70th Graduation Ceremony: General Information for Graduands

The Academic Registrar, Makerere University informs all graduands of the 70th Graduation Ceremony scheduled to take place from 14th to 17th January 2020 of the following general information. 

Graduation, Convocation, Transcript, Certificate Fees

Please note that every first degree graduand must pay Ug.Shs 208,000/= for Ugandans/East Africans and US$ 130plus Ug.Shs 98,000/= for Internationals as Convocation, Graduation, Transcript and Certificate fees before he/she can be allowed to graduate. This fee should be paid in Banks, Stanbic Bank branches i.e. Makerere University or Wandegeya, DFCU Bank, Centenary Bank, Post Bank and United Bank of Africa, Makerere UniversityPostgraduate Students who undertook their first-degree course at Makerere University need not pay for Convocation.

 Ugandans/East AfricansInternationals
ConvocationShs 10,000/=US$ 10
GraduationShs 40,000/=US$ 60
CertificateShs 30,000/=US$ 30
TranscriptShs 30,000/=US$ 30
Graduation gownShs 98,000/=Shs 98,000/=

Cylinder Fee

All PhD graduands are required to pay a Cylinder fee of Ug.Shs 50,000/= in addition to other fees.

Alfred Masikye Namoah

Museveni officially launches ICT Innovations Expo 2019

Original article by PML Daily

President Museveni at the launch of ICT Innovations Expo 2019 (PHOTO/PPU).

KAMPALA – President Museveni has on Tuesday, December 17 officially launched the ICT Innovations Expo 2019.

The president visited different exhibition stalls and commended the different Ugandans who are embracing technology as a game-changer in the face of human and global needs.

Among the exhibitors, is a one William Wasswa whose innovation is about easily identifying cervical cancer amongst women.

In a statement, Museveni said that “I have also seen a digital hospital where patients can be examined, and diagnosed in just minutes. I must say I am greatly impressed by the step Uganda is taking towards technology.”

“Technology is no longer a choice but a necessity, I would, therefore, like to assure Ugandans that we will work towards eliminating import solutions in the ICT sector, such money should be diverted to local innovators,” he added.

The president revealed that there will always be money to fund local innovations.

“Once you show that we can use it, we can then show the money,” he said.

Museveni said that he has been informed that data bundles subscribed to by internet users specifically on MTN will no longer have an expiry date.

“I do not understand why there was an expiry date in the first place, because this is paid for service and it should not be taken away until its money value is diminished. Nonetheless, that is a move in the right direction,” he said.

He said that about internet service, the government has worked with the Chinese to build the ICT backbone, the underground cables which can take all the data because the satellite system was really expensive.

EC Gives 7 Additional Days for Voter Register Update

The Electoral Commission appointed the period of the general update of National Voters’ Register for purposes of the 2020/2021 General Elections. The exercise indeed commenced on Thursday 21st November 2019 and was scheduled to close on Wednesday 11th December 2019.

Towards the close of the update exercise, the Commission observed big numbers of applicants at the update centers across the country and also received requests for an extension from various stakeholders in the electoral process.

Arising out of this, the Electoral Commission found it necessary to extend the update period from Wednesday 11th December 2019, for five (5) more days, starting from Thursday 12th December 2019 and ending today Monday 16th December 2019.
However, before the end of this extended period, the Electoral Commission once again received several requests from numerous stakeholders in the electoral process and recommendations from our own field staff for a further extension of the period for the General Update of the National Voters Register.

The Electoral Commission has decided to further extend the update period from tomorrow Tuesday 17th December 2019 for seven (7) more days, ending on Monday 23rd December 2019, after which, there will be no further extension.

This exercise will continue to be conducted at update stations in each parish throughout Uganda, starting from 8:00am to 6:00pm, throughout the extended period, including weekends.

The purpose of this extension is to provide an opportunity for eligible
persons who have not yet registered to do so. Once again, the general public is reminded to carefully observe the following:
a) This is not a fresh registration of voters but an exercise to enable Ugandan citizens who have attained the age of 18 years and above and who have not yet registered to register as voters in order to participate in elections.
b) A registered voter who wishes to transfer to new voting locations shall be able to do so during this period.
Please note that such a voter who wishes to transfer to a new voting location must
present confirmation that he/she originates from or is, at the time of application for
transfer, a resident of the Parish of that (new) voting location. Such applicants should ensure they have details of their previous voting location.
c) The Electoral Commission has availed the National Voters’ Register for each polling station at the Update center in each parish so that existing voters check and confirm their registration status, that is, whether their particulars are well-captured.
The Electoral Commission urges all eligible persons who are not yet registered as voters, and those who wish to apply for transfer of voting location, to use this VERY LAST opportunity, and do so, in order to participate in the General Elections.

Justice Byabakama Mugenyi Simon-Chairperson, Electoral Commission

BREAKING: President Museveni reshuffles Cabinet

President Museveni

President Yoweri Museveni has made a mini-reshuffle of his cabinet today, Saturday December 14, 2019. Majority of the ministers have been retained.

The new Minister of Local government is Raphael Magyezi, energy Minister Irene Muloni has been dropped to advisor and will be replaced by Mary Kitutu while Judith Nabakooba takes over at the Information and ICT Ministry.

ICT Minister Frank Tumwebaze has been moved to gender while Obua Denis takes over from Charles Bakabulindi as sports state minister.

Gen Wamala Katumba takes over the Transport ministry from Monica Azuba, who is now a presidential advisor.

In Exercise of the Powers vested in the President by Articles 99(1), 108(2), 108A(1), 113(1) and 114(1) of the 1995 Constitution of the Republic of Uganda, President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has, in pursuance of the goals of the NRM and Ugandans in general, made minor changes to the Cabinet.

He has appointed persons listed below as Vice President, Prime Minister, Cabinet Ministers, Ministers of State and Senior Presidential Advisors:

Read full list here