TOP RATED PROFESSOR: The University Senate released a report indicating Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe leading his rivals to the post of Makerere University Vice Chancellor.

Professor Barnabas Nawangwe has today emerged best candidate for the post of Makerere University Vice Chancellor, leading Professors Edward Kirumira and Venansius Baryamureeba in interviews conducted by the university Senate.

According to a report released by the search committee, Prof. Nawangwe beat his rivals in all the components of interview including among others the ‘Assessment of Candidates Application Documents (76.4); ‘Public Presentation and Joint Debate’ (73.4); ‘Face-to-Face Interviews’ (79.1) and in the ‘Overall Weighted Scores’ (77%).

“The race attracted suitable candidates, who the university Senate should find suitable for the job,” the Search Committee wrote in the report.

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The Makerere VC contest comes to the final bend tomorrow when the candidates appear before the University Council.

With a career track record of over 40 years, and currently the only African holder of a Doctorate in Architecture, Prof. Nawangwe is the substantive Deputy Vice Chancellor of Finance and Administration (DVC/FA).

Earlier, Prof. Nawangwe had served as the Head of the College of Design, Art and Technology (CEDAT), and Dean of the Faculty of Architecture since its inception in 2009.