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COVID: Makerere adjusts academic calendar, teaching methods

Uganda's biggest and oldest university, Makerere University has revised its academic calendar, adjusting major events including semester period and duration, graduation dates, holidays and recess term. The move follows the unprecedented nationwide closure of academic institutions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which affected the academic calendar.

A simple man with an academic giant’s profile


In 2000, Dr Busingye Kabumba was the best A-level student in Uganda. Busingye studied law at Makerere University and then got other academic honours from Oxford University and Harvard University, two of the most prestigious academic institutions in the world.

Now a law professor at Makerere University, Busingye shares the story of his life with Desert Island Disc’s Simon Kasyate on Capital FM:

How can you best describe yourself?

Makerere's former Vice Chancellors

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