VC Nawangwe says wage bill a burden to Makerere

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Prof Barnabas Nawangwe

Makerere University Vice Chancellor-elect Professor Barnabas Nawangwe has highlighted on his plans for the East Africa’s most prestigious institution.

Nawangwe who recently defeated Professors Edward Kirumira and Venansius Baryamureeba to the top seat, acknowledges there are many problems at the Kampala based campus.

“There have been problems at Makerere and we are going to issue that these problems don’t continue,” Nawangwe told NBS television on Thursday.

The professor said they have to put measures to minimise these problems by decentralising these facilities.

“My first priority is to completely restore public confidence in Makerere University.”

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Nawangwe said his emphasis will also be on developing and investing on the university’s land which is idle and underutilised.

“We have a complete record of all university assets. We know who is using which house that belongs to the university.”

Professor Nawangwe further said he wants to have a university which is vibrant and focused on research.

“I’m going to lobby the government to take over the wage bill. It has been a burden to the university.”

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