As Prof. Venansius Baryamureeba Monday promised to revamp Makerere University if he is re-appointed, his fellow contestants shunned the last interviewing session protesting the way it was conducted.
Prof. Baryamureeba said if re-appointed, he will revamp the students' welfare and academic standards, start a health insurance scheme for staff, improve; wages, infrastructure, financial management, resource mobilisation, and research.
He also vowed to diversify the university's income generation, increase the university's visibility, and ensure that the university stops registering deficits. He also wants students to begin getting their certificates and transcripts before graduation.
But as Prof. Baryamureeba was making his 25-minutes presentation, Professors Tonny Oyana, Barnabas Nawangwe, Edward Kirumura, Eli Katunguka, Augustus Nuwagaba and John Ddumba-Ssentamu held a press conference, challenging the day's interview process.
The six professors demanded for the immediate resignation of Prof. Baryamureeba as acting Vice Chancellor, publications of a clear time-table of the entire process, and an official and timely communication to the candidates as well as Senate and Council on the search process.