University Chancellor
University Chancellor
Professor Charles Mark Lwanga Olweny, MBChB, MMed, MD, FRACP

Professor Olweny is a Professor of Medicine and previously served as the Vice Chancellor of the Uganda Martyrs University.

Professor Olweny attended St. Peter’s College Tororo, for his O-Level education (S1-S4). He attended St. Mary’s College Kisubi for his A-Level classes (S5-S6). In 1961, Olweny joined Makerere University School of Medicine, graduating with the degree of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB), in 1966. Later, he obtained the degree of Master of Medicine in Internal Medicine (MMed). He followed that with the degree of Doctor of Medicine (MD), all from Makerere University. Olweny’s chosen speciality is medical oncology.

Charles Olweny served as the director of the Uganda Cancer Institute, from 1972 until 1982. Under his stewardship, the team of Ugandan medical researchers that he led were the first group to demonstrate that liver cancer could be successfully treated with chemotherapy using the drug doxorubicin, which is still the mainstay of treatment for liver cancer today. They were also able to confirm that Burkitt lymphoma could be cured with a high dose of chemotherapy and showed that the same was true for childhood Hodgkin disease. They documented the incidence of endemic Kaposi sarcoma in children and conducted clinical trials on how to treat it.

Chairperson University Council

Mandate

The University Council is the supreme organ of the University, responsible for the overall administration• Council ensures due implementation of the objectives and functions of the University is established in accordance with the Universities and Other Tertiary Institutions Act, 2001, and has five committees, namely:

  • Finance, Planning and Development Committee
  • Estates and Works Committee
  • Appointments Board
  • Students’ Welfare and Disciplinary Committee
  • Audit and Risk Management Committee
Chairperson University Council
Dr. Warren Naamara

Dr. Warren Naamara is the Chairperson of MUST’s 7th Council which was inaugurated in July 2019. The University Council is the supreme organ of the University, responsible for the overall administration. Council ensures due implementation of the objectives and functions of the University is established in accordance with the Universities and Other Tertiary Institutions Act, 2001

Dr. Warren Naamara has previously served as the UNAIDS Country Director for Tanzania. A Ugandan Public Health Physician and Infectious Diseases Epidemiologist with well over 25 years experience working on HIV/AIDS prevention in East, Southern, Central and West Africa. He graduated from Makerere University Medical School, Uganda, started his career as a medical Officer in rural hospitals in Uganda in 1980; later moved to do research on STDs and HIV in the Kenya Medical Research institute (KEMRI) and then post Graduate at the Nairobi University Medical School.

In 1987 he moved back to Uganda as the National AIDS Control programme epidemiologist setting up all the epidemiological networks for surveillance and population surveys. Later on he became the Director of the Uganda National AIDS Control Programme in Uganda, a position in which he was the expert adviser to President Museveni on issues of HIV/AIDS prevention. In 1994 he joined FHI under the AIDSCAP Programme as the Resident Adviser in Zimbabwe on HIV/AIDS programmes.

After the war and genocide, he moved to Rwanda to work as the World Bank long Term Management expert adviser for restructuring and re-organizing the health services destroyed during the war including redevelopment of HIV/AIDS Prevention and Population management Programmes before joining UNAIDS in the same Country for a brief period in 2008. Dr. Naamara moved to Kenya as UNAIDS Country coordinator in Kenya for next 5 years after which he was transferred to Ghana for another 5 years. Subsequently he was reassigned to Nigeria in the same position and representing UNAIDS at the ECOWAS Secretariat in Abuja on a promotion to a Director level in UNAIDS for four years, before being assigned to Ethiopia in the same position.

Dr. Warren Naamara graduated from Makerere University Medical School in Uganda and later went to Nairobi University for infectious diseases training and a Master in Public Health. He has several publications in a number of peer reviewed journals and holds a number of management and other post graduate qualifications from the University of Toronto, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, the University of California at San Francisco in the Center for Aids Prevention studies (CAPS) and University of Leicester UK.

The 7th MUST University Council
The Vice Chancellor

About him

He has mentored and provided leadership in several research projects on drug use studies at community levels and in the health facilities, pharmacodynamics and ARVs, health systems and higher education, with over 60 publications, having supervised 28 graduate students including 10 PhDs.

