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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 reconsiders ‘Virtual internship’

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Makerere University has suspended its decision to send out students on internship, field attachment and recess during the lock down. The development comes a few days to the roll out of the program. Last month, Makerere University senate took a bold decision and secured clearance …

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Makerere university cancels dental surgery student admissions

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Makerere University has deferred the admission of first-year students to the Bachelors of Dental Surgery Program for the Academic Year 2020/2021. This follows the failure to meet requirements set by the joint East African Medical and Dental Council.      A document from the office …

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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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Makerere VC stays guild polls

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  Makerere University guild polls hang in balance following a directive by the acting Vice Chancellor, Professor Umar Kakumba staying all electoral activities pending a review of the contested electoral reforms. He issued the directive following concerns by the Guild Speaker, Ezra Byakutangaza about the pending polls. …

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Mak management, student leaders to meet over impasse

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Makerere University top management is scheduled to meet with the student’s guild leadership later today over the stalemate resulting from the 15 percent tuition increment, which started on Tuesday, October 22, 2019.   In an invitation to Julius Kateregga, the Makerere University Guild President, the …

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Makerere University has no money to feed gov’t sponsored students

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Makerere University does not have funding for food and accommodation allowances for more than 10,000 government-sponsored students next academic year. The initial allocation of 3.35 billion Shillings was reportedly diverted, on the advice of the government, to cover other priority areas in the running …

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Mak to close fees collection accounts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Makerere University management has asked the university council to close all fees collection accounts of the university. This is after government through the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development assigned the country’s revenue authority –URA to take over fees collection in all public …

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