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Justice Bart Katureebe Installed UMI Chancellor

Chief Justice Emeritus Bart Magunda Katureebe has committed to improve on research at Uganda Management Institute (UMI), having been installed as Chancellor on Friday 29th October 2021. He is the first male chancellor of Uganda Management Institute. He was appointed in June 2021 and will oversee the Institute for the next four years.

He takes over office from Hon Namirembe Bitamazire, the former minister of Education who has served the Institute with merit since 2013. "I promise to work closely with management of the Institute and the government to promote this Institute. I will learn from all the people that I shall interact with and I will share my experience of my service from 1975. I will build linkages for this institution not only to do research for academic purposes but impart on the lives of this country. I commit my desire, industry and passion to serve” He said.  Justice Katureebe also said that, the survival of the Institute will be premised on its ability to provide solutions to future societal problems. He urged the Institute to also consider artificial intelligence is highly. Representing the president.

UMI is a government-owned national centre for training, research, and consultancy in the field of Management and Administration in the country. The installation exercise was presided over by the Vice President of Uganda, Major Jessica Alupo, who represented President Museveni, the Chief Visitor of all academic institutions by law.

The Vice President called for the Institute to incorporate courses with value for its continued self-sustenance. She handed Mr Katureebe the instruments of power, which included the mace, a copy of the Constitution of Uganda, University and other tertiary institutions Acts as amended 2003- 2006, a copy of instruments appointing him as a Chancellor, the cap and gown.

"The mace you are receiving today symbolises your authority upon the institute and what Uganda Management Institute stands for," she said. Council members of the institution, senior lecturers and members of the institution student’s guild council attended the function. Justice Katureebe retired as Uganda’s Chief Justice in June 2020 after five years of service, having clocked 70 years of age. 
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