As Makerere University holds it’s 69th graduation ceremony, a total of nine(9) junior staff have graduated in the 69th graduation ceremony. These include; Dr Isaac Mugume, a PhD of Meteorology, Dr Gertrude Ayugi, a PhD in Physics, Dr Juliet Nakakawa Nsumba, a PhD in Mathematics, Dr Bob Mali, a PhD in Veterinary Medicine, Henry Zakumumpa from the Academic Registrar department and Dr Innocent Masengo, a PhD in African Languages.
Other staff members who also graduated during the ongoing ceremony include; Bosco Galabba, Edith Naluyimba, and Goretti Aguti who attained postgraduate degrees in various disciplines.
More information published on the university’s news portal indicates that a total of 28 senior academic staff have been promoted to Professor and Associate Professor levels. The promotions have been ongoing throughout last year’s academic process that ran from January to December 2018.
Among the promoted, 12 associate professors have been elevated to full professor level. These include; Professors Robert Byamukama from Chemistry Department, Denis Byarugaba from Veterinary Parasitology, Moses Fred Galukande from Surgery, Prof. David Guwatudde from Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Prof. Eseza Kakudidi from Plant Sciences, Microbiology and Biotechnology, Prof. Anne Ruhweza Kahoire from Child Health development center and Prof. Jackson Majaliwa from Geography.
Anthony Mugagga Muwanga and Christopher Mugimu Byalusago have been elevated as professors of Education Foundation and Management, Damalie Nakanjako as a professor of Medicine and Nelson Turyahabwe as a Prof. of Community Forestry and Extension.
According to Prof. Buyinza Mukadasi the Director of Graduate Training and Research, Makerere University, the promotions can be a major boost to graduate training. After getting an addition of 30 professors, Makerere now remains the top university with most qualified staff in Uganda as compared to other universities like Muni which has only one Professor, who doubles as the Vice Chancellor (Prof. Christine Dranzoa).
Those who attained a new rank of associate Professorship are Rhoda Wanyeze, Ronald Bisaso, William Buwembo, Anthony Gidudu, Isaac Kajja, James Kalema and Joseph Kimoga.
Others are Ronald Kakungulu-Mayambala, Frank Mugagga, Muzira Ivan Mukasa, Annette Nakimuli, Elialilia Okello, Agnes Semwanga Rwashana, Arthur Tugume Kajungu, Susan Balaba Tumwebaze, Yawe Bruno Lule and Zziwa Ahamada.