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'Makerere Will Always Be a Place of Legacy Creation'

"This evening is an evening of celebrating those memories, rekindling friendships and establishing new networks. Makerere will always be our home, a place of new exciting opportunities and legacy creation."
posted onJuly 23, 2022
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Makerere University alumni, students and the administration on Friday evening thronged the institution's Freedom Square to look back on the academic and socio-economic marks the university has imprinted in its 100 years of existence.

One of the notable speeches was delivered by the University's Council Chairperson Lorna Magara, who assured the audience that had turned up for Makerere@100 Homecoming Dinner, that the country's oldest university will continue to churn out gamechanging opportunities.

"Each one of you left a mark on this university, your footprint is etched into the halls of residence, into the lecture theatres... and many other areas we often congregated. If walls and vegetation could speak, countless stories would be told of friendships nurtured, dreams birthed and destinies set on course," she said.

"This evening is an evening of celebrating those memories, rekindling friendships and establishing new networks. Makerere will always be our home, a place of new exciting opportunities and legacy creation."

The chairperson also noted that they have earmarked a number of legacy projects to lay foundation for the next 100 years.

"Some of these legacy projects we are looking at now include a university teaching hospital in Katalemwa, a student resource center on the main campus and students hostels," she said.

According to her, the Minister of Education and Sports Janet Museveni spearheaded a campaign to collect $300 million for the teaching hospital that will be erected on 58 acres.

The chairperson of the Makerere University endowment fund Dr. Maggie Kigozi said fundraising for the other legacy projects is ongoing and everyone can contribute.

The Mak@100 Homecoming Dinner was intended to build memories that will last by strengthening the bond between the University and the alumni as Makerere University celebrates a hundred years.

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