Every year, Makerere University admits over 10,000 students to various programmes at each of the 10 constituent Colleges.
This Academic Year, 2022/2023, the University has admitted about 500 students to various programmes at the College of Natural Sciences (CoNAS). The College offers a wide range of programmes in basic and applied sciences including; School of Physical Sciences – Bachelor of Science (Major or Minor in Physical Sciences – Mathematics, Physics, Geology, Chemistry), Bachelor of Science in Industrial Chemistry, Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Geosciences and Production, Master of Science in Physics, Master of Science in Chemistry, Master of Science in Petroleum Geosciences, Master of Science in Geology, Master of Science in Mathematics, Master of Science in Mathematical Modelling, PhD in Mathematics (thesis), PhD in Mathematics (Coursework and dissertation), PhD in Physics, PhD in Chemistry, and PhD in Geology. Programmes offered under the School of Biosciences include; Bachelor of Science (Major or Minor in Biological Sciences – Zoology, Botany, Biochemistry), Bachelor of Science in Fisheries and Aquaculture, Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology, Bachelor of Science in Sports Science, Bachelor of Science in Conservation Biology, Master of Science in Botany, Master of Science in Zoology, Master of Science in Biochemistry, PhD in Botany, PhD in Zoology, and PhD in Biochemistry.
Orientation of First Year Students
On 20th October 2022, the College held an orientation for First Year students. Led by the Principal, Prof. Winston Tumps Ireeta, the College Managers welcomed and briefed the students on the requirements for each study programme. In his remarks, the Principal cautioned the students to remain focused, disciplined and to make good use of their time at the University. The students were also cautioned against impersonation and malpractice, and advised to be careful about conmen who target unsuspecting newly admitted students. They were advised to network and to always seek spiritual support. The Deputy Principal, Prof. Juma Kasozi urged the students to concentrate on their studies right from first year, noting that every test contributes to final grading.
In her presentation, the College Registrar, Ms. Hellen Ssali Kalema sensitized the students on various academic policies regarding registration, tuition payment, withdrawal from programme, change of programme, examinations and irregularities.
In the course of the meeting, Mr. Gilbert Nsanzimana from the Directorate of ICT, Makerere University guided the students through the various portals for online registration, generation of reference numbers for fees payment, creation of university email and access to MUELE – the Makerere University E-Learning platform.
Important links for ICT services
1.How to activate your Mak email – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdJzGQP3eLI
2. How to activate your Mak Student’s Portal https://youtu.be/7KisJ4FoTnk
3. An overview of the Mak Student’s Portal https://youtu.be/xKdjBasIF28
4. How to enrol & Register as Normal Progress Student (Without Retakes) https://youtu.be/C7rBYCVhfro
6. How to enrol & register with retakes for a previous semester https://youtu.be/l0AwTODx3IY
7. How to allocate tuition that was paid & isn’t reflecting https://youtu.be/tJimvIIMQXI
8. How to activate a MUELE account – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdLjgnOphOU
9. For guidance on all services – www.answers.mak.ac.ug
Briefing on other University Policies and services
Besides academics, the students were briefed on several other services and policies crucial for their psychological wellbeing, including the counselling and guidance services and the anti-sexual harassment policy.