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Makerere:Resumes search for Vice chancellor in charge finance and administration

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 Makerere University Council has instructed the Senate, for the third time to make initiate a search process, for a new Deputy Vice-Chancellor in-charge of Finance and Administration; to replace Prof.  William Bazeyo who recently resigned.

The University’s Vice-Chancellor Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe told Said that the university council has directed that a search process for the deputy Vice-Chancellor be redone. We expect the Senate to start the process next week.

Nawangwe also confirmed, that in the meantime, 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. But in his resignation, he cited, “Personal and Family” as the reasons for quitting.  

He also withdrew his candidature from the then-ongoing search for the substantive Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Finance and Administration).  In a message posted he posted on the university platform, Bazeyo noted, “I wish to thank you all for the support you rendered to me as I served and made a contribution to our great university. For those that I could have offended while I executed my duties, I sincerely apologize. I would like to believe that together we can make a bigger contribution so that we leave no room to be judged by history.”

Bazeyo, save his contribution to bringing research funds to the university during his stay, he has been covered in a string of disputes with a section of alumni questioning the credibility of his qualifications.   The petitioners argued that he obtained his PhD from the Hawaii-based Atlantic International University, which is not recognized by the United States Department of Education.  But, to be eligible candidates for the seat of a Deputy Vice-Chancellor, one should possess a PhD from a recognised institution.

The National Council for Higher Education concurred with petitioners, and in its letter to Makerere’s Search Committee, noted that it did not recognise the qualifications from the Atlantic International University.follow CampassTv for more university news

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