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‘Gov’t To Pump Shs15Bn To Revive Burnt MUK Building’-Prof. Nawangwe

‘Gov’t To Pump Shs15Bn To Revive Burnt MUK Building’-Prof. Nawangwe

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By Keefa Nuwahereza The Vice Chancellor of Makerere University has finally spoken out about the disastrous twin fires that ravaged the university’s main administration building (Ivory Tower’ on Sunday, in which property worth billions of shillings was destroyed. Prof. Nawangwe issued a statement on Tuesday in which he revealed that government is willing to inject over Shs15.5Bn to rebuild the burnt building. Here is Nawangwe’s statement as follows; REPORT ON THE FIRE OUTBREAK AT THE MAIN BUILDING In the morning of Sunday 20th September 2020, at around half past midnight, a police patrol team at Makerere University noticed smoke coming out of the roof of the Makerere University Main Administration Building. The patrol team alerted the OC Makerere Police Station, who had bee
Property Worth Millions Destroyed After MUK Ivory Tower Catches Fire

Property Worth Millions Destroyed After MUK Ivory Tower Catches Fire

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By Keefa Nuwahereza An inferno that burned down the Makerere University main building popularly known as Ivory Tower on Saturday night has left properties worth hundreds of millions of shillings destroyed. Although it is not yet clear what caused the fire outbreak,  eyewitnesses at the scene revealed to this website that the inferno broke out a few minutes past 1:00Pm  and by the time the Police Fire brigade reached the scene  several offices had been burnt down by the fire. Police Fire Brigade trying to put out the fire as the Ivory Tower burned Saasi Marvin, a student at MUK wrote thus on social media about the incident; “Since 1am up to now (4:06 AM), the main building of Africa's 5th best University - Makerere University - located in the heart of Kampala Ci
University Wins £500k Grant to help Combat COVID-19 in Uganda

University Wins £500k Grant to help Combat COVID-19 in Uganda

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The University of Salford’s School of Science, Engineering & Environment has been awarded more than £500,000 to address the threat of COVID-19 in Uganda. The project is funded by UK Research and Innovation through the UK Government’s Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) and the Newton Fund. This funding is one of the 20 projects that have been announced by the UKRI aimed at developing solutions to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 for some of the world’s most disadvantaged people. Prof Richard Birtles, chair in biomedicine, said: “We will be sharing the knowledge and experience gained by COVID-19 laboratories in the UK over the past six months with Ugandan microbiologists to accelerate reliable testing in the country. “This is important, not only to help their national pandem

Huawei Fulfils its Pledge to Makerere by Donating ICT Study Equipment.

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Huawei, a leading global ICT solutions provider, has on 28th August donated ICT study equipment to Makerere University College of Computing and Information Science. This equipment is to aid in the hands-on study in the Huawei ICT Academy that was launched in 2019 at the college. The event that took place at Makerere University College of Computing and Information Science was attended by the Vice Chancellor of Makerere Professor Barnabas Nawangwe, Executive Director of NITA-Uganda Dr. Mugasa Hatwib, Deputy Vice Chancellor Finance and Admin Professor Hisali Eria, Huawei Managing director Mr. Gaofei, the and Principal College of computing Professor Tonny Oyana among others. The Huawei ICT Academy was launched in May 2019 at Makerere University and is to train and certify 1000 ...
Makerere donates the Touchless Handwashing Kits to Mulago National Referral Hospital.

Makerere donates the Touchless Handwashing Kits to Mulago National Referral Hospital.

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Makerere University has donated three Touchless Handwashing (Tw-20) Kits to Mulago National Referral Hospital and another one to the College of Health Sciences (CHS). The donation was presided over by the university Vice-Chancellor Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe at the University Main Hall during the media engagement and handover ceremony on 24th August, 2020. The three kits donated to Mulago hospital were handed over to Dr. Christine Byanyima who represented the Hospital Director. She expressed appreciation for the identification of Mulago Hospital as a beneficiary and a long term partner. “Mulago is a big institution with a lot of capacities. Mulago has treated over 6,000 patients of COVID 19 and has currently over 50 patients onward. Uganda is in Phase 3 of the pandemic with community i
Makerere University Private Admission List 2020-2021 Is Out.

