Makerere VC candidates faceoff in public debate

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Candidates vying for office of Makerere VC

A public presentation by candidates vying for the position of vice chancellor got underway Thursday morning at the main campus in Kampala.

Makerere University is in the process of searching for a Vice Chancellor.

The Search Committee organised a public presentation during which candidates will present their vision for Makerere University, interact with stakeholders and respond to questions from the public.

Held at the Main Hall, Main Administration Building, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda, the public debate included; Prof Barnabas Nawangwe, the current deputy vice chancellor for Finance and Administration, Prof Venasius Baryamureeba, the former VC who stood for president in 2016 and Prof Edward Kasujja Kirumira, the current principal College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

They were nominated recently by Irene Ovongi-Odida, the chairperson of the five-member committee, constituted by Makerere University Council and the Senate on March 9 to head the most prestigious institution.

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The job was advertised on April 13 ahead of current VC, Prof John Ddumba Sentamu’s exit on August 31 when his term expires.

Professors Nawangwe and Kirumira who are eyeing the seat had previously contested for the same job in 2012 but lost to Prof Ddumba Sentamu.

Together with former VC Barya, the duo will go through face-to-face interviews and later make a public presentation.

The committee is expected to name a new vice chancellor by July this year.

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