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Prof. Kirumira Hands Over Office

Front Row: The DVCAA-Dr. Umar Kakumba (3rd L) with L-R: Mr. Walter Yorac Nono, Outgoing Principal CHUSS-Prof. Edward Kirumira, Acting Principal-Dr. Josephine Ahikire, Dr Julius Kikooma and Dr. Aaron Mushengyezi with Deans and Members of CHUSS staff at the handover on 14th January 2019, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

The Outgoing Principal of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHUSS), Prof. Edward K. Kirumira on the 14th January, 2018 handed over to the Acting Principal Dr. Josephine Ahikire. The handover ceremony held in the Literature Resource Centre was presided over by the Director Human Resource, Mr. Andrew Abunyang. It was witnessed by the Deputy Vice Chancellor in charge of Academic Affairs, Dr. Umar Kakumba; the Director Legal Affairs, Mr. Henry Mwebe; the Director Internal Audit, Mr. Walter Yorac Nono, and Deans and senior administrative staff of CHUSS.

Prof. Kirumira will be leaving Makerere in January 2019 following his appointment as Director of the prestigious Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study (STIAS). He will succeed Professor Hendrik Geyer who completed his final term as STIAS Director at the end of 2018.

Prof. Kirumira will be the first black African to Head STIAS. According to Desmond Smith, Chair of the STIAS Board of Directors, the Selection Committee was impressed by Prof. Kirumira's vision for STIAS to further enhance the quality of the core research programme, to vigorously expand the Iso Lomso programme focused on the next generation of African scholars and leaders and to make STIAS an academic and intellectual hub in service of the continent and research globally. “We warmly welcome him to the STIAS family. He has the full support of the Board of Directors and we look forward to the next phase of the Institute's growth under his leadership."

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