NEC Undertakes Rehabilitation of Makerere University Mary Stuart Hall

By Our Reporters

The National Enterpirse (NEC)   the business arm of the UPDF will undertake the rehabilitation of  Makerere University’s all female Mary Stuart hall.

The university ‘s vice Chancellor , Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe,  handed over the site of Mary Stuart Hall of Residence to the National Enterprise Corporation (NEC) , Managing Director, Lt. Gen. James Mugira.

The rehabilitation project is expected to restore the hall to its former glory while ensuring it meets the contemporary needs of its residents.

“This initiative underscores the university’s commitment to preserving its historical heritage while advancing its infrastructure to support modern educational demands, Prof. Nawangwe stated.

Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe emphasized  the university’s determination  to maintain  and enhance its infrastructure to support the academic and personal growth of its students. He said  the rehabilitation of Mary Stuart Hall is part of a broader strategy to upgrade the university’s facilities, ensuring they are equipped to meet the demands of contemporary education.

Lt. Gen. James Mugira expressed NEC’s commitment to delivering a rehabilitated Mary Stuart Hall that honors its historical significance while providing modern amenities for students.

The rehabilitation work will  involve updating its facilities to provide a conducive living and learning environment for current and future students.

This includes modernizing the rooms, improving sanitary conditions, upgrading common areas, and ensuring the overall safety and comfort of its residents. The project  will  preserve the architectural integrity and historical essence of the hall, maintaining its status as a symbol of female empowerment and educational excellence.

About Mary Stuart Hall

Mary Stuart Hall holds a special place in the history of Makerere University and Uganda at large. Built in 1947, it was the first hall of residence dedicated to female students at the university.

The hall was named after Mary Stuart, the wife of Bishop Simon Stuart of Namirembe Cathedral. Mary Stuart was a passionate advocate for the education of women in Uganda, dedicating much of her life to promoting female education and empowerment.


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