Professor Pius Achanga has been appointed the new Vice-Chancellor Mountains of the Moon University.
In a memo dated October 4th and signed by the University Secretary Dr. Edmond Kabagambe, Prof. Achanga was appointed by the Chancellor Prof Edward Rugumayo. According to the memo, Achanga will be deputized by Prof. John Kasenene.
Achanga’s appointment comes five months after the university was taken over by the government as a public institution.
Currently, Prof. Achanga is the Director of Quality Assurance and Accreditation at the National Council for Higher Education (NCHE). His role involves overseeing the licensure and establishment, planning, development, and strategic guidance of all Higher Education Training Institutions (Universities, Other Degree Awarding Institutions, and Other Tertiary Institutions) in the Country.
Prof. Dr, Achanga holds a Ph.D. in Manufacturing Systems and a Master of Science Degree in Manufacturing Management and Information Systems both from Cranfield University (UK); a Bachelor of Business Information Technology from the University of Hull in (UK) and a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) from Canterbury Christ Church University the UK.
Prof. Kasenene was the Vice Chancellor of Mountains of the Moon from 2011-2022.
Before joining MMU he was a Professor of Forestry Ecology, at the Department of Botany, Makerere University, and a Senior Research and training Fellow at Makerere University Biological Field Station in Kibale Forest National Park.
Kasenene holds a Ph.D. in Forest Ecology from Michigan State University, East Lansing USA; a Master of Science in Plant Ecology, a Bachelor of Science, and a Diploma in Education both from Makerere University, Uganda. He also holds a Certificate in Primatology from Front Royal College, Virginia, USA; Certificate in Field Methods, from Costarica, Virginia USA.
In August President Museveni appointed Professor Edward Rugumayo as Chancellor of MMU.