Makerere shortlists three candidates for Deputy Vice-chancellor race

Makerere University has shortlisted three candidates who are in the race to become deputy vice-chancellor.

This comes after the University spending close to a year without a substantive deputy vice-chancellor in charge of Finance and Administration.

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The candidates are; Prof. Anthony Mugisha, Associate Professor Allan Mulengani Katwalo and Professor William Bazeyo who is serving the same position in acting capacity.

Prof. Bazeyo who most recently held the position had his appointment challenged by Prof. Mugisha arguing that the search process unfairly and unlawfully denied him a chance to compete for the job.

In April 2019, the High Court quashed Bazeyo’s appointment on grounds that he was recruited irregularly but Professor Ezra Suruma, the Chancellor of Makerere University appointed him in acting capacity.

Bazeyo has held the office still in acting capacity following the elevation of Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe to the university’s top job in 2017.

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The Deputy Vice Chancellor in the University is responsible for planning, budgeting, resource mobilization, Investment, and Procurements.

The office also monitors the Finance Department, the planning and development department and the security department among others.