National
Search for new Kyambogo University Chancellor on
Publish Date: Feb 11, 2014
Search for new Kyambogo University Chancellor on
  • mail
  • img
newvision

By Innocent Anguyo

The search for the new Kyambogo University Chancellor is on as the last term of the incumbent Dr. Erick Tiyo Adriko comes to an end, after eight years in the position.


The Universities and Other Tertiary Institutions Act states that the Chancellor of a public university holds office for a period of four years, but is eligible for re-appointment for one more term.

An engineer by training and industrialist by passion, Adriko was formally installed as the Chancellor of Uganda’s second largest public university on February 11, 2005.

Sources at Kyambogo University have told New Vision that the University Council, the institution’s supreme decision making body, today convenes to discuss a replacement for Adriko.

During the council meeting, members are expected to nominate names of three celebrated scholars especially those from Science disciplines. The names will thereafter be forwarded to the President, who appoints the Chancellors of all Public Universities.

As the titular head of Kyambogo, the Chancellor presides at all ceremonial assemblies of the university and confers degrees and other academic tittles and distinctions of the institution.

In the same Council sitting, Acting Vice Chancellor Associate Prof Fabian Nabugomu is expected to hand over the office to the Deputy Vice Chancellor In charge of Academic Affairs Prof Elly Katunguka.

Last month Kyambogo University appointed Prof Katunguka as her Deputy Vice Chancellor (VC) in charge of Academic Affairs, making him the first deputy VC.

According to section 32 of the Universities and Other Tertiary Institutions Act, in the absence of the VC, the first Deputy VC performs the role of the VC.

Before his appointment at Kyambogo, Katunguka was heading the Makerere University Directorate of Research of Graduate Training, formerly the School of Graduate Studies.

Nabugomu will return to his substantive office of Deputy Vice Chancellor in charge of Finance of Administration.

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact digital@newvision.co.ug

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
Museveni respects my advice, says AG
The Attorney General, Peter Nyombi, has said President Yoweri Museveni is “satisfied” with his “controversial” legal opinions...
MPs condemn KCCA staff
MPs condemn the “brutality” meted on suspects by Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) law enforcers....
Girl drops out of school over swollen breasts
13-year-old Alice Amuronin Pallisa district is in pain at Pallisa Hospital after her breasts enlarged abnormally, starting earlier this year....
Pakistani sexual abuse case judgment flops
The judgment of a case in which two Pakistanis’ are charged with having canal knowledge against order of nature and domestic violence has been adjourned to December 22, 2014 by the Chief magistrate Buganda Road court, Lillian Bucyana....
Daniel Kidega is new EALA Speaker
Ugandan legislator Daniel Kidega has been named the new Speaker of the East African Legislative Assembly, replacing Margaret Zziwa....
Archbishop raps KCCA over transfer of taxi park to Usafi
Archbishop Lwanga expresses concern over the difficult access of Nsambya Hospital following the transfer of taxis from the Old Taxi Park to Usafi Park....
Do you agree with the ban on the export of maids?
Yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter