctors stall during the Field Day on 26th July 2019, MUARIK, CAES, Makerere University, Wakiso Uganda.
Makerere University College of Agricultural and Environmental sciences on 26th July, 2019 held the Field day to mark the end of recess term activities semester II 2018/2019. The function was held at the students’ hostel at the Makerere University Agricultural Research Institute Kabanyolo (MUARIK).The purpose is for students to practice and demonstrate skills acquired in class.
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Attending the Launch of Absa's SME Academy

The Deputy Governor, Bank of Uganda-Dr. Louis Kasekende (2nd Right) and the Vice Chancellor-Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe (Left) with other dignitaries at the launch of the Absa (Barclays Bank) SME Academy, 30th July 2019, Kampala Uganda

The launch of the Absa (Barclays Bank) SME Academy by Dr. Louis Kasekende, Deputy Governor at the Bank of Uganda is a Great Leap Forward for promotion of entrepreneurship in Uganda. Thank you Absa!

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Mak Graduate Admission Lists for 2019/20 Academic Year

An aerial shot of the Main Building with CHUSS & St Francis Chapel to the Left and the Freedom Square in the foreground as captured by a drone, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

The Directorate of Research and Graduate Training (DRGT)Makerere University has released the admission lists for postgraduate applicants successfully admitted for the 2019/20 Academic Year. The lists include those of candidates admitted to all ten colleges of Makerere University

Please see the Downloads below for admitted students listed by College.

For further enquiries please contact

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RAN Workshop on Enhancing Ugandan Universities Involvement in Improving Development Programming

Workshop on Enhancing Ugandan Universities involvement in supporting in-country regions to improve development programming, 25th July 2019, ResilientAfrica Network (RAN), Plot 28 House 30, Makerere University, Upper Kololo Terrace, Kampala Uganda

On Thursday 25th July, 2019, RAN Lab had an opportunity to host a convening with representatives from Universities and the Local Government from the central region in  Uganda. The main objective of the meeting was to develop a strategy where Local Governments and other stakeholders would leverage local universities to enhance in-Country Regional Local Government capacity for development programming as well as presenting university perspectives that would feed into development of a research agenda and an engagement strategy across Uganda’s regions.

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CEDAT Celebrates 50 Years of the Faculty of Technology and Art Gallery

Back Row L-R: Former Chair of Council-Eng. Dr. Charles Wana-Etyem, Eng. Dr. Badru Kiggundu, State for Karamoja Affairs-Hon. Moses Kizige, DVCAA-Dr. Umar Kakumba and Principal CEDAT-Prof. Henry Alinaitwe are joined by other members of Management to cut cake at the curtain raiser for the celebration of 50 years of existence of the former Faculty of Technology and Art Gallery, 26th July 2019, Hotel Africana Kampala Uganda

The College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology (CEDAT) organised a stakeholders’ and fundraising Dinner on Friday, 26th July 2019 at Hotel Africana in Kampala. The dinner acted as a curtain raiser for the celebration of 50 years of the existence of the former Faculty of Technology and Art Gallery. The Minister of State for Karamoja Affairs Honourable Moses Kizige who represented the Right Honourable Prime Minister, Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda graced the occasion and launched the CEDAT@50 celebrations.

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Assessment of Factors Influencing Fertility Rates among Women in Uganda: A Case Study of Kabale

A female attendant in a kiosk smiles for the camera. Date taken: 12th August 2020. Makerere University research shows that at 38%, economic factors are the most frequent cause of high fertility in Kabale District.

The main objective of this study is to assess the factors influencing fertility rates in Kabale District. The study applied a non-experimental design called descriptive survey research design. The study population comprised of both male and female individuals above the age of 18. A sample of 100 respondents was calculated basing on survey sampling.

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3rd Sida-Bright International Summer School Closes at CoCIS

The Director, DRGT, Prof. Buyinza Mukadasi (Centre) flanked by resource persons, organisers and participants at the closing ceremony of the 3rd Sida Bright International Summer School on 26th July 2019, CoCIS, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

Today, Friday 26th July 2019, I had the honour to serve as the Guest of Honour at the closing session of the 3rd Sida-Bright International Summer School on Software Engineering & IS at the College of Computing and Information Sciences (CoCIS).  This Edition of the International Summer School on Software Engineering  and IS intended to provide a contribution to PhD students and academic and industrial researchers on latest findings in the field of Software Engineering and Information Sciences.