About Mathias Ssemanda

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Public Relations Office
Head of Digital Media Communications: Mathias Ssemanda is a highly decorated Digital Media Specialist - the Head of Digital Media Communications and Strategy for Makerere University. Ssemanda plays an integral role in promoting the best outlook of Makerere University in the New Media spaces which is appealing to the new generation both regionally and internationally. Since 2014, Ssemanda has been in the Digital Media industry where he has worked with major brands including Multinational Corporations. Prior to joining Makerere University in February 2018, Mathias Ssemanda was the Head of Digital Media Communications at Africell Uganda Limited, a Telecom Company with presence in over 6 African Countries. On joining Makerere University, Ssemanda brought with him vast experience in Digital Media, and at the right time this was needed. Being a leading research University on the African continent and beyond, we needed to have a solid presence on Social Media and other new media platforms. Ssemanda had the strategy for this and it has really worked. Ssemanda has grown the Social Media following of the University by 85% from where he found it. This also includes the creation of more Social Media pages for other units of the university which has improved the flow of information, since our clients are mainly youth who are so much onto their phones. Ssemanda has set the bar high for Universities in the region and today, Makerere University is the benchmark when any University in the region wants to establish a solid Digital Media presence. Mathias Ssemanda received his Undergraduate degree in Development Studies from Makerere University and a First Class Diploma in Law from the Law Development Center.

Contact Details

  • Makerere University
    University Road
    Makerere University
    Kampala
    Uganda
  • +256772691459