Monday, 15 May 2017 04:18

THOUSANDS BRACE MAKERERE UNIVERSITY RUN.

Thousands of students, staff, alumni, and well-wishes of Makerere university take part in the first ever Makerere University Run.
 
 
Thousands of students, staff, alumni, and well-wishes of Makerere university braved morning rains to take part in the first ever Makerere University Run, a fundraising event organized by the Makerere University Endowment Fund (MakEF).
 
The run aimed at raising funds towards the construction of a 15billion Shilling students centre,  attracted corporate companies and notable members of the public who participated in the 5 kilometer and 10 kilometer races. They were  flagged off by the Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga.

Kadaga, who graduated from Makerere University in 1978 at committed 40million Shillings for the members of parliament as a contribution towards the fund.
 
She called for transparency and accountability in the me element of the funds.of the funds.
 
Due to inadequate financing of the University by government, the university council in 2014 formed the Makerere University Holdings Company Limited and the Makerere University Endowment Fund to enhance the financial resource base of the university.
 
The one stop student center will be comprised of state of the art Auditorium with 2000 seating capacity and Hall of Fame, Conference facilities, Cafeterias, Internet Kiosks, Memorabilia Shop/Bookshop; Recreational Sports Arena, Entertainment and Social Areas.
 
Dr. Martin Aliker, the Chairperson Makerere University Endowment Fund (MakEF), says they intend to open the center during the centenary cerebration of the university in 2022.
 
Prof. John Ddumba Ssentamu, the University Vice Chancellor appealed to staff, students and alumni to continue supporting Makerere University to uplift from financial difficulties.
 

 

 

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