Businesses Slow Down As Mak Closes for Holidays


Majority of the business owners around Makerere are to face a slow down as the University closes for holidays.

The University is set to close on 7th/12/18. Majority of the business owners are worried as the students are their major clients. Most of these businesses are located around Wandegeya, Nankulabye, Kinoni and Makerere.

Shiela Tumwebaze, who runs a cosmetics shop in Kikoni says, “I close this place a few days after the campus closes, you cannot imagine the pain of sitting the whole day without getting a single client.”

We’ll Miss Free WiFi – Mak Students


As the semester draws to a close, some students at Makerere University say they will miss free internet services that they have been enjoying.

MAK WiFi has been part of students' life at campus during the course of the semester as many have been crowding around hot spots to access it for both academic and social reasons.

How Students Patronise MAK Internet Hot Spots


Free WiFi provided by Makerere has had students hooked onto internet around the university campus daily.

Many students in the university are seen crowded around WiFi hot spots in the campus to access the internet. Some of these spots include Linksys inside the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHUSS) building near the Journalism lab; near Lecture Room 6, in the Social Sciences building; MAKAIR in and around halls of residence; and WiFi at different colleges and schools.

Sexual Harassment: Muasa Boss Cites Conflict of Interest

Dr. Deus Muhwezi, the chairperson of Makerere University Academic Staff Association (MUASA), has cited what he called conflict of interest as a possible factor in the university’s failure to stamp out sexual harassment.

Dr Muhwezi says all perpetrators are known but wonders why they are never brought out and successfully apprehended.

Dr Muhwezi was on Friday speaking during the 'Mak Diva Safety Campaign' event in the University Main Hall. The Mak Diva Safety Campaign was organized to address issues of sexual harassment and violence against women.

University Students Tipped on Sexuality

Reproductive Health Uganda (RHU) has partnered with Makerere University to organise an Inter-University Dialogue on sexuality.

Codenamed #IUD18, the dialogue was held on Saturday in the Freedom Square under the theme of “Sexuality, Education, Health and Development.” It was in commemoration of the World Sexual Health Day.

Mak Student Falls in Open Manhole

An open manhole

A second-year student at Makerere University is nursing injuries she sustained on Saturday morning when she fell into an open manhole within the university campus.

Jemima Kagere, from the School of Education, sprained her leg after falling into the open manhole just outside the Arts Building in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHUSS). Kagere says the incident happed at 6:58am.

Team Uganda beat defending champions South Africa to lift world Netball University trophy

Photo by: Elvis Lubanga

The amazing and the top performing from The Mighty  Cranes popularly known as  Team Uganda has been on Friday evening crowned champions of World Netball University Championships after beating defending champions South Africa who are also the Africa's number in the final game (44-43) held at Makerere University


How Uganda Became World Netball Champions

Team Uganda in action. Courtesy Photo

Uganda came from behind to beat the defending champions South Africa in the International University Sports Federation (FISU) World University Netball Championships finals at Makerere University.

Uganda claimed victory on Friday night with a narrow goal difference of 44 – 43 in the tension packed game that sealed the weeklong tournament that attracted seven teams.

Nkumba University student Mary Nuba, who plays as goal shooter converted three consecutive chances in the fourth quarter which gave Team Uganda victory.