Following the provisions of Section 31 (2) & Section 32 (1) of the Universities and Other Tertiary Institutions Act (2001) as amended, that empower the Chancellor, on the recommendation of the University Council, to appoint the Vice-Chancellor and Deputy Vice Chancellor of a Public University.
Prof Pius Coxwell Achanga and Prof John Massa Kasenene, have been appointed as Vice Chancellor and deputy, respectively.
Prof Achanga was the director of Quality Assurance and Accreditation at the National Council for Higher Education, where he was overseeing the licensure, establishment, planning, development, and strategic guidance of all higher education training institutions. Prior to that, he was the research associate at the Institute for Manufacturing, in the School of Engineering University of Cambridge (UK).
According to the university October 7 press statement,”the Mountains of the Moon University (MMU) Chancellor, Prof Edward Bitanywaine Rugumayo appointed with immediate effect: Prof Dr Pius Coxwell Achanga as substantive VC and Prof John Massa Kasenene, as deputy Vice Chancellor (Academics & Outreach) of MMU as a public University, ”