Makerere Defies Minister On Baryamureeba Job

viagra geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 115%;”>The University Council, search which is the supreme governing body of the University at its 124th meeting held on February 9, chose to ignore Alupo’s letter.

The Minister had directed the University Council to set aside the instruction issued to the University Council in 2009 by the then Minister of State for Higher Education Mwesigwa Rukutana halting the search process.

Instead, according to the institution’s publicist Ritah Namisango, the council resolved that Prof. Venansius Baryamureeba remains in office as Acting Vice chancellor, Professor Lillian Tibatemwa Ekirikubinza as acting Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic Affairs) and Professor Sandy Stevens Tickodri Togboa as acting Deputy Vice Chancellor (Finance and Administration).

According to Namisango, the University Council has decided to seek legal advice from the Solicitor General on whether or not it should carry out the search process.

She further notes the Council wants the Solicitor General to advise the troubled institution on the likely legal consequences for starting the search process or staying the process until the Universities and other tertiary Institutions Act is amended.

“As the University awaits for the communication from the Solicitor General, the status quo still stands,” Namisango notes with confidence.

The decision has sparked a riot among Council members. Bernard Luyiga, a member of the Council, wondered:

“I am afraid Makerere is turning into a political den. Can you imagine, a public university no longer adheres to the directives from government?”


Informed sources say there is a plan to kick out Baryamureeba over mismanagement of the institution’s funds, a move the IT professor is seriously resisting.

The scramble for power at the University is likely to affect the delivery of quality services.

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