Prof. Vincent Kakembo has been appointed the new Vice Chancellor of Muteesa I Royal University.
He becomes the fifth Vice-Chancellor since the University’s inception in 2007.
He takes over from Prof. Arthur Sserwanga whose contract was terminated in 2017.
Prof Kakembo has been working at Nelson Mandela University in South Africa.
He holds a PhD from the prestigious Rhodes University in Grahamstown. He taught at Forte Hare where Nelson Mandela got his law degree before joining the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth.
His research interests are Erosion forms, Hillslope hydrology, landscape function, land use and cover/vegetation change, GIS and remote sensing applications. His PhD is in remote sensing.
Prof Kakembo assumed office after an inaugural ceremony witnessed by the Buganda Kingdom Minister of Education, Dr Prosperous Nankindu, the University Chancellor, Julia Ssebutinde, the Chairperson University Council Dr Frank Ssebowa and Council Member Prof. John Ddumba Ssentamu among others.
Muteesa I Royal University is one of the private universities in Uganda.
It was founded by Buganda Kingdom with the main campus located in Masaka town.