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Makerere to hire new vice-chancellor

By Vision Reporter

Added 13th September 2009 03:00 AM

MAKERERE University Council is to hire a new vice-chancellor as it awaits the Government to appoint
a substantive one.

MAKERERE University Council is to hire a new vice-chancellor as it awaits the Government to appoint
a substantive one.

By Francis Kagolo

MAKERERE University Council is to hire a new vice-chancellor as it awaits the Government to appoint
a substantive one.

The council on Thursday revoked the continuation of Prof. Lillian Tibatemwa-Ekirikubinza as acting vice-chancellor and resolved to sit at the end of the month to select a new head, a source said.

Tibatemwa began acting as vice-chancellor in June after Prof. Livingstone Luboobi’s term of office expired.

Tibatemwa was the first deputy vice-chancellor in charge of academics. She was supposed act as vice-chancellor until a substantive one was appointed but her tenure ends on September 30.

However, a source said during the heated Thursday meeting, the council, the institution’s top decision-making organ, resolved that Tibatemwa would not work beyond her term.

A cross-section of stakeholders recently said the university would face a management crisis following the Government’s suspension of the search committee.

“The university is at the brink of the worst administrative crisis of all times,” Robert Kabuye, the chairperson of Makerere University Stakeholders’ Guidance Forum, warned recently.

Meanwhile, the embattled university bursar, Ben Byambabazi, left office last week after his term expired. His deputy, Edith Mwondy, replaced him.

Contracts of three other members of the university management, including the university secretary, Sam Akorimo, dean of students John Ekudu and academic registrar Amos Odur, also expire this month.

Makerere to hire new vice-chancellor

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