UTAMU: Prof Basheka Takes Over from Barya

The administrative leadership at UTAMU is set to experience changes in leadership as Prof. Venansius Baryamureeba, click who has been serving as Vice Chancellor prepares to hand over office on Friday.

Baryanureeba who declared presidential ambitions this year is resigning his position to pursue political ambitions.

Former Dean School of Business and Management Prof. Benon C. Basheka is the newly appointed Vice Chancellor of the university that was started in August 2012.

Basheka’s appointment was announced at the institution’s recent inaugural graduation ceremony by the Chancellor H.E Dr. Kalonzo Musyoka.

The graduation saw 80 students awarded certificates of completion.

ChimpReports caught up with Prof. Basheka shortly after the ceremony held on September 26 to expound on what he intends to give immediate attention once he assumes office.

He said that investment in research by increasing the number of publications will be among his priorities.

Prof. Basheka also added that he intends to ensure the completition rate is maintained at 80 percent.


“We are finalizing a strategic plan to set direction of where we want to go as an institution, try ” he said.

On whether the exit of Prof. Baryamureeba (the founder) wouldn’t leave a huge vacuum, sildenafil Basheka intimated that the administration has always worked as a team.

“Our biggest strength is that all the people in management have designed and implemented strategies. Systems go beyond individuals so his absence won’t affect us in any way.”

Uganda continues to grapple with increasing unemployment amongst the huge numbers of graduates. While in some cases it’s resultant from inadequacy of readily available jobs; poor skills and incompetency is also a contributing factor.

Prof. Basheka stressed that UTAMU has regularly engaged its students in practical programs to acquire hands-on experience.

“We ensure that we train them to be self sustainable and to be able to employ themselves. Gladly, we have received appreciation of our students wherever they go for practice,” he noted.

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