Makerere University has today recognized and honored two characters in its rich history as the year-long centenary celebrations proceed.
The Makerere University Council has approved the proposal to rename two of the key buildings on campus after two of the leading icons associated with the university.
The decision to rename the buildings followed a proposal from the University Management, which was received and discussed during the 156″ meeting of the University Council held on 8th June 2022.
In line with the resolution of the University Council, the Central Teaching Facility 1 will be named the Frank Kalimuzo Central Teaching Facility. Frank Kalimuzo was Makerere’s first Ugandan Vice-Chancellor.
The Central Teaching Facility 2 will be named Yusuf Lule Central Teaching Facility, Makerere’s first Ugandan Principal and former President, Yusuf Kironde Lule.
For its first journey of 60 years, Makerere University was predominantly under the leadership and management of the colonial administration, and Makerere University operated under the East African University arrangement, with the University of Nairobi and the University of Dar-es-Salam as constituent colleges, under the umbrella of the University of London.
In 1964, HE Yusuf Kironde Lule, became the first Ugandan Principal of Makerere University College, and in 1970, Mr. Frank Kalimuzo in 1970 was appointed by the then President, Dr. Apollo Milton Obote as first Vice-Chancellor of the newly formed Makerere University.
As Makerere celebrates 100 years, the contribution of our forefathers who built the strong foundation on which the university continues to offer excellent service to humanity, the University has set out to honour some of these great icons. The renaming of the two buildings immortalizes the contributions that the Late Frank Kalimuzo, and HE Yusuf Lule made in making Makerere the great University that it is.
For more information about the Frank Kalimuzo Annual Public Lecture and Makerere’s Centennial celebrations, visit 100.mak.ac.ug