Makerere University Private Admission List 2020-2021 Is Out.

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By Keefa Nuwahereza The Makerere University Private Admission Lists has been released for the 2020-2021 academic year. The Office of the Academic Registrar, Makerere University has released the admission lists and the Cut-Off Points for Privately Sponsored Students for the Academic Year 2020-2021. Admission List is simply the names of successfully admitted applicants offered provisional admission into an institution. Private Admission Lists are usually released by institutions after the conduct of admission screening exercise. Admissions.co.ug have published below the procedures to check your Makerere University Private Admission List for the 2020-2021 academic year. See Admission List for all Universities in Uganda. Please Note: The office of th...
Huawei’s ICT Academy, A Fertile Soil for ICT Talent Cultivation

Huawei’s ICT Academy, A Fertile Soil for ICT Talent Cultivation

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By John Peter Olinga Makerere University: In May 2019, Huawei ignited an Information Communications Technology (ICT) Academy in Uganda to improve the number and quality of IT professions in the country. The Academy was a result of a pledge offered by Huawei to H.E Yoweri Kaguta Museveni during his visit to China, whereby Huawei pledged to train over 1000 Uganda ICT talents through its ICT Academy at no cost for students. Since its launch, the Huawei ICT Academy has attracted thousands of enthusiasts and students with multiple accreditation points mounted at Uganda’s top Universities. Initially, Huawei signed an MOU with Makerere University as the center of the ICT Academy, before seven more Universities joined the race to host regional Academies. Some of the students at the Huaw
Police On Hot Spot For Raiding Catholic Church Over CCTV Footage Of MUK Student Tegu’s Murder By LDU

Police On Hot Spot For Raiding Catholic Church Over CCTV Footage Of MUK Student Tegu’s Murder By LDU

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By Elite News Reporter The Uganda Police have come under fire after being accused of allegedly raiding St. Augustine Church at Makerere University, in a bid to cover up the murder of Emmanuel Tegu, a third year Veterinary student that was reportedly clobbered to death by Local Defence Unit  Militia. Elite News website reported how Tegu had died shortly after being dumped at Mulago Referral Hospital by a police patrol truck. Although word had earlier circulated that Tegu had been clobbered by LDU militia and  UPDF soldiers after he expressed his support for Bobi Wine and People Power movement, Police spokesperson Patrick Onyango came out and refuted the allegation, stating that the deceased had been killed by a mob. Some of the cops that raided St. Augustine Church to...
Police Speaks Out On Murdered Makerere University Student

Police Speaks Out On Murdered Makerere University Student

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By Keefa Nuwahereza The Uganda Police have finally spoken  out about Emmanuel Tegu, a Makerere University Veterinary Medicine student, who died last week under mysterious circumstances. Tegu was rushed to Mulago Referral Hospital in critical condition after allegedly being clobbered while at Makerere University. Although rumours had been circulating that Tegu had been beaten by LDUs while at Makerere University, the police said that he had been beaten by a mob. According to the police, Tegu was a son of a police officer a one Sgt. Okwalinga. The Police also said that Tegu had Bipolar, a mental illness. According to preliminary findings, on the night of his murder, Tegu had informed his girlfriend that he was going to church. However, Police teams got a disturbance cal...
Jobless MUK Graduates Storm Kampala Streets,  Arrested By Police

Jobless MUK Graduates Storm Kampala Streets, Arrested By Police

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By Keefa NuwaherezaA group of female and male graduates from Makerere University stormed Kampala streets on Monday holding placards with with the question "What' s Next." The graduates stormed Mukwano Garden City and Mulago Roundabouts, with placards, without saying anything or demonstrating. However, police arrested all of them arguing that they didn't inform the area District Police Commander (DPCs) about the peaceful Demonstration. According to the university website, a total of 13,509 graduands (50.5% female and 49.5% male) were conferred upon degrees and others awarded diplomas during the four-day ceremony at the Freedom Square, held from Tuesday 14th to Friday 17th January 2020. Police arresting MUK Graduates A total of 420 graduands obtained a cumulative Grade...