By Watchdog reporter

Makerere University Council has endorsed Professor Barnabas Nawangwe as the next Vice Chancellor of Uganda’s oldest Institution of Higher Learning.

Prof. Nawangwe scooped 16 votes followed by Prof Venansius Baryamureeba with four votes and Prof Edward Kasujja Kirumira who got only two votes.

The name of Prof Nawangwe will be forwarded to the University Chancellor, Dr Ezra Suruma for endorsement.

Earlier, Prof Nawangwe, the University Deputy Vice Chancellor Finance and administration, had scored higher than the two other candidates in the evaluation of the VC search committee.

He scored 77%, followed by Prof Kirumira, the principal of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, who scored 70% where Prof Baryamureeba scored 64% in the race for vice chancellor.

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