KAMPALA Makerere University (MAK) finds itself in a dilemma as the search for a new Chancellor remains inconclusive just a week before the much-anticipated 74th graduation ceremony, that was initially scheduled from January 22 to 26, 2024.
The previous Chancellor, Professor Ezra Suruma, completed his term in December 2023, leaving the university to initiate the search for a suitable replacement.
The call for nominations, issued by Simon Kizito on behalf of University Secretary Yusuf Kiranda, went out on December 1, 2023, with the deadline for applications set on January 11, 2024.
However, as the clock ticks down to the graduation ceremony, the selection process has yet to yield results, raising concerns among the university community as on what that University intends to do regarding the office gap that is a necessity in the upcoming event.
According to the Universities and Other Tertiary Institutions Act 2001, the Chancellor’s responsibilities are significant, making the appointment crucial for the smooth functioning of the ceremony.