H.E. Apollo Milton OboteH.E. Dr. Apollo Milton Obote (December 28, 1925 - October 10, 2005) was a two-time President of the Republic of Uganda between (1966-1971) and (1980 - 1985), and the first Prime Minister of Uganda 1962-1966.

He was the Ugandan Political leader that led the country to independence from the British Colonial Administration in 1962.

As was the norm until 2003, the President of the Republic of Uganda was also the Chancellor of Makerere University. H.E. Dr. Apollo Milton Obote was the first Chancellor of Makerere University from 1970; when the institution became an independent national university of the Republic of Uganda to 1971 and then from 1981 to 1985.

Makerere University was formerly part of the University of the University of East Africa (1963-1970), which was also made up of the University of Nairobi and the University of Dar-es-salaam.

In 1963, H.E. Apollo Milton Obote was awarded an honorary Doctor of Law from Long Island University in the United States and in 1964 he received the same degree from the University of Delhi, India.

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