Kampala-Makerere University Council has recommended former Finance Minister and Economic Planning Dr Ezra Suruma and Former Chief Justice Benjamin Odoki to president Museveni for appointment of Makerere University Chancellor.
President Yoweri Museveni who doubles as the Visitor of public universities, Makerere inclusive will have to choose between the two fine gentlemen.
The search team led by Chairman of the Makerere University appointments committee Bruce Balaba received four nominees and these were Dr. Suruma, Prof Charles Olweny, formerly Vice Chancellor Uganda Martyrs’ University Nkozi, Justice Odoki and former National Council for Higher Education Executive Director, Prof A.B Kasozi
The search team is guided by the Universities and Other Tertiary Institutions Act of 2001. A chancellor is a none executive director of the university with no veto powers as he only presides over graduation ceremonies. If any of the two is picked, he will replace Prof. Mondo Kagonyera who has served his two none renewable terms.