Bank of Uganda has committed itself to support the Makerere University centennial celebrations with a pledge of 100 million.
Mr. Michael Atingi-Ego, the deputy governor of BOU and alumnus of Makerere University made the pledge during a meeting with Professor Barnabas Nawangwe, the institution’s vice-chancellor.
The meeting between the two parties at the BOU on July 28th, 2022 aimed to discuss the bank’s support for Makerere University.
Bank of Uganda joins the long list of organizations that have already committed themselves to support the Makerere at 100 celebrations.
Makerere University will celebrate 100 years of existence since its establishment in 1922.
These centennial celebrations are slated for October 2022 at Makerere University’s Freedom Square.
Several organizations have contributed and donated towards the celebrations, the Bank being the latest.
Established in 1922 as a humble technical school, Makerere University is one of the oldest and most prestigious Universities in Africa. In January of that year, the school later renamed Uganda Technical College, opened its doors to 14-day students who began studying Carpentry, Building, and Mechanics.
The College soon began offering various other courses in Medical Care, Agriculture, Veterinary Sciences, and Teacher Training. It expanded over the years to become a Center for Higher Education in East Africa in 1935. In 1937, the College started developing into an institution of higher education, offering post-school certificate courses.