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Appointment of MUK Deputy Chancellor Challenged In Court

Prof Anthony Mugisha, who was defeated by Prof William Bazeyo on the post of Makerere University Deputy Vice Chancellor in charge of Finance and Development, has petitioned court seeking to reverse the process.

Through his lawyers of Wameli and Company Advocates, Mugisha seeks court orders staying the approval of Prof. Bazeyo until the main case is fully heard.

Mugisha in his main petition before court contends that Makerere University is mandated under the Universities and Tertiary Institutions Act to have a Deputy Vice Chancellor in-charge of finance and administration.

He says in selecting the suitable person for this post, the search committee acted beyond its mandate and declared Prof Bazeyo without first forwarding the suitable names to the University Senate as required by the law.

He goes on to state that out of the five candidates, the Search Committee found only him and Prof William Bazeyo as the  suitable  candidates who met the criteria .

Migisha contends that the Senate Search Committee carried out its mandate and made its report and recommendations in a biased and partial way.

In 2013 Mugisha says he was among the best two candidates in the same position with Prof Barnabas Nawangwe who emerged as the best candidate for that post.

With all those factors Mugisha claims that although he has all the required qualifications he has been unfairly denied the chance to favourably compete for the seat of Makerere University Deputy Vice Chancellor in charge of finance.

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He thus asked court to quash and set aside the process and acts undertaken by Makerere University organs in the appointment of  Prof Bazeyo as Deputy Vice Chancellor .

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