The Chairperson of Board of Directors of the Uganda Technology and Management University (UTAMU) has appointed Professor Sadiq Yusuf as the new Vice Chancellor of the university.
Sadiq Yusuf is a professor of Physiology who has over 25 years experience in teaching, managing scientific research and academic education of undergraduate and postgraduate students. He is well experienced in the circles of universities in Uganda and has worked with Kampala International University – Western Campus where he rose from senior lecturer to Deputy Vice Chancellor (2005 – 2015) and St. Augustine International University as Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic Affairs (2016 – March 2019).
He has more than 10 years of administrative experience in university governance, policies and procedures, accreditation and quality assurance process, budget development, organizational leadership and relationship building with students and staff.
Prof. Yusuf replaces Prof. Benon Basheka whose term ended in August 2019. His contract as Vice Chancellor will run for a period of three (3) years with effect from 6 November 2019 and shall be eligible for re-appointment for one more term subject to satisfactory performance.
Beyond his teaching and research experience, Prof. Yusuf is also the chairperson, Steering Committee to Establish the Sali International School of Fertility Medicine and Endoscopy Surgery, Women’s Hospital International and fertility Centre in Kampala.
He is also a co-founder of Teaching and Research in Natural Sciences for Development (TReND) in Africa, a Non-Governmental Organization dedicated to the advancement of science research and education in Africa.
His research combines neurophysiological, behavioral, biochemistry, anatomical and molecular approaches to understand the fundamental principles involved in the regulation of gastric secretions, the role of brain-gut axis in the gastric mucous protection; and more recently understanding the cellular mechanisms that are involved in the learning and memory processes in the face micro-nutrient deficiency especially in children.
We are wishing him the best.