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Makerere University students demand release of ‘lost’ results

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Several Makerere University students have demanded the release of their results two years after they failed to access them. The students accuse the university administration of negligence and failing to respond to their plight. Mutesi Hadijja, a first-year student at the College of Humanities …

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Makerere re-advertises some programs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Makerere University has re-advertised over forty undergraduate courses after failing to get the targeted number of applicants. This comes a week after the university published admission lists for the 2021/2022 academic year. The university with the capacity for over 4000 students, has specific targets …

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Makerere students want say on sexual harassment policy

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Makerere University students are demanding involvement in the institution’s sexual harassment policy. Speaking on Friday at the meeting organized by the Gender Mainstreaming Directorate at the university as part of the 16 days of activism against Gender-Based Violence, the students led by the Guild …

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Swedish embassy gives Uganda Sh31Bn for reliable energy

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Embassy of Sweden has donated Sh 31 billion ($8.8 million) towards the development and adoption of reliable energy products. The funds are provided under the Inclusive Markets for Energy Efficiency in Uganda (IMEU) program that focuses on energy efficiency sector development for improved …

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Prof Balunywa laments Makerere’s lack of impact

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Professor Waswa Balunywa, the Principal Makerere University Business School, has stung Makerere university management on their failure to make the praised university impactful in the community despite the enormous resources at hand. Prof Balunywa made the remarks Thursday afternoon during a stakeholders mobilization event …

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Herbal skin treatments

Makerere University scientists give traditionalists a boost | THE INDEPENDENT | An organic research group at Makerere University Kampala has embarked on testing the safety, quality and efficacy of herbal remedies in a bid to ensure that only those found safe and effective are used. The group from the university’s …

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NUP’s Nambassa wins Makerere Guild race

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Shamim Nambassa is the 87th guild president of Makerere University.  She secured landslide victory in the guild polls held on Friday. Nambasa, who ran on the National Unity Platform-NUP party ticket, garnered 5610 votes representing 54% of the votes cast. Her Forum for Democratic …

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Makerere, Kyambogo lecturers fail to show up for physical classes

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Lecturers at Makerere and Kyambogo University failed to show up for sessions today, leaving students stranded. Tertiary institutions opened their gates to students on Monday after months of closure following the outbreak of Covid-19. When URN visited the two institutions, most of the lecture rooms …

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Makerere University main building to be demolished

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPNDENT & URN | Minister of ICT Chris Baryomunsi has announced that Cabinet has resolved to demolish what remains of the burnt Makerere University main building, and rebuild it. “Cabinet decided that the Makerere main building be demolished and rebuilt. We have also directed the …

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