Annual Report - 2002 - Makerere University Planning and


Annual Report - 2002 - Makerere University Planning and
Annual Report
A Review of The Institutional
Development Plan 2000/01- 2004/05
Planning & Development Department
March 2003
Professor P.J.M. Ssebuwufu
The Annual Report 2002 is the second annual performance report of Makerere University. This report
systematically tracks progress recorded in the execution of the University’s strategic plan 2000/1-2004/5
adopted in October 2000.
The forward motion for performance reporting is provided by the dedication of the University’s
management to systematic planning based on the strategic management model and the obligation of the
University administration as spelt out in section 6.7 of The Universities and other Tertiary Institutions’ Act
2000. The reporting structure of the University has advanced to encompass both macro and micro reports.
This year’s report is distinguishable from last year’s in that it gives an elaborate snapshot of the progress
recorded in the implementation of the University’s strategic plan at the Faculty/Unit level. The report is
based on the more elaborate annual reports of the faculties/planning units. It should be noted that the
general picture at the macro level in terms of the University’s development profile is not substantially at
variance with the representation portrayed in last year’s report, a phenomenon attributable to the relatively
stable academic environment universities like Makerere operate in.
The principle to report annually based on a calendar year mismatches with the subsisting University system
The academic year runs from October to June while the financial year runs from July to June. Being a
public institution, most of the University’s decisions and developments are driven by the government
financial year, which starts in July and ends in June, thus we propose that the reporting should be based on a
financial year.
This report may not be faultless but we are happy that we have already climbed on the learning curve with
regard to performance reporting. We shall continue to learn from our shortcomings with a view of
perfecting the process as we move along.
Finally, the University would appreciate feed back to the report from the government and other
List of Acronyms
[email protected]
African Capacity Building Fund
African Economic Research Council
African Network for Prevention and Protection Against Child Abuse and Neglect
Continuing Agricultural Extension Centre
Certified Ciso Network Association
Community Development Research Network
Danish International Development Agency
Directorate for International Development
Mak Directorate of Information and Communication Technology Services
Economic Policy Research Centre
Farmers’ Organisation coordination
Female Scholarship Initiative
Innovations at Makerere Committee
International Atomic Agency
International Centre for Research in Agro Forestry
Information Communication Technology
International Development Association
Institutional Development Plan
International Development Research Centre
International Corporation with Developing countries
International Foundation for Science
Kampala City Council
Learning Innovations Loan
Ministry of Agriculture Animal Industry and Fisheries
Ministry of Education and Sports
Ministry of Finance Planning and Economic Development
Ministry of Health
Makerere University Agricultural Research Institute Kabanyolo
Makerere University Consultancy Bureau
Ministry of Water Lands and Environment
National Agricultural Advisory Services
Norwegian Agency for International Development
Norwegian Council of Universities
National Union of Researcher and Research Users
Plan for Modernization of Agriculture
Swedish Agency for Research Cooperation
Swedish Agency for International Development
Uganda Aids Commission
Uganda National Council for Science and Technology
United Nations Development Program
United Nations Fund for Population Activities
Vice Chancellor
Table of Contents
FOREWORD .................................................................................................................................................................. 3
LIST OF ACRONYMS.................................................................................................................................................. 4
LIST OF TABLES.......................................................................................................................................................... 5
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY .............................................................................................................................................I
FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES .................................................................................................................. 4
FACULTY OF LAW ............................................................................................................................................. 8
FACULTY OF AGRICULTURE....................................................................................................................... 14
FACULTY OF SCIENCE................................................................................................................................... 16
FACULTY OF TECHNOLOGY........................................................................................................................ 19
FACULTY OF VETERINARY MEDICINE .................................................................................................... 25
FACULTY OF MEDICINE................................................................................................................................ 28
INSTITUTE OF COMPUTER SCIENCE (ICS) .............................................................................................. 32
INSTITUTE OF STATISTICS AND APPLIED ECONOMICS..................................................................... 33
INSTITUTE OF ADULT AND CONTINUING EDUCATION (IACE) ........................................................ 35
INSTITUTE OF PSYCHOLOGY...................................................................................................................... 38
INSTITUTE OF ECONOMICS ......................................................................................................................... 41
INSTITUTE OF SOCIAL RESEARCH (MISR).............................................................................................. 43
SCHOOL OF EDUCATION .............................................................................................................................. 47
SCHOOL OF POSTGRADUATE STUDIES.................................................................................................... 49
SCHOOL OF INDUSTRIAL AND FINE ARTS .............................................................................................. 52
EASLIS ................................................................................................................................................................. 54
PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT (PDD) ...................................................................... 56
DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE ......................................................................................................................... 61
UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL................................................................................................................................. 63
ESTATES AND WORKS DEPARTMENT ...................................................................................................... 65
UNIVERSITY LIBRARY ................................................................................................................................... 66
ACADEMIC REGISTRAR ................................................................................................................................ 69
DEPARTMENT OF THE DEAN OF STUDENTS ......................................................................................... 71
List of Tables
Table 1:
Table 2:
Table 3:
Makerere University Student Enrolment and Graduates 2002
Makerere University Staff Status 2002
Executive Summary
Inspired by her vision “To be a center of academic excellence providing world class teaching, research
and services relevant to sustainable development needs of society,” Makerere University has continued to
provide high quality education, while expanding access during the year 2002. This report outlines the main
achievements of Makerere University in its mandated areas of operation namely: teaching and learning,
research, extension and consulting services, organization and management, human resource development,
infrastructural improvement and resource mobilization and allocation by the various
Faculties/Schools/Institutes and Administrative units.
1.1 Teaching and Learning:
The total undergraduate student enrolment of Makerere University stood at 26,694 in 2002 up from 21,709
in 2001. The number of postgraduate student was 1,657. The above student population included a total of
224 international students.
In order to maintain high academic standards, the University introduced a series of measures: First, the
renewal and revision of curricula has been more vigorously pursued in all faculties/schools/institutes
and several new demand driven programs have been introduced both at undergraduate and postgraduate
levels. Some of the new programs that have attracted the students have included M.A. in Ethics and Public
Management, M.A in Human Rights and the Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Journalism in the
Faculty of Arts, B.Sc. in Land Use and Management, B.Sc. Agribusiness Management and MSc. applied
Human Nutrition in the Faculty of Agriculture, B.Sc. in Fisheries and Aquaculture, B.Sc. in Geological
Resource Management and B.Sc. in Ethnobotany in the Faculty of Science, MA in Population and
Reproductive Health, MA in Population and Development in the Institute of Statistics and Applied
Teaching and Learning Extends to civil society, Faculty of Technology Open Day
The new Senate has restructured its committee system with a view to ensuring that the standards are not
only maintained but improved. One of such committees is the Quality Assurance Committee with the
mandate to closely monitor the academic standards of the University.
Further more, Makerere University is gradually adopting e-learning to transform the teaching process and
make more optimal utilization of limited space. All faculties/schools/institutes participated in the e-learning
courses for training of trainers for academic and administrative staff organised through the Institute of
Computer Science with support from Nuffic, Netherlands. The University significantly stepped up its
library information resources through the use of ICT in addition to the traditional book form. Students can
now access over 7,000 electronic Journals. Server points in the Library expanded from 14 to 74 while LAN
on the grounds expanded from 16 to 68. In order to accelerate the integration of ICT in teaching and
learning, the University acquired more than 400 new computers during 2002 and all major
faculties/schools/institutes have established local area net works which are linked up to the optic fiber
backbone and the wireless network set up earlier on.
Apart from the above initiatives geared towards efficiency, Makerere University has become more
conscious of the need to produce graduates with the skills and knowledge required in the employment
world. A Project to link up the University with the decentralized Districts service delivery and therefore
positively impact on the poverty alleviation program has been running for now two years. The Program has
entered a new phase of implementation supported by a Learning Innovation Loan (LIL) of USD 5 million to
Government by IDA / World Bank and a matching fund from Rockefeller Foundation to Makerere
University. The program aims at creating a partnership between the Government and the University to
enhance the University ‘s role in the transformation process. One hundred and twenty (120) undergraduate
scholarships were awarded to district employees under this program. The focus disciplines in the program
include basic health and medicine, agriculture, governance, financial management and planning, education
as well as engineering.
Other initiatives designed to increase graduate employability have included multidisciplinary teaching and
research, effective internship and clinical work, and closer links with the community.
Finally, on this aspect, the University has deliberately targeted donor support to science disciplines to create
the necessary human resources for exploiting the country’s natural resources which have hitherto not been
In the area of access and equity, besides expanding student’s intake, the University has continued to address
gender concerns. The Department of Women and Gender Studies launched the certified Cisco Network
Associate (CCNA) course with the aim of increasing the enrolment of females in higher learning
institutions. The Female Scholarship Initiative (FSI) support by the Carnegie Corporation of New York
which is in its second year is now supporting over 193 female students. A PhD scholarship scheme by the
same foundation has an inbuilt affirmative action for women scholars. Twenty five women with diplomas
have benefited under Carnegie support project in the Faculty of Agriculture. A further two female
employees at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine have been supported for the Bachelor of Laboratory
A new building funded by NORAD to create space for Gender studies has been completed and handed over
to the University. In recognition of Makerere positive Gender development, the University was selected to
host the prestigious International Inter-disciplinary Congress on Women, the Women World 2002. The
Congress which was attended by about 2000 delegates was a big success.
1.2 Research
During the year 2002, the measures implemented to tackle the chronic shortage of funds for research started
to yield some results. A research levy of Ushs.10, 000 for undergraduate students and Ushs.20, 000 for
postgraduate students yielded Ushs.224 million. Government of Uganda allocated Ushs 120 million for
research. The internally generated funds were augmented by Donor funds from Carnegie Corporation of
New York, Sida/SAREC and NORAD amounting to over Ushs 364 million for research. Most of these
funds were used to fund research for Ph.D. candidates on Staff Development.
During the year 2002, an additional post of Deputy Dean/Deputy Director was created in
faculties/shools/institutes. Most of the faculties/schools/institutes have earmarked this post for Research and
Higher Degrees. Many faculties/schools/institutes revamped the Faculty Research and Publication
Committees to solicit and evaluate research proposal from both staff and students.
Some of the on-going major research projects include: Budongo Forest project by the Faculty of Forestry and Nature Conservation which has taken a
multidisciplinary approach to encompass a range of species of plants, animals and socio-economic
studies of local communities (supported by NORAD).
 Sustainable Technological Development in the Lake Victoria Region undertaken by the Faculty of
Technology with support from Sida/SAREC.
 Ankole cow and Mubende goat by the Faculty of Agriculture with support from NORAD.
In order to improve on research management and co-ordination, the School of Postgraduate studies has
developed a system known as [email protected] to capture all on-going research. The school has been equipped
with computers and desk tops publishing equipment plus a vehicle and other facilities which have built
capacity for dissemination and utilization of research findings. A number of faculties/schools/institutes
now publish journals. These include Medicine, Law, Agriculture, Social Sciences among others.
The Makerere Institute of Social Research (MISR) carried out 11 commissioned and non commissioned
research projects and through competitive bidding won a number of consulting studies in the area of
HIV/AIDS, Land Management, Poverty Alleviation and Governance. MISR has also made significant
contribution towards influencing public policy and searching for community and national solutions to
problems through facilitating dialogue and networking with all stakeholders.
1.3 Extension and Consulting
Extension work is geared towards transmitting University abundant professional knowledge and skills to
problem solving among the community, improving production techniques to industry and business and
policy formulation to the Government. The first major linkage of the University to society has been
facilitated through the [email protected] project which seeks to create a partnership between the University and
the Decentralized District Service Delivery. This project has facilitated knowledge and skills transfer
through training to the District Service Delivery on the one hand and improving the relevancy of higher
education as lecturers acquire grassroots experiences and integrate them into the curricula. The project
which is funded by the Rockefeller Foundation and the World Bank is seen as a pilot phase which will be
opened up to other areas if proved successful. This pilot phase is targeting the districts of Rakai, Mabarara,
Arua, Yumbe, Mbale, Sironko, Itoojo sub county in Ntungamo district and Kamapla
The Faculty of Technology offers Business Development services to small and micro enterprises in Uganda
with support from Gatsby Charitable Foundation of UK. Many enterprises in Kampala, Jinja, Mbarara,
Mbale, Masindi, Masaka, Mukono, Rukungiri, Soroti, Gulu, and Lira have been assisted in skills
development, business plans and technology transfer for quality improvement. The Faculty of Technology,
through the Technology Consults Ltd. has extended services to Government, the private sector and the
University on several building projects.
The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine offers services to the community in a range of programs especially the
Buyana Stock Farm. For the past 10 years Buyana Stock Farm was the lead nucleus for breeding goats,
hence contributing to animal genetic base within the country. The farm sells Boar breed of goats to farmers
in the country.
1.4 Organisation and Management
The year 2002 was a period of transition from the 1970 Makerere University Act to the Universities and
Other Tertiary Institutions Act 2001. The transition proved to be a challenge as new organs were being
created for the first time. A new Senate was put in place and after a break of 7 months from April 2002 a
new Council was created. In the absence of Council, University Management chaired by the Vice
Chancellor took all the decisions at the University. The new organs however have come with new
challenges. For example, the size of current Council is more than twice as big as the old Council. The
University submitted its proposals for amendment of the Act to the Ministry of Education and Sports and it
is hoped that the amendment will be given priority in order to minimize stress and strains in the University
delivery systems.
The second dimension of transformation is in the area of formation of constituent Colleges. The formation
of these Colleges is intended to bring efficacy as large units of Constituent Colleges are given more powers.
The previous Council approved the College of Health Sciences in principle and its details are being put
together. A College of Humanities to bring together the present Faculties of Arts, Social Sciences and
Institutes of Psychology, Economics and, MISR has been mooted and its planning is underway. The
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources is also being worked upon. The Planning and Development
Department is currently preparing a working paper on the rationalization and management of the
Devolution process to guide the transformation to Constituent Colleges.
An important development that will improve University management and its transformation process is the
adoption of ICT for management. To this end the University is setting up the following 4 information
Library Information System
Academic Records Information System
Financial Information System
Human Resource Information System
When the ARIS is fully operational, the delay in issuing transcripts will be minimized if not totally
Students’ Welfare
The Department of the Dean of Students, which is responsible for students’ welfare, has strived to provide
the basic students services. The students are still being fed on the meager provision of Ushs 1,070 per day
per student. The total number of students residing at the campus is 5,500, which is less than 20% of the
total student population.
The renovation of Lumumba Hall of residence with funds locally generated is underway. This cuts down
on the number of students resident at the campus. In view of the extensive rehabilitation works needed the
execution of work was phased such that the current phase focuses on Block B. More funds are still needed
to complete Lumumba and other halls of residence.
A positive development in the area of students’ welfare is the growth of private students hostels. Many
private entrepreneurs have put up students hostels around Makerere University campus. The Dean of
Students has put in place a policy to supervise these private hostels and to grade and accredit them
according to the University standards.
1.5 Human Resource Development
The total Academic staff strength stands at 952 against total establishment of 1813 which gives a
percentage subscription of 53%. In addition to this, the University employs over 160 part-time lecturers
who are paid directly from the income generated from fees.
Through the judicious use of income generated, as well as through Donor support, the University is
conducting a vigorous Staff Development Program. Over 128 Members of staff are pursuing PhD degrees..
The part time staff along with the full timers have played an important role in ensuring that the expanded
student enrollment is effectively taught and supervised.
The incentive regime of the University however, is lagging behind due to lack of constant adjustment in the
wake of the price fluctuation. For example, when the salary of a Professor was adjusted to Ushs,1,060,000
in 1997, the exchange rate of the shilling to the Dollar was 1US$ = Ushs.977. So the Professor was earning
over US$1000. The exchange rate has depreciated to 1USD = Ushs 1,900 which is about 50% of the
exchange rate in 1997 and the salary of a Professor has remained at Ushs.1,060,000 which is about US$550.
The University and the Government will need to work together to update the salary and other staff
incentives to current price level.
1.6 Physical Infrastructure
The major accomplishments in terms of infrastructural development over the year 2002 were as follows:
Completion of a 1800 M2 new building for the Department of Women & Gender Studies with
NORAD support.
Construction of a 2375 M2 building for Computer Science which will also host the Meteorology
Unit with NORAD support.
Construction of 4030 M2 the Department of Food Science funded by NORAD.
Renovation of Lumumba Hall of Residence Block B
Construction of new building for Institute of Infectious Diseases at Mulago funded by Pfizer
Face lift of several buildings prior to the Women World Congress.
Completion of the optic fiber backbone for ICT at the main campus.
Procurement of 400 Computers and installation of several LANs
The University however has extensive space requirement and space development needs to be given special
attention by the Government and development partners.
1.7 Generation and Allocation of Funds
The University budgeted to spend Ushs.71billion during 2002 and it received from Government Ushs.27.6b
and from its internal sources Ushs.19b. Thus the University operated with a deficit of 37% on its recurrent
budget. Most of the Capital Budget totaling Ushs 22 billion was funded by donors. Government of Uganda
contributed Ushs. 270 million for capital works and Ushs 1,200 million for taxes on donor supported
projects (see table 4).
The absence of Council, delayed quite a number of critical decisions in the area of Finance. These included
decision on the new structure of unit cost by Faculty/School/Institute which was worked out by the
Planning and Development Department and the new accounting and financial manual which was produced
by the Finance Department. The Finance Department will move a step forward in putting in place a new
computerized finance system – FINIS which will go a long way in improving the efficiency of the Financial
Management System.
The Way Forward
In the year 2003, the University will continue to vigorously pursue measures to review curricula to ensure
delivery of demand driven and problem solving programmes. The University will strengthen its linkage
with the decentralized districts and institutions of higher learning in Uganda and beyond. The period will
mark an initiation of partnerships with the private sector and an increase in the Universities relevancy to
societal needs. Integration of e-learning into teaching and learning to increase access such that education is
not constrained by space and time.
Makerere will vigorously mobilize resources through organizing donor conferences and pursuing the unit
cost based budget from government and continue to consolidate the achievements of year 2002 in the areas
of gender mainstreaming, ICT development and utilisation, students’ welfare, human resource development,
extension and consulting services and research and organizational management.
The University is
committed to continue to operationalize The University and other Tertiary Institutions Act 2001.
1.9 Organisation of the report
The report presents the various University Faculty/Institutes/ Schools and administrative units report as
applied to the different University strategic components of teaching and learning, research, organisation and
management, human resource development, generation and allocation of funds, and extension and
consulting services. Data tables about enrolment, internally generated funds and staffing position are given
as annexes.
1.0 Faculty of Arts
Since its inception, the FoA has been a learning centre for not only Ugandans but also scholars from other
parts of the World. The Faculty has contributed to social and political development of Uganda and the
region as a whole. Many of Africa’s most outstanding writers, scholars, politicians, and state-persons are
products of the Faculty of Arts or its predecessor, The English Department. The FoA is one of the few
Faculties at Makerere University that is proud to have taught writers and scholars whose works its students
now study.
Achievements/Main Accomplishments
1.1.1 Teaching and Learning
Designing of new programs, particularly at the postgraduate level, and revision of old programs with a view
to rendering them professional and market oriented has been an on going activity throughout the year.
Special mention is made of the M.A. in Ethics and Public Management, M.A. in Human Rights, and the
postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Journalism and Communication. While the Faculty has made major
strides in teaching and learning, it is still constrained in terms of infrastructure, high enrolment levels and
the integration of ICT in teaching and learning. The designing and/or revision of other programs, mostly
undergraduate, are at different stages of completion e.g. Bachelor of Performing Arts.
On the other hand, the following new M.A. programs have been approved by the Council. They are: MA in
Peace and Conflict Studies, MA in Theology and Pastoral Studies and MA in Social and Management
Of the 130 established academic staff posts, 90 are on the ground, while the rest are out of station either on
study or sabbatical leave. Forty four (34%) hold Doctor of Philosophy degrees and 80 (61%) are Masters’
degree graduates. Ninety four (94) Part-time lecturers are employed and paid by the Faculty.
1.1.2 Research Grants and Publications
In 2002, a new post of the Associate Dean (Research and Higher Degrees) was created at the faculty. The
implications of this move were that research and higher degrees matters were given high priority.
Consequently, a Research and Publications Committee was strengthened, with the mandate to encourage
and solicit research proposals from both staff and students, evaluate them, and recommend the successful
applications for funding by either the Faculty or other funding bodies. Every member of staff has equal
opportunity to participate. The list of inaugural research projects under this arrangement is in its final stages
of compilation. The vote for research grants and publications during the year 2002 was UShs40m although
this amount is still below the Faculty’s research and publication needs.
Organisation and Management
a) Administrative Performance of Operational Units
The Faculty has five administrative units, namely; Administration, Accounts, Higher Degrees, Counselling,
and Public Relations. In addition, there are 8 academic units including 1 Institute (Languages) and 7
Departments namely, Geography, History, Literature, Mass Communication, Music, Dance and Drama,
Philosophy, and Religious Studies). The Institute of Languages is headed by a Director while departments
are run by Heads of Departments .
The expansion in student enrolment serves to meet the increasing human resource needs of the country.
