In preparation to mark the Makerere University’s centenary celebration which will be held through the year 2022, preparations are in top gear as stakeholders mobilise in commemoration of 100 years (1922-2022) of its existence, in a grand event set for Thursday, 25 November 2021.
Established in 1922 with only 14 students, Makerere University has grown over the years to become one of Africa’s leading universities on the continent.
Under the theme “Leveraging 100 years of Excellence in Building a Transformed Society,” the event will be held at Makerere University Freedom Square, as the first of the many events and activities that the university has lined up in commemoration of the centennial milestone.
The Makerere University Vice-Chancellor, Professor Barnabas Nawangwe applauded stakeholders for supporting the university over the years and called upon them to take a keen interest in the celebrations.
“We want to mark 100 years of excellence with all our stakeholders. In the days ahead we will reach out to the broader University community of students, staff, alumni, development partners both nationally and internationally, and well-wishers for their participation in the centennial celebrations,” Nawangwe said.
The Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah, a Makerere alumnus is expected to preside over the event, which will also feature a round-table discussion with other prominent Makerere University Alumni.
Chairperson organising committee, Daniel Kidega said they will discuss and showcase Makerere’s past successes, the present opportunities, and future prospects.
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