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Mbarara University searches for new chancellor

By Cecilia Okoth

Added 21st June 2017 11:29 AM

Appointed for a four-year period, the chancellor can only be eligible for re-appointment for one more term.

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Appointed for a four-year period, the chancellor can only be eligible for re-appointment for one more term.

EDUCATION | UNIVERSITY

Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST) has officially kicked off its search for a new chancellor who will replace Prof Peter Ndimbirwe Mugyeni. 
           
According to Dennis Lukaya, the university spokesperson, Ndimbirwe whose term ends in August this year, was first appointed into the position in 2009.

“He has served for two terms and therefore is not eligible for reappointment,” he said.
           
The chancellor, bestowed by the Universities and Other Tertiary Institutions Act 2001 as amended in 2003 and 2006, is the titular head of the university.

He presides over all ceremonial assemblies of the university and in this name, confers degrees and other academic titles and distinctions.
           
Appointed for a four-year period, the chancellor can only be eligible for re-appointment for one more term.
           
In an advert that run in the New Vision on Monday, those seeking to vie for the post should: be citizens of Uganda, aged 50 and above at the time of nomination and a distinguished professional in the field of science and technology.

Persons eligible should also possess organizational leadership experience in executive or top management roles in either the public or private sector and strong public relations with the ability to engage stakeholders nationally and internationally.

“The University Council therefore invites stakeholders and members of the public to nominate persons, who meet the following criteria for consideration for appointment to the position of chancellor,” the advert read.

Nominations should be submitted using a nomination form available at the university’s website together with a cv of the nominee to the university secretary/secretary to the council by email or postal address not later than July 14.

MUST is the second oldest public university in Uganda, established by an Act of Parliament of Uganda in 1989. Its vision is to be a centre of academic and professional excellence in Science and Technology.

By the time of writing this, Lukaya was unable to disclose who the members of the search committee were.

The search committee is responsible for identifying the best nominees who are then forwarded to the University Council for vetting and subsequently to the President for approval.


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