Stanbic bank has contributed 150milliin as Makerere University commemorates 100years of service. cash donation is expected to boost activities such as public lecturing, conferences, Makerere ruun among others lined up by the university ahead of the official Makerere At 100 October celebrations.
Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe, the Vice-Chancellor of Makerere University thanked Stanbic Bank for its consistent partnership with the university including the recent launch of laptop loan scheme designed for Makerere students and staff which helps them acquire laptops on hire purchase basis.
Anne Juuko, the chief executive at Stanbic Bank Uganda said that they have contributed Shs 150m towards #MakerereAt100 celebrations and that is not all. They will continue supporting the University in kind. She must reiterate their continued collaboration with Makerere University. As Stanbic Bank, they are committed to growing this partnership.
She added, “Makerere occupies a special place in our hearts because it taught us so many things still relevant to date. As a proud alumnus, I will forever be a great ambassador of the institution.”
This celebration marks the end of a century of excellence, and offers a chance to look beyond, and see how to “Leveraging the 100 Years of Excellence in Building a Transformed Society”
Makerere was established in January 1922 as a humble technical school, opening its doors to 14 day students who began studying Carpentry, Building and Mechanics, Makerere University has grown to become one of the oldest and most prestigious Universities in Africa. The school was later renamed Uganda Technical College before being officially named Makerere.