Professor Barnabas Nawangwe new MUK VC after a vote held by the University Council.

By Damali Mukhaye

Professor Barnabas Nawangwe is the new Vice Chancellor of Makerere University after a vote held by the University Council.

Today the University Council overwhelmingly voted him and his name has now been forwarded to the University Chancellor Prof. Ezra Suruma for endorsement.

According to a member of the University Council, Prof Nawangwe garnered 16 votes followed by Prof Venansius Baryamureeba with four votes and Prof Edward Kasujja Kirumira with two.

The chairperson of the university council Eng Charles Wana-etyem says that they are going to forward Prof Nawangwe’s name to the chancellor Prof Ezra Suruma for endorsement.

Earlier, Prof Nawangwe, the University Deputy Vice Chancellor Finance and administration, had scored higher than two other candidates in the evaluation of the VC search committee.

He posted 77 per cent, followed by Prof Kirumira, the principal of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, who racked up 70 per cent in the race for vice chancellor.

The other contender and former Makerere University VC, Prof Baryamureeba, came third, tallying 64 per cent in the three-man race.

The scores, according to Ms Irene Ovonji-Odida, who headed the VC search committee, were tallied from a review of the candidates’ academic documents, face-to-face interviews and public presentation.

The term of Prof  John Dumba Sentamu who is ,the current Vice Chancellor  ends on 30th of August.