H.E. Dr. Kalonzo Musyoka Term As Chancellor of UTAMU Extended

Uganda  Technology  And  Management  University (UTAMU)  has  extended  the  chancellorship  of  H.E. Hon. Dr. Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka for another four years.  The  former  Vice  President  of  the  Republic  of Kenya  has  been  the  Chancellor  of  UTAMU  since  his appointment on 10th June 2013.

H.E. Hon. Dr. Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka, the founding Chancellor of UTAMU and former Vice President of Kenya.

The former Vice-President of Kenya has been the Chancellor of the technology and management varsity, better known by its acronym UTAMU, since June 2013, during which time he has overseen the institution grow from five academic programmes to 42 at undergraduate and post-graduate levels.

This has seen the increase in enrollment at the institution whose population currently stands at over 1800 at various levels.

“The Chancellor is expected to preside over UTAMU’s second graduation ceremony on September 29th, where more than 250 students are expected to graduate with Masters Degrees, Post-graduate Diplomas, Bachelor’s degrees and Undergraduate diplomas in various disciplines,” said Anita Ashaba, the University Public Relations and Communications officer.

Kalonzo Musyoka, a lawyer by profession, has previously served as Vice President and Minister of Home Affairs of the Republic of Kenya between 2008 and 2013. He is currently the party leader of Wiper Democratic Movement of Kenya and the running mate of National Super Alliance (NASA) flag bearer Raila Odinga for the Presidency of Kenya.  Asides  politics,  Kalonzo  has  been  recognized  for  his humanitarian works of caring for the needy in the society and in 2016 he was named The African Dignitary Man Of The Year by a humanitarian organization, We Care for Humanity. More details at: www.kalonzomusyoka.co.ke.

“UTAMU is striving to be a global educational institution in technology, management, science, innovation and research.” Ashaba said. UTAMU has quickly made major strides in becoming one of the leading universities in East Africa.

UTAMU has confidence in the current leadership’s ability to direct its strategic plan of being “desirous to contribute to a rich student and staff educational experience, enhancing professional skills development, economic and human development in the world.”

In 2014, UTAMU was ranked as the 12th best by Webometrics, the largest academic ranking of higher education institutions out of the 37 best universities in Uganda, 10th in 2015 and 2016, and in March 2017, a report by UniRank, an international higher education search engine, ranked UTAMU the 8th best University in Uganda.

 

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