Makerere 71st Graduation Ceremony Statistics & Guidelines

A Male PhD Graduand from MUBS strides down the red carpet shortly after being conferred upon his award on Day 3 of the 69th Graduation Ceremony, 17th January 2019, Freedom Square, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

Makerere University will this week hold its 71st Graduation Ceremony in an event that will be virtual for the first time due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The five day event will start on Monday May 17 till Friday May 24.

What are the Highlights?

The University Chancellor, Prof. Ezra Suruma will confer degrees and award diplomas to 12,550 graduands; 6,433 (51%) female and 6,117 (49%) male. Of these, 108 will be conferred upon PhDs; 38 (35.2%) female and 70 (64.8%) male, while 1,160 will be conferred upon Masters degrees; 434 (37.4%) female and 726 (62.6%) male. 115 (33 – 28.7% female and 82 – 71.3% male), 11,151 (5,919 – 53% female and 5,232 – 47% male) and 16 (9 – 56% female and 44% male) candidates will graduate with Postgraduate DiplomasUndergraduate Degrees and Undergraduate Diplomas respectively.

On each day, the Graduation Ceremony will start at 8:30a.m. and is expected to end at 12:00p.m.

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The Blended Mak Graduation Ceremony will be conducted following Government guidelines against the spread of COVID-19.

All parents, guardians, spouses, relatives and friends are advised to follow the Graduation Ceremony on NTV, UBC Radio and virtually on Makerere University social media pages.

It is only the following Graduands who are authorized to come to Makerere University and be physically present in the Freedom Square:

– PhD Graduands
– Masters’ Degree Graduands
– First Class Honours Degreee Graduands

The invited categories of Graduands to be physically present in the Freedom Square should wear face masks throughout the ceremony.

All other Graduands (not in the specified categories) will graduate virtually. The Graduands should remain at home and follow the Graduation on NTV, UBC Radio and live streaming on Makerere University social media pages.

The Graduation schedule is as follows:


  • College of Natural Sciences
  • College of Health Sciences
  • School of Law
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  • College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
  • College of Education and External Studies


  • College of Business and Management Sciences
  • College of Computing and Information Sciences
  • College of Veterinary Medicine, Animal Resources and Bio-security



  • College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology
  • College of Humanities and Social Sciences

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