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I intended to serve for only one term - Prof Ssentamu

By Cecilia Okoth

Added 22nd May 2017 09:16 AM

He said he is still open to the option of going back to the College of Business and Management Science to lecture

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He said he is still open to the option of going back to the College of Business and Management Science to lecture

Makerere University Vice Chancellor, Prof John Ddumba Ssentamu, stressing a point during an interview at his residence at the university on Sunday. Photo by Lawrence Mulondo

Although still eligible for another term, Prof John Ddumba Ssentamu, the Vice Chancellor of Makerere University (MUK) has said he did not reapply for the university’s top job.

Explaining his move in an interview with the New Vision, Ssentamu said he came to the university with the intention to serve for only one term, irrespective of the age amendments the current search committee made for persons eligible for the job.

“I was also surprised when I learnt the search committee had amended the age limit. But then again I did not want people to think I could have influenced the process,” he said.

Ddumba is still open to the option of going back to the College of Business and Management Science to lecture and also write books for publishing.

“I can always go back to my college as a professor and get involved in consultancy work. I am also still the chairman of Centenary Bank and will wait for any opportunity that may come,” he said.

Prospective candidates

New Vision has learnt that five candidates including former VC Prof. Venansius Baryamureeba, DVC in charge of finance and administration Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe, Prof. Wasswa Balunywa the current principal MUBS are vouching for the position.

Others are Prof Edward Kirumira the dean College of Humanities and Social Sciences and Prof Elisam Magara.

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