Makerere University Chancellor, Prof. Ezra Suruma has appointed Dr Juma Kasozi, Deputy Principal, College of Natural Sciences (CoNAS) for the next four years effective 1st April 2022. Dr Kasozi takes on from Prof. Fredrick Jones Muyodi who handed over office to the Principal of CoNAS, Dr Tumps Winston Ireeta on 7th March 2022.
Today, 7th April 2022, the Principal handed over to Dr Kasozi at a ceremony witnessed by the Deans, Heads of Department, and administrators at CoNAS.
About Dr Kasozi
Dr Juma Kasozi is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics at Makerere University. He has served as Dean, School of Physical Sciences and Head, Department of Mathematics at Makerere University. He holds a PhD from the Makerere University-University of Bergen, MSc (Mathematical Modelling), University of Zimbabwe, and a Bachelor of Science (Mathematics, Physics, Psychology) from Makerere University. He is member of the Uganda Mathematical Society (UMS). He is very well published and has research interests in Insurance Mathematics and Financial Mathematics, Numerical methods and Optimization techniques in risk theory, probability of ruin, dividends, Re-insurance, Investments, Pension schemes, Life and Non-Life insurance. He has handled several funded projects worth millions of US dollars. He is a Dutch trained eLearning instructor and has been involved in several IODeL (Internet, Open, Distance and eLearning) assignments. Dr Kasozi is British trained in customer relations management (and a trainer). He has been involved in the core functions of a university (teaching, research, and outreach) at Makerere University and several other universities in Uganda and beyond. He has served on several committees notably the Steering Committee of the MasterCard Foundation, and also on the Selection Committee of the same foundation, Natural Science Programme Committee, Uganda National Commission for UNESCO (UNATCOM); National Curriculum Development Center (NCDC); University Senate, Pre-entry and Mature Age.
In his remarks at the handover ceremony, Dr Kasozi appreciated the appointing authority for entrusting him with the responsibility to serve as Deputy Principal, CoNAS. He also appreciated the College leadership and staff for the great work, and called for more teamwork in the execution of duties.
Prof. Muyodi’s handover ceremony
While handing over to the Principal on 7th March 2022, the outgoing Deputy Principal, Prof. Fredrick Muyodi implored the incoming Principal to follow up on a number of issues. These include; strengthening the research and grants office, popularizing the College programmes, following up on the poor performance in Biology in secondary schools, and strengthening online teaching and learning, as well as pedagogical training especially for the junior members of staff. He also implored the incoming Deputy Principal to follow up on the bidding process to host the Centre for Nuclear Science and Technology at Makerere University. The bidding process is still ongoing with evaluation of potential sites high on the agenda. The Centre for Nuclear Science and Technology will be a one stop national centre with infrastructure for nuclear science education, training, research and development in Uganda.
Details on Prof. Muyodi’s handover ceremony at: https://cns.mak.ac.ug/blog/prof-muyodi-hands-over-office