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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.