Makerere Council Votes Overwhelmingly For Professor Nawangwe Top story

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Speaking to URN this morning, Dr. Etyem said they will forward the names of Prof. Nawangwe and Prof. Baryamureeba to the chancellor, Dr. Ezra Suruma to make his pick for the post of Vice Chancellor.

The Makerere University Council has voted overwhelmingly in favor of Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe as the best candidate for the Vice Chancellor's job. Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe polled 16 votes followed by Prof. Venansius Baryamureeba in second position with four votes. 

Prof. Edward Kirumira came third with two votes in the University council, which convened in the Senate building under its chair, Dr. Eng. Charles Wana-Etyem. Speaking to URN this morning, Dr. Etyem said they have recommended Prof. Nawangwe's name to  the Chancellor for appropriate action. 

"The University Council has therefore recommended Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe to the Chancellor, Dr. Ezra Suruma for appropriate action," said Eng. Dr. Charles Wana-Etyem. He also explained that the council has maintained Prof. Kirumira as the principal of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. The University Chancellor is expected to announce the university's next vice chancellor by August this year.

On Wednesday evening, the Makerere University Senate received and adopted a report from the Vice Chancellor Search committee. According to the report, Prof. Nawangwe emerged overall best with 77 percent followed by Prof. Kirumira with 70 percent and Prof. Baryamureeba with 64 percent.