However, there is a need to transform the Faculty of Arts into a College in order to address issues of
quality, relevance and focus better, as highlighted in the Human Resource Demand Assessment from the
Perspective of the Districts. (MISR, 2000). Preliminary discussions have started on how Faculty of Arts,
together with Faculty of Social Sciences, MISR, Institute of Economics, and Institute of Psychology could
evolve into a College of Humanities.
b) ICT Development
ICT development in The Faculty has taken on wide strides, particularly in the area of human resource
development. The Faculty was able to participate in the e-learning training courses for the academic staff
organised by the University through the Institute of Computer Science with the support from Nuffic (The
Netherlands) sponsorship. At the moment, the Faculty of Arts has 9 (nine) such resource persons, with each
department/institute having at least one. E-learning has also been recognised by the Faculty as one way that
could alleviate the Faculty space problems and rationalise the academic programs at the Faculty faster. The
nine trainees that passed as Trainers were constituted into the Faculty of Arts e-Learning Committee, with
the primary mandate to plan for the implementation of e-learning at the Faculty of Arts in line with the
University-wide project.
During the year 2002, the Faculty of Arts procured 30 high speed/high resolution computers for
departments and the Faculty’s computer laboratory. The current Faculty computer / student ratio is over
1:48 compared to the University recommended ratio of 1:5. Constraints of space do not permit massive
purchase of computers at the Faculty, as the available space is mostly dedicated to teaching.
c) Staff Development and Welfare
Since the year 2001, FoA continued to remunerate its members of staff by topping up their monthly salaries.
The academic or professional development of the staff are taken care of under staff development/ research
and training while the money for staff monthly remunerations mostly comes from tuition fees from private
programs. Ugshs1.85b was spent as staff costs both day and evening programs out of a total of Ushs2.9b.
d) Student Welfare
A students’ counselling office, with a full-time counsellor employed by the Faculty, was established to ease
on the psychological and emotional anxieties, the students may go through during their study time at the
University. In addition, the Faculty supports students’ association activities. The associations act as the
students’ professional and social clubs. On average, there is one students’ association per department or
professional programme.
e) Gender mainstreaming
The FoA staff, administration, and management are very conscious of gender dimensions, as evidence in
most of its operations. For example, during the elections for the second Associate Dean of the Faculty, a
number of female candidates were nominated; and the successful candidate, now Associate Dean (Research
and Higher Degrees) is a woman. Of the five administrative units at FoA, three are headed by women. Also,
among the Faculty’s Heads of Department, there is a fair representation of gender balance.
f) Human Resource Development
In total, FoA has 44 Ph. D holders, 80 members with M.A. as the highest qualification, eighteen of these are
on Ph. D study/research, 22 on M.A. study. There are 20 Teaching Assistants, who entered University
service or were recruited by the Faculty on the merit of their first degrees. During 2002, the FoA graduated
2 (two) Ph. D (Doctor of Philosophy) candidates; one in Mass Communications and the other in
Development Studies. Most significantly, both qualifications are the first for the Faculty in their respective
disciplines. A number of the FoA staff have also been facilitated to further their skills and work
performance through short courses or attend conferences within and outside Uganda.
g) Generation and Allocation of Funds
Most of the finances of the Faculty of Arts were raised through tuition or fees by students on private and
postgraduate study programs and other sources. In 2002, income from tuition was approximately Ushs.
3.2b. The funds catered for the running of the programs, including payments of staff on the programmes.
On the other hand, the Faculty of Arts has been able to attract some finances through research, rental
charges, Faculty publications and consultancies by different departments and the Makerere Institute of
Efforts were made to broaden the Faculty’s income base through designing and introducing new
postgraduate programs, establishing research linkages and exchange programs in each department, writing
project proposals for funding of postgraduate research and work, and conducting consultancies. It is hoped
that the implementation of the ICT, will enhance the Faculty’s funding options once the proposed
University wide e-learning programme takes off.
The Challenges Infrastructure Development
It was not possible for the Faculty of Arts to start on the construction of its building as was indicated in the
Faculty’s strategic plan for the year 2002. The Faculty still faces acute problems of shortage of space that
leaves it with little option but to hire space in cases of large class numbers that do not fit in the available
space at FoA. Hiring of space costs the FoA approximately Ushs 110 million per year, hence construction
of its own building remains the most urgent need and priority, once funds to start are secured. Staff/Student ratios and high enrolment levels
While the number of students in the Faculty has continued to grow in the last year, Faculty staff particularly
the academic has not expanded proportionately basically because of constrictive University establishment
provisions. There was a general hope that with new academic and professional programs, staff
establishment would grow to reflect the reality but this has not come to pass. A number of Faculty staff
have also either retired from service or passed away, and their positions have not been filled. The Faculty’s
filled establishment capacity is 69%. In the majority of cases it is the higher ranks of professor and
Associate Professor that are affected. Consequently, the existing establishments in most cases have been
overstretched, putting the academic and physical health of the lecturers in jeopardy. Where funds have
allowed, recruitment of part-timers has been undertaken to alleviate the teaching strain for mostly of
undergraduate programs. ICT Development
Current constraints in this project revolve around issues of connectivity and accessibility to computers. As
already mentioned above, space constrains the massive purchase of computers, and the high costs of
establishing local area networks (LANs) and work stations was responsible for the apparent lack of
connectivity in some departments in the Faculty. The Faculty has only managed to connect a few offices for
administration purposes. It is hoped that the University administration will provide the basic minimum in
this area, with regard to computers and LANs to facilitate the process of ICT development at the Faculty.
Priorities and Targets during 2003
The following have been identified as priorities and targets for 2003: Work towards the achievement of optimum student/staff ratios
 Achieve optimum ICT use and development for the whole Faculty
 Vigorous pursuit of curriculum development and rationalisation of programs
 Consolidate Staff welfare
 Evolve into a constituent college
 Embark on the construction of Faculty of Arts Building
 Optimise Faculty research grants and publications
Faculty of Social Sciences
The Faculty of Social Science has four Departments, namely, Sociology, Social Work and Social
Administration, Women and Gender Studies, and Political Science and Public Administration.
Teaching and Learning
The Faculty of Social Sciences teaches both undergraduate and postgraduate courses in all its four
Departments. Apart from the internal teaching programs, the Faculty is strongly re-establishing its role in
relation to other Faculties and institutions for undergraduate, postgraduate and research training in the
University. Individual Departments have continued to provide good quality teaching at undergraduate and
postgraduate levels.
2.1.1 Undergraduate programs
The number of undergraduate students in the Faculty has continued to grow and is now 3764.
2.1.2 Postgraduate programs
Postgraduate programs include: Social Sector Planning and Management (SSPM) in the Department of
Social Work and Social Administration; Master of Arts in International Relations and Diplomatic Studies
(MA IRDS) and Master of Arts in Public Administration and Management (MAPAM), in the Department
of Political Science and Public Administration; Master of Arts in Gender Studies in the Department of
Women and Gender Studies; and Master of Arts in Sociology in the Department of Sociology. However,
the Masters in Community Based Rehabilitation run by the Department of Social Work and Social
Administration has not been offered in the last two years because the intake was very low. The total number
of Graduate students in the Faculty for the 2001/2 Academic Year has been 158. All the Departments are
handling PhD students although not at a large scale; there are 8 PhD students represented under Makerere
2.1.3 New developments in teaching and learning
There have been successes in undertaking new developments in the area of teaching and learning as shown
The Department of Women and Gender Studies launched the Certified Cisco Network Associate
(CCNA) course in October 2002, supported by CISCO, UNDP and ITU. The objectives of this
course include: Contribute toward increasing the enrolment of females in higher learning
institutions in areas related to science and ICT; Increase general awareness and sensitisation about
ICT and gender related issues by ensuring that the trainees undertake the gender module as well as
through other means of publicity; Move towards the Department's goal of ensuring that gender is
mainstreamed in all aspects of development and in this case ICT; Contribute towards not only
reducing the global digital divide between the North and South, but also the gender digital divide
between men and women
The Department of Women and Gender Studies, in realization of the knowledge gap that exists in
ICT and total lack of exposure by many people in the University and civil society, is offering a nonexaminable Basic Computer Appreciation Course to those who would like to take it. One of the
objectives is to create a cadre who may enrol for the CISCO course or even undertake a Gender and
ICT career. With this initiative the Department is focusing mainly on providing a career path for
young female professionals in a field that has hitherto been considered a male domain.
The Department of Social Work and Social Administration is in negotiations with Save the Children
of Norway in partnership with ANPPCAN (Uganda Chapter) to be supported in order to integrate
child rights education in the curriculum, and also to offer child rights education on short term basis
for practitioners. In principle, funds have been considered for this undertaking.
Two members of staff from the Department of Women and Gender Studies have over the last two
years been participating in delivering courses on the internet using Blackboard software. This is part
of the Co-curriculum Development (CCD) Programme run by three universities, namely: Tufts
University (USA), University of Dar-es-Salaam and Makerere University..
The outcomes of the CCD project include the development of online courses and cross University
communications. A number of lecturers in the Faculty have now taken to the online teaching
program using the Blackboard software and have developed their courses online. Currently there are
nine Blackboard based courses in the Faculty and over 40 courses from other Faculties. A number of
other lecturers have also expressed interest in developing their courses online so as to benefit from
the advantages therein.
These outcomes were anticipated by the prototype but they present new Information Technology
needs and challenges for the Faculty.
Gender and Technology: building capacity for technology instruction and establishing new ICT
linkages with support from the Carnegie Corporation of New York. This is a two year project (20012003) implemented in the Department of Women and Gender Studies. It is a project whose goal is to
have academic staff trained in learner-centred methods that take advantage of new information and
communication technologies.
The Department of Sociology is finalising the write up for a new undergraduate programme in
Bachelor of Social Anthropology and African Studies (BSAAS) while another one in Criminology is
in its early stages of formulation.
Harmonization of Teaching. Several teaching programs have been introduced both in the Faculty of
Social Sciences and in the Faculty of Arts that seem to duplicate each other. The Faculty is therefore
working towards harmonizing these programs both within the Faculty itself and across the Faculty of
2.1.4 Staff Training As mentioned earlier, a good number of members of the academic staff are on training under a
capacity building programme, most especially for their PhD programs. In the Department of Sociology, four
staff members are on PhD study leave. In the Department of Women and Gender Studies, six members of
staff are pursuing their doctoral studies, and three of them are registered at Makerere University. In the
Department of Political Science and Public Administration, five are pursuing their Ph.D. studies in South
Africa and the USA.
Research and Publications
Under the Sida/SAREC project, the Faculty acquired 15 computers, 5 laptops and 1 printer. The computers
acquired in this project were used to create a postgraduate computer laboratory.
Departments within the Faculty of Social Sciences are engaged in a number of researches. In the year 2002,
all the Departments were involved in a number of research activities. Here below, are some of the research
activities undertaken.
The Department of Sociology has been involved in 6 internationally funded research projects. They are in
areas of poverty eradication and integrated rural development, voluntary counselling and testing for youth,
AIDS outreach for orphans (testing alternative strategies for community based social support); STI and
Cervical cancer management protocols; basic learning competencies and sexual maturation issues at
primary school level; Nature, Society & Water; and medication use. These projects have been supported by
JICA, the Population Council, European Union, The Rockefeller Foundation, Norwegian Research Council,
and World Health Organisation.
The Department of Social Work and Social Administration has lately released a book by Nuwagaba et al. al.
(2002) as well as other publications in various Journals are being published.
One innovation in the Department of Women and Gender Studies is the publication of the dissertations of
its postgraduate students. The major constraint to have many of these publish is, due to, insufficient funds.
The Department of Political Science and Public Administration is currently engaged in [email protected] research on
the development of courses in Local Government at the Certificate, Diploma, Bachelors, and Masters
levels. Also, individual members of the Department are involved in various researches with research bodies
such as NURRU and Centre for Basic Research (CBR). These individual researches are done on behalf of
the government, NGO, international agencies, and other research institutions. However, limited time affects
performance. As for publications, the Department has launched its MAWAZO publication and the Journal
of Political Science Review is in the offing.
Outreach Activities
The Department of Sociology has a number of outreach projects running at the institutional and individual
basis. At the institutional level, there has been four projects running during 2002 i.e. the MUK/Department
of Sociology AIDS OUTREACH, Voluntary Counselling and Testing: Operations Research Study and The
Construction of Strategies for Poverty Reduction and Integrated Rural Development in Uganda, and
Concerted Action: New Approaches for Quality Care in Reproductive Health. In November 2002, the
Department successfully held a national dissemination workshop with the AIDS Outreach Project. The
Department hosts a Community Policing Working Group and holds lunch time seminars as well as assisting
central and local government institutions in information dissemination.
The Department of Social Work and Social Administration is engaged in outreach and advocacy activities,
in form of consultancies at both individual and Departmental levels. In November 2002, Sida/SAREC
award was granted to one of its members, Mr James Waike, who won the Sida/SAREC thematik award for
a study on malaria control
The Department of Gender and Women Studies is also engaged in outreach and advocacy. The latest of its
high profile conference was the Women’s World Congress that was held in July 2002. It attracted scholars
from both within and out of the country.
Workshops have been held by the Department of Political Science and Public Administration. Among
which include the following: CODESRIA (December 2002), Cultural Studies (August 2002), Peace and
Security Concerns in the Great Lakes Region (December 2002) and Defence Review (International Peace
Academy) (2002).
Organisation and Management
The Restructuring of the Faculty of Social Sciences
The Faculty of Social Sciences started restructuring from the present faculty into a larger unit i.e. College of
Humanities from March 2002. A lot of development has already taken place in 2002. The Programme of
the restructuring is expected to be accomplished by June 2003. It is envisaged to have a combined College
of Humanities which will include the Faculty of Arts, the Institute of Economics, the Institute of
Psychology and Makerere Institute of Social Research. The initial consultation process has begun with the
respective units.
Combined Library
The Faculty is in the process of combining the various Departmental libraries into one library housed in the
Department of Women and Gender Studies so that all reading materials are together and accessible to all
students and also a provision for readers to sit and do their research.
Physical Infrastructure
Plans are underway to commence construction of the new Faculty building allocated by the University
Council. From internal sources, however, the Faculty has so far saved Ushs. 200,000,000/=.
The Department of Gender and Women Studies Building constructed with support from NORAD
Faculty of Law
The Faculty of Law is made up of four departments: Law and Jurisprudence; Commercial Law; Public and
Administrative Law; and the Human Rights and Peace Centre (HURIPEC). Established in 1993, HURIPEC
is the first centre of its kind in sub-Saharan Africa outside South Africa.
For the purpose of improving and strengthening administration, infrastructure, training curriculum and
wider dissemination of legal skills the Faculty of Law as laid out in its strategic plan shall pursue the
following strategies: i) Reorganisation of the Faculty through change of nomenclature, ii) pursuit of
additional autonomy and organisational structure; iii) staff training both in teaching methodology and
overall development aimed at improved performance and efficiency of the Faculty; iv) expansion and
improvement of physical infrastructure; v) revision of Admission Requirements, Curriculum and Programs;
vi) implementation of Information Communication Technology through its “Reengineering Plan”
Given current Government policy directed towards liberalisation and privatisation of education at all levels
with resultant decreased Governmental funding, the Faculty of Law shall follow the following directions:
• Expansion of private student enrolment by 5% annually over the next five years which will in turn
necessitate expansion of the academic staff establishment by about 50% to cater for increased workload
• Introduction of Distance Education and Short Courses;
• Pursuance of Collaborative Programs and linkages;
• Establishment of a Research and Legal Consultancy unit within the Faculty.
3.2.1 Teaching Capacity
The Faculty recruited 16 Assistant Lecturers/Teaching Assistants during the period under review, aimed at
improving teaching capacity to cope with the increased enrolment of students. In addition, five (5) members
of staff including four (4) academic and one (1) administrative staff enrolled for studies at the Ph.D.
Programme level.
3.2.2 Review of Curriculum
The Faculty has completed the review of both its Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) and Master of Laws (LL.M)
Curricula. The new LL.B curriculum was approved and implemented during the period under review.
The LL.M Plan B Curriculum has been approved by the Faculty Board and is due for submission to the
Board of Graduate Studies. The new LL.M Curriculum will provide for specialisation in Human Rights,
Commercial Law, Environmental Law, International Law and other areas and permit busy legal
practitioners to undertake a one year course of study. The LL.B curriculum now includes Clinical Legal
Education with a Public Speaking component.
3.2.3 Market Oriented Graduates
A total of about 340 LL.B Graduates were admitted to the Law Development Centre to pursue the Diploma
in Legal Practice which is a prerequisite for enrolment as an Advocate of the High Court. Previous
graduates have been absorbed into both the public and private sectors and are likely to play a critical part in
the expansion of judicial capacity, prosecution and land tribunals.
3.2.4 Gender Mainstreaming
The Faculty of Law has been at the forefront in ensuring gender mainstreaming in the processes of teaching
and learning as shown by the following:
 The 2002 LL.B Graduating Class had one female graduate with a First Class Degree
 Seven out of the 16 Assistant Lecturers/Teaching Assistants are female.
Two female students have participated in Moot Competitions in South Africa and won.
3.2.5 Criteria for Admission into Law Faculty
The criteria for admission into the Law Faculty through the Direct Entry Scheme are being reviewed.
Interim findings are being considered by the Faculty Board of Studies.
3.2.6 Challenges
The main challenges in relation to learning and teaching are: ensuring that new academic staff focus on
academic activities and those on postgraduate programs complete their programs; improving Graduation
Pass rate from about 50% to 70%; tracing our graduates; attracting more female academic staff; getting new
admission criteria approved.
Improvement of Research Skills
Publications. The Faculty has continued to publish the East African Journal of Peace & Human
Rights and Makerere Law Journal which provide outlets for research findings.
There are five (5) staff enrolled for PhD Degree programs and five (5) enrolled for LL.M Degree
programs aimed at improving their research and teaching skills.
3.3.2 Use of Research Results
The research results have been published in the Faculty Journals (above) and others. Academic staff have
been involved in consultancy on labour laws, children, judicial reform, and the environment and fisheries
management. The Department of Commercial Law delivered the first professorial Inaugural Lecture from
the Faculty, titled: Commercial Law in a Liberalised Economy: The Case of Uganda by Prof. D.J Bakibinga
3.3.3 Challenges
The challenges in regard to research are: ensuring completion of research by postgraduate students; getting
academic staff to conduct independent research and to publish their findings; sustaining academic staff
interest in the delivery of conference, workshop and seminar papers.
Extension and Consulting Services
Refugee Law Project
The Refugee Law Project attached to the Faculty of Law funded by the Ford Foundation and DANIDA has
continued to function and it mainly handles research and advocacy, legal aid counselling and training and
education. Some of its major achievements include: Research in the refugee settlements of Moyo, Achol-Pii, Kyangwali, and Nakivale as well as the IDPhosting districts of Pader and Bundibugyo.
 Publishing of four Working Papers on the socio-legal condition of refugees in both the city and rural
settlements in Uganda.
 Investigating land disputes between refugees and host communities
 Conducting training in refugee law and human rights for Mbarara district officials, interdenominational
leaders as well as 173 police officers from Old Kampala, Kiira Road, and Jinja Road Police Stations.
 Jointly with the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights (LCHR) and the Refugee Consortium of Kenya
(RCK), organised workshop for Members of Parliament from Uganda and Kenya in Mombasa on the
theme: Protecting Refugee Rights in East Africa: The Need for a Progressive Legislative and Policy
The LL.M Joint Makerere/Pretoria/Legon Project
The collaboration with the Universities of Pretoria, Legon, Cameroon and Western Cape in the conduct of
the LL.M (Human Rights) has continued. A total of 13 students from other countries undertook studies
and research at the Faculty of Law during the period under review.
Interdisciplinary Teaching of Human Rights Project
This project has continued to function with the involvement of other University Units.
The main challenge is securing funding to sustain the above three projects, particularly the Refugee Law
Organisation and Management
Financial Management
Financial Management has been streamlined through: the appointment of an Assistant Faculty Accountant;
delegation of the procurement function to the Deputy Dean (Administration).
Development of ICT Capacity and Utilisation
The Faculty held an internal workshop on the input of examination results and also acquired an additional
four (4) computers each of which was allocated to each department. The Legal Informatics Unit continues
to function with improved Internet access and management.
Improvement of Student Welfare
The Faculty has addressed student welfare through: Holding the Annual Law Conference; constructing a
walkway for disabled students; Facilitating the publication of the Makerere Law Journal; Facilitating the
holding of the Annual Law Dinner; the Board approving the Sexual Harassment Policy for the Faculty.
Gender Mainstreaming in Administration & Management
The reinforcement of gender mainstreaming in the administration and management has been done through
appointment of 2 female Deputy Deans and approval by the Board of a Sexual Harassment Policy.
Physical Infrastructure
The Faculty has partitioned part of the Old Building in order to provide more office space for the academic
staff. The rooms have been furnished with desks, tables and fans. Resumption of construction of the
second phase of extension to the faculty premises is scheduled for June 2003.
