Makerere University has today Thursday 25th November 2021 hosted a stakeholders Mobilization event in commemoration of 100 years (1922-2022) of its existence.
Makerere ivory tower
This has been done in preparation to mark the University’s centenary celebrations come year 2022.
Makerere is Uganda’s largest and oldest institution of higher learning, first established as a technical school in 1922. It became an independent national university in 1970.
Since then, the University has strived hence becoming one of the notable universities on the African Continent and the entire world.
The Event has been convened in the University’s famous Freedom Square Under the theme “Leveraging 100 years of Excellence in Building a Transformed Society.
This has been a curtain raiser for the many activities set by the University as it looks back on the success reached at in the past century.
Rt. Hon. Thomas Tayebwa the Government Chief Whip has been the Guest of Honor representing, The Speaker of Parliament of Uganda Jacob Oulanyah.
In his presentation, Tayebwa suggested for the amendment of Higher Institution laws, Lecturers Audit, strengthening of cooperate governance and scrapping off of graduation fees as this has caused many students fail to graduate.
Rt. Hon. Tomas Tayebwa – Uganda’s Government Chief Whip.
Lorna Magara, the University Council Chairperson, says the congregation of our stakeholders today and at subsequent events throughout the year, provides Makerere University with an opportunity to continue optimizing her 10 year strategy plan (2022-2030). Now in its second year of implementation, the plan seeks.
Lorna Magara – Chairperson, Makerere University Council.
“We want to mark 100 years of excellence with all our stakeholders. In the days ahead we will reach out to the broader University community of students, staff, alumni, development partners both nationally and internationally, and well-wishers for their participation in the centennial celebrations,”. Prof. Nawangwe quoted.
Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe – Vice Chancellor, Makerere University.
The event has also attracted a panel discussion of the Institution’s Alumi on strategies directed towards the organization of the Centenary celebrations.
“Can we be there in the market place?. A Makerere degree may not prepare you enough to be out there in the World” Ms. Dorothy Kisaka says during the event.
Ms. Dorothy Kisaka – Executive Director, Kampala Capital City Authority.
“We have our children called ‘millennials’ who feel entitled. Universities should put up campaigns against the use of drugs”. Prof. Balunywa remarks.
Prof. Wasswa Balunywa – Vice Chancellor, Makerere University Business School.
Yusuf Kiranda: We have challenges within the education system; we cannot attribute the challenges to the university. However, we cannot ignore the fantastic outputs from our university graduates.
Mr. Yusuf Kiranda – Makerere University Secretary.
At the event was also Ps. Martin Ssempa the (1988-1992) Makerere University Alminus cited that challenges that were brought by Privatization and liberalization of the University like scrapping off food to the students, slow decision and bureaucratic methods.
Ps. Martrin Ssempa, Born Again, Parliamentary Chaplain.
Makerere University will be marking its centenary cerebrations next year with different stakeholders called on to be part of the organization.