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Makerere's journey from 1922 to 2020

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According to www.mak.ac.ug/, the university’s official website, the institution was established in 1922 as a humble technical school. Makerere is one of the oldest and most prestigious English Universities in Africa.

Makerere's journey from 1922 to 2020

Makerere is one of the oldest and most prestigious English Universities in Africa

According to www.mak.ac.ug/, the university’s official website, the institution was established in 1922 as a humble technical school. Makerere is one of the oldest and most prestigious English Universities in Africa.

MAKERERE UNIVERSITY
 
Today, Makerere University kicked off its 70th graduation with about 13,509 students expected to graduate with bachelor's and master's degrees, as well as diplomas and doctorates.
 
According to www.mak.ac.ug/, the university's official website, the institution was established in 1922 as a humble technical school. Makerere is one of the oldest and most prestigious English Universities in Africa.
 
 In January 1922, the school opened to 14 day students, who used to study carpentry, building and mechanics. Later, it was renamed Uganda Technical College.
 
The College soon began offering various other courses in medical care, agriculture, veterinary sciences and teacher training. It expanded over the years to become a centre for higher education in East Africa in 1935. 
 
In 1937, the College started developing into an institution of higher education, offering post-school certificate courses.
 
In 1949, it became a university college affiliated to the University College of London, offering courses leading to the general degrees of its then mother institution.
With the establishment of the University of East Africa in June 29, 1963, the special relationship with the University of London came to a close and degrees of the University of East Africa were instituted.
 
On July 1, 1970, Makerere became an independent national university of the Republic of Uganda, offering undergraduate and postgraduate courses and giving its own awards. 
 
Makerere University offers day, evening and external study programmes to a student body of about 35,000 undergraduates and 3,000 postgraduates (both Ugandan and foreign). It is also a very active research centre.
 
The university transitioned from being faculty-based to the collegiate system on  July 1, 2011 and, as of Friday, December 30, 2011, Makerere University officially transformed into a Collegiate University, with nine constituent colleges. On  July 1, 2014, they became 10 constituent Colleges, including the School of Law, all operating as semi-autonomous units of the University.
 
 

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