BY INNOCENT ANGUYO AND PASCAL KWESIGA
Having adopted the collegiate system of administration over a year ago, Makerere University is on the brink filling all the positions of college principals and their deputies.
A statement issued by the university on Thursday revealed that the chancellor, Prof. Mondo Kagonyera, has appointed four college principals and six deputies. The university has nine colleges in total.
In May, Kagonyera appointed three principals for the colleges of Natural sciences; Education and External studies; and Humanities and Social Sciences.
Accordingly, Kagonyera appointed Dr. Bernard Bashaasa as principal for the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. His deputy is Dr. Gorettie Nabanoga Nsubuga.
Prof. John David Kabasa has been appointed Principal for the College of Veterinary, Medicine, Animal Resources and Bio-Security. His deputy is Dr. Jessica Nakavuma Lukanga.
Prof. Joseph Y.T. Mugisha, who was appointed principal of the College of Natural Sciences in May, will now be deputized by Dr. John Magero Mango. Dr. Fred Masagazi-Masaazi, who was appointed as the principal for the College of Education and External studies in May now gets a deputy, Dr. Antony Muwaga Mugagga.
Dr. Henry Alinaitwe has been appointed the deputy principal of the college of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology. Professor Abasi Kiyimba becomes deputy principal for the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.
Kagonyera also appointed Dr. Constant Okello-Obura as the principal for the College of Computing and Information Sciences, deputised by Dr. Agnes Rwashana Semwanga.
Dr. Joseph Ben Omonuk has been appointed Principal for the college of Business and Management Sciences.
The latest appointments, endorsed by the University Council take effect on August 1. The latest appointments, leave the two colleges of Business Management Sciences and Computing and Information Sciences without deputy principals. The unfilled positions have been re-advertised because during the search process, the committee did not raise the required three suitable candidates for the positions.
The position of the principal of College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology remains vacant, since the candidate who was deemed the most suitable to man it, Dr. Barnabas Nawangwe, has been appointed deputy vice-chancellor in charge of finance and administration.
The position has been re-advertised.
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