Makerere School of Law Principal Mbazira resigns

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Christopher Mbazira

The Principal of the Makerere University School of Law, Christopher Mbazira has resigned.

Daily Monitor reported that Professor Mbazira left his office on Saturday at the height of conflict, where the School of Law is fighting for its autonomy as a constituent college of the university.

The university management on the other hand wants it revert to either College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHUSS) or College of Business and Management Sciences (CoBAMS).

Mbazira has been the acting Principal of the Law School since his appointment on June 19, 2017.

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In a November 25, 2019 letter to the acting University Secretary Yusuf Kiranda, the University Legal Affairs director Henry Mwebe disclosed that the acting Principal of the school had served for over 15 months, which he argued was in contravention of section 2.6 of the Human Resources Manual, 2019.

Mbazira in his notice of resignation to the university Vice Chancellor Professor Barnabas Nawangwe dated November 29 says he has chosen to step down from office in order not to infringe university policies.

“The resolutions touch on several things including the status of the School as a College. What concerns me personally though is paragraph 3, to the effect that I have served for over fifteen (15) months in an acting position and that is contrary to the Human Resource Manual,” Mbazira wrote.

He adds that having been appointed in 2017, the premise of his occupancy of office was that the university was to conduct a process for a substantive Principal.

Mbazira says he has had a pleasure serving in the position towards building Makerere.

Credit: Daily Monitor

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