GMAT Test Centers in Uganda

By | March 11, 2019

GMAT Testing Location

We have found 1 GMAT test centre in Uganda, located in Kampala. For specific test dates of 2019, please refer to the end of this page.

GMAT Test Centers in Uganda

Makerere University College of Computing & IS

Makerere University
College of Computing & IS
Makerere Pool Road
Plot 51- Level 6, Block A
256 Kampala
Uganda
Phone: [256] 392000180

Test Center Information

Makerere University
College of Computing and Information Sciences
P.O.BOX 7062, Kampala-Uganda
Plot 56, University Road
Wandegeya – Kampala (U)
Through Main Gate, After the Roundabout
on the Right Hand Side
BLOCK A, LEVEL SIX

GMAT Exam Dates in Uganda

Unlike some paper based exams, the GMAT is computer based. Therefore, there are no fixed test dates for GMAT. Wherever you are in Uganda, all test centers are open from Monday through Saturday throughout the year. Some even offer the exam every day of the year.  However, some test centers are not open on Sundays and national holidays. For example, most college-based test centers might be closed for extended periods around holidays. For precise testing dates in Uganda, please visit test-maker website – https://www.mba.com/.

More about Uganda

  • THEFREEGEOGRAPHY: Overview of arts and crafts in Uganda. Also includes film, dance, music, and literature in this country.

Economy

Although Uganda has recorded continuous economic growth of 5% annually for 20 years, the country is one of the poorest countries in the world and is dependent on international development aid. The proportion of people living on less than two US dollars a day has fallen to a quarter of the population in the past two decades.

The agricultural sector is the dominant branch of the economy. It employs over two thirds of the workforce. The predominantly very small farms produce mainly for their own consumption. Along with tea, vanilla and flowers, coffee is the most important crop for export. Due to its inland location, Uganda is dependent on its neighboring countries for export. Overseas trade is handled through Mombasa (Kenya) and Dar es Salaam (Tanzania).

Uganda has extensive mineral resources such as iron ore, copper and cobalt. Crude oil and natural gas deposits have been discovered in the vicinity of Lake Albert. However, the raw materials have only been researched to a small extent and have not yet been fully developed. The importance of the industrial sector is constantly increasing. The most important companies mainly process domestic agricultural products such as coffee, cotton and sugar cane. Tourism generates high income. The largest tourist attractions are the numerous national parks. Check a2zcamerablog to see Uganda Tour Plan.

History

The area of ​​today’s Uganda was originally settled by Bantu peoples who practiced agriculture. Shepherd peoples from Northeast Africa came to the country around the 16th century. They created several kingdoms including Bunyoro, a powerful kingdom from the 16th to the 19th centuries. In the 19th century, the Buganda kingdom had the greatest power.

Uganda was a British protectorate from 1896 and gained independence in 1962. The first president was the then King of Buganda, Mutesa II. (* 1924, † 1969). But already in 1966 he was expelled by Milton Obote (* 1924, † 2005), who established an authoritarian regime. It was followed in 1971-79 by the dictatorial terror regime under the presidency of General Idi Amin Dada (* 1925, † 2003). He was overthrown in 1979. After several interim presidents, M. Obote, who had returned from exile, was elected head of state in 1980. He was founded in 1986 after a coup by Yoweri Museveni (* 1944 ) replaced. Museveni was able to stabilize the domestic political situation through economic reforms.

In 1987 a bloody civil war broke out in northern Uganda between government forces and the rebel movement Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA). Around 100,000 people died during this conflict, there was massive torture and rape, and children were abducted and made into soldiers. Only in 2006 did the civil war end with a ceasefire.

2006 saw the first parliamentary and presidential elections since 1980, in which several parties or candidates were officially admitted. President Museveni was re-elected, most recently in 2021. However, international observers doubt whether these elections were fair and free.

Culture

Traditional crafts, music, dance and theater show the influences of the ancient kingdoms. The folk art promoted by the Buganda king can be found in the spiritual center in the complex with the tombs of the Buganda kings near Kampala.

The traditional craft of making cloth from tree bark comes from Uganda. Handicrafts play a major role in Uganda’s cultural life. The technique of batik is widespread. Pottery products and wickerwork, such as artistically colored mats and baskets, are also offered at the markets. Jewelry is often made from animal parts, stones, wood, etc.

The rich theatrical tradition has given rise to an active theatrical life in Kampala. Since 2013, the city has hosted the “International Theater Festival”. There are also a large number of small local theater troupes in the countryside. In small plays, the actors explain topics such as health, sexually transmitted diseases (HIV), gender relations and violence.

Modern cultural life is concentrated in the capital Kampala. The fields of painting, film and literature have also developed under Western influence. The internationally famous writer Okot p’Bitek (* 1931, † 1982 ) thematized the contrasts between modernity and African tradition. Moses Isegawa (* 1963) wrote the autobiography »Abyssinian Chronicle« (1990). The pop music is often based on a mixture of local and western music as well as the dance music Soukous from the Congo. The film industry supplies a lot of cartoons for children.

The most popular sport is football, Kampala has the largest stadium on the African continent, but boxing and wrestling are also popular.