The Public Relations Office, headed by the Principal Public Relations Officer, is responsible for ensuring that the University and its activities, achievements and awards are communicated appropriately to both the internal and external publics.

The Office handles Communication and Marketing activities, which include:

  • University Function management
  • Marketing and Branding
  • Media liaison
  • Online communication services
  • Internal communication
  • Research and Information Services


This Office is responsible for managing University Corporate events especially those hosted by the Chancellor and Vice Chancellor.

The most notable of these is the annual Graduation ceremony, presided over by the Chancellor with the emceeing function handled by the Senior Public Relations Officer.

Research & Information

The Public Relations Office is responsible for the publication of University corporate information which includes The Chancellor and Vice-Chancellor's speeches for Graduation ceremonies and any other public functions, Graduation Newsletters, a quarterly Mak News university magazine among others.


The Office is also responsible for marketing the University's Corporate image to both the internal and external publics.

Some of these activities include; Promoting the University at events e.g. exhibitions, conferences alongside the use of promotional materials such as brochures, fliers, calendars, plaques and other mementos

Brand management

Other areas the office provides guidance are:

  • Production of banners(pull-up and other), publishing of brochures, posters, leaflets and other promotional materials for information drives
  • Media and Online promotion of upcoming university events
  • Appropriate use of the University logo both online and on branded promotional material

Online Services

The Public Relations Office provides content management support for the university domain

Roles with regard to online services include:

  • Ensuring that content production guidelines are adheared to
  • Design and Website reviews for completed websites
  • Maintaining a consistent, corporate, unique online identity with use of University colors, logo placements
  • Search Engine Optimization working together with DICTS
  • Support for email queries through the official pro[at] email
  • Social Media Engagement

Contact Information

Principal Public Relations Officer
Ms. Ritah Namisango

Branding & Marketing Officer

Mr. Agaba Issa Mugabo
Email: iagaba[at]

Web Manager

Mr. Wamai Mark
Email: mark.wamai[at]

Web Administrator

Mr. Elias Tuhereze
Email: elias.tuhereze[at]

Administrative Assistant (Social Media)

Mr. Mathias Ssemanda
Email: mathias.ssemanda[at]

Administrative Assistant (Public Relations & Communication)

Ms. Proscovia Nabatte

Public Relations Office

Room 3.3, Level 3, Central Teaching Facility 1 (CTF1), Makerere University
P.O. Box 7062
Kampala, Uganda
Tel: +256 414 531202