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Vice Chancellor’s Media Briefing January 2019

  • In General
  • 3 Jan 2019 - 3:47pm
  • By Proscovia Nabatte
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The Vice Chancellor-Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe (C) flanked by L-R: DVCFA-Prof. William Bazeyo, DVCAA-Dr. Umar Kakumba, Deputy University Secretary-Mr. Yusuf Kiranda and Academic Registrar-Mr. Alfred Namoah Masikye at the Press Briefing on 3rd January 2019, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda.

On 3rd January 2019, the Vice Chancellor of Makerere University Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe together with members of the University Management made their first 2019 public appearance and unveiled some of the developments the University is focusing on come 2019. During the Press briefing that was held in the Makerere University Council Room, the team also updated the public on the various initiatives that are expected to be undertaken by the University Council, Management, staff and students during the same year.

Among the issues that were talked about include; the progress on the Makerere University 10-year Strategic Plan (2019/2020-2029/2030). According to the Vice Chancellor, the strategic Plan development team is on course to completion with the final document expected in March 2019.  He also highlighted several developments that are underway such as; the Stakeholders Conference 2019, the establishment of the Public Safety Lab, the establishment of an Institute of Petroleum Studies and the Global Engagement Institute East African Conference.

“These are some of the exciting prospects that we are keen to undertake this year and we look forward to your continued coverage of these developments,” said Prof. Nawangwe.

On the issue of the upcoming graduation, Prof. Nawangwe was happy to note that over 13,000 students have satisfied the requirements and will be presented for conferment of degrees and award of diplomas at the 69th Graduation Ceremony that will take place from Tuesday 15th to Friday 18th January 2019.  This year, 368 students will graduate with First Class Honours.  

He therefore congratulated Ms. Namuwaya Hajarah Ali; the best student in the Humanities who attained a CGPA of 4.94 in the Bachelor of Bachelor of Business Computing of Makerere University Business School (MUBS). In the same spirit, Prof Nawangwe congratulated Galiwango Kasozi Steven upon emerging the best student in Sciences with a CGPA of 4.84. He pursued a BSc in Food Science and Technology at the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES), Makerere University.

The Vice Chancellor commended the great work of the outgoing University Council and also welcomed the newly elected team when he said, “We would like to thank Eng. Dr. Charles Wana-Etyem for his leadership which set the pace for a lot of transformation at Makerere University. At the same time, I congratulate the newly elected University Council and I am looking forward to working with you to make Makerere a better place for academic developments, research and innovations.”    

Prof. Nawangwe concluded his communication by appealing to all staff and students to always abide by the university rules and regulations. “There must be sanity within the University. Everybody must abide by the regulations of the University,” he said.

The Vice Chancellor's communication was supplemented by the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic Affairs), Assoc. Prof Umar Kakumba, the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Finance and Administration), Prof. William Bazeyo, the Academic Registrar-Mr. Namoah Masikye, the Deputy University Secretary-Mr. Yusuf Kiranda, the Director of Legal Affairs-Mr. Henry Mwebe and the Director of Research and Graduate Training Prof. Buyinza Mukadasi.

Other Members of Management who were present included; the University Bursar-Mr. Evarist Bainomugisha, the University Librarian-Dr. Hellen Byamugisha, Dean of Students-Mr. Cyriaco Kabagambe, Director of Planning and Development-Dr. Florence Nakayiwa, Director Quality Assurance-Dr. Vincent Ssembatya, Acting Director Gender Mainstreaming Directorate (GMD)-Dr. Euzobia Mugisha Baine and the Director Estates and Works represented by Mr. Darius Muwanguzi.

Article written by Mak Public Relations

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