President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, the long-serving leader of Uganda, has recently made an exciting announcement that has stirred the academic world in the East African country. He has appointed the Former Prime Minister, Dr Ruhakana Rugunda, as the new chancellor of Gulu University. The news was received with excitement and admiration by students, faculty, and staff of the university, who are eagerly awaiting Dr Rugunda’s installation on Friday 24th February 2023.
Dr Rugunda is no stranger to politics and academia in Uganda. He served as the country’s Prime Minister from 2014-2021 and is now the Special Envoy for Special Duties in the Office of the President. His appointment as the chancellor of Gulu University is seen as a testament to his outstanding leadership qualities and his unwavering commitment to excellence in education.
Upon receiving the news of his appointment, Dr Rugunda expressed his gratitude to President Museveni, saying that he is deeply honored by the appointment. He also confirmed that he will be installed as the new chancellor of Gulu University on Friday this week, an occasion that is eagerly awaited by many in Uganda’s academic community.
The appointment of Dr Rugunda as the new chancellor of Gulu University is expected to bring a new era of academic excellence and innovation to the institution. His vast experience in government and academia is expected to provide valuable insights and guidance to the university’s administration, faculty, and students. Under his leadership, the university is expected to consolidate its position as a leading academic institution in East Africa and beyond.