Makerere University to Pay Tribute to Fallen Former Chancellor, Prof. Nsibambi

The Life and Times of Prof. Apolo Nsibambi – The First Non-Head-of-State Chancellor of Makerere university
Prof. Apolo Nsibambi (1940-2019)

A Facebook post on the Makerere University official page has revealed that the Dons and University staff are set to pay their last respect for one of their own, Prof. Apolo Robin Nsibambi.

The ceremony will take place on Friday this week in the University mainhall as the post stipulates.

“The body of Professor Apolo Robin Nsibambi will arrive at Makerere University on Friday 31st May 2019 at 5:00pm. We will therefore pay tribute to Prof. Nsibambi from 5:00pm to 6:30pm in the Main Hall,” the post read

Prof. Apolo Nsibambi was on Tuesday 28th May 2019 announced dead. He died at his home in Lunguja in Rubaga Division.

Prof. Nsibambi was the first non-Head-of-State Chancellor of Makerere University, the oldest public university in Uganda. He served in this capacity from October 2003 to October 2007.

He taught at Makerere University during the 1960s and thereafter served as the Dean of Faculty of Social Sciences from 1978 until 1983 and from 1985 until 1987.

He was appointed Head of the Department of Political Science at Makerere University in 1987, a position he held until 1990.

Prof. Nsibambi was Director of the Makerere Institute of Social Research (MISR) from 1994 to 1996.

Nsibambi attended King’s College Budo for his high school education. He held a Bachelor of Science degree in economics, with honors, from Makerere University under London University.

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