Busoga University Vice Chancellor Announces Retirement

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Busoga University Vice Chancellor Prof Christopher Bakwesegha has announced that he will be retiring at the end of June this year.

Busoga University Vice Chancellor Prof Christopher Bakwesegha has announced that he will be retiring at the end of June this year.
 
Prof Bakwesegha, who has served two consecutive terms at the helm of the University since November 2004, announced that his term will be expiring on 30th June this year.
 
At 70 years, Prof Bakwesegha says he is extremely proud to have served for eight years without a strike at Busoga University.
 
Under his leadership, Bakwesegha says the university opened up a law faculty and established an institute of health sciences. He says student enrollment continued to steadily rise at the university.
 
Andrew Francis Balondemu, the university’s public relations office, confirms the end of Bakwesegha's tenure. He explains that the law provides for a Vice Chancellor to only serve two terms.
 
Balondemu says that although Bakwesegha will be hard to replace, the senate will sit within a week to institute a search committee for a new Vice Chancellor.  The committee will comprise two members of the senate and two members of the university council.
 
Engineer Nathan Muyobo, the university registrar, says Bakwesegha will be sorely missed because he was a reconciler by nature.
 
Richard Gulume Balyainho, the Jinja RDC who is pursuing his masters in peace and conflict management at Busoga University, believes the institution could keep the professor on in a consultative role.
 
Born on 28th September 1943 at Nawansega in the current Luuka district, Prof Bakwesegha holds a bachelor’s degree in education and a doctorate in public administration. He served for forty years in civil service with 14 in education department specifically.
 
He says that he has one wife who works with the United Nations and six children all in the United States.
 
He worked in Ethiopia for 20 years, America 7 years and many other African countries.
 
Prof Bakwesegha says his retirement will help him establish farm projects on his land in Nawansega and Bulubandi in Iganga district.
 
He was the university’s second vice chancellor after the late Prof Igaga Mutekanga.

 

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