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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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Makerere University buildings not insured – Nawangwe

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Makerere University’s main building widely known as the ivory tower that was razed by fire over the weekend was not insured. According to the university administration, the building whose structure mainly constituted of wood and steel was never insured because insuring it was …

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Makerere University to re-open despite weekend fire

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Makerere University authorities have noted that the resumption of learning for final year students will not be affected by the major fire incident that has seen a section of the University’s main building reduced to ashes. Before the fire outbreak, Makerere University had issued …

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Makerere to slash private undergraduate admissions

Kampala, Uganda| AFP |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Makerere University top leadership has resolved to gradually reduce the number of undergraduate students admitted on the private scheme starting with the next academic year. The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Barnabas Nawangwe, says the move is intended to give academic staff sufficient time to concentrate on …

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