Makerere University Vice Chancellor Prof Barnabas Nawangwe Thursday signed degree Certificates as the institution prepares for its 70th graduation ceremony.
He said the process to fix the University Seal on Certificates of the 69th Graduands is ongoing by the University Secretary who is the custodian of the Seal.
He directed the Graduands to start collecting their Certificates on Monday 11th November 2019 at 9:00 EAT, starting with Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery.
Certificates for the College of Health Sciences, College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology, and the School of Law are ready for collection.
The recipients are required to present a Financial statement and a valid identification at Room 501 Senate.
“I have also been informed that students who have cleared and are due for 70th Graduation are collecting their Transcripts,” Nawangwe announced.
According to the university website, the 70th Graduation Week starts on Tuesday, 14 January 2020 and runs up to Friday, 17 January 2020 at Makerere University.
Makerere ranked 5th
Meanwhile, Makerere University has been ranked the fifth best institution in Africa in the latest 2020 World University Rankings by the Times Higher Education.
According to the rankings released early this month, the university is also the best in East Africa, Central Africa, West Africa and Southern Africa.
The September rankings have also placed Makerere University College of Health Sciences in the second position on the continent.
On the global scene, the College of Health Science is in the 250th position.
Last month, another university ranking scheme, Webometrics, had place Makerere University in position 16 in Africa, a rank scale, which was largely attributed, to increasing strikes at the Ivory Tower.
However, with strikes waning at the university, officials say, Makerere is now eyeing the first slot in Africa, in terms of research and education.
Top six in Africa
1. University of Cape Town (South Africa)
2. University of the Witwatersrand (SA)
3. Stellenbosch University (SA)
4. University of Kwazulu-Natal (SA)
5. Makerere University (Uganda)
6. American University in Cairo (Egypt).