The Makerere University Council has early today approved Professor Barnabas Nawangwe as the next Vice Chancellor of Uganda’s most prestigious and oldest institution of higher learning.
The Council voted 16 in favour of Prof. Nawangwe, followed by Venansius Baryamureeba with 4 votes and Prof. Edward Kirumira with 2 votes.
Prof. Nawangwe’s name will now be forwarded to President Yoweri Museveni, who is the Makerere University Visitor, for endorsement.
Yesterday, the Makerere University Search Committee issued a report by the University Senate, which put Prof. Nawangwe in the lead ahead of other contestants with 77 per cent. He was followed by Prof. Kirumira with 70 per cent and Prof. Baryamureeba trailed with 64 per cent.
The only Professor of Architecture in Africa, Prof. Nawangwe is a distinguished scholar who has served in various high profile academic positions, and is the incumbent Deputy Vice Chancellor of Finance and Administration (DVC/FA) at Makerere University.
Prior to that he also served as the founding Principal of the College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology (CEDAT) at the same university.