Uganda Christian University (UCU) has installed a new Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr Aaron Mushengyezi on function held in Nkoyoyo hall in Mukono municipality.
The installation was presided over by the Most. Rt. Rev. Stephen Kazimba Mugalu who is also a Chancellor of this university.
While presiding over the ceremony, Dr. Kaziimba called upon the UCU community to support Dr Mushengyezi as he takes on the office.
He said: “As Prof Mushengyezi gets into the new office let us support him. Challenges will come with this office but trust in God and He will be with you.”
He urged him to keep always consult with Rev. Senyonyi in difficult times, “when some people take offices they never want to seek expertise from their predecessors when things are hard, they look at them as the enemy.”
The function was attended by 40 guests strictly invited by invitation sitting 1.5 meters away from each other with masks.
Dr. Mushengyezi is now the 3rd Vice Chancellor to be installed comes after Rev. Senyonyi has pledged to build good team work with the UCU staff and to promote the identity of the University.
“Am ready to work with humility with entire UCU staff, I will promote the university and ensure that all those who want to partner with UCU to observe our core values.”
He also noted that the university the university’s professors are inadequately paid.
“I will ensure that other multiple sources of income are established like shopping mall in the university to generate income that can be used to increase the salary of professors to 15M like those in public universities.” He said
He also said they will start an industrial park at Ntawo land, ensuring teachers and students are trained in digital studies in order to have regular online studies and meetings.
The outgoing Vice chancellor Rev. Canon Dr. John Senyonyi who served at the university 20 years under different positions urged Prof Mushengyezi to work with integrity.
“Throughout my almost 20 years of serving at UCU nobody can accuse me of stealing office funds, tribalism. I have personally worked with integrity and continue working with integrity.” He said
After every 10 years Uganda Christian University appoints a new vice chancellor and the first Vice Chancellors was Prof. Stephen Noll (2000-2010)
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