Celebrations to mark 30 years of Makerere Department of Journalism and Communication

For the last 30 years, the Department of Journalism and Communication at Makerere University has been involved in the training of a critical mass of journalism and communication professionals. Over the years, we have expanded our academic programmes from bachelors to masters and doctoral degree awards. We have also been involved in cutting-edge research and publishing in the fields of media, journalism and communication as well as community outreach. We are currently one of the recognised UNESCO Centres of Excellence in journalism training on the African continent. Many of our alumni continue to serve at national, regional and international levels and have greatly impacted the journalism, media and the communication industry.

Makerere University Department of Journalism and Communication is set to commemorate ‘30 years of advancing journalism and communication professionalism’ through a series of activities. These include:

1) PUBLIC LECTURE, Thursday 26th September 2019 starting at 9:00am, Makerere University Main Hall. This event is open to the University community and the general public.

The keynote address for this lecture will be delivered by Dr. Riob Ayub, a proud alumnus and current Director General of Tanzania Broadcasting Corporation on ‘Journalism and Communication Education in the Era of Privatisation, Commercialisation and ICTs vis-a-vis African Democracy and Development needs’.

2. FUNDRAISING DINNER, Friday 27th September 2019 at Hotel Africana starting at 6:00pm.

The dinner will be hosted by the ICT Minister, Hon. Frank Tumwebaze. Proceeds from this dinner will go towards refurbishing and equipping a Multimedia Production Resource Centre at a cost of four hundred thirteen million shillings (413M). This Centre will house a Campus Television studio, radio production studios and a computer lab, to be used mainly in the training of students, and for improving the communication function within the University.

In addition, Prof. Monica Chibita the Dean- Faculty of Journalism, Media and Communication at Uganda Christian University, Mukono, will deliver a keynote address on ‘Access to information for good governance’ at this dinner. A dinner table for 10 guest goes for One million five hundred (1,500,000/=) shillings only and individual entry is One hundred and fifty thousand (150,000/=) shillings only. We invite all alumni, friends and well-wishers to be part of this noble cause.


Monday, September 23, 2019 - 08:00 to Friday, September 27, 2019 - 06:00
Event Venue: 
Makerere University Main Hall, Hotel Africana
Contact Information: 
Dr. Adolf Mbaine – Email: ambaine@gmail.com; Tel: +256.782.396551; +256.700.208195/Dr. Fred Kakooza – Email: fred.kakooza@gmail.com; Tel: +256.756.854520/Ms. Marion Alina Olga – Email: alinamarionz@gmail.com; Tel: +256.772.922777/Mrs. Harriet Sebaana – Email: sebaana.harriet@gmail.com; Tel: +256.701.639602