No crisis at MUBS, officials say

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No crisis at MUBS, officials say
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Officials at Makerere University Business School (MUBS) have dismissed reports of alleged leadership crisis at the Nakawa-based institution.

“There is no crisis at MUBS whatsoever. The institution is run on a solid foundation, and we’re confident in our ability to continue delivering quality education,” said, a top official at the university. “Rumors of a crisis are baseless and misleading, and we assure our stakeholders that everything is under control.”

The alleged crisis stems from the retirement of Prof. John C. Munene, who reached the mandatory retirement age of 75 years. Despite rumors, officials assure that the transition has been seamless and well-planned.

Prof. Munene had been serving beyond the typical retirement age of 60 years, with contract renewals up to 75 years.

Due to health issues, he had been unable to work full-time for the past two years and had informed authorities of his limitations. Management granted him six weeks to finalize student supervision and later extended his contract for six months on a part-time basis.

The institution’s structures do not provide for Prof. Munene’s former adhoc position as coordinator of PhD programs,” the official said.

The Dean and Deputy Deans of the graduate school will assume his responsibilities, ensuring a smooth continuation of programs.

Another retiree, Prof. Kaberuka, who clocked 75 years, has also left formal employment but is engaged as a part-time professor to do some supervision.

It is understood that the Ministry of Public Service will be on boarding MUBS onto the staffing software system, which cannot allow anyone outside government structures on the payroll.

The current management at MUBS has decided to comply with the government system.

“The institution is doing well and staff a very happy,” a member of the Academic Staff Association said.

MUBS boasts 146 PhD staff capable of supervising students, eliminating any potential gap.

The institution is streamlining its systems, adopting government software that integrates payroll management, enhancing efficiency and compliance.

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