Professor Katunguka’s comments come at a time when a section of academic staff are bickering over continued importation of university managers. The staff argue that 90% of university’s top senior managerial positions are occupied by people who come from outside the university like Makerere, University Christian University and Makerere business school etc.
Elli Katunguka, the Vice Chancellor Kyambogo University has advised staff of
Kyambogo University to go for further studies in order to meet the requirements
for being appointed to serve in administration positions.
comments come at a time when a section of academic staff are bickering over
continued importation of university managers. The staff argue that 90%
of university’s top senior managerial positions are occupied by people who come
from outside the university like Makerere, University Christian University and Makerere
They claim that the situation has its shortcomings as the managers lack a grasp of the university philosophical
background. They further contend that this has caused challenges like poor relationship
between administrators and the staff.
Katunguka refutes these claims saying that Kyambogo University is a national and
public Institution and anybody who meets the qualifications can take the
position. He adds that staff, instead of
bickering, should work hard and look for the requirements needed to serve
in these top managerial positions.
who are their people...
to Rev. Dr. Grace Lubaale, the Kyambogo University Academic Staff representative
to council, this tendency of appointing "outsiders" disharmony and affects the confidence of staff that
started their professional careers at the University.
Katunguka says that if they want to be part of the top managers of the
university, they should work hard and further their studies because they will
not be given these positions if they cannot meet the requirements needed for
“but they can...
University top managers came from "outside", like Vice Chancellor Professor Eli Katunguka Rwakishaya who was head-hunted from Makerere University, Professor Maria Musoke, the Kyambogo
Deputy VC in charge of Academic affairs who is also from Makerere University while
Fabian Nabugomu, the Deputy VC for Finance and Administration is from UCU.
Okello the Kyambogo university secretary emphasizes that this is a public
university and if there is any position, it is advertise externally to
attract whoever meets the requirements.
further says that staff should appreciate what they have achieved because there
are staff members who have been through various positions and promotions
because of their performance and acquiring academic achievements.
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Katunguka has been Kyambogo University Vice Chancellor since February 2014. His
term of office is expected to come to a close next year.
He replaced Prof. John Opuda-Asibo who served in acting capacity following when
the contract of Prof Isaiah Omolo Ndiege expired on January 12, 2014.
Ndiege spent almost half of his term out of office due to administrative
conflicts that led to several strikes at Kyambogo University.