14 November 2012

Uganda: KIU to Award Zziwa, Mungherera Honourary Doctorate

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Kampala International University will on Friday during its 9th graduation ceremony award Margaret Zziwa and Dr. Margaret Mungherera honourary PhDs in recognition of their historical achievements.

Zziwa is the first Ugandan female Speaker of the East African Parliament and Mungherera is the first Ugandan female to chair the World Medical Council.

According to a statement from the university, 42 academic PhDs will be awarded, with seven in management information systems, 11 in public management, three in educational planning, 10 in educational administration, four in international business and seven in finance and accounting.

Similarly, 4,000 students from all the four campuses, 1400 of whom are female and 2600 male, will graduate with masters, bachelors and diplomas.

In a related development, the university has instituted administrative changes. Prof. Peter Kazenga Tibenderana, who has been the senior deputy vice-chancellor, has been appointed the new university vice-chancellor.

He replaces Prof. Muhammud Ndaula, who has been appointed chairman of the education publications committee in the Institute of Research and Consultancy.

Tibenderana comes with a wealth of scholarly and administrative experience from Nigeria and Makerere University.

"I worked at Ahmadu Bello University for 13 years as lecturer in history, a research fellow, senior research fellow and reader," the statement quotes Tibenderana as saying.

A research fellow, according to the statement, is a scholar who is engaged in full time research in higher education and a reader is an equivalent of an associate professor in the Ugandan higher education context.

To deputise Tibenderana is Dr. Kassim Ssekabira who has been appointed deputy vice-chancellor academics.

Ssekabira has been the head of the college of open, distance and e-learning. He will be replaced by Dr. Muzamil Gulebyo.

Prof. John Ssebwufu remains the chancellor and Dr. Sumil Novembrieta, the deputy vice-chancellor in charge of higher degrees and research.

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