Makerere University in Uganda constructs US$ 12.4m buildings

Makerere University in Uganda constructs US$ 12.4m buildings

Makerere University in Uganda which is among the oldest institutions of higher learning in the country has started constructing the proposed US$ 12.4m buildings which will help curb the teaching space shortage at the university.

The project which is being undertaken by Excel Construction Limited executing the works and funded by African Development Bank (AfDB) is expected to be complete in the next 18 months.

The reports were confirmed by the university’s director for Estates and Works, Eng. Fred Nuwagaba, he said that the infrastructural development project will cost approximately US$12.4m as a grant from AfDB.

“The project will cost an approximated amount of US$ 12.4m as a grant from the African Development Bank,” Eng. Nuwagaba said.

The development will consist of two four-storey structures each having a 1,000-seater auditorium and an e-learning centre and they will be located next to the college of Business and Management Sciences (CoBAMS) and another at the school of Social Sciences (CHUSS). The initiative is intended to tackle the shortage of teaching space at the university in CoBAMS and Chuss.

Makerere University is one of the oldest and most prestigious Universities in Africa. It is a Collegiate University with 9 Constituent Colleges and 10 Constituent Colleges including the School of Law, all operating as semi-autonomous units of the University.

Excel Construction Ltd. is one of the leading players in the Ugandan Construction industry and operates nationally through their head office located in Jinja.

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