KAMPALA – Makerere University confirmed that the body of the late Pro Apolo Nsibambi will be taken to the Institution on Friday, May 31 for public viewing.
“The body of Professor Apolo Robin Nsibambi will arrive at Makerere University on Friday 31st May 2019 at 5:00 pm,” the University twitted.
Makerere will be paying tribute from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm in the Institution’s Main Hall.
From the Makerere News desk, the University will re-share news stories that were published on the University’s News Portal where fallen Professor was featured.
The University has created an attribute page on its website as a way of commemorating the deceased.
Prof Barnabas Nawangwe, the Vice Chancellor at Uganda’s oldest University praised the late as an outstanding scholar who served diligently as a professor of political science and as the first non-head of State Chancellor.
Earlier today: The Vice Chancellor @ProfNawangwe signing the condolence book. The book is open to the general public at the entrance of the Main Building. The body of Prof Apolo Nsibambi will arrive at Makerere University at 5:00pm for the University community to pay tribute. pic.twitter.com/nR8cvhQMMU
— Makerere University (@MakerereU) May 31, 2019
Prof Nsibambi, who was battling high blood pressure and cancer, passed away on Tuesday at his home in Bulange Kampala at the age of 78.
He, according to the institution, was the first non-Head of State Chancellor of Makerere, a position he served from his appointment in October 2003 to October 2007.
He taught at Mak during the 1960s and later served as the Dean Faculty of Social Sciences from 1978 until 1983 and from 1985 until 1987.
Prof Nsibambi was appointed Head of the Department of Political Science in 1987, a position he held until 1990.
He was Director of MISR from 1994 to 1996.