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Makerere University to name new hall after Julius Nyerere

Makerere University and Uganda Management Institute established the Julius Nyerere Centre of Excellence in Leadership at the behest of President Museveni in 2018

Makerere University and Uganda Management Institute established the Julius Nyerere Centre of Excellence in Leadership at the behest of President Museveni in 2018.

Makerere University has said it is designing a 1,500 postgraduate students’ hall of residence within its campus to be named after Tanzania’s founding president and alumnus, Mwalimu Julius Nyerere.


Speaking at the 22nd commemoration anniversary of Nyerere’s death yesterday, Prof Josephine Nabukenya, the deputy vice-chancellor of finance, and the administration said the university council passed a resolution to pay homage to Tanzania’s founding president.

Prof Nabukenya said the hall will be located “near the western gate with construction set to begin next year.”


She added: “We intend to complete [construction] during our centenary celebrations. We are currently doing the designs.”

In 2018, Makerere University and Uganda Management Institute established the Julius Nyerere Centre of Excellence in Leadership at the behest of President Museveni.

The facility serves as a think tank for research on issues of leadership and ideological discourse in Africa.

It also honors Nyerere for his visionary leadership that pursued peace, freedom, reconciliation, social cohesion, solidarity, resilience, and development.


Dr. Aziz Ponary Mlima, the Tanzanian High Commissioner to Uganda and chief guest at the event, said Nyerere is instrumental in African politics because he was the brain behind pressure groups such as the Casablanca Bloc and the Monrovia group.

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