Makerere University Staff to drag University Council to Court over Alleged Plans to Reappoint Prof. Nawangwe as VC.
A section of Makerere University lecturers has given the University Council a 10-day ultimatum, to commence on the process of searching for a new Vice Chancellor replacing Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe whose term of office ends on 31st August,2022.
In their letter issued to the University Council Chairperson Ms. Lorna Magara, the university staff led by Associate Professor Jude Sempebwa and Dr. Muhwezi Deus Kamunyu, through their lawyers of Nassuuna and Company Advocates stated that given the numbered days to the end of Prof. Nawangwe’s 5 year’s term, no efforts are in place to get his replacement.
They added that the continued delay in looking for a new Vice Chancellor, portrays a secret plan to reinstate Prof. Nawangwe.
According to them, the VC is aged and not eligible to hold the position for another term since he is above 65 years as per the University policy.
In the latest development, Prof.Nawangwe has been granted another five year term as the vice chancellor of Makerere University.
According to the letter signed by the university Secretary Yusuf Kiranda, the university Council reccommended Nawangwe for another term of office which the Chancellor granted.
However, a section of lecturers has threatened to go to court to challenge his reappointment.