The Minister for Education and Sports Janet Museveni has instructed the Education Service Commission to embark on the process of getting a new Principal for Makerere University Business School (MUBS) to replace Professor Waswa Balunywa.
Prof. Balunywa, whose tenure expires in May, has been at the helm of MUBS since 1997, but was appointed Principal in 2003and his contract has since been renewed on a three to five year basis.
According to a letter dated April 11, Mrs. Museveni implored the ESC Permanent Secretary to make a formal submission on the job specifications, duties and age requirement for the post.
And subsequently, quoting section 83 of the Universities and other Tertiary Institutions Act 2001, the Minister instructed the ESC to advertise for the position.
Prof. Balunywa is the brain behind the institution that started with a single bachelor and master’s programme but now has 16 undergraduate, eight graduate and two doctoral programmes, and with campuses in Jinja, Mbarara, Mbale and Arua.