Classes resume at Social Sciences

Classes resume at Social Sciences

Studies have today resumed at the School of Social Sciences following a 5-day strike by lecturers over arrears, worth over Shs. 500m.

The strike was called off on Monday following a meeting between the Vice Chancellor, and the school staff and students representatives.

Though the lecturers agreed to go back to class, it was not clear when they would receive their arrears.

“The lecturers are going to be paid as the university gets money,” Hasifa Kabeja, the College Spokesperson said in a telephone interview.

UMTAC and MBI win the inter-institution media challenge

UMTAC School of Journalism and Makerere Business Institute have won the recently concluded Inter-Institutional Media Challenge. UMTAC emerged winners as the best Luganda News Team with Francis Kitaka as the best Luganda News Anchor. MBI was awarded for being the best English News Team with Walter Mwesigye as the best English News Anchor. These best News Anchors were awarded with a great opportunity to work with NTV for a year. Makerere’s own, Wilson Kasamba, a student of Journalism and Communication scooped the best Environment Reporter award.

Decentralize funds, CEDAT dean advises

The Dean School of Engineering, Dr. Umaru Bagampadde, has urged the University Council to decentralize funds if Makerere University is to benefit from the collegiate system. He made this call during an interview at his office at the College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology (CEDAT) on Monday November 11th. “The finances are still centralized.

Best public speakers 2013 crowned

The Department of Journalism and Communication (DJC), Makerere University, has awarded the best public speaking students following a highly heated race.
Robert Kitenda Gobbi and Fredrick Magonga Musisi won the awards for best public speakers 2013 The Art of Public Speaking course.
Kitenda scooped the grade category beating four contenders, to take home a trophy, while Magonga lifted the certificate crown beating 5 other contestants.


Walking around Makerere University, one will rarely miss posters informing those that care to read about association meetings. The posters are in all colours and sizes and are strategically pinned in all places; including on walkways. These, undoubtedly, are a lucid testimony of associational life at Africa’s fourth best university. These associations are premised on, among others, tribe, religion, departments, schools, colleges and former schools. The core objective, many would imagine, is to facilitate academic excellence.

Who will be the next Journalism head?

Following the election of Dr. Aaron Mushengyezi, the acting head of the Department of Journalism and Communication (DJC), as the new dean for the School of Languages, Literature and Communication (SLLC), there is an inevitable need to fill the position of head at DJC. Dr. Mushengyezi polled 46 against 23 from his main challenger, Dr. Edith Natukunda Togboa. The position of the school Dean fell vacant in October, when the then dean, Dr.

Police sacks varsity officers

Uganda Police

Police in Kampala has sacked its security bosses at both the Makerere and Kyambogo University over alleged theft of funds.

The officers on the spot are ASP Moses Byaruhanga, the Chief security Officer at Makerere and ASP Amos Gumisiriza of Kyambogo University.

According to sources privy to this reporter, Byaruhanga stole Shs.10m meant for facilitation of police constables to beef up the institution’s security.

Mak Inter-Staff Games On

The Makerere University Inter-staff competitions kick off Friday 22nd November at the Main Sports ground. The contest that will feature teams from all the nine colleges and school of law, Directorates, University Hospital, Estates and Works Department, the Main Library, Dean of Students’ Department and the Senate Building.

The units’ teams will compete in Soccer (men), Netball (Women), Volleyball (mixed team), Athletics (all), Cross Country (all) and Tennis.