4. Faculty Of Forestry And Nature Conservation
The University has been offering training in professional Forestry since 1970. This is our third
year as a faculty, having been nurtured under the Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry. The
Faculty is composed of the following Departments: Forest Management, Forest Biology and
Ecosystems Management, Community Forestry and Extension and Forest Products Engineering.
To be a Centre of excellence in providing client – responsive training, research and
knowledge in forestry and allied natural resources.
Mission: To advance quality and diversified knowledge in the use, management and conservation
of forests and allied natural resources through training, research and technology transfer for
accelerated, national development and improved human welfare.
4.1 Teaching and learning:
At undergraduate and postgraduate levels, a range of programmes offered by the Faculty includes
Forestry, Community Forestry, and Wood Science and Technology. The Faculty is designated as
focal institution by ICRAF for training in Agroforestry within East and Central Africa.
Staff Establishment and Training; The established academic staff positions are 56, of which 26
(46%) are filled. There are 7 female academic staff. Nine members of staff are Ph.D holders.
There are 15 members of staff pursuing further studies; of these 9 are on Ph.D programmes and
three are on MSc. Programmes. Two members of staff completed their Msc. Programmes during
the year. To overcome the staff shortfall, the faculty employs 18 part time lecturers. The faculty
also relies on teaching staff from the Faculty of Agriculture for many of the 1st year courses.
Student Enrolment: The total undergraduate student enrolment in the faculty is 243 of which 50
are female. There are 18 postgraduate students, 4 Ph.D. enrolled in the Faculty, four of which are
New Academic programmes: The University Council approved the Master of Science degree in
Agro forestry and has registered students.
International Training Courses: The faculty conducted two international courses during the
course of the year. The first course was one semester long offered to 22 Master of Science
(Management of Natural Resources and Sustainable Agriculture) students from the Agricultural
University of Norway (NLH). The second course was a three-week field-training course conducted
for 10 Master of Science in Agro forestry students from the University of Wondo Genet in
The Faculty Staff, and postgraduate students continued to undertake research in the areas of Agro
forestry, community forestry, forest management, forest ecology and forest products. The major
research projects where the faculty staff have made significant contributions include:,
Research on Monitoring the impact of institutional arrangements and incentives on forestry
resources in East Africa funded by Ford Foundation.
Budongo Forest project funded by NORAD. The Forest Project is a nexus of research,
conservation studies and applied information exchange.
Degradation processes in Open Forestlands in sub-Saharan Africa funded by the European
Union under the INCO-DC Programme concluded within the year.
Indicators and Tools for Restoration and Sustainable Management of Forests in East
Africa. A research project within the INCO-DEV Framework of the European Commission.
There are several individual research projects funded by IFS.
ICT Developments and E-learning : The faculty building is fully connected to the University ICT
infrastructure and both staff and students have access to internet. Faculty members who trained in ELearning are in the process of preparing lecture materials for use under this programme. The Faculty
maintains a web page. The faculty library houses The Essential Agricultural Library (TEAL), an electronic
Library with over 170 journals for use by researchers, academic staff and students. This is a facility coowned with the Faculty of Agriculture.
4.3 Outreach:
The following out-reach activities were undertaken:
i. With funding from [email protected], the faculty has developed an in-service course for
extension staff at districts. The course is entitled: “Appropriate Agroforestry
Interventions”. The course is to be conducted in collaboration with NAADS and NGO’s
such as VI – Agroforestry.
ii. Developed and conducted a three week training course on Strategic Participatory Forest
Management planning for District Forest Officers in collaboration with the Forest
Department, Ministry of Lands, Water and Environment..
iii. Faculty members were very active in NAADS, PMA and the Forest Sector reform
4.4 Organization and Management:
For improved efficiency and effectiveness of teaching and research in the natural resources sector,
a planning process for institutional transformation involving the Faculties of Agriculture, Forestry,
Veterinary Medicine Sciences, Fisheries Sector, Department of Zoology and the Institute of
Environment and Natural Resources into a college has started.
Physical infrastructure:
The Faculty completed the construction of a students hostel at Nyabyeya Forestry College, with a
grant provided by NORAD. It can accommodate 52 students during the Recess Term field
4.6 Finances
The Faculty earned Shs.57, 302,539 from private students and hire of rooms. Locally
generated funds were used to pay staff allowances and maintenance of Faculty vehicles and
The Faculty received Shs.136, 359,342 from government for purchase of teaching, cleaning
materials, stationery and Special Faculty Allowance for students and field practicals
(during Recess Term).
Donor funding to the Faculty, mainly from NORAD amounted to Shs. 429,962,286. Donor
funds were used for human resource development, research , extension activities and
maintenance of linkages with national and international Institutions.
Collaboration with other institutions:
The Faculty has developed linkages with the following institutions:
 Agricultural University of Norway (NORAGRIC. & Department of Forest Sciences),
 Oxford University, Indiana University in USA, National Agricultural Research Organization
 Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA), World Center for Agroforestry (ICRAF).
Faculty Plans
i. The Faculty plans to construct a new annex building that will accommodate increased staff
and students population.
ii. Intensify postgraduate training as more staff with PhDs return from study leave.
iii. The faculty intends to collaborate with stakeholders in the Forest sector to implement the
field attachment programme under the sponsorship of [email protected] for practical field training.
4.9 Challenges
The majority of students in the Faculty as in many other Science based faculties continue to be
Government sponsored. Consequently, the Faculty cannot locally generate the required funds to
implement its plans.
Most members of staff in the Faculty are young and require continued training up to Ph.D level.
Therefore, funds must be obtained to continue the staff development programme. Once a critical
mass of trained staff has been achieved then the research programme in the faculty will become
Faculty of Agriculture
Vision and Mission
To be a leading academic institution providing client-responsive training, research and knowledge in
agriculture and agro-industry.
To produce professionals and practitioners, generate and disseminate knowledge and technologies for
sustainable development of agricultural and agro-industrial sectors.
Achievement during the Year 2002
5.3.1 Research
A high number of research projects supported by: Rockefeller Foundation under Agricultural Husbandry
Research Programs (FORUM) covering 80 individual M.Sc. projects, Sida/SAREC programme supporting
four PhD projects, DANIDA Livestock Research programme, NORAD/MUARIK/CAEC support, EU
Research Support, DANIDA/FOC – M.Sc. Scholarship support, SASAKAWA Global 2000 support to
Dept. of Agric. Extension Education, IFS, NUFU, NORAD Dept. of Food Science & Technology, NORAD
Animal Science – Ankole Cow and Mubende Goat. A number of competitive research grants have been
secured amounting to USD one million five hundred thousand ($ 1.5m )over the year.
The Faculty efficiently managed Rockefeller Foundation grants and on this basis the University has won a
competitive bidding process to house the prestigious Rockefeller Foundation supported programme,
FORUM at Makerere University. Forum supports research in Faculties of Agriculture in the following
countries: Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Uganda and Zimbabwe.
Several staff members of the Faculty successively secured project funds from [email protected] In turn these
projects have strengthened the collaborative linkages with various districts in the country.
5.3.2 Gender main streaming
The Faculty submitted a request to The Carnegie Corporation of New York to support women holding
Diplomas in Agriculture and related field to upgrade to a degree. The award supports a total of 25 women
for the following degree programs: Bachelor of Agribusiness Management, Bachelor of Agricultural
Extension Education and Bachelor of Science Land Use and Management.
The Faculty through the funding of Carnegie Corporation of New York has initiated engendering of the
Faculty Curricula.
5.3.3 Demand driven training
The Faculty has implemented new degree programs under the strategy of developing demand driven
curricula/entrepreneur training programs:- The following new programs were started at both under graduate
and postgraduate levels
 B. Science Horticulture
 B. Science Home Economics
 M.Sc. Applied Human Nutrition
 Postgraduate Diploma in Animal Production and Marketing
Faculty transformation
Funds have been received from the Rockefeller Foundation to support the planning process of transforming
the Faculty and other related units into a Constituent College of Makerere University. A planning
committee (Plan 4 Five) has been constituted by the Vice-Chancellor to plan for transformation of the
following units into college(s): Agriculture, Forestry and Nature Conservation, Veterinary Medicine,
Zoology and Fisheries.
Physical Infrastructure
The following new infrastructure was developed in the period under review
 A postgraduate computer laboratory has been equipped with internet - ready computers.
 LAN has been installed under the support of the Rockefeller Foundation.
 The Faculty has acquired and established a Molecular Genetic Laboratory for Biotechnology and
DNA studies through the support of the Rockefeller Foundation and Sida/SAREC.
 The building plans of the Department of Food Science and Technology have been approved and site
preparation has started under NORAD support.
 Through the NORAD support the Faculty acquired sixty eight acres and is in the processes of
acquiring six more acres of land at MUARIK.
Operationalise MUARIK and CAEC
Funds for furnishing CAEC and female postgraduate hostel have been procured. MUARIK has received
funds for rehabilitation from NORAD.
Collaborative linkages
International and Local linkages have been established, with. Bunda College of Agriculture in Malawi
and Rwampara Farm School, Mbarara respectively
The Faculty continued to coordinate several regional and international projects e.g. the East African
Research Network.
The Faculty initiated and implemented internal collaboration with various units of the University such
as MISR and Veterinary Medicine.
The staff strength has increased by 9% as compared to 2001. It should be noted that 20% members of staff
are women of whom 30% have PhDs. Similarly PhD holders have increased from 36 to 40. The Faculty has
lost 2 PhD staff through death and resignation.
ICT Developments
All the offices of the Faculty are now connected to the Internet. In addition the Faculty has established a
Faculty of Science
The mandate of the Faculty of Science is to carry out teaching and research in the basic sciences namely
Biochemistry, Botany, Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics, Physics and Zoology.
The Faculty of Science has made major contributions to the expansion of the University through the
creation of the Institute of Statistics and Applied Economics (ISAE), the Institute of Computer Science
(ICS) and Makerere University Institute of Environment and Natural Resources (MUIENR) which has
recently become autonomous.
Research Facilities
Apart from the basic facilities such as lecture space, teaching and research laboratories, laboratory
equipment, small departmental libraries and computer rooms, the Faculty of Science also has the following
specialized facilities for research and inter-office communications:
Makerere University Biological Field Station (MUBFS) in Kibaale National Park.
Makerere University Herbarium and Botanic Garden under the management of the Department of
The Natural History Museum and Aquarium in the Department of Zoology.
Radioisotope Laboratory in the Department of Physics.
Solar Energy Laboratory and Seismological network in the Department of Physics.
The Science Workshop with some modern equipment acquired from Government of Uganda through
ADB loan for maintenance of scientific equipment in the Faculty.
The Faculty Intercom Network linking most offices of the Faculty of Science.
Faculty members have actively conducted viable scientific research resulting in publications in international
journals and productions of reports. Below are some of the outstanding research achievements of the
Results of research undertaken by H. Oryem-Origa and A. Makara on a degraded part of Queen
Elizabeth National Park due to chemical pollution prompted one high government official visiting
the study site to say that full implementation of the project should now be done.
Dr. Mucunguzi-Rugwebe designed a method of characterizing oils which method is to be patented.
This was part of his Ph.D. research carried out in the Department of Physics supervised by Prof. Y.
First prize for Tropical Limnology was awarded to Dr. Yusuf Kizito (Assoc. Prof.) of the
Department of Zoology, Makerere University. The title bestowed was "Laureate of Tropical
Limnology." The awarding body was The Belgium Royal Academy of Overseas Sciences. The
prize name was "Jean-Jacque and Berthe Symoens Prize for Tropical Limnology."
Results of research projects in biological sciences and by NUFU which were presented at a
scientific conference held in August 2001 at Makerere are going to be published in a special issue
of the African Journal of Ecology.
Dr. Grace Nambatya Kyeyune was awarded 1st Prize for presentation of a poster entitled "A
Holistic Approach of Eczema (Dermatitis) using a Case Study" at the 9th International Symposium
on Natural Products in Nairobi, 2001.
Teaching and learning
Staff Training
The Faculty of Science has now close to 60 Ph.D. holders who are mostly Ugandans. This is quite a high
figure by our standards. About 21 members of staff in the Faculty of Science are pursuing their Ph.D.
degrees. A few on the technical staff have also registered for courses leading to awards of degrees.
Establishment of New Academic Programs
Over the recent past, the Faculty of Science started six new academic programs as listed here below in
addition to the B.Sc. general program:
B.Sc. in Ethnobotany.
B.Sc. in Conservation Biology.
B.Sc. in Fisheries and Aquaculture.
B.Sc. in Geological Resources Management.
B.Sc. in Industrial Chemistry.
Bachelor of Sports Science.
B.Sc. (External).
The above programs have been developed to introduce some aspects of applied science. The development
of more programs continues. Some of the new programs are progressively gaining more applicants while
others are not so well understood or known yet.
Faculty members have participated in e-learning up to the level of training of trainers to be facilitators at
departmental level. This is for the purpose of improving capacity and performance of staff in research and
service delivery.
ICT Developments
All but one department in the Faculty of Science are now connected to the Internet. The process of
connection of the remaining department to the Internet has now started. The Faculty of Science has now
established a website: Setting up of a Faculty Internet Kiosk for use by students
has been initiated and will be located in JICA Building, Floor 1.
Extension and Outreach
International Training Courses
The Department of Geology in collaboration with the Ministry of Water, Lands and Environment organized
an international training course on Isotopes and Hydrology for three weeks in October 2002. The course
was sponsored by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
Sensitization of the Public about Science
The Faculty organized scientific exhibitions on the 10th November 2002 to commemorate World Science
Day. The public was invited to attend. The exhibitions included scientific methods for the production of
certain products and some scientific publications. Both staff and students put up very interesting
exhibitions with practical applications. The Faculty shall be commemorating this day every year.
Biogas development, Faculty of Science Exhibition 2002
c) National Collaboration
The Faculty of Science, through the Department of Botany collaborates with the National
Chemotherapeutics and Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, in training students and doing
research in medicinal plant products. Students of Ethnobotany who are engaged in the broad area of
bioprospecting are active participants in this collaboration. The students of Ethno botany have also
exhibited at a regional workshop organized by the Uganda National Council for Science and Technology on
Indigenous Knowledge at Hotel Equatoria on 4th December 2002.
The Faculty of Science was involved in extension services through the following projects which were
supported by [email protected]
 "Flower Gardening, Tree Planting and Landscaping in Urban Centers and Institutions" undertaken in
two districts by H. Oryem-Origa, E. K. Z. Kakudidi, J. Obua, R. Badaza and G. M. Mutumba.
 Practical skills for Conservation Biology and Wildlife Management by J. M. Kasenene, P. Mucunguzi
and G. Isabirye-Basuta.
 Workshops were conducted for participants from six districts.
 Integrating Nutrition into Local Government Activities by R. Baingana, E. J. Kakonge and D. Isabirye.
 Biogas Fuel from Animal Waste as a Source of Energy for Cooking and Lighting by S. Nyanzi, J. B.
Kaddu, G. Nyakairu and G. M. Mabudo.
International Collaboration
Various departments have formed collaborative linkages with various institutions outside the country.
 The Department of Botany with the School of Biological and Environmental Sciences at the
Agricultural University of Norway.
 The Departments of Mathematics, Physics and Zoology with University of Bergen in Norway.
The Department of Geology with the Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany and Catholic
University of Leaven, Belgium.
The Department of Mathematics with the University of Florida, USA and University of Edinburgh, UK.
The Department of Zoology with ICIPE and VOCA.
Faculty Plans
The Faculty plans to establish a Computer Laboratory, a Faculty Library and a Faculty Central Laboratory.
The Science Workshop will also be expanded and strengthened. In addition, there are plans for an
additional Molecular Biology Laboratory in the Department of Biochemistry to specialize in entomology in
collaboration with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
The Faculty is planning for an increase in the total number of academic staff at a rate of 5% annually to
meet the needs of new programs and increased student enrolment. The current number of academic staff is
116 against a total establishment of 189 which is 61%. The Faculty has a total of 57 technical staff. For the
same reasons as for the academic staff, and to cater for the planned Central Faculty Laboratory and
Computer Laboratory, the Faculty plans to increase technical staff by 2% annually up to the end of 2004/05.
The number of students taking the Faculty programs has been decreasing over the recent years. This is
mainly due to the low number of students taking sciences in secondary schools. Consequently, the turnover
of graduates of Science is also going down. This is not good for the development of all science disciplines
in the Country.
There are even fewer privately sponsored students that take Science, yet this is supposed to be the main
source of locally generated income for the Faculty Development Plans. The Faculty Development plans
cannot therefore be executed properly.
The government is naturally the biggest financier of the Faculty activities. However, the government
contribution is small yet by their nature, the research and teaching activities of the Faculty of Science are
very expensive.
Faculty of Technology
The Faculty of Technology consists of the Departments of Architecture, Civil Engineering, Electrical
Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Surveying, and two Sub-Departments: Engineering Mathematics
and Urban Planning. The Faculty runs both undergraduate and postgraduate programs. The undergraduate
programmes are conducted within the five Departments. While Architecture offers a five-year course, the
rest offer four-year programs. The Sub-Department of Engineering Mathematics offers service courses to
the other Departments in the area of Mathematics.
During the 2002, the Faculty had a total student enrolment of 869 undergraduates (172 females) and 89
postgraduate (10 Ph.D.). The staff strength stood at 90, of whom 20 hold Ph.Ds.
The Faculty has adopted the following priorities:
i. Transformation of teaching, training, learning, research and delivery of professional services to meet
the challenges of national development
ii. Expansion of the built-up space to provide adequate room for the development of the Faculty in line
with the transformation that is taking place in the University
iii. Development of staff capacity in quality and numbers to sustain the above.
Achievements .
7.2.1 Teaching and Learning
During 2002, the Faculty graduated a record 203 with Bachelors degrees and 6 with Masters degrees. The
female graduates were 21% of the total. Three new programs were developed during the year. The Master
of Architecture, the Postgraduate Diploma in Urban Design and the Postgraduate Diploma in Construction
Project Management were completed and approved by the University Senate; and commenced during the
last quarter of the year. The Faculty also started a review of all the undergraduate programs with a view to
updating and modernising them. Ph. D. studies commenced in the Faculty for the first time, with 11
students getting provisional registration. In addition, the Faculty initiated the development of an
undergraduate programme in Valuation and Quantity Surveying with the generous support of The Carnegie
Corporation of New York.
Under the [email protected], The Faculty developed and carried out five short courses for various staff of the
Local Councils. An estimated 100 district staff benefited from this professionally oriented capacity building
effort. In addition, the development of a degree programme targeted at district staff was initiated.
In an effort to modernise the learning environment, the Faculty actively participated in the e-learning
initiative at the University. A number of staff received training in course development and management.
7.2.2 Research
Faculty members have taken up research activity at a heightened level during 2002. A number of research
initiatives were launched during the year.
Six research programs were commenced with the generous support of Sida/SAREC under the theme
“Sustainable Technological Development in the Lake Victoria Region.”
Four research concepts were developed for promised funding by the Italian Cooperation.
Six research projects were commissioned at the Faculty by the Department of Water Development with
the support of DANIDA.
The rate at which the various research teams have taken to their tasks promises innovative and far-reaching
results. Initial results reported and/or presented at International Conferences include:
Confirmation that Uganda not only possesses a wide range of high-value natural resources such as
ceramic materials, non-wood fuel, pavement materials, energy sources but that feasible technologies
can be developed locally to harness them for national development
Identification, quantification and characterisation of the various challenges that the country faces in
environmental pollution and degradation, disasters such as floods, poor living conditions especially
Research priorities for the Faculty targeted at the dire needs of the majority of Ugandans in form of
technological solutions to problems in various socio-economic sectors such as agriculture, industry,
housing, land management to mention but a few.
7.2.3 Consulting and Extension Services
Offering professional services is considered a core activity within the Faculty as it enhances the expertise
and professionalism of the staff. During the year, the staff continued to offer expert services to the
University, Government and the private sector. Several buildings within the University were completed,
constructed or designed by the staff operating under the staff-owned consultancy company, Technology
Consults Ltd. The Women and Gender Studies Building on the Makerere Campus was a landmark during
the year. The Rehabilitation of Jinja Hospital was also supervised by the staff. The staff won a Kampala
City Council contract to design and supervise construction of Rubaga Divison Headquarters funded by the
World Bank. Students have been part and parcel of these services.
The Faculty’s extension programs are part and parcel of the degree programs. Through industrial training
attachments, all the students and staff participate actively in government departments and private firms.
Over a period of three months, this amounted to thousands of labour-hours.
Demonstration of small scale appropriate technologies, Faculty of Technology Exhibition 2002
The flagship of the Faculty’s outreach to Small and Micro-Enterprises is the Uganda Gatsby Trust, a
Faculty initiative established with the generous support of the Gatsby Charitable Foundation of the UK. It
continued to offer Business Development Services through a network of Clubs of private small enterprises
scattered throughout the country especially in Kampala, Jinja, Mbarara, Mbale, Masindi, Masaka, Mukono,
Rukungiri, Fort Portal, Soroti, Gulu, Lira, etc. Through this network many enterprises have been assisted in
skills development, business plans, access to credit, technology transfer and quality improvement. Student
involvement in these activities is noteworthy as it exposes them to the entrepreneurial and job-making
Other outreach activities have included:
[email protected] programs aimed at capacity building at the local councils
Faculty involvement in Uganda Seismic Safety Association and its activities on earthquake related
problems especially the development of a Seismic Code
Faculty active involvement in the Building and Regulations Act
Professional services especially testing and evaluation of materials. The Faculty Laboratories are now
recognized as a competency material testing facility for soils, steel reinforcement and hand tools.
