KAMPALA–Starting tomorrow Makerere University will have a new vice chancellor.
In a letter dated August 29 Irene Odida, the vice chairperson of the university council, said Prof Ezra Suruma appointed Barnabas Nawangwe as the new vice chancellor, for the period of five years, effective September1.
According to the Universities and Tertiary Institutions Act, 2001, the University Chancellor confirms the appointment of the vice chancellor on the recommendation of the University Council.
Prof Nawangwe was recommended as the next vice chancellor by the University Council after he garnered 15 of the 21 votes cast.
Nawangwe defeated Prof Venansius Baryamureeba, a former presidential candidate, and Prof Edward Kirumira, the Principal of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.