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Lecturers’ strike, missing timetables shock Makerere freshers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Barely out of their teens and bubbling with enthusiasm, the newly admitted students to Uganda’s public universities will have to manage their excitement as their lecturers are not in any hurry to start teaching. At Makerere University, the country’s oldest institution of higher learning, the ongoing …

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Public universities staff to push on with industrial action

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The Forum for Academic Staff in Public Universities of Uganda (FASPU) has vowed not to bow down to threats from their superiors as they fight for what they say is their right to a salary enhancement.  Deus Kamunyu Muhwezi, the FASPU Chairperson says they cannot …

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Makerere fire: University starts process to recover staff records

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | When fire gutted Makerere University’s Main Building last year, many people including staff, current and former students were worried that several records and documents will never be recovered as many of the old files had been kept in the building.    The areas affected by …

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Makerere university needs more funds for research – Prof. Nawangwe

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The Vice Chancellor of Makerere University, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe has said they need more funding from government to cater for research. He says despite government giving them 30 billion per financial year they would need over 100 billion.   Since 2019 government has been giving Makerere …

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MAK appointments board dismisses sexual offender Edward Kisuze, two others

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The Makerere University Appointments Board has dismissed Edward Kisuze, an officer in the Academic Registrar’s Department, who was recently convicted by court for indecent assault of a female student.    Kisuze’s troubles started in 2018 when he was arrested for sexually assaulting Rachael Njoroge in …

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Universities reject demands to reduce tuition

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  A section of University Vice Chancellors has rejected a demand by students for a reduction of tuition fees.  On Wednesday, Makerere University Vice-Chancellor Barnabas Nawangwe, Kyambogo University’s Prof. Eli Katunguka and Uganda Christian University’s Dr Aaron Mushengyezi met the Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga following …

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Five halls of residence to remain closed as Makerere reopens for finalists

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |   Five halls of residence in Makerere University will remain closed as finalists resume studies following the long break because of the Covid19 pandemic.  The affected include Complex, Livingstone, Lumumba, Mitchell halls and off-campus Kabanyoro student’s hostel. According to university management, the returning students will …

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Makerere university launches drive to restore iconic ivory tower

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The management of Makerere University has this afternoon launched platforms on which willing individuals and organizations can offer monetary contributions for the restoration of the iconic main building. The structure, widely referred to as the Ivory Tower, was gutted by fire on September 20.  In …

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Mastercard contributes UGX 3.6Bn towards restoration of Ivory tower

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Mastercard Foundation has contributed 3.7 billion Shillings towards the restoration of the iconic Makerere University main building that was gutted by fire last weekend. The contribution has been announced by Dr Reeta Roy, the President and Chief Executive Officer of the foundation as he …

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