Active student participation through professional associations
Holding of Open Days
Development of Intermediate Technologies and their demonstration. The Faculty constructed a building
to house an Intermediate Technology Center
7.2.4 Organisation and Management
The Faculty continued to consolidate its organisation and management. The Faculty was part of the overall
computerization of information management at the University. In addition, a Local Area Network linking
all the offices in the Faculty was completed. A computerised accounting system was also installed. Two
positions of Deputy Deans were filled to coordinate Faculty programs – Undergraduate Affairs and
Administration, and Research and Postgraduate Studies. To manage the volume of Secretariat work
associated with the increasing number of externally funded projects in the Faculty, an Assistant Project
Officer in the Dean’s Office was designated.
Faculty of Technology open day 2002, Appropriate technologies
7.2.5 Human Resource Management
The improvement of the terms of service of staff continued to elude the Faculty during 2002. Three
members of staff at the middle level (lecturer and assistant lecturer) left for other lucrative employment.
One senior member at the level of Associate Professor was elected The Chairperson of The Uganda
Electoral Commission, he happened to be The Dean of The Faculty, while another two were given other
assignments within The University but outside The Faculty.
During the year, 12 new members of staff were recruited. These were at the lowest level of Teaching
Assistant. While three moved a step up through promotion an additional three staff earned the Ph.D. and
returned from abroad – one from Canada and two from Italy with the generous scholarship support of the
Italian Cooperation. In addition, a total of 11 serving staff registered for Ph.D. studies.
7.2.6 Funding
The Faculty received Ushs. 585 million from tuition fees during 2002 as the major source of income for
activities of the Faculty other than research and capacity building. In addition, tremendous support came
from development partners mainly targeted at research and capacity building. Notable among these were:
 $1.7million grant three year from Sida/SAREC under the Makerere University – Sida/SAREC Bilateral
Support Programme
 Pledge of $1.5million support from the Italian Cooperation for research
About $1.0million four-year support from NUFU as Ph.D. fellowships
About $0.6million for the NUFU supported SEARCH programme (Regional Master of Architecture
More that $100,000 from [email protected] for funding of various Faculty programs under Capacity Building
for Decentralisation
$200,000 grant from The Carnegie Corporation for development of the Valuation and Quantity
Surveying programme
Ushs. 60 million research grant from Department of Water Development/DANIDA
In addition, the Faculty presented applications for additional support to Sida/SAREC as part of support
earmarked for Engineering Faculties in the Eastern Africa region.
7.2.7 Physical Infrastructure
This remained the major constraint on the progress of the Faculty. However with the limited resources
available, the Faculty was able to curve out 170 M2 for lecture rooms. A 250 M2 building was also
constructed to house the Intermediate Technology Centre. Two ICT Laboratories, equipped with the
generous support of Sida/SAREC and UNESCO, were commissioned. Some modern laboratory and
workshop equipment was received from African Development Bank through the Ministry of Education and
The low level of motivation of the highly trained and professional staff.
The Faculty is unable to attract or retain staff because of the uncompetitive pay. There is need to review the
pay package of the staff since they compare unfavourably not only with organisations outside the University
but also within the University. Although the Faculty received funding from donors, the current policy is that
such funds cannot be paid to staff as salaries. This presents a challenge on the utilisation of these funds
since staff time is not adequately compensated. Staff either leave or have to carry out other activities to
make ends meet. The effect has been that staff strength is inadequate in most of the departments and also
even where the staff is in place, The Faculty was not able to claim their total commitment.
Few candidates are able to join Faculty programs.
The main reason seems to be the few number of A' level students taking science subjects especially
chemistry. Even for those who take science subjects their performance is very poor due to poor facilities or
teaching in the secondary schools. This seems to be a national problem facing the science and technology
The limited space
The Faculty started with a plan to build at least three Departmental structures, namely Mechanical,
electrical and civil Engineering structures. However, only one structures for The Department of Mechanical
Engineering was constructed. This means that the building originally meant to house one department of
about 200 students and 30 members of staff, now houses five departments with 900 students and 150
members of staff. To accommodate the increased numbers, the Faculty has had to optimise the use of this
one building by encroaching on the roof, corridors and air/light spaces and partitioning rooms. The limit of
optimal utilisation of existing space has been reached. Yet the Faculty needs to produce more professionals
needed to spearhead national development. Vigorous lobbying so far has not yielded any positive results.
The Faculty needs a lot of assistance in this area for it to realise its aspirations.
Obsolete teaching equipment.
Transforming and modernising teaching, learning and research will require that most of the equipment,
some supplied originally in 1970, be completely replaced with up to date ones.
Weak Industry-University Partnership.
A strong involvement of the private and public industry in the affairs of a professional Faculty is often
considered a measure of the relevance of the programs offered in the institution as well as the willingness of
the benefiting industry to invest therein. The current hands-off attitude by most of the stakeholders means
that the Faculty may not develop the adequate capacity or achieve the needed improvements within the set
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine has eight departments, which include:- Veterinary Anatomy,
Veterinary Physiological Sciences, Veterinary Parasitology and Microbiology, Veterinary Pathology,
Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Surgery and Reproduction, Veterinary Public health and Preventive
Medicine and Wild Life, Animal Resources and Management .
The activities of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine for the period of 2000 –2005 are based on Strategic
Plan outputs with a focus to: - increase student enrolment, review and implement a semesters curriculum,
improve the capacity of the Faculty to teach, expand and improve the physical infrastructure at the Faculty,
develop Information Technology, and initiate new collaborative research activities in the areas of
biotechnology, wildlife, fisheries, public health, animal health and production. The Faculty also planned to
restructure and improve the management capacity as well as improve its human resource system.
Teaching and Learning
Academic Programs
For a long time, FVM offered only a Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine Degree Program. Currently the
Faculty has diversified and is offering programs in different disciplines of biomedical sciences offered both
as short courses and degree programs.
Undergraduate Programs
FVM offers three undergraduate programs namely:
 Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine (BVM)
 Bachelor of Wild life Health and Management (WHM)
 Bachelor of Animal Production Technology and Management (BAPTM)
The three undergraduate courses recorded a total number or 396 students by End of Year 2002 of which
50% are Government sponsored. The females in total constitute 14% of the undergraduate student
population in the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. The total number (417 students) reflects an increase of
18% from the actual number of End of Year 1999/00.
Post graduate Programs
The Faculty offers five post graduate programs namely:
 Msc Molecular Biology (MMB)
 Msc Wild life Health and Management
 Msc in Food Animal Health and Production (FAHP)
 Msc in Veterinary Preventive Medicine (MVPM)
 Msc in Pathology
End of Year 2001/02 records show a total of 21 postgraduate students taking the above courses. This
number does not include the Faculty staff members under the staff development programs and those
undertaking programs whose mode of study is entirely by research.
Staff Development
The Faculty planned to improve its human resources base, and improve the capacity to teach through staff
training, improving teaching laboratories/teaching aids as well as improving the physical structure of the
Faculty. The capacity to teach would be improved through acquiring equipment, soft ware and upgrade staff
training. Establishing of new research collaborations was also projected as one of the means to the end.
The total establishment for the Faculty is 121 of which 73 are filled. Twenty two staff members are on PhD
programs while 2 are on masters programs. one of the Faculties with relatively high number of staff
members on study programs supported by the Makerere University and from other sources.
Since the introduction of the Bachelor of Biomedical Laboratory Technology (BLT) program, most of the
younger technicians in the Faculty have undertaken studies to improve their status. Out of the total number
of technicians (includes Chief technicians, technicians I and II and some Laboratory Assistants) 5/23 (21%)
have already qualified with a BLT degree and 6/23 (26%) are registered with the BLT program. The
Carnegie Corporation of New York has supported 5 students on the BLT program
8.2.3 Equipment for Training
The Faculty received a number of equipment including microscopes, computers calorimeters, overhead
projectors, X ray machine and a heavy-duty photocopier. A four wheel drive vehicle was also acquired .
The equipment will go along way in improving illustration and practical training of the students. In addition
through Carnegie Support the Faculty will procure equipment such as Microscopes for teaching.
Community and Outreach Services
The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine has also benefited from the many Donor aided programs within the
University. The Rockefeller Funded program of [email protected] has supported a project on “Attitudinal Change and
Enhancement of the practical skills of the Veterinary Student to work within the Decentralization Districts”
By End of Year 2002, the program was at the implementation phase.
Short courses for training service providers in the field and at the decentralized districts have been
developed. The [email protected] program has supported two other grants to the Faculty which will culminate in
courses for people at the districts. The short courses are designed to impart skills and knowledge to the
various service providers and stakeholders related to the disciplines of Animal Health and Production,
Wildlife Health and Management and Biomedical Sciences. By End of Year 2002 short courses were
developed and /offered in Nutrition, Diagnostic Services, Gender and Animal Health Delivery and Artificial
Student training in the clinical years is enabled by use of Faculty animals which are kept within the Faculty
premises. In addition, the Faculty was charged with the University Farm, Buyana Stock Farm. The Farm
which is located in Bulo, 60 Km off Kampala Masaka road, is mainly used as a teaching station. On the
farm are cattle and South African Boer goats which students use for practical training. Students spend part
of their training phase at the farm during the five-year course training. The Farm is also utilized by
academic members of staff for research purposes. For the past 10 years, Buyana Stock farm was the lead
nucleus farm for breeding goats hence contributing to the animal genetic base within the country. The farm
sells Boer breeding goats to farmers in the country.
Research Activities and staff exchange
Activities on research at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine are mainly carried out at Departmental level or
individual researcher level. Various researchers in the different disciplines establish collaboration with other
universities and research group. They carry out research at multi -disciplinary or multi-departmental level.
By End of Year 2002 most of the Faculty research activities were with the East African Universities; of
Sokoine University of Agriculture and Nairobi University. Others in Africa included University of
Ondersterpoort and University of Zimbabwe. North to South collaborations were through the NUFU
Veterinary Collaboration and the Norwegian Veterinary School, and a LINK with Universities of Glasgow
and Edinburgh as well as Canadian collaboration with University of Guelph. Staff exchange occurred
between the above-mentioned universities with the last two years.
Financial Sources
During the year 2001/02 the Faculty generate Ushs 253m from tuition fees , hire of rooms, hire of vehicles
and some money that accrues from the sale of animals from Buyana Stock Farm. External Income for the
Faculty is mainly the donor funds which are received through the University Bursar’s office. Major donor
support to the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine for the Yr 2000/02 included among others The Carnegie
Corporation of New York and Rockefeller Foundation.
Challenges to the Faculty
The major challenge to the Faculty include poor student enrolment, due to lack of enough candidates who
take sciences at secondary school level. This is a national problem.
The Faculty is also running with some staff shortages due to poor terms and conditions of service. Financial
bottlenecks are reflected in inadequate equipment which included equipment for Information Technology
and limited access to journals.
Faculty of Medicine
The Faculty of Medicine registered very significant developments in 2002 as it focused on its vision and
mission and strategic plan to provide the guiding framework.
The Faculty completed it first year of existence without the Institute of Public Health and its component
Regional Center of Quality of Health Care which attained autonomy status in October 2001.
The Faculty continued to be the most significant contributor to tertiary education and training of human
resource for health in Uganda. The single most important bottleneck to further development of the Faculty
continues to be inadequate resources both human and financial. The incapacity of the Faculty to recruit
new well qualified academic staff; compounded by inability to retain and motivate existing ones is a major
threat that should be addressed in 2003.
Teaching and Learning
One of the major priorities that has consumed our energy in the Faculty is a focus on activities related to
transformation of teaching and learning so as to enrich and improve adequacy and relevancy of education
and training. Below are highlights of activities undertaken:
Student exchange programs
A number of our undergraduate students using either their own funds or donor support spent several weeks
in other medical schools in Africa and Europe. Our Masters degree students also participated in exchange
programs by spending time at various institutions abroad e.g. McMaster University Canada, University of
Pretoria South Africa.
Expansion of PhD, MD and Masters training.
PhD and MD training and Masters degree training 2002 saw a major advance and growth in our PhD
training programme which attracted more than 20 students though the majority are Faculty staff. This was
made possible with funding support mainly from Sida/SAREC, Norwegian NUFU programme, The
Carnegie Corporation of New York and Makerere University. In addition there was an increase in student
enrolment at masters level in most departments with a few exceptions like ENT, Ophthalmology,
Anaesthesia and other basic sciences of Physiology, Anatomy, Pathology and Microbiology.
Expansion of undergraduate student enrolment.
There was a modest increase on student enrolment using funding support provided to [email protected] by
World Bank Learning Innovations loan and Rockefeller Foundation. The Faculty has been exploring
through visits and discussion the possibility of utilizing other hospitals and health centers for teaching
purposes so as to be able to expand on intake. Through a University appointed visitation committee The
Faculty examined the feasibility of taking on supervision of some of the tertiary health training institutions,
which are under ministry of education.
d) Introduction of in-service training programs
With Pfizer funding, experts from Infectious Disease Society of America and Makerere staff we initiated 10
week continuing education programs for health workers starting with doctors with a focus on HIV/AIDS
Care and Prevention. Trainees came from all over the country, Kenya, Tanzania and Nigeria.
e) The curriculum review process is very much underway undertaken by the Faculty committee on
education which initially carried out a feasibility study.
The feasibility study was conducted as an in-depth exploratory survey utilising self-administered
questionnaires, face-to-face interviews and focus group discussions. Nine districts of Uganda were covered
including the Faculty of Medicine, Mulago Hospital and the Ministry of Health headquarters, students,
patients, Members of the community, District Health teams, District administrators, Hospital and Medical
superintendents were respondents.
Phase I
 A Core Curriculum Committee of 5 members has been identified
 An Education Management Structure with defined roles has been developed.
 Mobilization and Sensitization of Faculty members has been undertaken through 3 workshops and
more are planned.
 Training of trainers has been undertaken through a training workshop and more are scheduled.
Phase II
 Formation of one multidisciplinary team for Biomedical Sciences.
 Identification of themes and systems for Block construction
 Development of a Curriculum map has been initiated and is on-going.
Activity 1
Activity 2
Activity 3
Activity 4
Activity 5
Activity 6
Activity 7
Eldoret Network Conference
6th – 12th September 2002
Mbale Sensitization Workshop 29th Sept – 4th Oct 2002
Problem Based Learning (PBL) Training workshop
7th–11th October 2002
Working Retreat – Ridar Hotel 23 – 24 October 2002
Sensitization workshop – Forestry (MUK) 7th – 8th Nov 2002
2nd Working Retreat – Ridar Hotel 15th – 17th Nov 2002
Working Retreat – Namirembe Educ. Resource Centre 26th–28th November 2002
Student electives away from the teaching hospital.
All 4th MBChB and BDS students and 3rd year Pharmacy students were facilitated with minimal resources
by the University and Faculty to spend the entire recess term (10 weeks) undertaking community oriented
student electives at health centers, district hospitals and NGO health facilities so as to further expose them
to the realities of the world of work situation away from Mulago hospital and the major towns. This
experience has been highly recommended by the students, the ministry of health and the health facilities to
which the students were attached. An identified shortcoming is the great inadequacy of financial resources
available for sustainability.
Social Responsiveness of medical school to the community.
With funding from The egie Corporation of New York programme was initiated to build the Faculty’s
capacity to undertake activities that are responsive to community needs.
Enhancing gender mainstreaming in teaching and learning
During the year the proportion of female heads of departments increased substantially to (9 out of 21). The
performance of female students who number about 40% of the student population is very encouraging. The
intake to the Nursing program is intended to favour females who must comprise 80% of the class.
Improving Faculty staffing at assistant lecturer level and above
Our efforts to increase staffing situation in the Faculty was extremely unsuccessful particularly in the
clinical and basic disciplines as a whole. This was attributed to two major factors: Makerere’s salary scales
and fringe benefits are unattractive and not competitive on the open market despite the rigorous demands in
an academic appointment. The best potential candidates preferred to look for employment elsewhere. Very
stringent PhD entry requirements for employment at lecturer level. Masters level graduates are not
interested to join as assistant lecture level, a position with very low salary for the level of training and
experience in a health field.
Major achievements related to research in 2002 are summarized below:
 For the 2nd year running Faculty has continued to support publication of a highly reputable quarterly
scientific journal “African Health Sciences” and was eventually put in electronic form.
 A database for ongoing research has been created
 Approval of financial support from Sida/SAREC and NUFU to enhance research capacity at the
medical school through research activities by senior researchers and PhD students working on malaria,
reproductive health, mental health with emphasis on depression, degenerative diseases (especially
cancer of cervix), clinical pharmacology and nutrition.
 As part of (iii) above research training workshops were held in the Faculty. In addition staff attended
international training workshops, seminars and conferences.
 Major collaborative research activities undertaken with support from National Institutes of Health
(NIH), Henry M Jackson Foundation, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, CDC, WHO, Sida etc.
Collaborating institutions included Johns Hopkins University, Case Western Reserve University,
University of New Jersey, UCSF, London School of Hygiene and Dentistry, City University of York
 The Faculty research committee has continued to function under the chairmanship of Dean for research
but is yet to develop clear research guidelines for research conduct in the Faculty. It reviews the
scientific and ethical integrity of studies and provides ongoing monitoring of those projects. Most
Faculty research has been on a number of priority health problems including HIV/AIDS, malaria,
tuberculosis, cancer, reproductive health, mental health, nutrition, paediatric illnesses and injuries.
 There are a number of research units whose research capacity have been strengthened during 2002 and
include Injury Control Center, the Walter Reed-Makerere University HIV Vaccine Unit, the
Reproductive Health Research Unit and Biochemistry department with introduction of molecular
biology facilities.
Extension and Consulting Service
Our linkage with various organizations has been improved over the year. Most notably the engagement
of a representative of Private Practitioners in Uganda, NGOs, Ministries of health, education and
finance, tertiary health training institutions under the Ministry of health, Mulago hospital and Makerere
University in a one year long planning process for transforming the Faculty of medicine into a College
of Health Sciences.
The Faculty has also strengthened its linkage with Ministry of Health through various health
committees of the ministry (for setting policy) and provided consultation services as requested.
The relationship with NGO health units like Hospice Uganda, Mildmay, TASO and provide research
consultancy services to the Joint Clinical Research Center has been enhanced.
Faculty academic staff provide services to upcountry locations for example for eye surgery, plastic
surgery in collaboration with organizations like professional associations, Interplast Uganda, Health
Volunteers Overseas and Rotary.
Through the University wide program on decentralization coordinated by [email protected] various projects
initiated by the Faculty provided extension services to districts throughout Uganda.
Human Resource Development
As mentioned earlier most of the staff development initiative has been in supporting PhD/MD training and
Masters level. The PhD trainees are in the early years of their training and it will take another 2-4 years
before completion. It should be emphasized again that the failure to attract, retain and motivate staff has
hampered our efforts at staff development. Despite the foregoing a significant number of staff participated
in research activities so as to fulfill one of the requirements for promotion.
Physical Infrastructure
Enormous efforts have been made to improve the Faculty infrastructure as described below:
 Plans for construction of a 2 storey 30,000 sq ft of floor Infectious Disease Institute at the medical
school were finalized and approved by University administration. Breaking ground is planned January
2003. The building has clinic space, a state of the art clinical laboratory, lecture rooms, a small library,
telemedicine facility and research offices.
 Plans for expansion of part of piece adjoining the Pathology building to clinical research building were
initiated and await University approval.
 The Faculty Computer Services Laboratory was improved with additional 15 computers provided by
Sida/SAREC. A computer kiosk was set up with Sida/SAREC funding so as to provide additional
Internet access points.
 Plans to rehabilitate some buildings of the medical school at a cost of Shs. 350,000,000 were finalized
and approved by the University. Contracts were awarded and work should start early 2003.
 Plans for laying fibre optic cables to have Internet connection to several locations at the medical school
were finalized and work will be undertaken in early 2003 with Sida/SAREC support.
Organisation and Management
The most important achievement in 2002 was planning for transformation of the Faculty to a College of
Health Sciences. A planning grant of $250,000 was provided by Rockefeller Foundation. A Prospectus
detailing the elements of the College was produced. Preparations for the transformation have continued in
2002 by working out budget required from government, staff establishment, contacting various donors,
curriculum review, discussion among members of departments which will constitute different schools of the
college, consultation with University central administration and a visitation to various tertiary institutions
which are under the ministry of education.
Generation and Allocation of Funds
Efforts to generate funds in addition to government funding have been geared towards the following:
 Raising income from student fees.
