By Our Reporter
Makerere University has started issuing Academic Transcripts to the successful graduands ahead of the scheduled graduation day 0n 29th January, 2024.
Revealing this information, an excited Prof. Barnaba Nawangwe, the University’s Vice Chancellor took to his Twitter (X) handle this afternoon, 19th January, 2024 thanking his staff at the Academic Registry.
“We have kept our promise and started issuing transcripts to our graduands before the graduation ceremonies that commence on 29th January 2024. I thank the Academic Registrar and his team for a job well done, Nawangwe says in a brief statement.
Makerere University has long grappled with delayed transcript releases, a process often spanning months after graduation. This delay has frustrated graduates, leading many to abandon their transcripts and certificates at Uganda’s oldest higher academic institution.
However, in December last year, Makerere University revealed plans to ensure that transcripts are ready by the beginning of the one-week-long 74th graduation ceremony slated for January 29th to February 2, 2024.
According to an internal memo shared by the Academic Registrar Professor Buyinza Mukadasi to the Makerere University Senate, the University plans to issue transcripts on each day of the graduation ceremony.
“We embarked on the printing of transcripts for the 74th graduation due to start on 29th-2nd Feb. In this regard, please encourage our prospective graduates to process their Clearance Forms and submit them to their respective College Registrars. We plan to issue transcripts on each grad day,” reads part of the internal memo.
Our 2024 Slogan is “Walk away with your transcript after Freedom Square”. Fortunately, clearance has been made easy, they only need to obtain 2 stamps, i.e. University Bursar and Library,” read the statement then.