EDITORâ€”It is encouraging that Makerere University's ranking by Webometrics.info has improved. At 15th position in Africa, this is good news to everyone that loves Makerere. What is important now is to keep the curve going up.
The university has the potential to overtake Capetown University that has been consistently ranked number one. Makerere university only needs committed leadership and Governmentâ€™s support to regain her glory. The directorate of ICT and the public relations department should work hard to improve the university image. This also calls for lecturers to make research a priority. If they cannot be published, let them look for positions elsewhere.
The university should also look for alternative sources of funding to support its various activities. Let the university leadership visit universities in other regions, for example in Europe, to see how they fund their ventures. Without enough funds, the university cannot carry out quality research.
Well done Makerere University