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Professor Nawangwe gets another term at Makerere

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Makerere University Chancellor Professor Ezra Suruma has reappointed Professor Barnabas Nawangwe as the vice-chancellor of Makerere University. Nawangwe’s reappointment was announced on Friday by University Secretary Yusuf Kiranda. “Following the provisions of Section 31(4) of the Universities and other Tertiary Institutions act 2001 (as …

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Makerere holds colourful alumni homecoming dinner

  Kampala, Uganda | PATRICIA AKANKWATSA | Last evening was all smiles, joy and laughter at Freedom Square as Makerere University held a homecoming dinner for its alumni. The Mak@100 Homecoming Dinner was organised jointly by anniversary secretariat and the current student Guild leadership. It presented an opportunity for the …

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Lawyer wants Nkumba, IUIU represented on law profession bodies

Mbarara, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Lawyer Deusdedit Bwengye has petitioned the High Court seeking orders directing the government to include 13 law teaching universities on three statutory bodies, which make decisions about the progress of the legal profession in the country. They include Islamic University in Uganda (IUIU), Nkumba …

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Include retirement planning in university curriculum – MAK urged

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Makerere University should teach students about saving for retirement. The appeal was made by Gautham Bhardwaj the Co-Founder & Director of Pinbox solutions, an international pensions innovation firm while paying a courtesy visit early this week to the University Retirement Benefits Scheme. Bhardwaj noted …

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Mulago agrees to open ‘Berlin Wall’, Medical School celebrates

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Mulago Specialized National Referral hospital has finally bowed to pressure and reopened the gate connecting to the Makerere University Medical School. The closure of the gate had fueled rumors that it was an extension of the ongoing fights between the two institutions. However, the Principal Administrator of Mulago …

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Professors say Makerere PhDs must prove themselves in society

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | During Makerere University’s week-long 72nd graduation ceremony, over 100 docrate degrees were conferred upon students from several disciplines. Experts expect the doctoral graduates to bring new innovations and ideas “to the table” if they are to be recognized. Dr Anthony Tibaingana, a lecturer at …

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Top Makerere veterinary medicine graduates get sh15m excellence award

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The top three Makerere University Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine graduates this week received a sh15m cash prize, courtesy of the Norbrook sponsored Golden Excellence Academic Award (GEAA). The award, presented at Makerere’s 72nd graduation ceremony, is a result of the collaboration between Uganda Veterinary Association, College of …

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Prof Suruma lobbies for a Nawangwe 2nd term

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | With his term of office elapsing in August this year, Makerere University Vice-Chancellor Professor Barnabas Nawangwe could be positioning himself for another term amidst queries about whether he is still eligible. During day two of the week-long 72nd graduation ceremonies, the University Chancellor, Prof. Ezra …

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