Former Chief Justice Bart has Friday been installed as the 3rd Chancellor of Uganda Management Institute (the first male Chancellor).
In a speech read for him by Vice President Maj (Rtd) Jessica Alupo during the ceremony held at UMI, President Yoweri Museveni congratulated Maguda and applauded him for the acceptance to continue serving the nation even in his functional retirement.
Magunda retired as Uganda’s Chief Justice on June 19th, 2020, after serving 5 years. During his installation today, President Museveni noted that he should consider this as an opportunity to bring his historic experience and orientation of the NRM into education especially the training of managers in the Public and Private sectors of this country.
“I would also like to thank the outgoing Chancellor- my sister, Hon. Namirembe Bitamazire, for a job well done. Hon. Bitamazire is an example of the NRM commitment to the continued betterment of our society, we do not get distracted by the office. It is the goal that matters. I assigned Hon. Bitamazire with the task of rolling out our UPE and later USE and she did not disappoint me” Museveni said.
Adding that “Education of our bazukulu is important and she was a torchbearer. We are currently ensuring that children do not only go to school but complete their Education and acquire quality education. We have also embarked on a clear goal to better access to infrastructure to teach Science and encourage our learners to study and use Science.”
Gen.Museveni noted that the country will appreciate the investment in Science with time and that his government’s commitment to Science will go all the way to universities, colleges, research, innovation, laboratories, and industry.
According to the President, Hon. Justice Katureebe is here because of his impeccable character in service since 1975. He referred to him as being strong and urged him to help UMI to be seen in his image of hard work and impartiality.
“I encourage the Chancellor of this Institute, led by former Education Permanent Secretary F.X Lubanga to ensure this Institute achieves self-sustenance. Do not try to achieve self-sustenance by teaching courses that have no value. You must teach courses that respond to the needs of Uganda as detailed in the NRM manifesto and the National Development Plan. When you aim at solving problems in this country including corruption, work ethics, Nationalism, and others, you will put your name on the map” the President said.
He applauded Hon Bitamazire for serving the Institute and the country very well and also congratulated UMI for getting a new Chancellor.