KAMPALA —President Yoweri Museveni has re-appointed Prof. Ezra Suruma as Makerere University Chancellor for another four years.
The Chancellor is the Titular Head of the University and presides at all assemblies, confers degrees, other academic titles and distinctions of the University.
In an Instrument signed by the President, Prof. Suruma has been given four more years as Chancellor.
Makerere University Vice Chancellor Prof Barnabas Nawangwe is a brief statement on social media confirmed Prof Suruma’s reappointment.
“I congratulate Professor Ezra Suruma upon his reappointment as Chancellor of Makerere University for the 2nd term. I thank President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni for reappointing him and I look forward to working with Professor Suruma to raise Makerere even higher,” he wrote.
This website has learnt Suruma’s re-appointment authorisation documentation was passed on to the university’s VC Nawangwe by the education ministry’s Permanent Secretary Alex Kakooza.
Suruma is the eighth Chancellor in the history of the university.
He was appointed in 2015 for the first term subsequent to recommendation by the University Council— becoming the third chancellor of the university, who is not a Head of State.
The other two are late Prof. Apolo Nsibambi and Prof Mondo Kagonyera.
Chancellor Suruma is a distinguished scholar and statesman with a wealth of experience in the field of finance and banking, spanning more than 25 years. He attained a doctorate degree of economics in 1976 from the University of Connecticut, USA; a Masters of Arts in Economics in 1972 and a Bachelor of Science in Finance in 1969, both from Fordham University, New York, USA.
From 2005 to 2009, Prof. Suruma served as the Minister of Finance.
He was internationally recognized for his outstanding service when he won the award of Africa’s Best Minister of the Year 2008.