Prof Balunywa Steps Aside as Mubs Principal; Baryamureeba Kicked out of Meeting
Moses Muhwezi Appointed Acting Principal at Mubs
Longest-serving Makerere University Business School (Mubs) boss Prof Juma Waswa Balunywa has stepped aside as Mubs principal.
Prof Moses Muhwezi was Monday announced as Mubs acting principal after a council meeting in which chairperson Prof Venansius Baryamureeba was advised to wait outside.
Prof Muhwezi has been Balunywa’s deputy and was optimistic he would fit in his former boss’ shoes.
This does not mean that Muhwezi is the substantive Mubs principal. He will have to go through the process if he is interested in the position.
And even Balunywa could return. The professor claims President Yoweri Museveni had okayed his re-appointment.
A section of council members were reportedly still interested in seeing Balunywa continue his reign at the Nakawa-based school.
An almost equal number of members reportedly called for an end to Balunywa’s two-decade leadership at the business school.
Balunywa and Baryamureeba have for over a week been engaged in a bitter verbal exchange for the former’s quest to extend his 21-year leadership as Mubs principal.
Baryamureeba had insisted Balunywa had clocked retirement age and could not be reappointed.
On his part, Balunywa had accused Baryamureeba of fighting to replace him.
Additional Reporting: Courtesy