The First Lady and Minister of Education and Sports Janet Museveni is today at Makerere University to commission new buildings and lay foundation stones on the ongoing construction of two other projects.
The two projects are the school of Law building and the reconstruction and restoration of the main administration building that was gutted by fire in September 2020.
Upon completion, the School of Law building will sit on 2,518m2 with paved walkways, greenery, a generator and refuse point, and ample parking areas. The ground floor of the building will have a lounge, moot courtroom, cafeteria, lactation room, a judge’s Ante Room, and registry seminar rooms.
Staff offices and a server room on the first floor and administrative offices on the second floor. It is currently at 74% completion of the first phase of construction.
The reconstruction and restoration of the main administration building is currently still undergoing preliminaries and demolitions.
Once completed, it is expected to have, at the basement floor level; offices, Museum, gallery, and stores, Exhibit Preparation room, Archives, Central Stores, Access Staircases, Lifts, Souvenir shops, Power Room.
The ground and first floor will have offices, meeting and press rooms and waiting areas whereas the second floor will have the council room and board room.
Those two be inaugurated are the Central Teaching Facilities I & II and the School of Dentistry building.
According to officials, the Central Teaching Facilities (CTFs) occupy 12,467m2 and have paved walkways, greenery, and ample parking areas.
CTF1, located next to the College of Humanities & Social Sciences, has grand foyers on all its four floors with various offices and lecture rooms on the first two floors and administrative offices of the Vice-Chancellor, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, University Secretary, University Bursar, board rooms and an E-Learning center on the third and fourth floors.
CTF2 is located next to the College of Business and Management Sciences and has a 1000 seater auditorium, Administrative Offices of Deans of School and study rooms.
The Department of Dentistry, under the College of Health Sciences (CHS), has a facility with a built-up area of 840m2 with a plant/machine room in the lower basement, dental studios/clinics, recovery rooms, storage and staff offices on the ground floor and lecture rooms, staff offices, student locker spaces, triage, toilets and x-ray room on the 1st first level with a staircase and access ramp for the persons with disability.
Externally the access to the new building has paved walkways with canopy and green seating areas.