Makerere University Vice-Chancellor Prof Nawangwe Named African Educationist Of The Year

By Uganda Online Media

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Kampala: The African leadership magazine has named Makerere University Vice-Chancellor Prof Barnabas Nawangwe as the African Educationalist of the Year 2021.

Prof. Nawangwe delivered the good news through his social platforms to celebrate the milestone, this achievement will give him more energy to serve the African continent better.

“I am humbled by the recognition of my efforts by the African Leadership Magazine. This gives me more energy to serve my continent better.” Nawangwe tweeted.

About Prof. Nawangwe

Nawangwe was a lecturer and Head of the Department of Architecture, from the time the department was founded in 1987 until 2002.

He became a Senior Lecturer in 1996. In 2002, he was appointed Associate Dean, Faculty of Technology. The following year, he became Dean, Faculty of Technology at Makerere University serving in that capacity from 2003 until 2010.

In 2004, he became a professor starting in 2010 until 2013 serving as the Principal, College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology.

At the time of his election as Vice-Chancellor, he served as Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Finance and Administration, “responsible for the planning, budgeting and development of the university”.

Professor Barnabas Nawangwe was installed as Vice-Chancellor of Makerere University on 14 September 2017.

Besides leading the oldest and biggest public university in Uganda, Nawangwe has also shown excellent leadership skills at international conferences. Nangwe has also led negotiations between Makerere and other international universities that later signed MoUs with the Ivory Tower.

Prof. Nawangwe has also participated in extensive research work and has presented numerous papers at local and international conferences and published several articles in internationally reviewed journals and books.

Nawangwe also serves as a consultant architect and has been involved in many architectural projects at the university for a period stretching back at least 20 years. He is also an external examiner at the University of Nairobi, the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, and the Oslo School of Architecture.

About African Leadership Magazine

The African Leadership Magazine publishes stories and analyses of people and events in and of Africa, written by Africans while celebrating African successes.

The magazine is published by African Leadership (UK) Limited, a company registered in the United Kingdom. The magazine focuses on bringing the best of Africa to a global audience, telling the African story from an African perspective; while evolving solutions to peculiar challenges being faced by the continent today.

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