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UNDP partners with Makerere University on innovation and invention

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | As part of the Makerere@100 celebrations, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Uganda signed a development partnership with Makerere University anchored on five strategic areas including fostering Innovation Ecosystems in Public Universities, leveraging the Role of Universities in Grassroots Development, establishing a regular Innovation Expo as a …

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Professor Nawangwe petitions parliament to increase student allowances

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Makerere University Vice Chancellor Prof Barnabas Nawangwe has appealed to Parliament to consider increasing the food and living allowances for government sponsored students. Currently, each student in Public Universities and Tertiary Institutions gets an annual allocation of 936,000 Shillings, translating into a daily allocation of 4500 …

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Mak staff question delayed appointment of search committee

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A section of Makerere University staff is up in arms in what they see as a ploy to ‘illegally’ hand the incumbent Vice-Chancellor Professor Barnabas Nawangwe a new contract. This came up during the recent Joint Staff Association meeting, which brought together members of Makerere …

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Makerere suspends 4 NUP chapter members over demonstration

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Makerere University has suspended four students belonging to the National Unity Platform-NUP party for allegedly holding a demonstration at Freedom Square last Friday. The affected students are Mwesigwa Calvin Mugambwa, Bbosa Edwin Price, and Katushabe Kenneth who are vying for the NUP party ticket to …

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Nawangwe promises stable network as online exams commence

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Makerere University Vice Chancellor, Professor Barnabas Nawangwe has assured students of a stable network throughout the online examination period via the eLearning platform MUELE-Makerere University eLearning Environment. Students will access their examinations and upload their work to the same platform upon completion. Ever since the …

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Mak staff exempted from mandatory contributions to NSSF

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Makerere University staff have been exempted from the mandatory contribution to the National Social Security Fund-NSSF. The exemption has been given by the finance minister Matia Kasaija, who approved the Makerere University Retirement Benefits Scheme as a supranational scheme to offer retirement benefits to employees …

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Nawangwe faults gov’t on ventilator scarcity

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Makerere University Vice-Chancellor Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe has expressed concern about the shortage of ventilators in the country. Ventilators normally helps to deal with acute respiratory failure for COVID-19 patients. According to health experts, at least five percent of the persons that have moderate to severe …

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Makerere University resumes staff promotion

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Makerere University has finally resumed staff promotions a year after it was suspended because of wage constraints. In December 2018, the former Makerere University Appointments Board promoted 170 academics staff, 127 of whom were on short term contracts. They also recruited 109 academic staff …

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Prof Nawangwe moves to streamline management of human resource

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Makerere University Vice-Chancellor, Professor Barnabas Nawangwe has come out to streamline human resource. In recent years, Makerere has faced a series of human resource-related challenges and clashes most of which have failed to be addressed internally and have ended up in courts of law. This …

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