Mak Council Recommends Principals, Deputy Principals to Chancellor

Prof. Edward Kirumira, the Principal College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Makerere University Council has considered 12 names for the positions of Principal and Deputy Principal in different colleges of the oldest university in the country.

The meeting was held on Thursday June 29, and the unanimous decision was derived from the recommendations of the University Senate on the Report of the Search Committee.

Among the recommend is Prof. Edward Kirumira who was also competing in the vice chancellor race, but lost to Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe along with Prof. Venancius Baryamureeba.

Prof. Kirumira retains his position as the Principal for College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHUSS) and he will be deputized by Dr. Josephine Ahikire.

Ritah Namisango, the university public relations officer, says the only advertised positions were those where the contracts were either coming to an end or had ended.
“The University only advertised the position of Principal and Deputy Principal in the Colleges where current contracts for the respective positions were coming/had come to an end.”

This is the second time the university is selecting principals and deputies since its adoption of collegiate system in 2012.

From the College of Veterinary Medicine, Animal Resources and Bio-Security (CoVAB), Prof. John David Kabasa was recommended, and Dr. Samuel Majalija maintains his position as deputy.

Prof. J.Y.T Mugisha will stay the principal of College of Natural Sciences (CoNAS), with Dr. Fredrick Jones Muyodi as his deputy.

The council also forwarded Prof. Fred Masagazi Masaazi as the principal for the College of Education and External Studies (CEES), and he will be deputized by Dr. Paul Muyinda Birevu.

For the College of Computing and Information Sciences (CoCIS), Prof. Tonny Oyana is a new entrant, and he will be assisted by Dr. Agnes Rwashana Semwanga.

Prof. Bernard Bashaasha was forwarded as the principal for College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) and Dr. Gorettie Nsubuga Nabanoga will deputize him.


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