The Chancellor of Makerere University has reappointed Professor Barnabas Nawangwe as Vice Chancellor of Makerere University for a second five-year term.
In a letter dated August 12, by the Makerere University Secretary, Yusuf Kirunda, to all students and staff of Makerere University, he noted that the on the recommendation of the university council, the Chancellor reappointed Nawangwe for a second five-year term.
“Following the provisions of Section 31(4) of the Universities and Other Tertiary Institutions Act, 2001 (as amended), and on the recommendation of the University Council, the Chancellor has reappointed Professor Barnabas Nawangwe for a second five-year term as Vice Chancellor of Makerere University with immediate effect,” the letter read.
Adding, “We express our deepest gratitude to the Chancellor and the University Council for recognising Professor Nawangwe’s distinguished service and granting him the opportunity to serve another term as we celebrate 100 years.”
On behalf of the Makerere community, Kirunda also committed to continue supporting Nawangwe as the university enters a new century of service.
“The University community congratulates Professor Nawangwe on this appointment and guarantees continued collaboration and support as Makerere University enters a new century of service to humanity,” he noted.
Born, January 1956, Nawangwe, is a Ugandan architect, academic and current Vice Chancellor of Makerere University.
Nawangwe was a lecturer and Head of Department of Architecture, from the time the department was founded in 1987 until 2002.
He became Senior Lecturer in 1996. In 2002, he was appointed Associate Dean, Faculty of Technology. The following year, he became Dean, Faculty of Technology, Makerere University, serving in that capacity from 2003 until 2010. In 2004, he became a professor.
For a period of time, starting in 2010 until 2013, he served as the Principal, College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology.
At the time of his election as Vice Chancellor, he served as Deputy Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration, responsible for the planning, budgeting and development of the university.
Professor Barnabas Nawangwe was installed as Vice Chancellor of Makerere University on 14 September 2017, at a ceremony at which the president of Uganda was the chief guest.