Makerere University Senate yesterday dropped three professors from the vice-chancellorship race which has dragged on for almost a year
Makerere University Senate yesterday dropped three professors from the vice-chancellorship race which has dragged on for almost a year.
John Opuda-Asibo, former director of the School of Post-Graduate Studies, David Bakibinga, the former Dean of Law, and Katunguka-Rwakishaya, head of Veterinary Medicine, were not shortlisted.
The Senate, the academic decision-making organ of the university, recommended Livingstone Luboobi from Mathematics Department, Oswald Ndoleriire, former Dean of Arts, and a Jamaica University of Technology associate vice-president, Prof. Eng. Adelani Ogunri-nade (Nigerian), to the University Council.
In a closed meeting at the university yesterday, the members reportedly ignored the lobbying that has been going on at the university.
â€œSome members have been calling us day and night but we felt that Makerere University is at a very critical point when it needs a very focussed leader that will address the challenges,â€ a source said after the meeting.
Another source said the committee unanimously agreed on the three candidates and recommended that Chancellor Prof. Apollo Nsibambi picks one of them before June.
Prof. John Ssebuwufuâ€™s term of office expires in June and the Council, the highest decision-making organ, resolved not to renew his contract after he had served more than two terms.
The process to get a vice-chancellor hit a snag late last year after some of the candidates appealed to the Inspector General of Government, Jotham Tumwesigye, citing irregularities.
Makerere drops 3 for top job