Prof. Patrick Edrin Kyamanywa is being installed as the new Vice Chancellor of Uganda Martyrs University, Nkozi. The event is taking place at the university’s main campus in Nkozi.
Prof. Patrick Edrin Kyamanywa takes over from Prof. John Chrysostom Maviiri as the 4th Vice Chancellor of Uganda Martyrs University.
You can watch and follow the live coverage of the installation of Prof. Patrick Edrin Kyamanywa bellow. You can also follow using the hashtag #4thUMUVCIstallation
Profile of Prof. Patrick Edrin Kyamanywa
Prof. Patrick Edrin Kyamanywa is a professor of Surgery, a seasoned University leader, healthcare provider and researcher. He holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in leadership of innovation and Change from York St. John University in England; a master of Public Health (MPH) from the Nuffield Center for International Health and Development, University of Leeds Uk; a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy of the United Kingdom and a founding Fellow of the College of Surgeons of East, Central and Southern Africa (COSESCA).
He attained a Master of Medicine (MMed.) in General Surgery of Makerere University; a Diploma in Business Administration and Human Resource Management (HRM) (*with distinction) in the college of professional Management New Jersey, UK; a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBChB) of Makerere University.
He is the former Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Kampala International University Western Campus where he rose through the academic ranks of Full professor of Surgery, Dean, and Executive Director.
He has also worked as Vice Dean, Dean, Full Professor of Surgery, and Acting Principal in the College of Medicine and Health Sciences of the University of Rwanda. He is an Honorary Member German ENT Surgeons’ Association and Clinical Professor of Surgery at Tulane University School of Medicine New Orleans, USA among other accomplishments.
About Uganda Martyrs University
Uganda Martyrs University (UMU) is a faith-based private University owned by the Episcopal Conference of the Catholic Bishops of Uganda. UMU acknowledges the late Archbishop Kiwanuka as the Father of Catholic higher education in Uganda. When he first conceived the idea in the 1940’s, circumstances did not allow establishing a university at that time.
However, this proposal was renewed during the 1980’s, and was endorsed by the Uganda Episcopal Conference in 1989. Uganda Martyrs University was officially launched in 1993 by His Excellency Yoweri Kaguta Museveni President of the Republic of Uganda. It received its civil Charter on 2nd April 2005.
Uganda Martyrs University is located along the Equator at Nkozi, 80 km west of Kampala, the capital city of Uganda. Opened in October 1993 with 84 students and two academic departments, UMU currently has 7 Faculties, 1 Institute, 3 Schools, 3 Directorates; and about 5,000 students, of whom about 1,500 are full-time residents on campus. The remaining 2,500 and 1,000 participate in distance learning and part-time programmes respectively at the University campuses in Kabale, Kampala, Masaka, Mbale and Lira.