 Mobilising research grants from in-country external funders
 Mobilising development grants from Foundations, World Bank etc
The major donors have been Pfizer and Pfizer Foundation to support construction of Infectious Diseases
Institute and programs of Academic Alliance for AIDS Care and Prevention, Rockefeller Foundation, Sida,
NUFU, Pathfinder, NIH, CDC, Welcome Trust, WHO, The Carnegie Corporation of New York, Henry
Jackson Foundation and Walter Reed Army Institute of Research. Gates Foundation, World Bank and
Global Fund were also approached to support Academic Alliance related programs
The Faculty generated a total of Ushs. 476 Million in 2002. Most of the funds were devoted to capacity
building . The total funds mobilized from these various development partners over a varying period of time
amount to more than USD 3 Million
10 Institute of Computer Science (ICS)
10.1 Mission
The mission of the Institute of Computer Science is to provide highly expert teaching and
research in computer science and Information Technology for national development in
Uganda in concert with international developments in the fast growing field of computer
science, information and communication technology. The Institute should spearhead
national development in this field.
The mandate of the Institute is to carry out teaching and research in Computer Sciences
namely; Computer Architecture, Networking, Programming, Information Technology and Elearning.
10.2 Achievements During 2002
a) Staff Training.
The Institute has about 3 members of staff pursuing PhD and eight on Masters programme.
b) E-Learning.
Institute members participated in E-learning up to the level of TOT at Delf University in Holland.
On coming back, the Institute in conjunction with The DICTS coordinated the integration of e
learning process into teaching at Makerere University.
c) ICT Developments
The Institute is now connected to the Internet and has also established a website,
d) International Collaboration
The Institute is the focal point for the UNESCO ICT programs in Uganda and is a CISCO training
e) Establishment Of New Academic Programs.
Besides the Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Science, and in addition to the short term
certificate in Computer Applications, the Institute has started three new programs namely;
a) The undergraduate B.Sc. in Computer Science.
b) The postgraduate M.Sc in Computer Science
c) PhD in Computer Science programs.
f) Physical Infrastructure
A new five stored building is in its final stages of construction with the support from the NORAD.
The new building will be mainly used by ICS along with DICTS and Meteorology Unit. The
Institute received 24 computers that were donated by China to Makerere University.
11 Institute of Statistics and Applied Economics
11.1 Introduction:
The Institute of Statistics and Applied Economics Regional Project was established as an autonomous
Institute within the legal framework of Makerere University in July 1969 to provide facilities for the high
level professional training of personnel in Statistics and Applied Economics. To meet the needs of Uganda
as well as those other English Speaking countries in the context of the formulation and implementation of
national plans for Economic and Social development. The English speaking countries are Kenya, Tanzania,
Zambia, Malawi, Botswana, Swaziland, Lesotho, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Liberia, Mauritius, Namibia,
Mozambique, Nigeria, Seychelles, Somalia, Sudan and Zimbabwe.
Since 1969, the Institute has trained a total of over 1000 statisticians, demographers and quantitative
economists from the participating member countries at both undergraduate and postgraduate professional
11.1.1 Vision:
The vision of ISAE is to be an Internationally recognized Institute of excellence in Statistics and Applied
Economics with Capacity for training, research and Information Technology.
11.1.2 Mission
The mission of ISAE is to produce high quality professionals in Statistics, applied economics, population
studies and information technology so as to spearhead informed policy making in both the public and
private sector through training, research and community service.
11.2 Achievements
11.2.1 Student Enrolment:
The student population stands at 1050 of which 378 are females and 672 are males. Of this total, 894 (85%)
are undergraduates and 156(15%) are postgraduate students. Thirty five percent of the student population
are government sponsored and 65% privately sponsored. In addition the ISAE also services B.Sc (Stat)
11.2.2 Graduates:
At the 41st graduation ceremony, held on 5th April, 2002, the ISAE presented a total of 101 graduands. Out
of the 73 Bachelor of Science in Quantitative Economics graduands, 3 obtained first class degrees, 29
obtained Upper Second class degrees. For the Bachelor of Statistics out of the 27 graduands, 11 obtained
Upper Second Class degrees and 16 got lower Second Class degrees. One candidate graduated with a
Master of Arts in Demography degree.
Furthermore in October 2002, 79 graduands qualified to be awarded degrees. Of these 63 were to be
awarded first degrees and 16 were to be awarded Postgraduate Diplomas and Masters degrees.
11.3 Curriculum Review and New Academic Programs
In the 2002/2003 academic year, the ISAE launched two new Postgraduate Programs namely the Master of
Arts in Population and Development and the Master of Science in Population and Reproductive Health.
Discussions have been finalized to launch the M.Sc in Quantitative Economics degree programme jointly
with the Makerere University Institute of Economics. The Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science is to be
re tabled to the Senate in the near future.
There was a major review of some ISAE programs at a retreat held at Jinja in January/February 2002.
The Institute has a total academic staff strength of thirty four 15.8% of whom are female and twelve(12) out
of thirty four possess a Ph.D. Another five are on study leave, pursuing the Ph.D qualification. Even upon
their return, there will be slightly less than 40 percent staff members with the required Ph.D qualification.
The staffing position is bottom heavy, with only eight(8) (21%) members of staff at the rank of Senior
Lecturer and above. Non academic staff comprise 29 individuals and these provide administrative and
other support to the Institute.
11.4 Research:
The Institute is carrying out a number of research activities. The specific research works undertaken by the
Institute will be host on the Makerere Website,
11.5 Outreach
The ISAE is mandated to provide advisory services to governments and other agencies in the region. The
Institute has appointed representatives to the Uganda Bureau of Statistics and the Census Technical
Committee. In addition, the Institute hosted officials from Venda University of Science and Technology
from the Republic of South Africa with a view of signing a memorandum of understanding for cooperation
between the two universities.
11.6 Finance:
The finances of the Institute includes money from Government of the Republic of Uganda to the University
in General, tuition fees generated from privately sponsored students and donor funds especially from
UNFPA. The total amount income generated from tuition fees and other sources was Ugshs 310.6m
11.7 Challenges
The numbers of students and programs have increased over the years. However, staffing and facilities pose
a major challenge to the Institute and the University as a whole. The University should make urgent
measures to address these challenges as they affect the operations of the Institute.
12 Institute of Adult and Continuing Education (IACE)
12.1 Background
The Institute of Adult and Continuing Education (IACE) is composed of three departments namely
Community Education and Extra Mural Studies (CEEMS), Adult Education and Communication Studies
(AECS) and Distance Education (DE). IACE is engaged in the provision of adult and continuing education.
IACE’s ability to provide University based distance education, external degree programs and extra-mural
work distinguishes it from other departments of the University as well as from other adult education
institutions. IACE is also a center of excellence in the development and application of professional
approaches to adult and continuing education and more recently to virtual learning. These are achieved
through the modeling of programs to suit the particular circumstances of learners.
The Department of CEEMS is responsible for taking the University to the people outside the University
campus. The department implements programs in all parts of the country through nine regional centers in
Arua, Gulu, Lira, Mbale, Jinja, Kampala, Hoima, Fort Portal and Kabale. Through these regional centers the
department conducts short training courses for the community. In Kampala the department conducts two
credit programs leading to the awards of Certificate and Diploma in Project Planning and Management.
The Department of AECS mainly conducts professional training in adult and community education. It
originally offered a Diploma in Adult Education, which was later phased out and replaced by the three-year
program for the Bachelors of Adult and Community Education (BACE). The program is run both as a full
time day program and evening part time program.
The Department of Distance Education conducts external degree programs. Since 1991 it has been running
the Bachelors of Commerce External and the Bachelors of Education External. The main target for these
two programs are working people who hold diplomas in business studies or education and would like to
acquire a degree without leaving their work place. The distance education program is based on study
materials, which are sent out to students, and on face to face meetings between tutors and students.
This review is based on the IACE’s Strategic Plan 2000/2001- 2004/2005. The focus of the strategic plan is
developing the capacity and performance of the IACE in training, research and service delivery in line with
the Institute’s strategic direction. This is in pursuit of the overall aim, which is promotion of a high level of
professionalism in the formal and informal education sector and enhancing access to lifelong educational
opportunities, especially for those members of society who may have missed such opportunities.
12.1.1 Teaching and Learning
The Department of Distance Education continues to run External degree programs in Education, Commerce
and in 2002 it introduced B.Sc. Education External. The demand for the external degree program in
education and commerce has continued to rise but enrolments has had to be limited due to inadequate
resources. Admission for B. Ed in the year 2002 was 1,052, for B.Com it was 1,100 and for B.Sc. it was 71.
The Department received some support from The Makerere University Carnegie Corporation Institutional
Development Program for the BSc Science education program. With assistance of the Makerere University
Carnegie Institutional Development Programme The Department has been able to purchase computer
equipment which has enabled The Department to run science-based programs for B.Sc. through distance
education. Plans are underway for the department of DE to establish study centers with fully equipped ICT
equipment. If this is done it will go a long way in providing the necessary support not only to science
students but also to other students on the external degree programs. They will not only be connected to the
Internet communication but will also be connected to the reference library. With tuition fees from students,
the department of Distance Education was able to buy 10 other IBM computers, 11 UPS and I Server.
The Department of DE in collaboration with the Open University of Dar-es-Salaam is currently running a
Diploma in Commonwealth Youth Program Planning.
The Department of Community Education and Extra Mural Studies runs two full time programs a
Certificate in Project Planning and Management and a Diploma in the same area.
12.1.2 African Virtual University
The African Virtual University continues to be housed in IACE. Its mission is to increase access to
education at tertiary level by reaching large numbers of students and professionals simultaneously in
multiple learning centers. It runs credit courses and seminars and workshops via satellite transmission. An
Ad Hoc Committee was established by Senate to review the current operations of AVU and to review its
legal framework with a view to integrating it into the overall University structures. A report is completed
ready to be tabled to Senate.
12.2 Research
Although several members of staff were engaged in research during 2002 this is an area, which needs
strengthening within the IACE. Research is still at individual levels and no Institute wide major researches
have been under taken. Training for research is at the moment only being conducted as part of the
undergraduate courses offered by IACE.
12.3 Extension and Consulting Services
During 2002 IACE continued its efforts to increase community access to flexible quality lifelong education,
through strengthening capacity to offer programs in various parts of the country. With support from I @ the Departments of CEEMS and Distance Education worked together to strengthen Mbale Extra –
Mural Center. Computers were installed in the center.
Through the African Virtual University, several other courses were offered to the public.
Through training and evaluative research IACE continues to strengthen the capacity of its local partners.
Several members of staff in the Department of AECS were engaged in the running of short training
programs for NGOs and CBOs engaged in adult education and community development. Members of staff
were also involved in materials development and in the conducting of Needs Assessments for literacy
programs. Several evaluative studies were also carried out, Two members of staff were involved in the
Education Sector Review, Others were involved in direct evaluations of on going literacy programs and
other training programs some of which have been implemented under I @
12.4 Organisation and Management
Attempts have been made in the departments to streamline the management systems and the management
information systems. The Institute by its very nature runs most of its programs in collaboration with other
institutions. There is need for further streamlining of programs that are managed by different stakeholders
and that are managed at a distance as is the case of extra mural programs. There is need for the University
to support and facilitate the streamlining of some of the relationships between distance education and
MUBS for example.
12.5 Human Resource Development
In the Department of Distance Education, two members of the academic staff have enrolled for PhDs one at
Makerere and the other at the University of Pretoria. In the Department of Adult Education one member of
staff completed his Ph.D. at the University of Rhodes and two others are now planning to register for PhDs.
The Department of Extra Mural has two members of staff doing their Masters but none registered for PhDs.
Two members of staff in Distance Education have now completed their Masters programs and three others
are yet to complete.
The Departments of Distance Education and Extra Mural Studies continue to face major challenges in this
area mainly due to the establishment positions within the departments. Due to the nature of their work the
departments’ establishments need to be expanded and restructured to accommodate other positions that do
not exist in other academic departments.
A number of staff members have attended ICT training organized by the University through the Institute of
Computer Science.
12.6 Physical Infrastructure
This continues to be a major challenge for IACE departments. The department of distance education, which
currently has a student population of more than 5000 students, has problems organizing face to face
sessions. The University has been unable to provide the capital investment needed to develop the required
infrastructure. So the department has been forced to continue to hire outside venues to conduct its face to
face sessions. This is a very expensive option and one that it is not entirely sustainable in the long run.
The plan by IACE to develop a comprehensive ICT plan has not yet materialized. However as previously
noted deliberate efforts have been made to strengthen ICT infrastructure both at the headquarters and at up
country centers. During the last year, IACE was connected to the main University computer network and
Local Area Networks were also established in the departments and the Directors Office. The department of
DE now has a computer lab, which is accessible to their external students, but due to lack of adequate space
not all students can have ready access to the facilities. As previously reported a pilot ICT project was
established at Mbale Extra Mural Center which seems to be working quite well and this hopefully will be
replicated in other extra mural centers to enhance learning.
The Department of Adult Education does not yet have a computer lab although it has introduced ICT
training as part of its BACE degree. This poses a challenge for the department.
12.7 Generation and Allocation of Funds
The bulk of the funds from the IACE are generated through student fees. The department of Distance
Education, which has the largest number of students in IACE, generates quite a substantial amount of
money, however due to the nature of its work, which involves the hiring of large numbers of part time staff,
hiring venues etc, there is always a deficit. The Department of Community Education and Extra –mural
Studies, is responsible for the up country centers. These centers have to generate their own funds from the
programs they run. Due to understaffing some of the centers are now being run by organizers instead of
resident lecturers and this limits the kind of programs that they can organize and run. This in turn limits the
amount of funds that they generate. IACE’s total income for 2001/02 was Ugshs1,695m. of this 129 was
saved for the construction of a new building.
13 Institute of Psychology
Makerere University Institute of Psychology (MUIP) is relatively new having been established in 1999.
The Institute has 4 established departments. These departments include the Department of Mental Health
and Community Psychology, the Department of Organisational and Social Psychology, the Department of
Educational Psychology and the Outreach Unit. In 2000/01 a strategic plan to guide our institutional
development of the Institute was drawn. The Vision is: A market-oriented Institute with international
academic and professional excellence. The mission is: To attract and train students into market resilient
professionals and academics. This annual report is based on the three University pillars of teaching,
research and outreach.
MUIP continued to service other Faculties in addition to teaching her own psychology students. The
Institute of Psychology continued to offer both undergraduate and postgraduate training in three academic
departments. At the undergraduate level teaching covered all areas of psychology with a student enrolment
of 381 students of Bachelor of Community of Psychology (BCP). At the undergraduate level one student
with disability was admitted. The BCP programme enrolled some foreign students. Some female students
at the Institute received support from The Carnegie Corporation of New York under the Female Scholarship
Initiative Project. Postgraduate programs included MA Counselling, postgraduate Diploma in Counselling,
MA Educational Psychology, Master of Organisational Psychology and Msc. Clinical Psychology.
The Institute was involved in training all University academic staff registered for PhD in advanced research
methods of which two members of staff benefited. Members of staff and students were involved in
counselling students, children and families and other people from the University community.
The following research projects were done by academic staff: Multinational study on the expression of
spirituality; Cross-national study survey of virtues and strengths; National and cross-national studies on
attitudes towards HIV/AIDS testing; Teenage smoking and Asian religious and spiritual approaches to
psychotherapy in the Netherlands. Other research focused on psychosocial needs assessment of orphans and
non-orphans in Masaka District, Cross-cultural comparisons on sexuality, intimate relationships and
jealousy. Stress and coping among Ugandan Nurses and predictors of stress among policewomen.
To facilitate the utilization of research results, dissemination of research findings was encouraged among
stakeholders and in the communities. Information from the studies on HIV/AIDS was used in the drafting
of the AIDS policy in the Ministry of Public Service and was also used by NGOs in their training programs.
Information on teenage smoking was used in taking business decisions by BAT (Uganda).
International collaborative Linkages.
To enhance teaching capacity, collaborative linkages and attendance of conferences have been encouraged.
5 collaborative links with International Organizations and Professors were established. Two of these
linkages gave fruits. Professor Kiran Kumar, University of Mysore, India gave guest lectures and interacted
with staff and conducted collaborative research with Dr. Mohan. Professor Daphne Wallace, Senior
Consultant Psychiatrist, Leeds CMH Trust, UK, visited the Institute of Psychology and taught courses on
the master’s programs. She promised to make more links for us. Furthermore, a link with Clemson
University in South Carolina, US was also made. Six members of staff have attended international and
local conferences and presented research papers. One staff member gave interviews on the International
Media by the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation as an expert in psychotherapy and the programme was
telecasted twice in July in European channels and World Council for Psychotherapy. Two senior staff
members were appointed editors of International Journals and one as a book editor. These activities will
enhance research and teaching of the academic staff.
13.4 Extension and Consulting Services
In its endeavour to reach out, the Institute continued to sensitize the general public on the importance of
psychology and psychological services, and extended counselling services to the University community and
the wider Ugandan public. Extension services involved postgraduate students. Four clinical psychology
students got placement on the ASHINAGA orphans psychosocial project support programme for their
practical training. The practical training involved family visits, providing individual and group counselling
sessions for orphans in Wakiso District. This has publicized postgraduate programs of the Institute among
the community. The Institute involved itself in yearly mental health day held in Luwelo District. This
helped to sensitize the communities about mental health and counselling services and courses available at
The Institute.
The Institute participated in [email protected] programme on decentralization. Three projects went up to pilot
state. However, only two are waiting for full implementation. This helped to popularize the Institute’s
programs and improved its image. The Institute is also associated to two other [email protected] training
The Institute worked with the Ministry of Education to develop a Participatory Action Learning (PAL)
Programme for Primary Teachers Colleges. A Sensitization programme was developed in conjunction with
The Ministry of Gender, labour and Social Development on reporting about children in armed conflict.
Furthermore, work with UNICEF was done to produce an Early Childhood Development Training Manual
for Community workers.
13.5 Organisation and Management
Organisation and Management is done at the Institute level and departmental levels. To improve the
efficiency and effectiveness some of the support staff were trained. To improve the administrative
performance in departments 6 computers have been procured. This will support the processing of
information necessary for decision-making. Accessing ICT has been high on our agenda. The Institute has
already started working on a website. Each department has an ICT trained staff in addition to the one for
The Institute. A package to process financial data (Ledger works) was accessed and the Institute Accounts
Clerk trained in its use. The Institute was connected to the main optic fibre for the University.
Financial incentives were paid to our staff. This has increased motivation of the staff to teach on our
programs. Foreign staffs were given accommodation to facilitate their welfare.
Welfare of students has been improved by allowing the participation of two students (one for postgraduate
and other for undergraduate) in decision making. The Institute had paid a research allowance to facilitate
research activities carried out by students.
13.6 Physical Infrastructure
The Institute is housed in the old buildings, which need maintenance and rehabilitation. During the year, the
3 Institute blocks were repainted and some major repairs done. Plumbing work on two of the Institute
blocks was done. Two desks for academic staff were purchased. To facilitate teaching, two blackboards
were bought and lighting was fixed. The Institute has acquired 4 computers.
Funding has been mainly from Government and Private programs. The Institute’s income was Shs216m
and for 2002/2003 the proposed budget of Shs.473m
The Institute faces a number of constraints including :
Structural Planning of the Institute and courses including developing an efficient and systematic
examination procedure.
Improving the infrastructure for teaching and staff offices.
Poor Interpersonal relationships.
14 Institute of Economics
14.1 Background
MUIE became an autonomous institution in October 2000. It has four major objectives. First, to train
economists for staff needs, private sector, government and to provide professional support in economics for
the University and beyond. Second to develop new courses and/or programs to meet changing needs of
society. Third, to develop and offer short-term professional courses for practicing economists. Fourth, to
enhance the quality of basic and applied research in economics.
14.2 Achievements
14.2.1 Teaching and Learning
Three departments have been approved by the University and are functional in the Institute. These are:
Department of Economic Theory and Analysis
Department of Development Economics
Department of Economic Policy and Planning
These departments are in advanced stages of developing new undergraduate programs in various specialized
areas for current and future society needs. A new M.A(Econ) and Ph.D (Econ) programme by coursework
and dissertation have been approved by the School of Postgraduate Studies Board.
Five lecturers are pursuing their Ph.D degrees under the staff development programme. Three of them are in
their final stages of completion.
Presently, MUIE offers on undergraduate programme and two graduate programs namely:
Bachelor of Arts in Economics
Master of Arts in Economic Policy Management
Master of Arts in Economic Policy and Planning
The B.A (Economics) is a specialized and professional programme which provides training for Economists
at the undergraduate level. Besides the Economics component, the programme syllabus offers subjects such
as Political Science, Sociology, Accounting and Business Law in order to equip students with essential
skills and knowledge for the labour market which requires interdisciplinary training.
The graduate programs especially M.A (EPM) addresses the need for skills training and multidisciplinarity
by teaching courses which include: French, Management, Accounting, Entrepreneurship, and Computer
Training to compliment the core courses in Economics.
14.2.2 Physical Infrastructure
To solve the space problem, MUIE has saved about Ug. Shs 650 million towards construction of a 1.3
billion building. The challenge to raise the remaining 650 million for construction of the Institute extension
building still stands.
