Incumbent Vice Chancellor Makerere University Professor Barnabas Nawangwe has been reappointed as the Vice Chancellor for the second term by Makerere University chancellor Dr. Ezra Suruma.
Nawangwe’s appointment comes after a recommendation by the University council to have him reappointed for a second 5 year term following the completion of his first term that he started in 2017.
Nawangwe’s first term as the Chancellor of Makerere University has been generally successful inasmuch as it has also been marred by Students and Lecturers strikes that have sometimes called for violent action by Uganda Police to be quelled.
The reappointment will see Professor Nawangwe remain as the Vice Chancellor of Makerere University until 2027.
Nawangwe was appointed the Vice Chancellor of Makerere University in 2017 replacing Professor Dumba Ssentamu who had completed his 5 year term.
“The Chancellor of Makerere University has reappointed Professor Barnabas Nawangwe as Vice Chancellor of Makerere University for a second five-year term. We congratulate Prof Nawangwe on his reappointment,” Makerere University said in a social media post.
Career Biography of Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe
Having started working at Makerere University in 1987 as lecturer of in Department of Architecture, he was the inaugural Head of Department from 1987-2002.
From 2003 to 2010, Nawangwe served as the Dean, Faculty of Technology. In 2004, he became a professor.
He served as Principal, College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology 2010 -2013 before being appointed as Deputy Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration 2013 -2017 a position he served into prior to his appointment as the Vice Chancellor Makerere University.
Upon his reappointment, Nawangwe, 66, thanked the Chancellor MUK and the University Council committing not to disappoint them and working for the best of Makerere University – the oldest and most prestigious University in East Africa.
“I am extremely humbled by the confidence put in me by the Chancellor and the University Council in re-appointing me as Vice Chancellor of this great institution for another five years. I pledge total commitment to serve Makerere and Uganda diligently,” Prof. Nawangwe said.
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