Candidates seeking to fill the positions of Principal and Deputy Principal, College of Natural Sciences (CoNAS), Makerere University on 8th December 2021 presented their plans to the general public. The activity (public presentation) is one of the components of the assessment plan for candidates aspiring to take on leadership roles at Makerere University.
The assessment/search process is overseen by a Special Committee of the University Council led by Mr John Chris Ninsiima. Other members of the Committee include; Rt. Hon. Dan Fred Kidega; Counsel Jude Mbabaali; Dr Fredrick Edward Kitoogo; Dr Helen Nambalirwa Nkabala; and Her Worship Doreen Nyanjura.
Aspiring candidates for the position of Principal, CoNAS are: Dr Fredrick Jonas Muyodi, Dr John Magero Mango, and Dr Winston Tumps Ireeta.
Aspirants for the position of Deputy Principal include; Dr Arthur K. Tugume, Dr Joseph Kyambadde, Dr Juma Kasozi and Dr Jackson Efitre.
During the presentations, all candidates expressed commitment to improve the College infrastructure, research, ICT, and resource mobilization. They also committed to strengthen national, international and inter-university collaborations. The candidates pledged to promote learner centred curriculum; teamwork; equal opportunities, and gender equality. Other key commitments included; enhancing industry partnerships; and ensuring full implementation of the 2020-2030 Strategic Plan that aims to transform Makerere into a research-led University.
Once appointed, the Principal and Deputy Principal will serve a four-year renewable term.
Compiled by Hasifa Kabejja - Principal Communication Officer, CoNAS