Professor Barnabas Nawangwe

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In Part VIII Section 31 of The Universities and Other Tertiary Institutions Act, Act 6 of 2001, it is amended that;

(1) There shall be a Vice Chancellor for each Public University who shall: (a) be responsible for the academic, administrative and financial affairs of the university; and (b) in the absence of the Chancellor, preside at ceremonial assemblies of the University and confer degrees and other academic titles and distinctions of the University.

(2) The Vice-Chancellor shall be appointed by the Chancellor on the recommendation of the University Council from among three candidates recommended by the Senate.

(3) A search committee composed of two members from the University Council and three members from the University Senate shall identify suitable candidates for the post of the Vice-Chancellor and forward them to the Senate to nominate three candidates for recommendation to the University Council.

(4) The Vice-Chancellor shall be appointed on terms and conditions determined by the University Council for five years and shall be eligible for re-appointment for one more term.