Makerere Drops UACE For Law Course Admission


Makerere University has announced that it will no longer rely on UACE results for admitting students to the very popular Bachelor Of Laws (LLB) course.

Instead of UACE, students will have to pass a pre-entry exam and that alone shall be the only criteria for gaining admission to study Law.

The move comes after the university realized that UACE doesn’t prepare the students for the academic demands of the Law course leading to many failures amongst students.

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.

Stanbic Bank donates IT equipment to Makerere University

Stanbic Bank has donated IT equipment, comprising computers worth Shs 100 million towards helping Makerere University management reequip its main administration centre after a recent fire destroyed a substantial part of the famous main building.

Commonly referred to as the ‘Ivory Tower’, the iconic building caught fire during the last week of September in a case still being investigated by police and other relevant authorities.

Makerere universitym for pre-entry exams


Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Heads of several departments and colleges at Makerere University are proposing to adopt the pre-entry examination system to determine the competence levels of students pursuing courses at the university.

Dr Vincent Ssembatya, the Director for Quality Assurance at Makerere says that the university management has already received proposals from some schools, colleges, and departments which are still subject to discussion by the university council.

Makerere gets Shs3.7b to rebuild Ivory Tower


Mastercard Foundation has announced a $1 million (about Shs3.7 billion) contribution towards the restoration of Makerere University Main Building (Ivory Tower) which was razed by fire early this week.

Makerere University students sit for law school pre-entry exams today


Over 2,000 students are today set to sit for the Makerere university pre-entry exams to qualify for bachelor of law studies.

The exams test the students’ logic, reading, comprehension, language and numerical skills, general knowledge and analytical writing skills.

The pass mark is 50%.

For one to qualify to sit the pre-entry exams, they must have obtained at least 15 points at A-Level. The female students will still have an advantage owing to the 1.5 points for affirmative action.

MUK Law School suspends evening classes

Makerere University School of Law has suspended evening classes until management resolves the issue of salaries and lectures absenteeism.

According to the notice issued by the Principal of the School on January 23rd 2018, the board meeting that sat on 9th decided to suspend teaching on evening program until the university management addresses concerns regarding the services offered by the staff on that program.

The Law school’s Public Relations Officer Harriet Musinguzi has confirmed the development saying the suspension takes immediate effect.