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Makerere jumps 22 positions in global ranking

ACCORDING to the latest ranking released by the Center for World University Rankings (CWUR), Makerere University rose by 22 positions in the world, from 891st in 2014 to the current 869th.

Makerere calm as lectures resume

Normalcy. The situation follows a decision to defer the 100 per cent tuition policy to next semester.

Makerere: Baryamureeba resigns to private sector

Prof Venansius Baryamureeba has resigned from Makerere just three days after Prof John Ddumba Ssentamu was appointed to head the university as its new Vice Chancellor.

Baryamureeba, has served Makerere for 17 years, three of those as acting Vice Chancellor, tendered in his resignation today, Friday.

Why Baryamureeba lost his Makerere job

The need for harmony and cohesion at Makerere University could have led to the exclusion of professors Venansius Baryamureeba and Elly Rwakishaya Katunguka from the vice chancellor race at Makerere University.

Nine seek Mak VC job

Seven professors and two associate professors are vying for the position of vice chancellor at Makerere University. After a month’s wait, the five-member search committee only received applications in the two days leading to yesterday’s deadline. The applicants include Prof Venansius Baryamureeba (acting vice chancellor), Prof Tonny Oyana (professor of Geography at Southern Illinois University in the US), Prof Edmund Bizimenyera (Agriculture) who applied on Wednesday.

Editorial: Vice chancellor can be found outside Makerere

The search is on once again for Makerere University’s new vice chancellor.

The university has had leadership challenges over the years; and so, this should provide an opportunity to fix that problem once and for all. Recent negative press notwithstanding, Prof Venansius Baryamureeba has done fairly well, especially in uplifting the university’s international ranking, improving government-Makerere relations, and promoting scientific research

Makerere ranking stirs controversy

The authorities at Makerere University are beaming with excitement.

As the institution celebrated its 62nd graduation ceremony, it received some other good news – it’s the best university in East and Central Africa and the 8th best overall university on the whole continent.

Overhaul education system - Prof Kasozi

 The former National Council for Higher Education executive director, Prof A.B. Kasozi has called for an overhaul of the education system to allow students discover their potential before they can specialise in any academic discipline.

Mak chancellor raps teachers’ union boss

Makerere University Chancellor Mondo Kagonyera last week chided a Uganda National Teachers’ Union (Unatu) leader for insulting education minister Jessica Alupo

Professor Kasozi: Abolish Specialization of Arts and Sciences

Former Executive Director (2002-2012) of the National Council for Higher Education, Professor A.B. Kasozi has asked government to abolish the current specialization of Arts and Sciences until students finish their first degree.

Ban boarding schools at primary level

Ugandan educationists have proposed to government a wide range of changes in the education system of the country, including banning boarding schools at primary level, which they say has endangered the family development of children.

Prof. Senteza Kajubi memorial lecture

Makerere University College of Education and External Studies is going to host Prof. William Senteza Kajubi inaugural memorial lecture on Thursday 26th February 2015.

Barya has made Makerere shine

EDITOR: I am grateful to the vice-chancellor of Makerere University, Professor Venansius Baryamureeba. He is doing commendable work. Makerere has made encouraging progress in many spheres. 

Makerere University Lecturers cautioned against awarding free marks to students

Makerere University Lecturers are cautioned against awarding free marks to students in order to complete their studies.

Makerere University gets 10 more principals

Having adopted the collegiate system of administration over a year ago, Makerere University is on the brink filling all the positions of college principals and their deputies.
 

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Nkozi, Makerere Split Points

Uganda Martyrs Nkozi and Makerere University shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw in their University Football League in Mpigi on Thursady.

Moses Ssemanda scored first for Makerere but Godfrey Kasumba defrayed the debt for All Stars with a close range strike to level proceedings.

Makerere Beat Mbarara to Cling onto 5th position

Makerere University beat Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST) 2-1 to safeguard its 5th position in the first round of
University football league.

Makerere to review courses

KAMPALA- Makerere University will review its courses in order to concentrate on those that are cost effective and market oriented, according to the institution’s chairperson.

Dr Charles Wana-Etyem, the University Council chairperson, told Daily Monitor in an interview that the university council had acknowledged the President’s advice and started working to review its programmes.

End of an era at Makerere

Outsourcing non-core functions could force ‘needy’ students to readjust

When the bulk of the members of today’s university administration first joined Makerere as students in the late 1960s and 1970s, they were literary treated like royalty, although some had come from very humble homes.

Makerere University urged to invest abroad

THE Makerere University chancellor Prof. Mondo Kagonyera, has proposed that the University should invest abroad in order to get sound return on investments.

Speaking at the inauguration of Makerere University Holdings Company Ltd meeting, Kagonyera urged the board of directors to consider investing more abroad.

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