Email: vc@must.ac.ug

Telephone: +256 4854 21623

The Vice Chancellor

Prof. Celestino Obua MD,MSc, PhD

Is the Vice Chancellor of Mbarara University of Science and Technology and a Professor of Pharmacology and Therapeutics. He holds a PhD in Pharmacology and a Fellow of the Uganda National Academy of Sciences (FUNAS). He is the Program Director of the Mbarara University Research Training Initiative (MURTI), a program that has trained to date four cohorts of junior faculty at MUST in conducting research in HIV/AIDs and related morbidities. He is also the Program Director of two other programs at MUST

i) The Mbarara University Alzheimer’s and Related Dementia Research Initiative (MADRI), a program that has built capacity of 12 junior faculty to conduct research in dementia

ii) HEPI-TUITAH program that is spearheading skilling of undergraduate health professional students at Mbarara, Lira and Bishop Stuart Universities.

He was an investigator in the MEPI-MESAU consortium project that involved five medical schools in Uganda, during which he oversaw the implementation of the trans-disciplinary mentored research across the consortium institutions.

Deputy Vice Chancellor Academic Affairs

In 2013

Nixon received Best Paper Runner-Up Award from Taylor and Francis Group for the article entitled “Intellectual Capital: Firms’ hidden source of service quality in the Microfinance industry in Uganda”, published in the Journal of African Business.


In 2014

He received the International Journal of Commerce and Management 2014 Highly Commended Paper Award from Emerald Group Publishing Ltd on the paper entitled “Social Capital: mediator of social intermediation and financial services in the Microfinance Institutions in Uganda

Deputy Vice Chancellor Academic Affairs

Professor Nixon Kamukama Ph.D

The Deputy Vice Chancellor Academic Affairs at Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST) since 2016. Nixon is a visiting Professor of Ankole Western University- Kabwohe Sheema. Nixon is the Board member of Uganda Electricity Generation Company Ltd (UEGCL) and chairs both Finance and Audit committee. He is also a board member of the Forensic and Computing Institute. Nixon also chairs the Board of MUST Centre of Innovation and Technology Transfer (CITT).

He is also a board member of the Forensic and Computing Institute. He is a board member of Consortium for Affordable Medical Technology (CAMTECH). He was the chairperson, Board of trustees of Makerere University Business School Retirement Befits Scheme for 5 years. Since 2017, he has been a supervisor of East Ankole Millennium SACCO. Nixon is the Head of Laity of St. John’s Church, Kyangyenyi Sheema district.

Nixon is a senior business consultant and the Director of AKONIX Hardware and General Enterprises ‘U’ Ltd; dealers of hardware and training in financial and investment planning.

He previously worked as the Head of Procurement & Logistics Management Department, Faculty of Computing & Management Science – Makerere University Business School. He also worked as senior Accountant with Uganda Railways Corporation from 1993 to 1999.

Other than being a PhD holder in business, Nixon is a pioneer of Msc. Accounting & Finance (MUK), holds a Post graduate diploma in Computer Science, post graduate diploma in Microfinance operations and Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting option).

Nixon has authored a good number of academic articles in different high class international journals. Out of the 15 articles authored, Nixon received the following meritorious academic awards for the two articles:

In terms of research projects, Nixon undertook the following;

Biodiversity Hotspot Conservation

A Batwa Cultural Tourism Development and Management Approach. Research grant of US$100,000, under the grant number CEPF 109068. Nixon was a Co- Investigator (Co-I) in this project and Dr. Medard Twinamatsiko was the Principal Investigator (PI). Project ended in December 2019.
Project: Leveraging Foreign Investment (FDI) to increase Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) access to finance in Africa: A Case of Uganda. The project was for 10 months in 2016. It involved grant of US$ 49,000 from Trust Africa.
Project: Financial Services for the Poor Initiative: Customer Credit Counseling/Debt Relief Services; a project covered Central and Western parts of Uganda. The project was for 2 years (2015 – 2017) and involved a grant of US $200,000 from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
He is the author of Cost & Management Accounting Text Book, a widely used book Accountants of Uganda by students offering different Accounting related disciplines.

Besides, Nixon wrote paper7 study pack for Cost and Management Accounting for the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Uganda (ICPAU). It contains materials for examinations effective 2016.

Nixon is an external examiner of Uganda Martyrs University (Nkozi), Moi University- Eldoret in the School of Business & Economics, & Women’s university in Africa Harare – Zimbabwe. He also served as external examiner at Kyamboga University in the School of Entrepreneurship and Management, & Uganda Management Institute (UMI) in 2015 and 2016 respectively.

