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Orientation Week: Saturday 11th August, 2012 to Friday 17th August, 2012 (7days)

Semester One: Saturday 18th August, 2012 to Saturday 15th December, 2012 (17 weeks)

Semester One Vacation:  Saturday15th December, 2012 to 26th January, 2013

63rd Graduation: Monday 21st to Friday, 25th January, 2013.

Semester Two: Saturday 26th January, 2013 to Saturday 25th May, 2013.   (17 weeks)

Semester Two Vacation: Saturday 25th May,  2013 to Saturday 17th August, 2013

Recess Term:  Saturday 25th May, 2013 to Saturday 3rd  August, 2013  (10.weeks)

Pan-African e-Network

Thursday, 28 June 2012 10:31

Pan-African e-Network Project is a joint initiative of the Govt. of India and African Union and is funded by the Govt. of India at an estimated cost of US$116 Million. In Uganda the project is implemented by the Ministry of Information and Communications Technology with three components namely Tele-Education, Telemedicine and VVIP Diplomatic Communications. The Tele-Education mode hosted at Makerere University School of Computing and Informatics Technology aims at imparting education to 10000 students of African countries participating in the project, using modern information communication technologies, from some of the topnotch universities of India. The eligible students enrolled in various programmes will be required to attend the classes in the learning centre set up in each member country as part of the project.

Learning centers would connect to the specific Indian university as per pre-defined lecture schedule available at the Tele-Education portal. Highly experienced faculty shall deliver the live, interactive lectures from the Tele-education studio set up in the Indian universities. A unique feature of the tele-education system in the project is the offline access to the lecture contents stored in the database at the Data centre , through internet for review learning.

Amity University

Amity University the current leading educational provider in India and has excelled in the educational arena for the last 15 years, in collaboration with the Makerere University School of Computing and Informatics Technology is pleased to announce the call for applications to join new academic graduate, postgraduate and diploma programs.

Makerere University, School of Computing and Informatics Technology (CIT) was selected by the government of Uganda as the National e-learning centre and by the African Union Commission (AUC) together with the Government of India as the Regional centre for the Pan e-Network Project. Through the Regional Centre, Makerere University will be providing support to Universities in the eastern region of the AUC.

Amity University will provide educational virtual solutions the first of its kind to the regional population through the state of the art e-learning technology and video conferencing facilities set up at Makerere University Faculty of Computing and Informatics Technology. The degrees and the diplomas will be awarded to the successful candidates by Amity University of India.

Amity University through Makerere University wishes to invite applicants who want to join the following programmes:


Admission Requirement


Operational fees per semester

Postgraduate Diploma in Information Technology

A good Bachelors degree in any discipline.

1 Year


Diploma in Information Technology

Two principle passes at A€„¢ Level with good credit passes in English and Mathematics at O€„¢ Level

6 Months


Diploma in Business Management

Two principle passes at A€„¢ Level with good credit passes in English and Mathematics at O€„¢ Level

6 Months


The application fee is 100,000/=. Pick Application forms and Cash deposit slips from the Front office, School of Computing and IT and make payments to DFCU Bank (Account Name: School of Computing & IT, Account No. 01L2550588800).

The filled applications forms together with certified photocopies of academic documents and any other supporting documents plus the deposit slips should be brought to Makerere University School of Computing and Informatics Technology, Block A Front office not later than 30th April 2012.

For more details about the registration for admission, please visit:
Makerere College of Computing and Information Sciences Block A Front Office

For details about the registration for admission, please visit: Pan-African e-Network - Virtual University Portal or Makerere University School of Computing and Informatics Technology Block A, Front Office. Or Email Joseph[at]cit.mak.ac.ug

MafutaGo wins $10,000

Friday, 08 June 2012 13:19

MafutaGo, the application developed by five students from the School of Computing and Informatics Technology (CIT) has won $10,000 (about sh25m) in the recently concluded Pivot East Competition. MafutaGo, is a mobile application that helps motorists locate the nearest petrol station with the cheapest fuel and associated car services like washing bays. It was developed by Christine Ampaire, Samuel Remo, James Muranga, Gerald Odur and Jjingo Wasaka Kisakye.

The Pivot East Competition held in Nairobi, was aimed at giving developers an opportunity to showcase their applications to operators, Venture Capital community, Angel Investors and the ICT Community. Uganda was represented by four applications which included:

  • Easy Order: SMS based ordering and supply chain management application that simplifies the way customers order for goods from manufacturers and distributors.
  • Story spaces: A digital story telling portal
  • mPoultry: Brooder poultry monitoring using a mobile phone.
  • MafutaGo: Helps users find the nearest fuel stations with the prices and services that best suit their needs.

Easy Order won in the Business and resource management category while MafutaGo topped the utilities category. At the beginning of this year, MafutaGo was the first runner-up at the Premier Mobile Awards held in Barcelona.

Pivot is an m:lab initiative to bring focus on the Mobile developer and entrepreneur community in East Africa. m:lab East Africa is a consortium of four organizations aiming to be a leader in identifying, nurturing and helping to build sustainable enterprises in the knowledge economy.













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The academic registrar, Makerere University invites applications from Ugandan applicants for the undergraduate programmes under the private sponsorship scheme for the 2012/2013 academic year the details are as follows:

Each applicant should:



Have the uganda certificate of education with at least (FIVE PASSES), or its equivalent and at least two principal passes at advanced level obtained at the same sitting. (for day programmes, only candidates who sat a''level in 2011, 2010 and 2009 are eligible to apply. For evening, afternoon, and external programmes, a candidate is not restricted on the year of sitting a'level.



Hold at least a second class or credit (or equivalent classification) diploma from a recognized institution, relevant to the programmes applied for. (Details of the diploma admission requirements for the 2012/2013 academic year can be viewed on the notice boards of the undergraduate admissions office notice boards or on Makerere University website: www.mak.ac.ug)



Be a graduate from a recognised university.


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