14.2.3 Consulting Extension and Outreach
The MUIE staff have been involved in various outreach activities including a workshop for
parliamentarians on policy formulation and analysis. The EPP and EPM programs have been successfully
restructured under plans A and B. This will ensure faster completion rates and more prompt attendance to
society economic problems.
14.2.4 Funding and income Generation
The institute generated Ushs 589.6m from tuition and other sources.
The ACBF/WB joint partnership have committed themselves to fund the second phase of the EPM
programme. Also, they donated money to purchase a minibus for the Graduate programme to facilitate
study visits and reach supervision. The process of procuring is underway.
Funds have also been secured to purchase a new photocopier for the Institute.
14.3 Challenges
Despite the achievements, a number of challenges still remain. The undergraduate students intake
for the 2002/2003 academic year have been lower than expected and this has caused the Institute to
revise its budget downwards.
The, delays in transfer of funds from the centre and other units cause financial difficulties for the
The freeze on staff recruitment has precluded meeting the staff establishment in all the departments
and the problem is magnified as more staff go for further studies. Departments have not been given
support staff, and the University has delayed confirmation of already existing support staff for the
Hiring of space for conducting lectures is depleting the Institute financial resources. The Institute
caters for many students most of whom are not registered under it. The cost of hiring space varies
from place to place since there is no University policy on charges for hiring space.
14.4 The Way Forward
Makerere University Institute of Economics has adopted a number of strategies as a means of mitigating the
challenges and problems it has been facing. The strategies are aimed at expanding infrastructural facilities
and capacity building.
Construction of the proposed new Institute building is slated to start at the beginning of the
Calendar Year 2003. This will alleviate the acute space problem which has been a major concern
for MUIE.
The 3 MUIE Departments are at advanced stages of developing new programme proposals. It is
hoped that the new programs will attract more students hence generate more income for further
expansion and development of MUIE.
Several Staff Members are currently pursuing their Ph.D studies and 2 staff members have recently
secured sponsorship from AERC for Ph.D studies in Dar-es-Salaam beginning in February 2003.
The Institute is encouraging all its academic staff to obtain Ph.D degrees in line with the
University policy on staff development.
MUIE is vigorously pursuing a policy of quality assurance for academic excellence. Courses are
taught by qualified and professional staff who have got training in specialized areas. Teaching,
research supervision and examinations are carefully monitored to ensure good standards.
15 Institute of Social Research (MISR)
15.1 Strategic Objectives
In the year 2002, Makerere Institute of Social Research (MISR) continued to consolidate the
achievements made in 2001 through the determined pursuance of its strategic objectives as laid out
in the MISR Strategic Plan for 2001 – 2005. These strategic objectives include:
 Developing and Improving the Institute’s Research Capacity;
 Strengthening the Institute’s Financial Resource Base;
 Improving and Strengthening the Institute’s Managerial Capacity in all respects; and
 Establishing, Strengthening, and Widening Links with various Institutions and Organisations
locally and globally.
15.2 Achievements
15.2.1 Developing and Improving the Institute’s Research Capacity
Despite the continued existence of some major structural problems, significant progress has been
registered towards the realisation of most of the Institute’s strategic objectives. In 2002, MISR
carried out 11 commissioned and non-commissioned research projects and, through competitive
bidding, won a number of consulting studies. Some of the research projects undertaken include:
"Characterising the social and cultural factors impacting on HIV/AIDS in Uganda", funded by
UNDP through the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development; "HIV/AIDS
Community Needs and Institutional Assessment", funded by the World Bank through Ministry of
Health/Uganda AIDS Control Project; "Attendance Patterns and Causes of Dropout in Primary
Schools in Uganda", funded by the World Bank through Ministry of Education and Sports;
"Prevalence and Implications of Joint Land Titling in Uganda", funded by NORAD; "Improving the
Management of Sexual Maturation at Primary Schools: Information Needs from the Perspective of
Ugandan School Children", funded by Rockefeller Foundation; "State Responsiveness to Poverty:
The Politics of Pro-poor Policy Making and Implementation", Department for International
Development (DFID); and "Protecting the Next Generation: Halting the Spread of HIV/AIDS in
Sub-Saharan Africa", funded by Bill and Merinda Gates Foundation through the Allan Guttmacher
In order to strengthen further and develop the Institute’s research capacity, MISR has embarked on
the recruitment of fresh and well-qualified graduates with diverse academic qualifications. This
initiative is to revitalize the now latent University’s Graduate Fellow Scheme; whose objectives
were, among others, to attract individuals who would go for studies and later join the University
academic staff. This arrangement is intended to reduce on the current shortage of skilled human
resource in MISR’s strategic research areas as well as ensuring continuity in case some of the senior
researchers depart or take leave.
15.3 Constraints
Progress in building MISR’s research capacity continues to be severely constrained by the extended
delay in regularisation of 2 of the Institute’s Staff as well as failure to fill the existing vacant
positions in the establishment. For example, as reported in 2001, out of the 16 established Research
Fellow positions, only 2 are currently filled. It is also noted that 2 of the Institute’s earlier Graduate
Fellows have never been formally reabsorbed close to 10 years after higher training. The third
trainee, after a long period of frustration due to non-absorption, was lost to Min. of Finance. In
addition, neither has there been a replacement of the Administrative Secretary who left two years
ago nor the Editor who left 20 years ago.
Consequently, many programs that had been planned have not taken off. Such programs include
the creation of specialised research divisions to undertake research in the Institute’s five areas of
focus as well as the development and conducting of short courses in research methods and
techniques. MISR has also not been able to put out as many publications as it had planned.
15.4 Research Infrastructure
MISR has made substantial progress in the development of its research infrastructure. Through its
international networks, MISR received a batch of 16 used computers from Denmark thereby
replacing the entire batch of the aging computers most of the staff had. MISR is mobilising its
financial resources to set up a Local Area Network that will enable researchers get unlimited access
to the Internet. It is anticipated that will be achieved in the 1st quarter of 2003. Additionally, in
2002, MISR proposed establishing a Decentralisation Resource Centre to act as a one-stop centre
for information on decentralisation processes and activities in Uganda. The World Bank, under the
Learning Innovations Loan, accepted to fund the establishment of the centre.
15.5 Strengthening the Institute’s Financial Resource Base
MISR has done quite well in the area of strengthening its financial resource base. It has fully
furnished 5 out of the 9 rental apartments in the building that was returned to MISR by the
University in 2001. The remaining 4 apartments are to be done early 2003. Once they are ready,
MISR will have a total of 13 executive flats which will generate revenue to finance some of its
development programs. There has also been rigorous maintenance of other costing centres such as
vehicles and photocopiers. The selling of MISR publications has started to generate revenue for
annual MISR publications. Another initiative to generate revenue has been charging Research
Associates and Research Assistants 10% of their earnings to partially support the Graduate
Research Assistant Scheme.
Improving and Strengthening the Institute’s Managerial Capacity
For effective management, MISR has continued to work through standing committees which play a
substantial role in the day to day management of the Institute. Through these committees
participatory planning and management has been ensured. Consequently, the various committees
have put in place job descriptions, research affiliation contracts, ethics and discipline guidelines,
procedures for procurement, hire of vehicles, procedures for recruitment of MISR hired staff, and
revision of tenant contracts. In addition, ad-hoc committees have been called upon from time to
time to assist the Director to deal with emerging issues.
Managerial capacity has been enhanced by temporarily recruiting a storekeeper, a grounds man, a
custodian, and cleaners.
In a bid to monitor our financial inflows and outflows, a new computerised accounting system has
been acquired and installed. This is intended to streamline budgeting, making projections,
tightening expenditures as well as ensuring proper and timely accountabilities.
15.7 Strengthening and Widening Links with other Institutions and Organisations
The Institute has also been fairly successful in cultivating new linkages and research networks as
well as strengthening the existing ones. In the past year, these linkages have been in the areas of:
Capacity building in human resource (staff exchange) with World Bank Institute, World Bank,
Rockefeller Foundation, Research (collaborative and commissioned research) with MAAIF, UNDP,
UNFPA, Rockefeller, EPRC, CDRN, MWLE, DANIDA/University of Copenhagen, DFID,
NORAD, MoFPED, MoES, MOH, IDRC, Gates Foundation/Allan Guttmach. Training (short
courses) with World Bank Institute, Rockefeller, SIDA/SAREC, Community outreach (public
lectures, national task forces) with UNDP, UNFPA, UAC, MoFPED, UNCST, MWLE.
These linkages are further strengthened through visiting scholars and affiliates some of whom are
accommodated at MISR.
15.8 The Makerere University Capacity Building Program for Decentralization under the
Innovations at Makerere Committee ( [email protected])
The Capacity building program for Decentralization was launched to the University Community in 2001.
This was after a planning phase which was based at the Makerere Institute of Social Research. The [email protected]
program now has an independent Secretariat housed in Lincoln Flats with the Director of MISR as the
Executive Secretary. The major objective was to provide relevancy to University programs and to meet the
changing need of society. Through curricular review, training district staff, and enhanced policy and
research on decentralization.
Initial seed funding for the program worth USD3.9m was provided by the Rockefeller Foundation. During
2002, the University was able to attract additional funding of USD 5m grant from the Rockefeller
Foundation and a matching Learning Innovations Loan of USD 5m from the International Development
Association (IDA) of the World Bank. This is a new three year phase of implementation running 2002/03 –
2004/05. The University in the new phase will partner with 14 tertiary and other institutions in the
implementing the capacity building program
The new phase of implementation focuses on six disciplines of Basic Health and medicine, Agriculture,
governance, financial management and Planning, education and engineering. The program is now targeting
seven pilot districts of Arua, Yumbe, Mbarara, Kampala, Mbale, Sironko, Itoojo subcounty in Ntungamo
district and Rakai. Under the program 120 undergraduate scholarships were awarded to district employees.
Activities Undertaken in 2002 under the RF seed grant included:a)Revising the curricular based on the feasibility study and pilots undertaken, these projects have been
approved for full implementation
 Upgrade of the curriculum of Bachelor of Vet Medicine
 Development of under graduate curriculum in the Faculty of Forestry
 All round curriculum for Bsc Engineering
 Curriculum Development in the Faculty of Medicine
b) Internships, designed to expose the students to conditions in the local governments. Three Faculties
have taken students for internships under the program these include: Faculty of Vet Medicine; 50 Students attached to Farms and Agricultural Institutions for 15 weeks
 Faculty of Education; 1143 third year students attached to rural schools
 Faculty of Forestry; initiated for the Faculty student attachments to be effected in 2003 recess term
The above programs are to act as pilots for other internship programs and will also feed into the
internships consultancy envisioned in the first year of LIL project implementation.
c) Training District Staff has been the biggest component of the [email protected] program implementation.
While USD 380,000 had been earmarked for training 600,000 USD was utilized. This carried over
from the onset of the program where more than 75 % of the Concepts submitted were for training
district staff. Training has mainly focused on skills development for district staff, the major areas
of focus have been Agriculture (13) and Medicine (13).
d) Extension and Demonstration, The main objective is to equip staff in the districts with the
knowledge that may improve their standard of living. Projects undertaken included:
Skills Development in the use of Appropriate Technologies (ATs)
Biogas Fuel from Livestock wastes as an Alternative to Firewood and Charcoal at the
District level
Capacity building for decentralized districts to strengthen small scale workshops through
manufacture of equipment locally.
e) Monitoring and Evaluation, To ensure relevance and maximum output Projects under the program
are evaluated externally. These are practicing professionals and or other members of civil society.
90 projects at the pilot phase were evaluated in 2002.
f) During the year a mid term review of the project was undertaken. The major objective of the review
was to assess the performance of the program in meeting its major objectives of building capacity
in the Local Governments and in Makerere University.
16 School of Education
16.1 Introduction
The mandate of the School of Education is to train and produce competent teachers, lecturers, education
managers and administrators to carry out relevant research and services, which support the education sector
and community development. Consequently, the vision of the School of Education is to be a centre of
education excellence and leadership in professional education, research and services relevant to community
sustainable development. Thus the School of Education becomes the instrument of developing the people,
the society and the economy in creating employment. In order to produce competent teachers, the School of
Education offers integrated professional and content courses.
16.2 Achievements
16.2.1 Teaching and Learning
In 2002, two new programs were designed and approved by Senate:
 Master of Science (Human Resource Management): aims at producing specialized human resource
management experts equipped with deep theoretical and practical skills for maximization of human
potential in educational institutions.
PhD (by coursework and dissertation): a high profiled taught PhD program aimed at producing
highly profiled specialists in the relevant area rich in both content and professional knowledge.
These programs are now operational in the Department of Higher Education.
At the undergraduate level all courses have been redesigned to meet the demands of the dynamic market.
The demand for professionalism in teaching, educational research and service has steadily increased over
the years. It is being fuelled by an exponential expansion in the knowledge that the school has to cater for,
the increased sophistication of pedagogical skills required to cope with the changing secondary school
curriculum requirements. The major changes in the type of society for which students are being prepared to
serve and the emergence of a wide range of additional roles that societies expect teachers to play in
These new integrated courses are richer in content and more cost effective compared to the previous ones.
 Bachelor of Arts Education
 Bachelor of Science Education
 Bachelor of Arts (Primary Education)
 Bachelor of Business Education
 Postgraduate Diploma in Primary Education
They are yet to be approved by Senate.
16.2.2 Staff Development
The School has 18 staff on PhD program here and abroad. These will help in strengthening the ageing
senior academic staff. In addition the School of Education has recruited one professor from Nigeria and two
other professors have been received from the Commonwealth. These chairs are here on a two year contract
to assist in capacity building of staff especially in the Department of Higher Education.
16.3 Research, Outreach and Publications
In the year 2002 a number of research projects started in the School of Education mainly funded by
NORAD including:47
Research programme on analysis of various teaching methodologies in classroom teaching at all
educational levels and settings by the Department of Language Education
Research programme on access, performance and retention of girls in Science and Mathematics at
all levels by Department of Science and Technical education.
Research programme on analysis of educational policies and their implementation by the
Department of Higher Education
Research programme on indigenous knowledge systems, epistemologies, discourse, practices, and
their implementation by Department of Educational Foundations and Management
Research programme on Quality Assurance in Education, Environmental Conservation, Science
and Technology, Refugees by the Department of Curriculum Teaching and Media
Dr.Robinah Kyeyune: Literacy skills norms improvement in Primary Schools.
Dr. Masembe Ssebbunga: In-service Teacher Education. NORAD
Dr. Kagoda: Communities' Literacy Initiative in environmental conservation, science and
Dr. Maurice B. Tamale: Pedagogical skills for teachers at tertiary institutions of learning.
[email protected]
Mr. Teresphorus Louis Kakinda: Functional networks with other partners in education.
Assoc. Prof. J.C Ssekamwa: Internship for School of Education teacher trainees. [email protected]
The Education Journal and the Literature Journal continue to be published by the School of Education in
which members contribute articles and research results.
16.3.1 Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)
The School of Education has been actively involved in ICT development and has encouraged its students to
do so. Twenty new (22) computers were acquired to facilitate ICT developments from the NORAD IDP.
Nine academic staff members from all departments were trained as trainers in e-learning. All students were
provided an opportunity to open up an e-mail address on the School’s subdomain. The School has now
established a website: to improve its international accessibility and publicity.
Plans are underway for all academic staff members to be trained in basic computer literacy.
16.3.2 Infrastructure Development
According to the Current budget Ug Shs 500millions was allocated for the construction of a building to
cater for the increasing number of students. Up to date 250 millions has been saved for this purpose. The
School of Education is planning to expand its space by putting up a building. Ushs 250m has been saved to
this end.
16.4 Challenges
Bureaucracy in the approval of academic programs, The revised programs have been on the shelves since
The National Stakeholders Conference was held a year ago. It is hoped that as soon as the new Senate
settles down these programs will be cleared.
A number of academic staff members especially in the Department of Curriculum Teaching and Media are
on staff development. This has left only two full time members in the department. A similar situation is
prevalent in other departments.
17 School of Postgraduate Studies
The School of Postgraduate Studies at Makerere University now recommended to be named
Makerere University Graduate School (MUGS) was on 23rd June and 14th July 1994 approved and
established by the University Council. The main objective of the Graduate School is to deal with
graduate studies and research. The major functions of the School include:(a) Monitoring the registration status and progress of postgraduate students at different
levels and in different Faculties/Institutes/Schools.
(b) Identifying sources of and soliciting for funds to support Postgraduate programs.
(c) Liasing with other Universities and Institutes/Organisations on Postgraduate activities.
(d) Producing an annual update on-going research and publications in the University.
(e) Providing courses and seminars on research methods.
(f) Handling research and publications in the University.
Taking scholarship and research to the frontiers of knowledge.
Mission Statement
Attain and maintain internationally recognised status as a leading graduate school in Uganda
and Africa by efficiently producing high calibre graduates, solving research questions and
disseminating knowledge.
17.1 Achievements
a) Resource Mobilisation: Below is a summary of the collection of funds directly contributed by
students to support research in the University:
 10,000/= by each undergraduate student 2002/2003 approximately 200M/=
 20,000/= by each postgraduate student 2001/2002
 This will be used for research support for staff development involving Masters and
Doctoral degree study programme to enhance the quality of lecturers and enable University
lecturers to teach from their research experiences.
 The summary of available Research Funds is given below
o Government of Uganda 120M per year
o Makerere University Undergraduate Student (10,000/ @)200M per year
o Makerere University Postgraduate student (20,000/ @) 24M per year
o Carnegie
$94,000 per year
o Sida/SAREC $97,000 per year
o Sida
Sciences/Technology/ICT/Library 4.4M$
b) Human Resource Development
The graduate school coordinated the introduction of PhD Crosscutting courses funded by
Sida/SAREC include:o Philosophy of Research (Method)
o Research Methods
o Statistics and Computer Applications in Research
o Genes and Genomes
Other PhD courses being developed funded by Sida/SAREC include:o Advanced Gender Research Methods
o Research literature Search and Access
o Grants and Publishing writing
17.2 Teaching and Learning
e) Development of academic programs at Master and PhD level. The following programs
were developed by respective faculties and approved by the Board of Post graduate studies:
 MA African Languages - Arts
 MSc. in Human Resource Management in Education - Education
 Master of Architecture - Technology
 PGD - Urban Design Technology
 PGD - Computer Science - ICS
 PGD - Environmental Impact Assessment - MUIENR
 PGD - Environmental Journalism - Arts
 PGD - Mass Communication - Arts
 MSc. Agro forestry - Forestry and Nature Conservation
 MA Population and Reproductive Health - ISAE
 MA Population and Development - ISAE
 PhD Educational Management by Course work and Thesis – Education
17.2.1 Strengthening the Research Infrastructural Capacity
The following aspects of research infrastructural capacity were strengthened by the support of the NORAD,
the Carnegie Corporation of NY and Sida/SAREC
From NORAD funds:
Desktop publishing is due to start as office space was
acquired and funds to
purchase the equipment available.
Study tour to the University of Bergen to understudy research management
undertaken in June 2002 by the Ag. Director.
Four computers and desks purchased.
From Sida/SAREC funds:
Four computers and office equipment were purchased.
Overhead projectors (2) and one LCD project purchased.
Research Coordination being actualized with Library, ICT and Faculty
collaboration Strengthened
With Carnegie funds:
1. Research and Coordination management system [email protected] established.
2. Research funds granted to PhD scholars - 34,000$ so far.
3. Research Quality Assurance expertise acquired by Director
workshop of the South African Universities Vice-Chancellor's Quality Assurance
in Research Meeting in Johannesburg.
17.3 Research Productivity by Staff and Students.
1. Increased research was recorded in accordance with increasing graduating rates of
postgraduate students at Masters and Ph.D degree levels.
2. Several Research programs are underway in all Faculties by students and staff.
17.4 Research Skills for Teaching and Non-Teaching Staff.
Several Postgraduate courses were introduced and old ones reviewed in which staff
are participated
Development of Ph.D courses and the following PhD programs run in 2002.
Philosophy of Research (Methods)
-30 students
Research Methods
-20 students
Statistics and Computer Applications
in Research
 Genes and Genomes in the tropics
-20 students (10 Ugandans + 10
Ph.D. in Educational Management by Coursework established - (10 students).
Challenges and way forward:
The major challenges of the postgraduate school
Increased Ph.D. level staffing needed to support graduate education
& research.
More research funds from Government and Development Patterns
Putting into use [email protected]
18 School of Industrial and Fine Arts
The Mission Statement:
To promote art and design through research hand teaching programs sensitive to the community,
environment and for sustainable industrial development.
General Strategies:
To improve and consolidate the quality of Professional Art and Design.
To evolve into a Centre of Art and Design programs sensitive to the community,
environment and sustainable industrial development
To promote professional interaction between art and design, and other professional
18.1 Achievements
18.2 Teaching and Learning
Students’ intake at undergraduate level has increased tremendously due to demand of BIFA
programme as reflected in the increased qualified applicants. This has made tremendous increase
in MTSIFA’s income generation
The total enrolment for MATISFA now stands at 358 students.
In order to integrate ICT in teaching and learning the school has acquired 12 new computers
through Research Projects, Donations and internally generated funds and well furnished computer
lab has been established with networked computers.
