The Principal of the Makerere University School of Law, Christopher Mbazira has resigned. Professor Mbazira reportedly left his office on Saturday.
Prof Mbazira leaves at the height of conflict, where the School of Law is fighting for its autonomy as a constituent college of the university. The university management on the other hand wants it revert to either College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHUSS) or College of Business and Management Sciences (CoBAMS).
Mbazira has been the acting Principal of the Law School since his appointment on June 19, 2017.
In a November 25, 2019 letter to the acting University Secretary Yusuf Kiranda, the University Legal Affairs director Henry Mwebe disclosed that the acting Principal of the school had served for over 15 months, which he argued was in contravention of section 2.6 of the Human Resources Manual, 2019.
The letter also communicates the resolutions of the Legal, Rules and Privileges Committee of the University Council held on November 21.
In the letter, the Council Committee considered and noted that the Uganda National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) had not yet approved the Law School as a constituent college of Makerere University and that the statute for Management of Constituent Colleges of Makerere University doesn’t apply to the school of law.