Professor Eriab Lugujjo has been appointed the new Vice-Chancellor of the Church of Uganda founded Ndejje University.
By Frederick Kiwanuka
Former Makerere University don, Professor Eriab Lugujjo has been appointed the new Vice-Chancellor of the Church of Uganda founded Ndejje University.
Lugujjo, an electrical engineer who has successively served as head of Department and Dean in the Makerere faculty of technology, replaces Professor Michael Sennyimba who retires this Month.
Lugujjo, who has been Head of department and Dean in the Makerere faculty of Engineering for 36, said he was ready to take on the new challenge with the help of other stakeholders
“High education is not new to me. To say the least I am just going into familiar waters.” Lugujjo told journalists after the handover ceremony at the Ndejje main campus, Friday.
He said in his acceptance speech during the handover ceremony that he would use the newly constructed engineering complex at the main campus to develop Ndejje into a core of scientific research and engineering training.
“I have been involved in starting new programs and training students. And Ndejje University is now going to be the core of scientific and engineering training,” he said.
He said he will use the newly constructed laboratories at the Ndejje main campus to strengthen industrial research through interactions with other bodies, in addition to persuading new students to join the University.
Lugujjo who is the second vice-chancellor of the 20-year-old private university, hailed his predecessor, Prof. Dr. Michael Sennyimba for the infrastructural developments he had started at both Kampala and Ndejje main campus.
“When I came here a few Weeks ago, I was amazed by the great developments on site, all done through good forecasting, anticipation and early identification of challenges.”
Sennyimba, who has been the vice chancellor for 11 years, said he was leaving behind a legacy of hope and encouragement.
The function was attended by the University Chancellor, Prof. Steven Talitwala, Luweero Anglican Bishop Evans Kisekka and the top university administrators
Ndejje University gets new Vice-Chancellor