18.3 Human Resource Development
Eight members of staff are registered for Ph.D. programs through the staff Development at
Makerere University and in other universities elsewhere. Four of these are in their final stages of
presentation of their final report. Two Teaching Assistant are pursuing masters programme while
one is undertaking undergraduate programme. As a means of encouraging more staff to undertake
Ph.D. programme and publication research methodology seminars and workshops have been
18.4 Research:
The school has actively started strengthening its engagement in applied research in art and design
which meet the needs of the community. For instance the Department of Industrial Arts and
Design, and the Department of Sculpture are engaged in development of local industry through
promotion of local products by spear heading training in packaging, design advertisement, audio
visual mass media design and illustration and printing, industrial ceramics, jewellery, stained glass
design, furniture design and functional sculpture. The department of Painting and Art History has
continued research at postgraduate level on the use of traditional indigenous art and cultural
MTSIFA benefited from its engagement in a number of research projects through higher Education
linkages and [email protected] programs which include the following:
 Illustration of children’s stories project coordinated by MTSIFA and the Department of
Literature funded by Rockefeller Foundation
Appropriate Design Education for Sustainable Development Project sponsored by DFID and
the British Council.
 Appreciation, production and improvement of local arts/crafts and culture in the District under
the [email protected] competed pilot phase.
 Community based practical training in Art and Design for enhancement of competitive and
sustainable skills for BIFA students completed [email protected] pilot phase.
18.5 Collaborative Linkages/Outreach Programs
Through the DFID and British Council, the School is engaged in a Higher Education Link Project
for Appropriate Design Education for sustainable development aimed at promoting and developing
research on local traditional art and crafts.
The school benefited from the Fullbright Scholarship award under which Mr. David Stairs from
Michigan University was in Department of Industrial Arts and Design for two years.
The school has strengthened the essential hands on experience through industrial placement in all
parts of the country. The internship programme has exposed the MTSIFA students to the feel of
the field and provides a check on the relevance of the courses taught.
18.6 Exhibitions/Workshops
The school has hosted a number of exhibitions in Makerere Art Gallery which attracted both local
and international visitors such exhibitions have enhanced the public awareness and act as a record
for great Art works produced at Makerere making MTSIFA an attractive land mark for the
University. The visitors to the gallery have increased by 40%. Academic staff of MTSIFA have
continued to participate in local and international exhibitions and workshops and their work has
worn fame for Makerere University.
The annual lecturer’s and student’s exhibitions “Different but One Exhibition” and Students’
Annual Exhibition Sales are becoming more popular.
18.7 Physical infrastructure
A number of minor repairs and renovations of buildings have been carried out to uplift their standards.
Plans are underway to expand on the teaching space for increased students’ population. The school is
located in some of the oldest buildings of the University of 1922 which need major renovations and repairs
which should be done quickly, albeit with limited resources available.
19.1 General
The East African School of Librarianship was established as a regional center for training library personnel
in 1963. The Council for Library Training in East Africa, composed of representatives from three countries,
was established as its governing body responsible to the Senate of the University of East Africa. In 1996, the
name of the School was changed to East African School of Library and Information Science (EASLIS) to
accommodate new additions into the curriculum and the growing element of Information Science
19.2 EASLIS Mandate and Mission Statement
The mandate of EASLIS is to carry out teaching and research in the field of Library and Information
EASLIS goal is to produce high quality Library and Information Professionals capable of responding to
present and future needs
EASLIS facilities include a functional building with offices, three lecture rooms, two computer laboratories,
a library, a seminar room, a book bank, stores and a book processing unit.
19.3 Achievements
19.3.1 Teaching and Learning
The following programs are running at EASLIS:
Certificate in Library and Information Studies (CLIS)
Diploma in Records and Archives Management (DRAM)
Diploma in Library and Information Studies (DLIS)
Bachelor of Library and Information Science (BLIS)
Master of Science in Information Science (MSc. Inf. Sc)
ICT developments and E-learning
Every member of staff has got a computer in his/her office. All students’ and staff computers are connected
to the Internet. EASLIS has also designed and hosted its website at .
Three members of staff have participated in e-learning up to the level of training of trainers. This is for the
purpose of improving capacity and performance of staff in teaching and service delivery.
Revision of Academic Programs
The revised Master of Science in Information Science was implemented in 2002
The Bachelor of Library and Information Science has been revised and is yet to be submitted to the
University Senate for approval.
19.3.2 Human Resource Development
EASLIS now has three PhD holders. Two of our members of staff are also pursuing PhD degrees. Another
three have had their proposals accepted awaiting sponsorship. Some administrative and junior staff have
also registered for courses leading to awards of degrees.
19.3.3 Research
EASLIS staff and students have actively conducted research resulting in publication in international
journals and production of reports. Research undertaken by EASLIS staff can be accessed on the Makerere
University Website
19.3.4 National and International Collaborations
EASLIS established collaborative links with the Uganda National Council for Science and Technology
EASLIS has got collaborative links with the University of Dar es Salaam, the School of Library and
Information Science in Valdosta State University, US, and negotiations are underway to establish links with
the following:
 The School of Information Science, University of Tennessee, US;
 Department of Information Studies, University of Wales, Aberystwyth.
19.3.5 Finances
Income from private sponsorship for 2001/02 was about Ugsh 235 million. The Government provided Ugsh
24 million as Special Faculty Allowance for students. Costs such as salaries, electricity, water and
telephone for the Director’s office are managed from the centre.
20 Planning and Development Department (PDD)
The Planning and Development Department is an administrative department of the University. The
department plays an essential role in the management and coordination of the University’s strategic
development processes. The bulk of the department’s strategic and operational activities are in the
University’s strategic areas of management and organization research and studies, human resource
development and generation and allocation of resources. Over the period under review, the department
made significant strides in the realization of her core purpose.
20.2 Achievements
20.2.1 Organisation and Management
The department realized an improvement in her functional capacity. With support from NORAD, the
Department procured 5 personal computers, 2 laptops, 2 vehicles and there was general office
refurbishment. In an attempt to mainstream the planning function in the University, planning committees
were instituted and formalized in all the 29 planning centers. Through the effort of these centers the
Planning Department coordinated the first ever, annual report under The Universities and Other Tertiary
Institutions Act 2001 which was presented to Parliament in March 2002.
20.2.2 Research and Studies
1. A study to Analyze the consequences of student expansion in terms of cost of maintaining adequate
Academic Standards was undertaken and a report was submitted to management. The study was funded
by NORAD and its implementation awaits Council.
2. The proposal for a follow up study; Monitoring The Quality Of Teaching, Research And Service
Extension At Makerere: Lessons For Privatization Of University Education is ready. This study will be
undertaken in 2003 with support from The Carnegie Corporation of New York.
3. As part of market survey geared at influencing curriculum re-engineering and development, a proposal
for a tracer study has been formulated and the execution of the project is pending approval by the
School of Postgraduate Studies. The tracer study seeks to compare the performance of graduates of
Social Sciences and Agriculture in the world of work.
4. Another tracer study relates to the analysis of performance of graduates of medicine in the world of
work. Applications for proposals to undertake the study as per the advertisement in August 2002. Two
applications were received and submitted to the School of Postgraduate Studies for technical evaluation.
The implementation of the project is waiting a technical report from the School of Post Graduate
Studies and Research.
20.2.3 Human Resource Development
1. In the realm of training and capacity building, one member of staff proceeded for training on a 9
months course in Manchester University, another member of staff is also undergoing training in
Information Management.
2. The Department benefits from the expertise of the NORAD consultant The departmental staff was also
boosted with posting of a Senior Assistant Bursar in charge of projects as well as an accounts clerk.
3. The PDD undertook a study visit to the University of Oslo, this achieved two major objectives on one
hand it exposed members of staff to alternative practices in University Planning. Secondly, specific
areas of further cooperation were identified. The areas include: University – industry linkage in an effort to improve the curriculum and also facilitate the
transfer of professional knowledge and technology to the private sector;
 Collaborative linkages with Oslo University in the field of human rights community
health and gender studies;
 Collaborative student exchange with Norwegian Universities.
4. In addition to this , with support from the Carnegie Corporation of New York , PDD staff and staff from
other units in the University attended a strategic communication workshop in Dar-es-Salaam. The
workshop’s aim was to equip delegates with skills to be able to research and write communication
strategies for their respective organizations and to share experiences with respect to effective
communication of Carnegie Grantee Organisations.
20.2.4 Generation and Allocation of Resources
Regarding the strategic direction of developing capacity of the department to mobilize resources for the
University, a project proposal for organizing a conference of development partners was formulated and
endorsed by the Senate. It now awaits Council approval. Related to this was the newsletter issue published
in the Nordic Africa Institute News issue No. 3 October 2002.
Over the one period 2001/02 under review, the PDD received a disbursement of funds from development
partners, The Carnegie Corporation and NORAD to the tune of USD527,828.
Efforts to rationalize resource allocation to the University from Government through a unit cost based cost
have not borne fruit. However, the Department will continue working closely with the Ministries of
Education and that of Finance, Planning and Economic Development to achieve a rationalized budgetary
allocation to the University.
20.3 Challenges/Tasks Ahead
1. The link between the Department and the Planning Committees at the centers is still weak. There is
need for regular interaction between the Department and the Planning Committees. Further more
Faculties/units should facilitate/integrate the Planning Committees into the budget so that they are
2. The prolonged transition from the old Act to the new Act affected long term planning e.g. the following
activities were delayed
 The study to streamline and manage the decentralizing process in the University
 Donor’s Conference
 Discussion and implementation of the Unit cost study report.
 The recruitment of an IT professional to execute ICT related activities of the department has
been hampered by un-competitive terms of service especially with regard to competitive
remuneration package.
 The promotion of technical staff at the department
20.4 The NORAD Institutional Development Program
The NORAD Institutional Development Program is coordinated by the Planning and Development
Department. The program is geared towards the implementation of the Makerere University Strategic Plan
2000/01- 2004/05. In line with the Strategic Plan the program is supporting ICT development, research,
science based units as well as equity and gender concerns. The program started in the Year 2000/01 and
will end in 2004/05. The support under the program is 110m NOK equivalent to USD14.4m. During the
year 2002 a total of 27.8 m NOK equivalent to USD3.6m was released.
The programme is benefiting 11 units with 17 projects, these include:
Support to the Planning and Development Department (PDD)
Administrative Computing
Support to the School of Post-graduate Studies and Research
Support to the Academic Registrar's Department
Building for the Department of Women and Gender Studies
Faculty of Forestry and Nature Conservation
Support to Nyabyeya Forestry College
Support to Faculty of Agriculture (MUARIK/CAEC)
Support to the Department of Animal Science (Ankole Cow and the Mubende Goat)
Building for the Department of Food Science and Technology
Support to the School of Education
Building for the Institute of Computer Science
Support to the Department of Botany
Support to the Meteorology Unit
The major outputs of this program in 2002 have been included in the following:
1. A three storied building for the Department of Women and Gender Studies was completed and handed
over to the department.
2. A five storied building for the Institute of Computer Science and the Meteorology unit in the Faculty of
Arts is in the final stages of completion.
3. A contract for the Department of Food Science and Technology was also awarded.
4. Progress has been made towards developing Four Information systems namely:
 Automation of user access to Library database
 Academic Records Information System (ARIS)
 Financial Information System (FINIS)
 Human Resource Information System (HURIS)
5. Staff training in the management of these information systems and basic computer training has been
carried out.
6. A number of members of staff in the Faculty of Forestry and Nature Conservation, Nyabyeya forestry
reserve and the Planning and Development Department are undertaking various courses ranging from
certificates to PhD
7. Through the project the University is conducting critical research in the fields of agriculture, forestry,
education and water management.
8. The Cost analysis study to work out the unit cost per student by Faculty was carried out and the report
is awaiting approval.
9. Facilities for Desktop publishing for the School of Post Graduate Studies have been provided
The Carnegie Corporation of New York extended a grant to Makerere University for institutional
development. The grant of US$ 3,081,000/= was to cover a period of three years 2001/02 – 2003/04. The
grant was phased with US$2,015,000/= and US$1,066,000/= constituting phase I and phase II respectively.
A total of US$1,330,878 has so far been disbursed to support the implementation of activities for scheduled
for the first year of the project activities
The details are shown in the table below :
Table I : Summary of Carnegie Support in (‘000 US$) by year
Project Title
Year I Year II
Gender Mainstreaming Unit
Library Scientific Information Resources
Science Distance Education
Strengthening research
Analysis of University expansion
Tracer studies
Capacity in Valuation and Quantity Surveying in the Faculty
of Technology.
Student Practical Training in the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Capacity for Social Responsiveness to Slum Communities
Around Makerere University Faculty of Medicine.
Gender mainstreaming in the Faculty of Agriculture and
Scholarships for Women with Diplomas.
Capacity of Technological Instruction and Establishing New
ICT Linkages
The Corporation further supports the Female Scholarship Initiative Project at Makerere University. A
US$3m million grant was extended to support the project for three years effective 2001/02. So far US$2m
has been disbursed for the first and second year implementation. In academic year 2001/02 and 2002/03,
the project supported 94 and 99 female undergraduate students respectively.70% of the beneficiaries are
from science based disciplines
Beneficiaries of the Female Scholarship Initiative funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York
The University also received USD 10,000 from The Corporation President for purchase and installation of
chalkboard at selected Faculties.
21 Department of Finance
21.1 Introduction
In this report we have highlighted the strategic plan activities which have been accomplished, those which
are on-going and those where we have not met the targets due to constraints which are also mentioned. The
explanations are hereunder.
21.2 Achievements
21.2.1 Organization and Management
a) Improving of Information Management System
Regular meetings were initiated in each section of the Department to streamline operations and
strengthen internal controls.
Routine and Non-Routine activities were reviewed and documented.
Use of email has been enhanced
Department has initiated a Public Relations Section
b) Improving Operational Process
The finance Department’s organizational layout was re-organised
A different nomenclature was proposed and some of the titles have been adopted.
Introduction of the use of computers
The Management team, Dean- Faculty of Law, Dean- Faculty of Agriculture, Heads of Departments in
Faculties of Agriculture and Law, and some Wardens like of Lumumba Hall were sensitised on
Financial Management and Accounting. This was through the training supported by [email protected] in January,
Accounting and Financial Manual was produced, presented to Finance Committee of the University and
Council , which approved it in principle.
Workshops/Seminars are in the offing to discuss the Manual with the help of Consultants who prepared
it to enable end users apply the manual.
Tendering process of Financial Information System was accomplished using University Website and
press media.
System Analyst was invited and engaged on System analysis.
Study visits were conducted to University of Bergen-Norway, University of Alberta-Canada and local
organisations such as bank of Uganda, DANIDA, Stanbic and Standard Chartered Bank to compare and
share experience on systems functionality.
c) Strengthening the Culture of Accountability
 A pilot training project of Financial Managers of Faculties, Departments, Halls of Residence was
initiated with the help of [email protected] Project.
 A paper on the working guidelines was presented and distributed.
 The activity is on-going
21.2.2 Physical Infrastructure
(a) The stock of computers was increased from 12 to 32. These are being used in management, financial
reporting and communication. This has shortened/improved the time for reporting.
(b) Initiation of a Local Area network was planned but has not been implemented due to the constraints
given hereafter, consequently training of staff in the use of networked facilities is yet to be initiated.
The plan to acquire additional space in Lincoln flats did not succeed due to high demand of space at the
The original strategy to initiate construction for space is under review.
Attempts to dispose off old vehicles did not succeed due to the constraints given hereafter. However,
attempts were made through the following activities:
o Advertisements were placed in the mass media
o Valuation of vehicles was made
o Invitation of purchasers was made.
Constraints that led to failure to dispose of vehicles were:
Ministry of Education wanted to handle the disposal and this process needed consultations
The valuations were high, which could not attract the buyers.
21.2.1 Human Resource Development
Recruitment and promotion has been initiated and it’s a continuing activity.
Training needs have been identified to include the following:
o Skills in System Network administration & management.
o Computer applications and management skills
o System security and maintenance
o Professionalism e.g ACCA, CPA
o Postgraduate Training e.g MBA, MSc(Accounting) and MIS(Masters in Information Science) to
improve managerial skills.
Training programme was drawn and is being implemented as follows:
o Financial Management and Accounting through [email protected] Project.
o Some staff have been sent to Computer Science to learn computer applications.
o Majority of staff in Finance Department are either pursuing undergraduate or postgraduate courses.
A number of staff(10 in number) were trained in Computer applications at the Institute of Computer
Science in the relevant packages.
21.2.2 Generation and Allocation of Funds
The University planned to spend Ushs. 73 billion for its recurrent operations . Government
allocated a total of Ushs. 27 billion . The University generated Ushs. 18.8 billion. The University,
therefore , operated on a deficit of 37%.
Most of the capital budget totalling 22 billion was funded by the development partners.
Government contributed Ushs. 140 Million for capital development and 1.2 billion for defrayment
of taxes on donor supported projects.
Funding still remains a major constraint to the University’s operations as has been reported
21.2.3 Collaborative Linkages
Collaborative linkages have been initiated with the Economy and Personnel Department of the University
of Bergen-Norway, Personnel visits have been exchanged and the Collaboration document has been
21.2.4 Constraints Encountered
Inadequate financial resources
The inability to install and operate a Local Area Network caused by change in the procurement system
necessitating International Competitive bidding occasioned a delay
Lack of expertise
22 University Hospital
22.1 Background
Makerere University Hospital is located outside Makerere Main Campus. It is found about 200 meters from
the Makerere Main gate on Makerere Hill road. It is on the left-hand side on the way to Nakulabye.
Makerere University Hospital is mandated to provide medical services to students and staff whose
populations are about 30,000 and 4,000,respectively. We also provide services to private patients
at a fee. On average we see over 50 patients a day of all these categories. The hospital runs a 24 hour
service and provides the following services:
Out-Patient Care:
Consultancy Services:
Laboratory Services:
X-ray/Ultra Sound Services:
In-Patient Care:
Dispensary Services:
Dental Services:
Eye (Ophthalmology) Services):
Physiotherapy Services:
Minor Surgery Services:
Sexual and Reproductive Health:
Guidance and Counselling Services.
22.2 Highlights on Planned Activities 2001/2002
It should be said in the outset that the implementation of activities as planned for 2001/2002 for the
University Hospital still faced a lot of constraints, especially related to financial inflows. As a
result therefore, most of the activities thus planned have again not been implemented as desired.
22.3 Achievement
22.3.1 Organisation and Management
A new organisational structure was developed through conducting meetings and workshop by
reviewing the old one but its implementation awaits the ongoing Restructuring Exercise at the
University. To ensure regular staff appraisals, the Hospital Appointments and Promotions
committee sat and considered applications for promotion of members of staff. Their applications
have been forwarded to the Appointments Board.
The department continue to operate a physiotherapy unit under contract. We also purchased one
computer. However the acquisition of ambulance, other vehicles and Ultra Sound equipment and
expanding Information Technology (IT) still elude us due to lack of funds.
22.3.2 Staff Development
The Department continues to provide incentives to the existing staff. Computer training were
imparted to our Accounts and Stores staff. The department also continued to conduct Continuous
Medical Education lessons.
22.3.3 Hospital Infrastructure:
As in all strategies this one has been constrained by lack of funds. Minimal if any advancement has
been made in this area. The hospital got a facelift in the preparations for The World Women’s
Congress. The major reasons for this inactivity were lack of funds and the earlier unpredictable
status of the Hospital lease. The lease issue has been settled and the Estates and Works Department
has been requested to make quotations for phasing the rehabilitation works.
22.3.4 Widening the Hospital's Resource Base:
The University Hospital generated Ushs 108 million in 2001/2002 from its operation. These funds
were all used on drugs and other operational expenses. Government funding has been low and
sometimes even lacking for most of our activities. However, The University Hospital will strive to
generate more revenue from its income generating activities.
22.3.5 Fostering Linkages:
The University Hospital has established collaborations with various institutions, these include:Ministry of Health and K.C.C. The hospital operates an ART (Anti-retroviral Treatment) centre
with accreditation from the Ministry of Health. The outcome of the proposal submitted to
Makerere Medical School relating to treatment visits by staff and consultants to the University
Hospital, teaching and research is being awaited.
23 Estates and Works Department
23.1 Introduction
The major strategy for the Estates and Works Department is to transform the management of the
department towards delivery of quality and reliable services through improving the staffing
situation right from recruitment and staff development, and through establishing a maintenance
inventory for the physical plant.
23.2.1 Staffing and Staff development
The following have been the developments in the Estates Department
 2 Staff members have taken on Postgraduate courses
 3 members of Staff are pursuing undergraduates degree training
 3 members of Staff are on Diploma courses
 3 members of Staff are on Certificate courses
 Recruitment of 27 Group employees was done
23.2.2 Organisation and Management
The Department formed a quality inspection committee as a first step for stage for putting in
place an internal quality control system and also to ensure proper maintenance, rehabilitation and
expansion of infrastructure services and to meet the anticipated growth of the University
The other strategies adopted by the Estates and Works Department is to adopt a well-designed
method of planned maintenance, this principally involving carrying out condition survey and
prioritise rehabilitation. The department continues to advocate for active participation in planning
and utilization of the 5% maintenance funds, in addition to continuous sensitisation on the impact
of large enrolments at the University.
