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5 December 2008

Uganda Government Gazette dated 2008-12-05 number 61

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Vol. CI Xo. 61                                          5th December, 2008                                     Price: Shs. 1500

                 CONTEXTS                              Page               (iv) To enhance access. Government should establish an
Ministry of Education and Sports—Notice       ...       539                    Open University of Uganda within the Medium
The Advocates Act—Notices ...         ...     ...539-540                       Term while operationalizing the Students' Loan
The Companies Act—Notices ...         ...     ...       540                    Scheme in the short term.
The Electoral Commission —Notices ................. 540-548               (v) Government should increase funding to Public
Toe Trademarks Act—Registration of Applications 548-558                        Universities to match surging numbers of students
Ad’.erdsemen^       ...     ...      ...      ... 558-561                      created by UPE and USE policies and Universities
                                    SUPPLEMENTS                                Councils should have overall responsibility of
Acts                                                                           allocation of all Internally Generated Funds (IGF)
No. 23—The Trial on Indictments (Amendment) Act. 2008.                         in Public Universities which should be contained in
No. 24—The Atomic Energy Act. 2008.                                            an integrated budget.
Legal Notices                                                             (vi) Public Universities should strive to establish close
No. 13—The Universities and Other Tertiary Institutions                        working links with the private sector in research and
                                                                               development as well as privatizing management of
       Act (Publication of Particulars of Private Other
                                                                               halls of residence and service therein.
       Tertiary Institutions issued with Provisional
                                                                          (vii) Makerere University in particular, should undergo
       Licences) (No. 3) Notice. 2008.
                                                                               an overhaul of its administrative structure and style,
No. 14—The Universities and Other Tertiary' Institutions
                                                                               including financial administration. Management
       Act (Register of Public and Private Tertiary                            training and re-training are urgently required. In
       Institutions) Notice, 2008.                                             particular, the mismanagement of IGF from private
                                                                               fees at Makerere University should be investigated
General Notice No. 610 of 2008.                                                by a respectable firm of Auditors/Accountants.
                                                                          (viii) Makerere and Kyambogo should match students
            MINISTRY OF EDUCATION AND SPORTS                                   and facilities within a "consolidation period" of
  GENERAL NOTICE ON THE GOVERNMENT WHITE                                       five years before embarking on new programmes or
    PAPER ON THE REPORT OF THE VISITATION                                      admitting more students than those who match
 COMMITTEE TO PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES IN UGANDA                                    available facilities.
                                                                          (ix) "All Public Universities students' enrolment should
In March 2006, His Excellency Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, the                      match with facilities according to the National
President of the Republic of Uganda, in his capacity as Visitor                Council for Higher Education (NCHE) benchmarks."
to all Public Universities as provided for in Section 26 Sub­             (x) Makerere University Business School (MUBS)
Section (3) of the Universities and Other Tertiary Institutions                should develop further as a Degree Awarding
Act 2001. appointed a twelve person Visitation Committee to                    Tertiary Institution and then, more carefully
Public Universities chaired by Professor Gordon P. McGregor.                   towards a University status through relevant legal
> 1 ‘ The Terms of Reference were: Visit, study and make                       structures as per the Universities and Other Tertiary
      a situational analysis of Public Universities                            Institutions Act 2001.
       Makerere University, Mbarara University of Science             (5) It is my honour and privilege to present the Government
      and Technology, Kyambogo University and Gulu                        White Paper on Higher Education for implementation
      University) and make recommendations.                               by all concerned stakeholders.
  2 The Committee completed its work and submitted its
      rerxr. to the Ministry of Education and Sports on 10th          HON. GERALDINE NAMIREMBE BITAMAZIRE (MP),
      A-Lgust 2007.                                                                    Min ister of Education and Sports.
  3 Gevemment has issued a White Paper.
  - The key recommendations in the White Paper which                  General Notice No. 611 of 2008.
      were accepted by Government with or without                                      THE ADVOCATES ACT.
      amendments are:                                                                          NOTICE.
            Councils and Senates should take urgent and full          APPLICATION FOR A CERTIFICATE OF ELIGIBILITY.
            review of their own responsibilities and those of top
                                                                        It is hereby notified that an application has been
            administrators to clarify the conflicting powers
                                                                      presented to the Law Council by Luyambi Thomas who is
            exercised by the Senior Administrators.
                                                                      stated to be a holder of Bachelor of Laws of Makerere
       ii C-xociis should have the full autonomy to charge fees
                                                                      University having been awarded a Degree on the 27th day of
            nesec or unit cost in consultation with the Ministry of
                                                                      October, 2005 and to have been awarded a Diploma in Legal
            Erixzrim and Sports and with approval of Cabinet.
                                                                      Practice by the Law Development Centre on the 27th day of
       ii:; Gcnemmem should continue its affirmative policy of
                                                                      July, 2007 for the issue of a Certificate of Eligibility for
            nmcmg science and technology students because these
                                                                      entry of his name on the Roll of Advocates for Uganda.
            disem-iines are key to development, while undertaking
            renammatkm. modernization and expansion of                Kampala.                            STELLA NYANDRIA.
            mmasmaemre in all Public Universities.                    4th December. 2008.      for Acting Secretary, Law Council.
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