Makerere resumes search for Deputy Vice Chancellor

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The Makerere University Council has instructed the Senate to initiate a search process for a new Deputy Vice-Chancellor in-charge of Finance and Administration for the third time.

The search is aimed at replacing Prof.  William Bazeyo who recently resigned.

Meanwhile, Dr Josephine Nabukenya has been appointed as acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Makerere University, for a period of one year; until a substantive Deputy is appointed.

Dr. Bazeyo, who has been holding this office in an acting capacity; resigned following queries over his academic qualifications.

The petitioners argued that he was not fit to hold or even contest for the position of Deputy Vice-Chancellor. However, in his resignation, he cited, “Personal and Family” as the reasons for quitting.

Makerere University has been in a search of a Deputy Vice-Chancellor; for almost three years.

This fell vacant in 2017 when Nawangwe, who held it was appointed to take over as the university’s Vice-Chancellor.

Prof. Bazeyo replaced him in an acting capacity. And later emerged the best candidate, when a search for a substantive Deputy Vice-Chancellor was put up in 2019.

However, the High court quashed the results of the search process, when some of the candidates in the race petitioned the High Court; saying the exercise was ‘unfair and unlawful’

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