He has successfully supervised over 200 students at post-graduate level, out of which, six are PhD holders.

He is also reviewer of International Journal of Commerce & Management, and International Journal of Competitive Review.

Deputy Vice Chancellor Finance & Administration
Deputy Vice Chancellor Finance & Administration

Associate Professor Charles Tushabomwe-Kazooba (CTK)

Is the Pioneer University Bursar (UB), MUST from December 1990 to June 2000, outsourced from Makerere University, Kampala. He spearheaded the establishment of the Finance Department (FD) and the Internal Audit Department (IAD) of MUST. This involved the drafting of the initial accounting policies and procedures, internal audit manual, tender committee regulation, Chart of accounts, instituting best management procedures for financial management and control.

Associate Professor CTK holds a Doctor of Philosophy [PhD] degree in Sustainability Accounting and Reporting [SAR] from Mbarara University of Science and Technology [MUST]. He also holds a Master of Business Administration and a Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration from University of Birmingham, UK. He did his Bachelor of Commerce degree [BCom] program at Makerere University, Uganda. Besides, CTK is a professional accountant and holds ACCA, CPA (U) and ACIS. He is a Consultant in Sustainability Accounting and Reporting (SAR) and Integrated Reporting (IR). He has extensive administrative and management experience particularly in the University education and training sub-sector.

Associate Professor CTK is an experienced researcher with over 27 publications in renowned referred journals and has facilitated at national and international conferences. Not only is he committed to teaching and supervision of both postgraduate diploma and Masters Students, but also supervises PhD students and has been a member of a number of the Doctoral Committees.

Using his academic contacts and linkages with International Development (IDS), University of Dalhousie, Canada, solicited funding for some senior staff members at MUST to purse studies (Capacity Development for Food Security in Cuba and Uganda). He is highly involved in community service and is currently the Vice Chairman of Chartered Bishop Stuart University; at the same time, is Chairman, Committee of Finance, Planning and Properties which is responsible for managing all the funds, assets and property of the university.

Contact: tkazooba@must.ac.ug/ dvc.fa@must.ac.ug

University Management

Key areas of responsibility are:

  • Responsible for the general administration of the university (including the administration of funds and other assets)
  • Secretary to Council and its Committees
  • Accounting Officer of the University
  • Holds custody of the university seal
  • Performance management of the university staff
  • Providing legal advice to the university
  • Procurement, Management and custody of university assets
  • Recruitment, retention and promotion of staff
  • Staff development/ career development (training and skills enhancement)
  • Responsible for the university strategic plans, policies and operating procedures
Mr. Melchoir Byaruhanga – University Secretary

Mandate and Responsibilities

The Department of the University Secretary is responsible for the University’s overall governance, assurance and legal compliance. The Secretary provides advice and support to the University Council, to the Senate and to the Vice-Chancellor as the University’s Chief Executive Officer.

More detailed information about the work of the Office of the University Secretary can be got by contacting the office on email us@must.ac.ug .  I encourage you to contact us for further assistance.

Mrs Martha Kyoshaba Twinamatsiko – The Academic Registrar

The Academic Registrar shall assist the DVC (Academic Affairs) in the administration and organization of all academic matters including admission, undergraduate studies, post graduate studies, examinations research and publications and shall be appointed by the University Council on the recommendation of the Appointments Board on terms and conditions that the University Council may determine. Shall be responsible to the Vice Chancellor through the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic Affairs).

I encourage you to contact us for further assistance.

email us@must.ac.ug

Mr. Dominique Musana – University Bursar (Ag)

The University Bursar shall be responsible for the financial administration and planning of the University and shall maintain the accounts in a form determined by the University Council. The Bursar shall be appointed by the University Council on the recommendation of the Appointments Board on terms and conditions that the University Council may determine. Shall be responsible to the Vice Chancellor through the University Secretary who is the Accounting Officer and the Deputy Vice Chancellor Finance & Administration.

Mr. Emmanuel Kyagaba – Dean of Students

 

The Dean of Students shall be responsible for the welfare of students and shall be appointed by the University Council on the recommendation of the Appointments Board on terms and conditions that the University Council may determine. Shall be responsible to the Vice Chancellor.

Mr. Wilson Adriko – The University Librarian (Ag)

The University Librarian shall be the head of all Library Services in the University and shall be appointed by the University Council on the recommendation of the Appointments Board on terms and conditions that the University Council may determine. Shall be responsible to the Vice Chancellor through the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic Affairs).