Makerere: 8 Professors Want Baryamureeba’s Job
Makerere University Search Committee for the Vice Chancellor stopped receiving applications on Thursday June 28 with nine top dons showing interest in the highly coveted job.
“Makerere University has received nine applications for the position of Vice Chancellor,” said the campus publicist Ritah Namisango.
The contenders are current Vice Chancellor Prof. Venansius Baryamureeba, Professor Tonny J. Oyana, Professor Bizimenyera, Associate economics Professor Augustus Nuwagaba, Professor Edward K. Kirumira and Professor E. Katunguka Rwakishaya.
Others are Professor Ddumba Ssentamu, Associate Professor Barnabas Nawangwe and Professor E. Magara/
On May 22 the University Council which is the supreme governing body of the University approved the search process for the substantive Vice Chancellor of Makerere University.
The first advert for the position of the Vice Chancellor was published on 28th May 2012 providing a period of one month for interested individuals to apply for the position of the Vice Chancellor.
The Search Committee comprises five eminent persons, two members from the University Council and three members from the University Senate as per Section 31 (3) of the Universities and other Tertiary Institutions Act 2001.
They are Dr. S.B. Maloba the Chairperson, Dr. Steven Nyanzi, Dr. Pamela K. Mbabazi, Mr. Bruce B. Kabaasa and Dr. Okello Ogwang.
“I declare the process of receiving applications for the position of the Vice Chancellor closed. We are now going to look at all the applications to ensure that they meet the requirements. No more applications for the position of Vice Chancellor of Makerere University for the next five years can be received at this point,’’ said Dr. S.B Maloba, Chairperson – Search Committee.
The race is likely to be hot considering that all contestants are reputed dons with overwhelming academic experience.
The University Council will scrutinize the applicants before naming the next Vice Chancellor.
As has been the practice (following the approval of the search process and guidelines by the University Council on 22nd May 2012), the Search Committee for the Vice Chancellor shall continue to work independently until when theyrecommend the suitable candidates to the University Senate (as provided in
Section 31 (3) Universities and Other Tertiary Institutions Act 2001).
According to Dr. Stephen B. Maloba, the Committee plans to submit its report to the University Senate by the end of July 2012.
The Search Committee for the Vice Chancellor shall submit its report highlighting the suitable candidates for the position of the Vice Chancellor, from whom, the University Senate-the chief academic organ of the University will select three (3) candidates for recommendation to the University Council.
Section 31 (3) of the Universities and Other tertiary Institutions Act 2001 states that: A search committee composed of two members from the University Council and three members from the University Senate shall identify suitable candidates for the post of Vice Chancellor and forward them to the Senate to nominate three candidates for recommendation to the University Council.
“On receipt of the recommendation from the University Council-the supreme governing body of the University-The Chancellor will then declare his position on the most suitable candidate, in accordance with Section 31 (2) 2001 of the Universities and Other Tertiary Institutions Act 2001 which states that: The Vice Chancellor shall be appointed by the Chancellor on the recommendation of the University Council from among three candidates recommended by the Senate,” said Namisango.
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Updated on 2013-06-04 10:39
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