23.2.3 Physical Infrastructure
Rehabilitation of The University infrastructure undertaken during the period included the
4 External rehabilitation of blocks of flats
8 Pool Road houses externally rehabilitated
7700sq.m of Road network
7 Academic buildings
1 Administrative block
1 Hall of residence partially rehabilitated
23.3 Way forward
Develop and initiate proposals on cost recovery measures from staff houses and space rental in the
University Campus
24 University Library
The University Library Service consists of the Main library and eight branch libraries in the Faculties of
Medicine, Education, Veterinary Medicine, the Institute of Adult and Continuing Education, the East
African School of Library and Information Science, Makerere Institute of Social Research, and Makerere
University Agriculture Research Institute at Kabanyolo.
24.1 Major Achievements
24.1.1 Information Technology (IT) infrastructure has been expanded
Expansion of IT facilities were implemented as follows:
 Server points expanded from 10 to 52 computers in the Main Library; from 3 to 8 in the
Medical library; and from 1 to 14 in the Education library.
 LAN on ground expanded from 16 points to 68 points
 A server room to control the above has been established and power stabilisation has been
 LAN bids to cover 122 points for the four library floors under evaluation
 Evaluation of the bids for the Library application software was completed, and
recommendations made to Tender Board for award.
 The library has received funds to purchase computer equipment and LAN for the main library
and two branch libraries, and training of staff and users.
Information resources increased, including
Access to over 7000 electronic journals.
Acquisition of 6,617 new books (Book bank and library books).
New books worth Shs 721,860,000 have been ordered.
24.1.3 Partial renovation of the Library floor has been carried out
In the main library, some areas have got a new cork floor which has greatly improved the
appearance of the library.
24.1.4 Donor Funding has been attracted as follows:
Sida/SAREC of Sweden has availed the library with funds equivalent to US$ 0.94million spread
over a period of three years from 2001 to 2004 aimed at integrating ICT in all functions of Main
Library but with special focus on cataloguing and establishment of OPAC, acquisition, circulation
system, serials control, and enhancement of infrastructure by the expansion of the LAN and
acquisition of more equipment. Furthermore, through Sida/SAREC funding, the library has
subscribed to over 7,000 journal titles online, has established a linkage with Uppsala University and
is to train four to five library staff to PhD level.
The Carnegie Corporation of New York has provided US$ 650,000/= to cover library access to
electronic journals, increase the book stock, Book security, staff retraining and counselling of
NORAD of Norway has provided US$ 0.2 million to the library. The money is spread over five
years from 2001 to 2005. This will enable full automation of the library administrative computing.
It is also contributing to the expansion of the Main Library LAN and acquisition of more office and
workstation computers.
African Development Bank (ADB) through a loan to Uganda Government has contributed the
equivalent of US$ 0.101 million in materials for setting up a computer laboratory with 40
computers, two air conditioners, two servers and a local area network (LAN) with 52 points in Main
USAID/Leyland Initiative funded the setting up of the University wireless connectivity to the
Internet that enabled the library to switch from a dial-up system. This enhanced the library access to
the online resources.
International Association of University Presidents (IAUP) Supply of Academic Publications
(SAP) with a contribution of about US$ 0.08 million promoted and strengthened electronic
document delivery services (EDDS). However, when it was realised that EDDS was included in the
Sida/SAREC funding, SAP has diverted to the promotion of local publications to make them
accessible in electronic format and available on the Internet. This project is limited to business
administration and development studies.
DFID/British Council has contributed about £21,000 spread over a period of three years, staring
from April 2002 to April 2005 to facilitate Albert Cook Medical Library to establish a linkage
project with Kent, Surrey and Sussex regional health information network. The link activities
include exchange visits, training of Library staff and medical students in electronic information
retrieval and document delivery, and outreach health information services.
DATAD (Database of African Theses and Dissertations) supported by the Association of African
Universities (AAU) aims at creating a database of University theses and dissertations, and making
them available on the Internet and CD-ROM. Makerere University is one of the eleven African
Universities participating in this project. AAU has provided staff training, two computers, a printer
and a scanner to enhance the running of the project at Makerere University library.
International Network for Availability of Scientific Publications (INASP) has contributed US$
0.024 million to facilitate training in accessing electronic resources for all PERI Project participants
(Universities and research institutions) in Uganda. This project is coordinated by Makerere
University Main library.
24.1.5 Human resource Development
Training of library staff was carried out as follows:
 Two members of staff completed their PhDs.
 Six members of staff obtained Masters degrees.
 Six training sessions for both academic and support staff in form of seminars, workshops and
hands-on training. Some of these sessions have been carried out by partners from UK (Jean
Shaw), USA (David Atkins) and Sweden (Gunhild Back), while others were conducted by
senior library staff from the region and Makerere University.
 Retraining of staff abroad: Ten members of staff have updated their ICT skills
through attachments abroad, e.g. U.K., USA and Norway.
 Monthly research seminars held to improve research skills of academic members of staff.
The criteria for recruitment and promotion of staff was approved and the process of appointment
and promotion has resumed.
24.1.6 Collaborative Linkages
 Collaboration with the University of Bergen: The main objective is to set up a digital science
library at Makerere University. The collaboration was established under NORAD funding for
Makerere University.
Linkage with Uppsala University library: Makerere University library expects to learn from the
best practices in automation of library functions. This linkage was established under the library
Sida/SAREC funding.
Partnership with the Kent, Surrey and Sussex Regional Health Information Network with the
Medical library, as indicated under DFID/British Council funding above.
The major challenges included staffing, expansion of the revenue base, debt recovery, space to sit
library users, lack of branch libraries’ connectivity to Maknet, and poor staff remuneration/low
Way Forward
In the forthcoming period, the library will strive to implement donor-funded projects and to initiate
new ones. To address the space problem, it will embark on breaking the ground for the library
building extension. Finally, as a provider of excellent information services, the library will try to
reduce the shortage of staff problem, continue training and retraining of staff, counsel end-users and
embark on vigorous fundraising to be able to live to the expectations of its users.
These are summarised as follows:
 Implementation of all donor funded projects e.g. acquisition of library application software and
continued retraining of staff to run the ICT services.
 Starting phase 1 of the library extension as approved by Makerere University Council.
 Recruiting staff to fill the vacant posts in the library establishment
 Fundraising to enable the library to provide improved services.
25 Academic Registrar
25.1 Preamble
The mission of the Department of the Academic Registrar is to ensure total quality management of
academic activities. Since September 2000 when the initial strategic plan was drawn, the original five
Divisions have been increased to six with the new Division of Gender Mainstreaming being created in the
Department. The Department has also established a new unit code-named the Data entry unit, under the
direct supervision of the Academic Registrar.
25.2 Achievements
The Department has made great strides towards computerization of her activities – the establishment and
use of ICT. RFPs were prepared, bids were received and have been evaluated. The next step is to award
tenders for the supply of both Hardware and Software for the Academic Register Information System
(ARIS) The computerization of the Academic record is seen as very critical in facilitating the speeding up
of issuing transcript.
As far as the building is concerned, the contractor has been fully paid for the work and the building was
officially handed over to the Department.
Decentralization: Registration of students has been decentralized to some Faculties that have enough
facilities to handle the exercise.
In the year 2002, three hundred (300) lecture room chairs were purchased to furnish the lecture rooms in the
Department. More chairs will be bought in the year 2003.
In the year 2002 allowances for junior staff were revised upwards, while those for senior staff will be
revised in the year 2003.
Information flow into and out of the Department has greatly improved through E-mail and Internet facilities
all over the University.
A firm was contracted to maintain the Telephone system; and another was contracted to maintain the lift.
Other services like cleaning, maintenance of computers will be contracted to outsiders in the year 2003.
25.3 Challenges
There are new roles that the Department has to play following the coming into force of the new Universities
and Other Tertiary Institutions Act. The Department has to fit within the new framework.
Senate has restructured its committees and this will impact on the current activities of the Department.
Senate has yet to develop new regulations on the Semester system which have to be passed on to the staff
and students, and this pauses a challenge to the Department of the Academic Registrar for it is supposed to
spearhead this whole process.
The Department has continually experienced financial shortfalls due to absence of a clear method of
ascertaining how much is supposed to be transferred to the Department’s Account. There is also the issue of
MUBS where by the Department runs their Examinations, and Registers their students but they do not pay
for this.
There are quite a number of staff of the Department who are currently studying, but this was not planned.
By implication, during University Examinations period a number of offices are empty because staff have
gone on leave to attend to their academic obligations.
The Department has yet to improve on her capacity to generate funds.
26 Department of the Dean of Students
The Department of the Dean of Students is responsible for the welfare of students at the
The services that the Department offer to the students include: Accommodation and feeding by Halls of Residence
 Guidance and Counseling Centre situated at the University Hospital
 Spiritual Services provided by the Mosque and the Chapels.
 The Students Guild run by the Student Government.
 Sports and Recreation for recreational activities.
The Department has tried its level best to provide for students. The financial year has not been so
easy with the general cut in the national budget. This has affected the monthly releases and has
made the purchase of food items difficult and payment of student allowances delayed.
The student population has continued to grow and this has caused a lot of breakdown of facilities in the
Halls of Residence. The students are still being fed on the meagre shillings 1030/= per day per student. The
total number of students both private and Government that are accommodated in all Halls of Residence is
about 5,500.
The renovation of Lumumba Hall has cut down the number of resident students in the Hall. The
affected students are now being accommodated in Hostels and other private locations.
Food suppliers were a problem. Low prices are quoted to win tenders and later on prices are
revised upwards.
26.1 The Guild
The current Guild President is Mr. Denis Okema who replaced Mr. Mbidde Mukasa. Mr. Okema
has been faced with the problems of privately sponsored students mainly terms of payment of
tuition fees. The Guild has acquired a new vehicle for ease of transport for the executive members.
26.2 The Spiritual Centres
As a result of the increase in the number of students, efforts are being made to enlarge the centres.
St. Francis Chapel has set the ball rolling by organizing fundraising activities. Nothing much ahs
yet been achieved by St. Francis.
26.3 Counselling And Guidance Centre
The Counselling and Guidance Centre has continued to provide good counseling service to the
student population. The students benefit a lot but the centre is understaffed and the space available
is minimal.
26.4 Sports And Recreation
Sports and Recreation centre continue to provide recreational activities to the students. Inter-hall
competition have continued to stir a lot of excitement.
At the end of the year 2002 the East Africa University Games were held at the University of Dares-Salaam, Makerere University participated and took the majority of the trophies that were
competed for.
Mrs. Kabenge, the Sports Tutor has continued to run the centre single handedly. The Centre has
acute shortage of staff. The Centre has not been given any face lift yet.
26.5 Hostels
There are many Hostels being built around Makerere University to alleviate the shortage of
accommodation for students.
The intervention of the office of the Dean of Students into the affairs of hostels around has
improved the standard of the premises. The majority of the landlords do not want to have their
rents regulated by the office of the Dean of Students.
The Hostels that are affiliated to the University through the Office of the Dean of Students charge
the students depending on the grade of the Hostel (minimum 125,000 per semester). Grading is
based on security, availability of facilities like water, electricity, toilet and all that makes a good
academic environment for a student. The Committee that inspects the hostels is chaired by the
Director, University Hospital and one of the member is the Health Inspector.
26.6 Staffing
There is shortage of staff in many of the Units/Centres under the office of the Dean of Students.
The affected units include:- Guidance and Counseling, Sports and Recreation, and the Spiritual
Centres. Many of the Units have Heads who handle their work single handedly without any
26.7 Foreign Students
The number of foreign students admitted this academic year has shown a very big increase
compared to the previous year. The biggest number admitted are Kenyans followed by Tanzania.
Others are from Sudan, Zaire, Bangladesh, Zimbabwe, Cameroon, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Congo,
Swaziland, Burundi, Ghana and Zambia.
Postgraduate foreign students also come from mainly the same countries like the undergraduate
students, but others are from America, Libya, Lesotho and Spain. There are also occasional
students who come mainly from Europe and America for short courses.
Many of these foreign students prefer to have private accommodation outside the campus. The
Inter-University Council students are however treated like any other Government sponsored
student, so, many are encouraged to reside in Halls of residents.
The Dean of Students’ Department has got the task of coming up with suitable accommodation
facilities to match international standards. In that way the majority of the foreign students will be
convinced to reside in the halls.
26.8 Outreach/Research
The Department of the Dean of Students is currently undertaking research on discipline. The
research/Study entitled “Discipline as a Prerequisite for Education and production of Responsible
Human Resource to Meet Societal Challenges” is at the implementation stage. The most important
objective of the study is to create awareness among stakeholders in Uganda about the importance
of self discipline among students in educational institutions in Uganda and Makerere University
graduates employed in the districts. The department undertook this study because it is directly
related to one of the goals of the Department – instilling discipline among national and
international students for the attainment of moral uprightness.
The research is being funded by the Rockefeller Foundation through the Innovation at Makerere
University [email protected]
26.9 Renovation Of Lumumba Hall
The renovation of Lumumba hall, Block B is still going on.
The following areas have been addressed:
Plumbing system
Drainage system
Patching the roof
Renovation of rooms and bathrooms
Sealing cracks.
It is our prayer that the renovation work will cover the rest of the blocks. Lumumba Hall needs a
complete face lift as the other blocks are also in a sorry state.
The Offices of the Vice-Chancellor and Secretary to Council
Transition to the New Act
During the year 2002 the University went through a transition from the old to new act The universities and
Other Tertiary Institutions Act 2001. The old Council with a membership of 28 and Chaired by Hon. Dr. D.
Matovu wound up its tenure of office. Its last meeting was held on 30th March 2002. During the time when
there was no Council, decisions affecting the running of the University were made by the University
Management Team chaired by the Vice Chancellor. On the 17th of December 2002, the new University
Council with a membership of 46 was inaugurated. An acting Chairperson, Mr Gabriel Opio, the former
State Minister for Finance, was elected. The New Senate is in place and has had at least three meetings.
Development Partners
Makerere University has continued to receive the confidence of its development partners who have
supported the University to achieve its development Strategies. Our partners support over one hundred and
sixty-five projects spread through all the Departments and Faculties of the University. Development
partners to the University include:- The World Bank; NORAD; Rockefeller Foundation; Sida/SAREC; and
Carnegie Corporation of New York; Virginia Technical and State University; International Atomic Energy
Agency; Sasakawa Africa Association through its Sasakawa Africa fund for Extension Education (safe);
International Programme in Chemical Sciences (IPICS); International Development Research Centre
(IDRC); USAID/REDSO/ESA; Population Council; NUFU; Dreyfus Health Foundation; WHO/TDR;
UNFPA; Italian Co-operation; Population Reference Bureau; Washington; Ministry of Health through
World Bank; USAID through John Hopkins University; London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine;
Harvard University Boston; Mellon Foundation through the John Hopkins University; UNAIDS; University
of Northern Carolina – Chapel Hill U.S.A.; UNICEF; CORDAID; CDC Atlanta; Ford Foundation;
University of Bergen; DANIDA – ENRECA; Mac Arthur Foundation; African Capacity Building
Foundation (ACBF); Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program; Amberstone; DIFID; BMGI
PRH; Leyland.
The Chinese Government which donated twenty four computers, Kawempe Division with a donation of 267
chairs and Kampala City Council with a donation of 170 Street Lights.
Ms. Tove Stand
General NORAD
opening the
Gender and
Women Studies
Women’s World
Congress 2002
27.3 Makerere Hosts International Women’s Congress
Makerere University from July 21st to 26th hosted the prestigious International Interdisciplinary Congress on
Women; the Women’s World 2002. The Congress, which was attended by over 1500 delegates, had as its
theme “Gendered Worlds: Gains and Challenges”, and was opened by President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni.
The Congress, the first of its kind to be hosted in an African country, is held every 3 years. Makerere
University’s Department of Women and Gender Studies hosted it, with the main objectives of taking stock
of the gains made and assessing challenges in academia and development practice regarding women and
The Vice-Chancellor of Makerere University in his address at the opening ceremony expressed pride and
happiness that Makerere was hosting the congress. The congress was a demonstration, of the trust and
confidence that the international community has in the University. The University was committed to
ensuring gender equity and equality in the development process and had, as a result established the
Department of Women and Gender Studies 10 years ago to serve as the academic arm of the Women’s
Movement. In addition, the University had established the Senate Standing Committee on Gender
Mainstreaming and a Gender Mainstreaming Division to guide it on gender issues.
The Congress was attended by delegations from 92 countries including Palestine and Afganistan. It was
closed by Her Excellency the Vice President of Uganda Dr. Specioza Wandira Kazibwe
Visits outside the University
In the course of the year, the Vice Chancellor and members of the University Secretary’s Department made
several official visits intended to promote, link, and seek donor support for the University.
The Vice Chancellor made following visits to: Dar-es-Salaam 5/03/02, Nairobi – AVU 24/04/02
Conference,Thailand, NORAD 27/09/2002, Nairobi University - Industry Collaboration Conference Kenya School of Monetary Studies, Nairobi 18/11/2002, Canada and Senagal .
Deputy Vice Chancellor made a trip abroad to attend a Conference on Higher Education Cross Roads: A
Policy Consultation on Higher Education in Africa, Dakar, Senegal, February 11 – 13, 2002.
The University Secretary made two visits. In December 2001 – University Secretary and Assistant
Secretary/Administration visited two Universities in Europe - University of Uppsala in Sweden and Bergen
in Norway. The purpose was to learn from best practices in ICT and management generally.
Other Members of the Department: In March 2002, two members of the Department, the DUS
Administration and Assistant Secretary Appointments Board, visited the University of Bergen to learn from
their best practices in ICT in Human Resource Management. In May 2002, one member of the Department
attended a USHEPIA workshop at the University of Cape Town. The workshop was organized for all the
USHEPIA contact persons from all the partner Universities.
Linkages with other Universities
Makerere University has signed many collaborative linkages with other Universities and Institutes in
addition to many others in the past. These linkages provide opportunities for staff development, staff
student exchange and research. In the year the following linkages were made:University of Fort Hare – Zimbabwe.
Teachers College Columbia - USA.
Universitat Zu Lubeck Germany.
Midlands State University – Zimbabwe.
The Open University of Tanzania.
University of Medium & Dentistry of New Jersey, New Jersey USA.
Bunda College of Agriculture (University of Malawi).
Uppsala Universitet – Sweden.
Wageningen University – Netherland.
Johannes Kepler University – Linz – Austria
Tufts University
Ashinaga, Tokyo Japan.
Sida/SAREC – Environmental Journalism.
Infectious Disease Institute.
Danish Centre for Human Rights – Copenhagen – Denmark.
St. Augustine University – Tanzania
School of Journalism & Communication at National University of Rwanda.
Press House of Burundi.
The Human Resources Information System (HURIS)
The Human Resource Inforation system (HURIS) is part of the wider Information Communiation
Technology (ICT) University Programme. HURIS aims at transforming the present manual functions of the
Human Resource into electronic system with intent to improve upon its service delivery.
The department intends to start automating the three functions of: Personnel records administration; Pension
and terminal benefits administration; and Payroll management. It is hoped that by mid year 2003 the three
functions will have been automated.
Staff Welfare
The University has continued to boost morale of its employees through its contribution to the wages/salaries
The creation of In-house Retirement Benefits Scheme is another morale booster to the University
employees. From its inception in October 1998 to 30th September 2002 about shs 5.6 billion has been paid
to 2231 different beneficiaries. A bill of about shs 800 million is yet to be paid out. This excludes the
monthly pensions. The University now runs two independent retirement schemes, the in house retirement
scheme and the Deposit Administration Plan (monthly pensions).
There is continued support to meet medical expenses of University employees. The expenses cover both
local and treatment abroad. Limited University accommodation is available to staff. Housing Allowance is
small and taxed.
Income Generation
The management of internally generated funds has been decentralized. In 1997, the number of income
generating Units were 30, to date they are 42, Approximately Ushs 18 billions was realised in 2001/02.
The University Commercial Units
The University has five Commercial Units namely: The University Printer; The University Guest House;
The University Maize Mill; The University Bakery; The Building Unit and MUCOBU.
Their performance during the year has been commendable. Consequently, they contribute shs 15 million
annually to the University Council. The University Printery Press has not yet attained the status of a
Commercial Unit. It lacks funds, Physical resources and personnel.
The security situation during the year 2001/2002 has continued to improve. There was no serious incident.
The Department received a complete radio Communication with a repeater system. The Department can
communicate to the following University annexes: Kabanyolo, Katalemwa, Medical School, Mulago and
University Hospital. In all, two base stations one at Security Station and the other at Kabanyolo, eleven (11)
hand sets (Walkie Talkies) and one repeater system were purchased.
One patrol Vehicle complete with communication system was purchased. Two hundred seventeen belts
(217) pairs of socks 217, Berets were purchased.
Lighting at Campus has improved and grass is kept low which has contributed to improvement in security.
Construction of the fence around the main University Campus should have started last year. We are unable
to start it even this year. The pledged funds have not yet been availed to us.
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