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Makerere’s Century of Service to East Africa and Beyond, 1922–2022

edited by A.B.K. Kasozi, Josephine Ahikire, Dominica Dipio, Helen Byamugisha, Isaac Tibasiima

Having experienced part of the 100 years' journey of Makerere University; and later on serving at the National Council for Higher Education, I realise how much this book provides relevant lessons for all higher education institutions. Every reader will appreciate that it is an illumination of the flagship role the University is playing and will continue to play for higher education institutions in Uganda and beyond. (Prof. Mary J. N. Okwakol, Executive Director, National Council for Higher Education). This monumental book traverses diverse time zones and disciplines. Prof A.B.K Kasozi and his team of editors have made Makerere University proud. Government, faculty staff, alumni, and students should find it as a useful reference book. It is so well written that any book club would be privileged to select it as book of the year! (Prof. Edward B. Rugumayo, Chancellor, Mountains of the Moon University)

This book documents all you ever wanted to know about Makerere's nascent years since 1922. A sneak peek into contents of the volume reveals alluring commitments to growth and change in research and innovations: 'growing a research-led university'; from analogue to digitalization; and from the let us all be men motto to we build for the future. A leap into the next century reveals witting and unwitting breakthroughs, daunting constraints and challenges for a regional model by Uganda's flagship university. What makes Makerere tick? How does it survive and thrive? Who are the immortalized alumni forbearers of Makerere? The book is worthy reading to find all the answers to these and related queries. (Prof. Ruth Mukama, Formerly Professor of Linguistics at Makerere University; currently Head of Department, African Languages at Kabale University)

At one time, Makerere was called the Harvard of Africa; and there was, therefore, a real opportunity for Makerere to become our national sacred cow. Then came the neo-liberal 'revolution'; with its mass production of graduates and the conversion of our technical colleges into universities, the establishment of numerous private universities, and the near abdication of government from the education sector. As Makerere embarks on the second century of service, we must maintain what made it great. This book tells many stories of that greatness. The content herein will definitely energise the debate amongst those who are interested in Makerere and university education in general. (Prof. Samwiri Lwanga-Lunyiigo, Retired Professor of History, Makerere University)

ISBN 9789913603034 | 700 pages | 234x156mm | 2024 | Makerere University Press, Uganda | Paperback

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